Hello everyone! I hope you are all holding up well, considering the situation. This is my first post here, although this is not my first rodeo with Discourse, so I hope I followed all the rules correctly.
I have started offering editing services on Fiverr in January this year, although I got my first real customer in mid-march and am currently working on the second. This is where the problem comes in. My second client seems like a good guy, and despite his sometimes lacking English, he tries his best to be understandable. We settled the terms together (Document one: 10k words, 5 days, $30. Document two: 30k words, 14 days, $90. Total: 40k words, 19 days, $120) and I started working. All was well and good until two days in, I discovered I was actually given a document that’s 10.5k words and one that’s 31k words, which is 1.5k and $5 more than originally discussed.
I delivered the first document last Saturday, and hoped to politely inquire about the situation after he had taken a small look at the document and returned happy (I figured it would be easier to talk about this when he is already pleased with my work). However, he hasn’t been online since Saturday night and hasn’t responded.
I’m quite new to this entire freelancing thing, and I have half a mind to let this slip, but if this is a return job (it looks like it’d be roughly twenty to twenty-five 30k-word documents a year) and I lose $5 every time, I’d quickly start losing $100 a year, and I’m already asking only a third of normal non-Fiverr copyediting going rates. At the same time, I’m afraid of a bad review or even a complete cancellation.
What would you suggest I do? Mention it now? Mention it after the gig is completely done? Don’t mention it at all? Thank you in advance for the help.