Here is a draft of my contract. I'm a copywriter and editor who does freelance work on the side, usually for my entrepreneurial friends and referrals of friends. Past freelance projects include mostly web copy, press releases, social media and marketing materials. I haven't used a contract in the past because I know my clients well enough to make them feel guilty for not paying me. However, I'm looking to branch out and reach a broader pool of clients so I figured having a solid contract in place would be smart. I used Margot's template for the legal stuff and customized other templates found online.
When I meet with clients, I ask a ton of questions about their expectations and their brand. That way I can find their voice when I write and we're all on the same page about what we expect from one another.