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Assuming you have downloaded and installed Uniform Invoice Software:

  1. Download Freelance Writer Invoice. Double-click the downloaded file to extract all files.
  2. Open the template "freelance-writer.xlsx" or "freelance-writer-uis.xlsx" with Microsoft Excel.
  3. Click "Design Mode" on the "Invoice" Excel ribbon tab to put it into design mode.
  4. Enter your business information and replace the default logo image to make it your own. (How?)
  5. Click "Design Mode" again to exit design mode.
  6. Create invoice (tutorial movie)!

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Freelance Writer Invoice

Freelance Writer Invoice (c3012)

c3012 now includes the customized invoice template for the latest version of Uniform Invoice Software. This is what you will see when you open freelance-writer-uis.xlsx.

Freelance Writer Invoice (UIS Edition)

Freelance Writer Invoice - UIS edition

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Download this if you have already installed UIS, but are looking for additional customized templates.

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Detail

To getting paid on time for your freelance writing / designing / editing / journalist / website developing / consulting / video production / translation work the best way is to send an invoice, by traditional postal mail or electronical email, in either PDF format, Excel spreadsheet (xlsx / xls) format, or even image format.

We've already published an invoice format for freelancers, at Freelance Invoice Template; and for a list of invoicing forms that could be used by freelancers like designers, developers etc., visit Freelance Invoice Template For Service Business, Graphic Design Freelance Invoice Template, Freelance Web Design Invoice Template, etc. Unlike Freelance Invoice Template, where the calculation of line totals are done by multiply "Hours * Hourly Rate", in this billing template sample Freelance Writer Invoice Template, the amount of each line is manually fillable - this means that it is more suitable for project or contract - based billing. You can find more invoice samples for hourly-rate based invoicing under the Service Invoice Template and Consulting Invoice Template.

All invoice templates here on InvoicingTemplate.com are in Excel spreadsheet format (xlsx or xls). While Microsoft Word can also be used to procedure beautiful and professional invoices in docx or doc format, the benefits of Excel is clear - it is more suitable for doing calculations. For example, in this template the line totals, subtotal, tax and total are all computed automatically using Excel formulas.

When creating an invoice, be sure to include your contact information. Put your name, address, phone number, email address, and even your website at the top of the invoice. If you are USA-based charge over $600 over the course of the year, you'll probably need to give your client your business's Federal Tax ID number (so they can send you a 1099-MISC, see Form 1099-MISC, Miscellaneous Income - IRS.gov, or Form 1099-MISC - Wikipedia).

Another important invoicing tips for freelancer writers or designers is tracking invoices and payments. While the pure Excel-formatted template does produce beautiful and professional invoices, it is not easy when it comes to number and tracking invoices / payments. With pure Excel spreadsheet template, you have to number invoices manually and track payments manually. And as a freelancer, you may not want to use those expensive and complex accounting / bookkeeping software systems. This is no longer a problem if you have Uniform Invoice Software installed, which is our Excel-based desktop invoicing software app that connect an Excel spreadsheet template with back end database, offers advanced features like management of customers, products, invoices and payments. Feel free to download the fully functional trail version and see how it works for you. The invoicing app is also able to generate PDF copy of your freelance invoice and send it to your customer electronically.

(Note that if you have installed the latest version of our invoicing software, Uniform Invoice Software, which is able to upgrade a simple template in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format into a complete invoicing system, you don't have to replace the logo image manually - you can replace the default logo image by clicking the "Replace Logo Image" button on the ribbon tab in Excel 2007, Excel 2010 and Excel 2013). To replace the default LOGO image in Freelance Writer Invoice with your own image, follow the steps below:

  • Right click the Logo image, and then select Properties from the menu.
  • Click the Picture property, and then click the "..." button.
  • Browse to the folder containing your icon file. Select and open the icon file.
  • Close the Properties dialog box.
  • Drag the border of the image object to resize it, if needed.

If you don't need the LOGO image and want to delete it, simply hit the DEL key on your keyboard after you selected it with your mouse key. Deleting the LOGO image leaves an empty area to the left of the Company Information section. You may like to move the entire Company Information section to fill in the empty area. To do this: Drag your mouse to select the entire Company Information area, including Company Name, Street Address, City, ST Zip Code, etc.; Push your mouse key on the border of the selected area; drag it to the new location.

Like other form designs here on InvoicingTemplate.com, Freelance Writer Billing Template is free (offered to you at a price of 0.00USD). It works on Windows XP and all newer versions of Windows, and Excel 2007, 2010, 2013 or 2016.

Format and Specification

Template#c3012
NameFreelance Writer Invoice
CategoryService Invoice Template
Release DateSaturday, May 14, 2016
Format (XLS or XLSX).xlsx
Excel Version Excel 2003 / Excel 2007 / Excel 2010 / Excel 2013 / Excel 2016
Feature Gallery
Columns3
Lines10
Line Height (Points)18.00
Print Area$F$3:$N$47
Printable with Papaer Size / OrientationA4 (210 mm x 297 mm) - Portrait
Default Margins (Points)
Left22.68
Right22.68
Top45.35
Bottom45.35

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