OK, so you’ve just scored a translation job (and not one that pays pennies). The next decision you’ll make is whether or not to use a contract. There’s’ a short answer and a shorter answer. Shorter answer: Yes Short answer: Only if you want to get paid. Here’s why.
If there’s one thing about translation that bugs me to no end, it’s the fact that some translators are willing to sell their translation skills out to the lowest bidder possible. I get the mindset, though. You’re just starting out as a translator.