Seeking Author for Legacy and Estate Planning Booklet for Writers

The Writers' Union of Canada is Canada’s national organization representing professional authors of books. The Union is seeking a professional writer to research and write a “How-to” booklet on legacy and estate planning for writers. The booklet will provide information for authors with published materials who are seeking advice about estate planning, authoring a will, and management of intellectual property following death. The booklet should, at a minimum, address:

  • Last will and testament and estate planning, how to write a will, how to create arrangements for dependents
  • Recommended financial preparations for end of life planning
  • Consent and Power of Attorney, how to assign a Power of Attorney, how to assign Continuing Power of Attorney for Property
  • How to plan for management of intellectual property following death
  • Explanation of the role of a literary executor
  • Archival donations and their financial/tax implications
  • How to approach Advance Care Planning, how to create an Advanced Care Directive
  • Lists of other resources that can be accessed regarding legacy and estate planning

The booklet should be a minimum of 6,000 words and include reference lists of other resources that exist with regards to end of life, estate, and legacy planning. A thorough outline will be developed by the Union in consultation with the author before the commencement of the project. The fee for the project will be a minimum of $3,500. The anticipated completion date is September 2018.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be a professional author with experience writing instructional materials
  • Have extensive knowledge about estate planning and the creation of wills
  • Have significant knowledge regarding the legal and financial processes involved in end of life planning
  • Excellent research and writing skills

Please send a cover letter expressing your interest in the project, as well as your related experience and a writing sample (no more than 20 pages) in a single pdf to:

The Writers’ Union of Canada
rbenson@writersunion.ca

Deadline: June 11, 2018