Write a termination clause that explains the steps that one or both parties need to take in order to terminate the contract. For example, you may say that either party can terminate the agreement with a written 15-day prior notice to the other party. Also, include payment terms for any work completed to date that the customer is responsible for paying for this portion of the work. Write a dispute clause to establish the handling of a dispute between the two parties. For example, arbitration is one method the parties can agree to in the case where a dispute arises between them.
Establish ownership rights to the work. Even in service situations, a product is sometimes the result of the work, so you should also include which party retains ownership rights. For example, the copywriter can state that she turns over all rights to the writing of the brochure to the customer and that she makes no claims of ownership to the writing once the customer pays for the written product. Add signature and date lines. Be sure to provide a space for each party to sign and date.