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Listen: Translator contracts explained

  • By Lora Christy
  • 2nd February 2016
On 28 January 2016, our Translator in Residence, Marta Dziurosz, held an event for translators at Free Word Centre.

The evening gave translators the opportunity to ask questions about translator contracts and gain practical advice from two professionals in the field – Sarah Burton, Contracts Consultant, and James Peake, Contracts Manager for over 30 leading imprints.

Sarah and James went through a sample contract, a copy of which is available here, and discussed topics such as royalties, copyright, rights reversion and negotiation techniques from the point of view of the translator and the publisher.

To learn more about contracts and what they mean for translators and writers more generally, check out The Society of AuthorsC.R.E.A.T.O.R. Campaign for Fair Contracts and this article from the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS).

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