Working with a speechwriter should be easy. One of our primary considerations is to save you the time and effort of writing your speech yourself. You can review our speechwriting process to see how it all works.
It's in all our interests to make sure that the 'back end' of the process is straightforward too. UK Speechwriter's Terms and Conditions set out our expectations regarding completion dates, payments and intellectual property. If anything is unclear, or if you'd like to query anything you see here, please do get in touch. You can call on 01636 815625 or use the UK Speechwriter contact form.
Acceptance of a UK Speechwriter quote (whether it be written or verbal) shall be deemed to show acceptance of the following terms and conditions:
UK Speechwriter will provide a timescale for completion. This may incorporate a date of delivery of first draft copy, and include ‘windows’ of time for comment and feedback. All dates will be based on the assumption that any information or interviews we have requested are provided by a stipulated date. If not, we reserve the right to revise the completion date.
Revisions and approval process
Two sets of revisions may be undertaken as part of the agreed project fee. Thereafter any further revisions will be charged at the rate of £45 per hour.
If requests for amendments are not received within ten working days of receipt of first or second draft text, we will invoice for any outstanding fees.
If your requirements for copy style, tone and objectives change once the copy has been submitted, we will agree a revised project fee with you, taking into account the work that has already been completed.
25% of the project fee is due prior to commencement in order to secure your booking. The balance is due on completion.
Payment will be requested by invoice. This will be issued following delivery of the speech in final draft form, or after a period of ten working days of delivering the draft copy, if formal sign-off has not been given. Payment should be made within 30 days of date of invoice.
If invoices remain unpaid after 45 days, we reserve the right to charge interest at 3% above the HSBC interest rate at the date of the invoice.
Any intellectual property rights including drafts, plans, samples and documents remain the property of UK Speechwriter until full payment has been received. Unless otherwise agreed, any reproduction or distribution to a third party may only be made when full payment has been received.
We are happy to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement prior to commencing any new project.
Any information received or gathered as part of the fact-finding or writing process will be kept confidential.
All work will be carried out with appropriate skill and care, and in accordance with recognised standards and codes of practice. However UK Speechwriter will not be liable under any circumstances to the customer or any third party for any indirect or consequential loss of profit, consequential or other economic loss suffered by the customer, howsoever caused.
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