Re: Withheld Payments

Subject: Re: Withheld Payments
From: Andrew Plato <intrepid_es -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2002 08:54:53 -0800 (PST)

"Edwyn Kumar" <bastion -at- telus -dot- net> wrote
> Well I got a nasty surprise from my previous writing contract. Turns out
> that the company is hesitant to pay me for the editing I did at the end
> 2001. It was a contract position that extended from February to the
> week of November. They still owe me for October and three weeks of
> They claim that the product was unfinished, which it was because the
> contract was terminated before the book was done.
> Has anyone had similar problems? I need some advice, since writer's
> have little recourse in these matters.

Call the firm and ask them how the matter can be resolved so you can get
paid. Perhaps you can help them finish off the book and get your money.

I'd wait until all avenues of diplomacy are exhausted before hiring
lawyers or plotting lawsuits.

Andrew Plato

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