As a freelance writer, landing a job is just the first step. Once you have a job you must work to a high standard so that you (a) keep the job and (b) encourage the client to accept rates increases in the future and recommend you to others.
In my experience as both a freelance writer and someone who works with freelancers writers, the last thing on a client’s mind once they have hired you is the quality of your writing. The chances are that if you have got the job, the client already sees your writing ability as good enough — it is everything else about your service that is still alien to them.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’d rather work with an average writer who provides an excellent overall service than an excellent writer who is difficult to work with. With that in mind, in this post I want to expose you to a collection of foibles that seem to be common amongst freelance writers. If you can avoid these then you will be very well placed to succeed in the world of freelance writing.