As a writer you need protection for your work. Being a freelance copywriter for over two decades I walked into several situations where I could have used a bulletproof contract. Such a shame I didn’t find you earlier, but happy to have found you now. 🙂
This really happened to me: For a new client I made a super nice mock up that was rejected. The client told me he wanted to go for another designer because he ‘didn’t like my style’. A few weeks later I saw my mock up being turned into a beautiful website. Learned the merits of a contract the hard way!