John McGarvey has produced a really nice plain English contract for copywriting. I do things a bit differently but we share the same objectives:
- Reducing scope creep
- Tardy payments
- Deadline drift
My approach is to write detailed briefs, be flexible and rely on my formal terms of business and the government’s online Money Claim service if things go badly wrong. However, an up-front contract like John’s could be a very helpful alternative and I’m interested to hear how other writers deal with these issues.