Simple Independent Contractor Agreement
Describe the payment terms for the transaction, including the total amount for the service, how much and when the deposit is due and how much and when the final payment is due. Spell out a time line or milestones. Include specific dates for the delivery of parts of the service or the final deadline for the service to be complete.
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.