We’ve had many requests to expand our content for comic book editors (freelance and otherwise). Editing in comics can be pretty extensive, especially for those who oversee the artwork and the scheduling as well (we’ll touch on this in another post later).
As an editor in comics, it’s equally important to have a contract established between you and the creative team that you’re working with. You need to outline the rate that you’ve agreed upon, what that rate includes (whether it’s just edits for the script, comparing the sequential art to the script, etc.), your turnaround time for notes, and anything else that you feel should be noted for the record.
Freelance editor, Brittany Matter has generously contributed her Letter of Agreement and Letter of Agreement Addendum templates for other editors to utilize. Download them below:
Remember to do everything in your power to protect yourself as a creator. We all want to love this industry and ensuring that you’re not getting taken advantage of and you and your team are all on the same page will go a long way.
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