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7 tell-tale signs of toxic freelance clients

Here are the warning signs you should be looking for if you think it may be time to let go of one of your freelance clients.


Writers get so used to hearing “no” from editors that letting go of a bad gig sounds dangerous. It is not. Editors will not blacklist you; your life will not tumble into foreclosure. In my experience, when you bid adieu before you get screwed, work becomes more pleasant and profitable.

Here are the biggest warning signs.

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