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Give me a break!
Whether you're inside or outside, there will always be lousy, mediocre, good,
and exceptional writers. So cut with the labelling.
Having worked for 10 years as full-time employee at several companies and for
the past 8 years as a contractor, I have seen botched jobs all the way around.
In my experience, a writer who is making a living for more than a year as a
contractor has got to have something on the ball.