They want to break off and will write the material themselves. And their marketing people won't write it - it will be the business people writing it. Like I said, bureaucratic mistake on their end but such is the global brand world sometimes
What do you propose I charge them, percentage-wise? They are asking for my suggestion on fair value settlement of the charges.
Here are some details:
-- Project was for 6 articles to be written and involved interviews for 6 of their partners, which I flew out to their headquarters and did for them onsite.I'm thinking of charging them 70% of the agreed final project price. Should I be charging them higher? Lower?
-- 2 of the 6 articles have been delivered to them and I was working on number 3 when I got the news today.
-- They are also requesting the audio and text dictations of all interviews, which I do have so that's not a problem for me to provide all of that. This wasn't part of the agreement, but I have no problem giving to them. However, I do feel I should be compensated for this though and don't plan to provide this until I receive payment that we agree on.
--Travel reimbursement and expenses have already been documented and agreed on payment terms separately, so I'm not concerned with that part.
I've been in the business for 15 years. It's a first for me that I'm experiencing this, so while I look at my history and laugh this one off, I do want to make sure I'm getting maximum compensation from the client ... errrr ex-client
Thanks for any advice any people here can provide or would want to share their opinions.