"Boilerplate" contract form for long-term work?
Thread poster: Robert Forstag
Robert Forstag  Identity Verified
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May 9, 2006

I will soon be embarking on ongoing editing and translation work of a book. This work is likely to last at least six months.

Does anyone here know of a "boilerplate" contract that might serve me as a starting point to cover such a working agreement (and that I of course would modify to fit my particular circumstances).

Many thanks in advance!


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Esther Hermida  Identity Verified
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ATA Model contract May 9, 2006

http://www.abovetranslations.com/studies/ATA%20model_contract.htm

Here's the American Translators Association model contract.

I've used, and it has proven very helpful as I have to sue the company that hired me for non-payment. But I have a contract signed! HA!

I hope this is helpful.


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Textklick  Identity Verified
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Drip-feed payment contract? May 9, 2006

See also the recent posting: http://www.proz.com/topic/46717

With that volume, surely an attorney isn't too expensive?

Good luck
Chris

[Edited at 2006-05-09 23:16]


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PEN May 10, 2006

The PEN (poets, playwrights, essayists, editors, and novelists) American Center offers advice about negotiating a contract for literary translation, do's and don'ts, and a model contract.

[Edited at 2006-05-10 01:08]


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Luis Zepeda
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Boilerplate Contract May 10, 2006

You may refer to the ALTA (American Literary Translators Association) website at the following address. They do have something you may be able to use.

http://www.literarytranslators.org/sitemap.html


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Robert Forstag  Identity Verified
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Thanks to all May 19, 2006

Thank you Esther, Testklick, GoodWords and Luis Zepeda. All of your suggestions were very helpful.

All the best,

Bob


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