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Buyer's request for proofreading is more like an entire rewrite

I just begrudgingly finished a proofreading/editing job. It was for an essay that was very clearly machine translated. I essentially had to rewrite the entire thing to make it work. All this for $5 per 1250 words.

Is there anything I can do in this situation in the future besides risk being marked with a cancellation?!

Helping with academic work is not allowed on Fiverr and is against the Terms of Service which you will find at the bottom of the Fiverr main page. Your gig is likely to be removed at any time.


The Fiverr page states “Offering to prepare academic works on behalf of Buyers”. I don’t ‘prepare’, I proofread. Regardless, I will change my gig to make it clear it’s not for academic work to be safe. Thanks for the feedback.

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