Independent Contractor Agreement
Thread poster: Phoenix III

Phoenix III  Identity Verified
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Aug 27, 2014

A new client has requested I send a signed "Independent Contractor Agreement". I have looked online but the text doesn't adjust to translation/interpretation, and/or associated services. Does anyone have a template I can use? Or, can anyone point me in the right direction?

Thanks so much!


 

Rolf Keller
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Google? Aug 27, 2014

Phoenix III wrote:

I have looked online but the text doesn't adjust to translation/interpretation, and/or associated services


Google for "Independent Contractor Agreement" + "translator". You'll get lots of templates, then.

The only problem is the fact, that YOU have to decide carefully, what clauses you are willing to offer. This depends to a high degree on details about you, about your customer and about the way of the planned collaboration.


 

Phoenix III  Identity Verified
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Thanks! Aug 27, 2014

I really appreciate your help. I'll get on it immediately.

 

Katalin Horváth McClure  Identity Verified
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ATA model contract Aug 27, 2014

http://www.atanet.org/business_practices/services_agreements.php

 

Phoenix III  Identity Verified
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ATA Contract Aug 27, 2014

I followed Keller's advice and went online again and ATA's contract seems to be very thorough covering all basis of our work and then some. My question would be if it is legally binding considering that it mentions that both parties agree to abide by ATA's Code of Ethics. I could say ProZ but I guess I have to compare both?

 

Phoenix III  Identity Verified
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ATA Contract Aug 27, 2014

I forgot to mention that the question comes up since I am not a member of ATA. :0(
Thanks again


 

Andy Watkinson
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ATA SCHMATA Aug 28, 2014

Phoenix III wrote:

I forgot to mention that the question comes up since I am not a member of ATA. :0(
Thanks again


Membership or not of ATA/ProZ etc. is irrelevant. You prepare and send them a contract. They sign it.
It's binding.


 

Woodstock  Identity Verified
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Just skip that clause. Aug 28, 2014

It's only a model contract, and you can add or remove anything you want in it. If the client agrees and signs, then it's all good, especially if they did not tell you more than what you state in the opening post.

 


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