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The Critical Eye

Sample Contract

Contract for Services Rendered




This is a contract entered into by Daniel Schuette, the proprietor of The Critical Eye (hereinafter referred to as “the Provider”) and DANIEL SCHUETTE  (hereinafter referred to as “the Client”) on June 12th, 2016.


The Client hereby engages the Provider to provide services described herein under “Scope and Manner of Services.” The Provider hereby agrees to provide the Client with said services in exchange for consideration described herein under “Payment for Services Rendered.”



Scope and Manner of Services


The Provider agrees to:


-Briefly review Client's project (or sample chapters) to determine readiness for editing. (At this stage, Provider reserves the right to decline a project for any reason. The client will not be charged.)

-An initial consultation (method TBD by Client) to discuss project and assess goals. 

-Complete a full reading and provide editing for the Client's novel CHAOS (322 pages), to include checks for spelling, grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, structure, formatting, style, content, and continuity.

-Deliver the reviewed and edited manuscript of CHAOS to Client within 2-4 weeks of receipt, along with a letter detailing additional notes and comments regarding pacing, plot, and character development.

-Remain accessible for a period of two weeks (14 days) after the manuscript is returned to the Client for follow-up questions, input, and feedback. 



Payment for Services


The Client agrees to:


-pay the Provider a base rate of $100 (+) $1/page* or $422 USD for editing services. Payment may be made in full upon completion of this contract, or half upon completion of this contract ($211), with the balance of ($211) due upon delivery of the completed manuscript.


*All page counts will be determined based on standard formatting: double-spaced, 12-point font, and 1" margins.



Applicable Law


This contract shall be governed by the laws in the State of Minnesota and any applicable Federal Law.





By signing below, both parties agree to the aforementioned terms.



   Client Signature: ____________________________________________________              Date: ____________________


   Provider Signature: __________________________________________________              Date: ____________________

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