Contently's Kill Fee Policy & Procedure

Modified on Sun, 27 Nov 2022 at 05:02 PM

At Contently, freelancer payments are not based on whether a story or project is published, but rather to what extent the story or project was completed and if the result meets the expectations laid out in the story brief.


Ground Rules

  1. Kill fees often require a fee reduction. You will only get paid a percentage of the total amount that was locked in on the workflow step at the time the story was killed.

  2. A kill fee will apply when a story has been claimed, but has not yet been submittedThere are two scenarios why this could happen:

  • Client cancels the story

  • Writer is no longer able to work on the story

In both cases, if the writer has already done some work on the story (first draft, preliminary interviews etc.), they will get paid a fraction of the total fee. 


Note: All kill fees take into consideration quality of work and client satisfaction.

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