contentmaster - 3:04 pm on Apr 24, 2010 (gmt 0)
I have worked for several years as a freelance writer. When I started out, I was faced with a similar dilemma and was sometimes not paid at all for the work delivered. It is absolutely essential to develop your terms and conditions and state them clearly right in the beginning. Moreover, a 50% advance payment is mostly appropriate especially if you have some experience in the field.