To be a freelancer is to dabble in the art of indulgence – ah, the simple joy of a homemade lunch – between phone meetings and transcribing. An unfortunate byproduct is that that attitude seeps into the job. We have control over our environment, so it should spread to editors, the people we deal with on a regular basis.
This mindset is understandable. Save from deadlines, you’re shielded from the entrenched expectations of others, a joyous highlight of being self-employed.