Contract analysis advice
A service to help members
interpret the contracts they face.
Contracts are a fact of life in the freelance world.
A contract sets out the obligations and responsibilities
of the signatories. Contracts can be verbal (as in the "old days"),
but most are now written down -- a practice the CFU fully supports. A good
contract is the basis of a fruitful and positive business relationship
between freelancer and client. A bad contract can mean disaster, usually
for the freelancer.
Through this service, the CFU will help our members
understand and interpret the contracts they face. We will translate the
sometimes-intentional legalese into plain english, and we will even offer
suggestions about how a bad contract can be made better.
Remember, a contract is an agreement between two (or
more) agreeable parties. You are never obligated to sign a contract, and
you are fully within your rights to make any changes you want before signing.
Never hesitate to edit, change or cross out sections of an offered contract
-- it's your right!