How to avoid bad writer/editor breakups

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Sarah Laskow writes in CJR about the all-too-common problem of freelance writers clashing with their editors. She lists some of the warning signs of a coming breakup and some tips on how to head it off: "Breakups are harder on writers than editors. So be wary of editors bearing too-good-to-be-true assignments. Get a contract; make sure it works as much in your favor as you can manage. Try to remember: As in love, in journalism, not all stories have happy endings."