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Old 04-22-2008, 08:36 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by iamback View Post
I'm going to give this Accessibility Masterclass/Workshop this Friday (oy!) and I'm hard at work to get all my material together. We've already agreed, by email, on a fee.

Now I get an email that the organization wants a "quote" (offerte) for this (to be sent to an email address). I know what that is, of course - but I have no idea really how to formulate such a thing.
How odd. When I was teaching and speaking the contract (which is what I would call your “quote”) was proffered to me, not the other way around. But the advantage is to the contract writer, so why not? If you are not talking about a long-term arrangement, you shouldn’t need a lawyer to figure out what to say.

The main issue for speaking/teaching is the fee, but that is already agreed upon. I assume you are an independent contractor, so that could be stated. Time, time span, responsibilities you are willing to assume. Retention of copyrights, if that is an issue. Limit to the project (you are not obliged to help people after or outside the session, for example). Who provides any needed materials or equipment, and on what basis.

I used to look for contract advice to the Graphic Artists Guild, so I searched and found the HTML Writers Guild with a FAQ on contracts. Maybe you can start there. The site includes links to contracts that you can copy or crib from and other useful-looking stuff.

Or have I gone off on the wrong tangent?

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