Being a “Professional” Freelance Writer

Here are the six characteristics of a true professional:
1. A professional is courteous. A true professional may disagree with you, but they will never be rude to you. They will maintain their composure and always speak politely.
2. A professional is reliable. When you engage a true professional to do your work, you can count on the fact that it will be done. A professional takes their work seriously and will not abandon work or a client.
3. A professional is respectful. A true professional listens attentively to your suggestions and ideas. They will inform you if they thing you should do something differently, but they will not belittle or insult you.
4. A professional is honest. With a true professional, you know what you are getting. Their word is good, and they will honestly report all of their actions.
5. A professional is responsible. A true professional will acknowledge and take responsibility for their actions — even they occasionally make mistakes.
6. A professional is competent. A professional knows how to get the job done and is up-to-date with the most recent developments in his or her field.

I absolutely loved Wednesday’s article on Freelance Folder. It talked about what it means to be professional, and I totally agree with what they had to say:

“Here are the six characteristics of a true professional:

1. A professional is courteous. A true professional may disagree with you, but they will never be rude to you. They will maintain their composure and always speak politely.

2. A professional is reliable. When you engage a true professional to do your work, you can count on the fact that it will be done. A professional takes their work seriously and will not abandon work or a client.

3. A professional is respectful. A true professional listens attentively to your suggestions and ideas. They will inform you if they thing you should do something differently, but they will not belittle or insult you.

4. A professional is honest. With a true professional, you know what you are getting. Their word is good, and they will honestly report all of their actions.

5. A professional is responsible. A true professional will acknowledge and take responsibility for their actions — even they occasionally make mistakes.

6. A professional is competent. A professional knows how to get the job done and is up-to-date with the most recent developments in his or her field.”

What does professionalism look like to you?

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