This Work-for-Hire Freelance Writing Agreement (this “Agreement”) is hereby entered into as of effective-date (“Effective Date”) between the Writer and Client noted below, with respect to the Services defined herein below.

(“Writer”): writer
Email: writer-email

Michael Lynch (“Client”):
Business Name: Is It Keto

Terms & Conditions

  1. SERVICES; PROJECT. Subject to the terms and conditions set forth herein, Client hereby engages Writer to perform, and Writer agrees to perform, professional freelance writing services (“Work”).


    (a) Upon submitting each Project to the Client, Writer represents and warrants that the Project (or any part of it):

  3. COMPENSATION; CHANGES. Client agrees to pay Writer:

    $____13_______ per hour


    (a) The parties expressly agree and acknowledge that the relationship created by this Agreement is one of Independent Contractor. Writer is not the employee of the Client. The Writer agrees to be treated as an Independent Contractor for all employment purposes. Therefore, no payroll deductions for employment taxes or insurance of any kind shall be paid by the Client for or on Writer's behalf. Payroll deductions, employment taxes and insurance that are subject to this paragraph include but are not limited to FICA, federal, state, and local income tax withholding; state disability insurance; state unemployment insurance; and workers compensation insurance.

    (b) In order to meet State and Federal rules and regulations applicable to Independent Contractor status, the Writer must meet the following criteria: (i) be engaged in a distinct occupation or business; (ii) perform services without direct supervision; (iii) provide tools & equipment for said services; and (iv) provide business license, and/or Federal I.D. number, or valid Social Security Number.

    (c) The Writer shall not hold themselves out to the public as an employee, agent, or partner of or with the Client. The Client is engaged in the business of Is It Keto and is not an employer, partner or joint venture of or with the Writer.

  5. MATERIALS. The Client agrees to furnish the Writer with all necessary materials needed to complete the Work described herein. Such materials may include, but are not limited to, podcast files, articles, training documents, client’s products, passwords/logins, marketing collateral, feedback and guidance on what the Client’s objectives are, and other materials.
  6. TERM; TERMINATION. This Agreement will begin on the Effective Date set forth above and shall continue until terminated as provided herein by either party. If either party violates a term of this Agreement, then the other party (the "Non-breaching Party") may terminate this Agreement, effective immediately upon delivery of written notice of termination by the Non-breaching Party. Notwithstanding the foregoing, either party may terminate this Agreement at any time for any or no reason, effective upon three (3) days written notice. Upon written or verbal cancellation, Client is responsible for payment for all expenses incurred and any Work performed by Writer toward the completion of the project based on the percentage of project completed. Should Client cancel the project following its completion, Client is responsible for full payment as per the above estimate plus all other expenses incurred.
  7. OWNERSHIP/COPYRIGHT. All original Work created for this project shall be considered “work-for-hire” performed in the United States of America, as defined under Section 101, Copyright Act of 1976 (USC §101), which states, A work made for hire is: (1) a work prepared by an employee within the scope of his or her employment; or (2) a work specially ordered or commissioned for use as a contribution to a collective work, as a part of a motion picture or other audiovisual work, as a translation, as a supplementary work, as a compilation, as an instructional text, as a test, as answer material for a test, or as an atlas, if the parties expressly agree in a written instrument signed by them that the work shall be considered a work made for hire. The copyright for all Work produced under this agreement shall belong to the Client at all times. Client shall exclusively own in perpetuity all now known or hereafter existing rights of every nature worldwide pertaining to such Work in or as part of any version of the Client’s publications that are published in print or displayed through computer-assisted and other interactive media such as the Internet and World Wide Web (collectively the "Rights"). If and to the extent any portion of the Work is deemed not to be a "work-for-hire", Writer hereby irrevocably grants and assigns to the Client all Rights for the Work free from any restrictions and limitations.
  8. CONFIDENTIALITY. The Writer agrees to abide by the provisions of the Personal Information Protection of Electronic Documents Act and that any and all information provided by the Client (i) the disclosure of which would actually, directly and irrevocably harm Client and (ii) which Client specifically identifies as "Confidential" in writing (or by "rubber-stamp", cover page note, watermark, or other readily apparent means of identification) (the “Confidential Information”) shall be kept strictly confidential. To the extent information provided by the Client is not expressly identified as "Confidential", Writer is entitled to use its reasonable judgment to determine whether such information constitutes "Confidential Information". Writer agrees not to, at any time, or in any manner, either directly or indirectly, use any Confidential Information for the Writer's own benefit, or divulge, disclose, or communicate in any manner any Confidential Information to any third party without the prior written consent of the Client. The confidentiality provisions of this Agreement shall remain in full force and effect after the termination of this Agreement.
  9. FINAL AGREEMENT. This Agreement terminates and supersedes all prior understandings or agreements on the subject matter hereof. This Agreement may be modified only by a further writing that is duly executed by both parties.
  10. GOVERNING LAW. This contract will be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Massachusetts, without giving effect to its choice of law rules.

I, writer-name, assert that I am a person employed by Michael Lynch, and that I have the authority to promise payment for the services rendered by Writer for the aforementioned Work. I assert that I have read, understood and agree to the terms of this Work-for-Hire Freelance Writing Agreement.

I, writer-name, assert that I have read, understood and agree to the terms of this Work-for-Hire Freelance Writing Agreement.