Re: Contract Thoughts
I was like Rebecka - a little lax at first but now I don't work without one.
I pretty much wrote my own but then I had a lawyer friend polish it for me. It covers things like Provision of Services, Confidentiality, Availability, Term, Termination, etc. It looks very official (I think) and it's about 3-1/2 pages long. The only thing that changes on the contract itself is the client's name and the dates.
There are two Schedules attached. Schedule A outlines the tasks, numbered and in great detail. Schedule B shows the rates, how time worked will be measured, amount of deposit, invoicing details and discounts if applicable.