Guide to Services Agreements

services agreement is a standing arrangement covering multiple jobs or assignments. It establishes a structure for an ongoing business relationship, generally between a freelancer and a language services company or direct client. Once signed, the two parties are bound by these terms whether or not a job is assigned.

ATA has developed guides to assist freelancers in reviewing and drafting services agreements. These guides provide a comprehensive outline of contract clauses, terms, and conditions; including compensation and payment, quality assurance, confidentiality, indemnification, dispute resolution, and more.

Guide for Translators

Guide for Interpreters

Model Job Contract

A job contract is a one-time arrangement covering an individual job or assignment. It specifies the details of the work for that job—and only for that job. This template-style form was developed from best practices in the industry and includes standard conditions and terms that should be defined for every job.

Model Job Contract for Translators

Model Job Contract for Interpreters

Contract is currently being developed and will be available in 2021.