Contract For Services
This Agreement must be electronically signed before Contractor can begin work.
Contractor Duties: Contractor has the experience and ability to do everything agreed to with Client in the Quote and will complete all work in a professional and timely manner.Contractor shall have professional discretion to execute everything in the Quote. Contractor will maintain the confidentiality of everything given to Contractor by Client, including but not limited to written drafts, advanced reader’s copy, Client’s ideas, and passwords.
Client Duties: Client has the authority to enter into this contract on their own behalf, their company or their organization. Client must make available to Contractor any and all addresses, passwords, account names, user accounts, etc. that are required for Contractor to properly complete work. Client understands and agrees any requests outside the Quote that are completed by Contractor will result in extra charges.
Payment Schedule and Terms: Payment is due upon receipt of invoice. Project Fee will be found in the accepted Quote, with 50% payable at time of booking and 50% due at completion of project, unless a different payment schedule is agreed upon and listed in the quote. Past due invoices will be subject to a service charge of five percent (5%) per month late.
Termination: Both Client and Contractor reserve the right to cancel the project for any reason. The deposit is nonrefundable in the event of cancellation by Client, and any and all completed work will be delivered to Client at the time of cancellation. If Contractor cancels the project, the deposit will be refunded in full.
Services by Contractor do not include any endorsement by or use of the name Jan Lewis or Author Sidekick. While Contractor will do her best to produce the highest quality of work possible, editing is highly subjective. No guarantees are made as to the salability or marketability of the edited manuscript. Nor is there a guarantee that the manuscript will be completely error-free, though all efforts will be made to make it so. Client is responsible for the content, quality and final use of their text. Author Sidekick LLC will not take responsibility or accept liability for any damage or cost resulting from the use of edited material, including but not limited to any errors in the document, plagiarism, or infringement of copyright. Unless a co-writing/co-authorship arrangement is made in writing, all royalties and monies gained by the sale of the book will be the sole property of Client. Refunds will not be issued if services rendered fail to produce financial or professional results, including but not limited to the aforementioned.
This Agreement shall be binding upon the parties, their heirs, successors, assigns, and personal representatives. This Agreement constitutes the entire understanding of the parties. Its terms can be modified only by a writing signed by both parties, except that the Client may authorize expenses or revisions orally. Any dispute arising out of this agreement will be resolved by negotiation between the parties. If they are unable to resolve the dispute, either party may commence mediation and/or binding arbitration through the American Arbitration Association. A waiver of a breach of any of the provisions of this Agreement shall not be construed as a continuing waiver of other breaches of the same or other provisions. This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of New York.