I'm asking this question because of this one and also for previous people I've seen ask similar Q's.
As a fairly new designer who doesn't really have much freelance work under my belt (just the odd small bit here and there for friends). I don't want to get stuck in a potentially awkward situation with a future client when I end up doing larger amounts of work with no means of defense if they start trying to ask for extra, such as editable files.
I'd like to have some form of contract I can send them before hand which states everything I am offering and what they are paying for.
I know this varies a lot from person to person but is there a standard to writing up a contract and how much protection does it offer?
Basically can I just write up a page of info in word and send that to a client for them to agree on and that's enough upon their approval? or is there another method that is more protective for the designer?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.