Quick Guide to Translator-Publisher Contracts


A quick guide to translator-publisher contracts. SoA member? – you can download this guide for free from the Member Area of our main website.

Note: this digital publication will be immediately available to download in PDF format on completion of your order.

A basic translator/publisher contract and commentary.

This document inevitably generalises. Terms may vary widely e.g. because of the eminence of the translator, the obscurity of the original language, the likelihood of the publisher securing a grant, the nature of the work. Members are strongly advised to consult the Society of Authors about any specific terms they are offered.

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