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Translator Agreement

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This is an agreement between a translator and a client that wants to use the translator’s services to translate documents. Customize the type of documents that the client wants translated, the original language of the documents, the desired language of the documents, the translator’s fees, and much more. This agreement is ideal for individuals or small businesses that want to use a translator to translate documents that are too important to be translated through the internet. Additionally, this agreement can be used by translators that are fluent and familiar with a foreign language and want to offer their clients with a thorough and detailed service agreement.

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									Translator Agreement
This is an agreement between a translator and a client that wants to use the translator’s
services to translate documents. Customize the type of documents that the client wants
translated, the original language of the documents, the desired language of the
documents, the translator’s fees, and much more. This agreement is ideal for individuals
or small businesses that want to use a translator to translate documents that are too
important to be translated through the internet. Additionally, this agreement can be used
by translators that are fluent and familiar with a foreign language and want to offer their
clients with a thorough and detailed service agreement.
                                   TRANSLATOR AGREEMENT

THIS TRANSLATOR AGREEMENT (hereinafter referred to as the “Agreement”) is hereby
made and entered as of ____________________ [Instructions: Insert the date of this
agreement] by and between ____________________ [Instructions: Insert the Translator’s
name] (hereinafter referred to as the “Translator”), with an address of
________________________________ [Instructions: Insert the Translator’s address] and
____________________ [Instructions: Insert the Client’s name] (hereinafter referred to as the
“Client”), with an address of ________________________________. [Instructions: Insert the
Client’s address]

                                                 R E C I T A L S:

WHEREAS,         Client    desires   to  have     certain documents      translated    from
______________________ [Instructions: Insert the original language of the documents]
(hereinafter referred to as the “Original Language”) into ______________________
[Instructions: Insert the desired language of the documents] (hereinafter referred to as the
“Target Language.”)

WHEREAS, Translator is an experienced foreign language translator, with familiarity and
fluency in the Original Language and the Target Language.

NOW, THEREFORE, in consideration of the mutual covenants, warranties and representations
contained herein, the parties hereby agree as follows:

1. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES

Translator, as an independent contractor, will prepare a typed translation of the documents
specified below from the Original Language to the Target Language (hereinafter referred to as
the “Documents”):

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

_________________________________________________________________

[Instructions: Insert the type or title of the documents to be translated under this
agreement. Add or remove lines as necessary]

The Scheduled completion date is: ____________ ___, ________. [Instructions: Insert the date
the translations will be completed by] Translator shall make every effort to complete service(s)
by the above date but shall not be responsible for delays in completion caused by events beyond
Translator's control.




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Method of delivery: ___________________________ [Instructions: Insert how the translated
documents will be delivered. e.g., personal delivery, certified mail, electronic delivery, etc.]

Format of delivery: ____________________________ [Instructions: Insert which format the
documents will be delivered in. e.g., electronic format, hard copy, etc.]

2. FEE FOR TRANSLATION SERVICES

Client agrees to pay $_______________ [Instructions: Insert the Translator’s total fee for
translating the documents listed above] as Translator's fee for the above service(s). Payment is
due upon delivery of the translated Documents. The due dates for payment of fees and costs
under this Agreement shall be the date(s) specified in this Agreement, provided that if no date is
specified, the due date shall be the date of Translator's billing for the fees or costs. Any payments
for fees or costs not received by Translator within _______ [Instructions: Insert the number of
days a payment must be overdue to be considered late] days of the due date will be deemed
late and shall be subject to a ______ % [Instructions: Insert the interest rate per month for
late payments] per month late charge. Client agrees to be responsible for Translator's costs in
collecting late payments due from Client, including reasonable attorneys' fees.

3. CANCELLATION OR WITHDRAWAL BY CLIENT

If Client cancels or withdraws any portion of the item(s) described in paragraph 1 above prior to
Translator's completion of the service(s), then, in consideration of Translator's scheduling and/or
performing said service(s) Client shall pay Translator the portion of the above fee represented by
the percentage of total service(s) performed, but in any event not less than ____ % [Instructions:
Insert the minimum percentage of the total fee that will be collected by Translator in case
of cancelation or withdrawal] of said fee.

4. ADDITIONAL FEES

Additional fees will be payable, to be calculated as provided below, in the event the following
additional services are required: (a) investigation, inquiry, or research beyond that normal to a
routine translation is required because of ambiguities in the item(s) to be translated; (b)
additional services are required because Client makes changes in the item(s) to be translated after
the signing of this Agreement; and (c) Translator is requested to make changes in the translation
after delivery of the translation, because of Client's preferences as to style or vocabulary, and
such changes are not required for accuracy. Such additional fees will be calculated as follows at
the rate of $____ [Instructions: Insert the Translator’s hourly rate additional services] per
hour.

5. ADDITIONAL COSTS

Client shall reimburse Translator for necessary out-of-pocket expenses incurred by Translator
that are not a normal part of routine translation procedure, such as overnight document delivery
service requested by Client, long distance telephone and telefax expenses to clarify document
ambiguity, etc.


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6. CLIENT'S REVIEW OF TRANSLATION

Upon receipt of the translation from Translator, Client shall promptly review it, and within
_______________ [Instructions: Insert the length of time that Client can notify Translator
of any requested changes or modifications. e.g., 30 days, 2 months, etc.] after receipt shall
notify Translator of any requested corrections or changes. Translator shall correct, at no cost to
Client, any errors made by Translator.

7. CONFIDENTIALITY

All knowledge and information expressly identified by Client in writing as confidential which
Translator acquires during the term of this Agreement regarding the business and products of
Client shall be maintained in confidentiality by Translator and, except as expressly authorized by
Client in writing, shall not be divulged or published by Translator and shall not be authorized by
Translator to be divulged or published by others. Confidential information for purposes of this
paragraph shall not include the following:

    (a) Information which is or becomes available to the general public, provided the disclosure
        of such information did not result from a breach by Translator of this paragraph.

    (b) Terminological glossary entries compiled by Translator in the course of Translator's
        performance of the translation service(s) under this Agreement; provided, however, that
        Client and Translator may agree in writing that, upon payment by Client to Translator of
        an agreed-upon fee, such terminological glossary entries shall be the property of Client
        and shall be covered by the confidentiality provisions of this paragraph.

8. COPYRIGHT

Upon Client's completion of all payments provided herein, the translation of the item(s)
described in paragraph 1 above shall be the property of Client. Translator has no obligation to
take any steps to protect any copyright, trademark or other right of Client with respect to the
translation, except as may be expressly otherwise provided in this Agreement. Notwithstanding
the foregoing, Translator shall have the right to retain file copies of the item(s) to be translated
and of the translation, subject to the provisions of paragraph 7 above.

9. INDEMNIFICATION BY CLIENT

Client agrees to indemnify and hold Translator harmless from any and all losses, claims,
damages, expenses or liabilities (including reasonable attorneys' fees) which Translator may
incur based on information, representations, reports, data or product specifications furnished,
prepared or approved by Client for use by Translator in the work performed under this
Agreement.

10. ENTIRE AGREEMENT




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This Agreement, and all exhibits hereto, along with any other documents or agreements
expressly referred to herein, constitutes the entire agreement between the parties with respect to
the subject matter hereof. This Agreement supersedes all previous agreements between the
parties with respect to the subject matter hereof. There are no agreements, representations or
warranties between or among the parties other than those set forth in this Agreement or in the
documents or agreements referred to herein.

11. AMENDMENTS

No amendment, modification, or supplement to this Agreement shall be binding on any of the
parties unless it is in writing and signed by the parties in interest at the time of the modification.

12. SEVERABILITY

If any term or provision of this Agreement is determined to be illegal or unenforceable, such
illegal or unenforceable provision shall be stricken from this Agreement, and shall not affect the
legality or unenforceability of this Agreement.

13. ATTORNEYS' FEES

If either party to this Agreement shall bring any action, suit, arbitration, or other proceeding
against the other, declaratory or otherwise, to enforce the terms hereof or to declare rights
hereunder, the party prevailing in such action or proceeding shall be entitled to recover attorneys'
fees and costs incurred in prosecuting or defending the action or proceeding, and in enforcing
any judgment, ruling or award granted therein. As used herein, the term "attorney's fees" shall
include, without limitation, fees and costs incurred in (i) post-judgment motions and collection
actions, (ii) garnishment, levy and debtor and third party examinations, (iii) appeals and related
proceedings, and (iv) discovery.

14. GOVERNING LAW

This Agreement shall be construed in accordance with, and governed in all respects by, the
internal laws of the State of __________________ [Instructions: Insert the state’s laws that
will govern this agreement] (without giving effect to principles of conflicts of law).

15. WAIVER

No failure on the part of any person to exercise any power, right, privilege or remedy under this
Agreement, and no delay on the part of any person in exercising any power, right, privilege or
remedy under this Agreement, shall operate as a waiver of such power, right, privilege or
remedy; and no single or partial exercise of any such power, right, privilege or remedy shall
preclude any other or further exercise thereof or of any other power, right, privilege or remedy.

16. COUNTERPARTS

This Agreement may be executed in two or more counterparts, each of which together shall be
deemed an original, but all of which together shall constitute one and the same instrument. The


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exchange of fully executed signature pages to this Agreement (in counterparts or otherwise) by
electronic transmission in portable document format (PDF) or similar format shall be sufficient
to bind the parties to the terms and conditions of this Agreement.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the parties have executed this Agreement as of the day and year
first above written.



TRANSLATOR



____________________________________




CLIENT



_______________________________________




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