After you have selected a writer and set a start date, you will need to sign a contract directly with the writer or with the writer’s contracting firm. The contract will include the hourly rate, payment terms, confidentiality protections, non-disclosure agreement. If you are working with a third-party firm, you may also want the writer to sign an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement) for your company, too.
You should also alert your company’s Accounts Payable department to ensure it is prepared to handle the contractor’s invoices on a timely basis. Nothing is more aggravating to a contractor than waiting too long to get paid.