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7 Mistakes Every Freelance Writer Should Avoid

Rookies and veterans alike should beware of these gaffes

By Amanda Layman Low - August 21, 2013
Whether you're a newbie writer or you're already flailing in the uncertain waters of freelancing, it can be helpful to learn from others' mistakes. Rookie mistakes are invaluable if a writer learns from them, says editor and writer Suzann Ledbetter Ellingsworth. "Then again, a writer should be, and should welcome being, an eternal rookie. Thankfully, the writing business presents unlimited opportunities to practice humility," she said.

I've been doing this freelance thing for three years, and my climb from anonymity to relative success has been a grueling one. Come along, eternal rookies everywhere, and learn from some of the mistakes we've made.

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