I just received a delivery that I had to send into revision right away.
I thought I had done everything I could in advance:
Read the Gig descriptions (this buyer has multiple Gigs on similar topic), read the reviews she got and finally decided to contact her.
The Gig I bought was: "I will write your professional Whiteboard Explainer Video Script"
I explained to her that I needed a 90s script about me. I gave her my URL and told her that I do not only need the VO part, but the full visuals, too (like scene descriptions, on-screen text, transitions).
My target audience is animators, whiteboard guys and marketeers who are all looking for a VO artist and possibly translator for German.
She told she could do it and asked what my budget was. I offered more than her usual Gig was, because I needed it done well and I wanted her to do a little extra work.
I told her, I am in no hurry and she can take her time.
She offered a custom quote for the amount I offered with a 2-day delivery. I thought: “Cool, I’ll get this back earlier than I had hoped”.
So today she delivered. 132 words, separated into 7 paragraphs. No sign of scenes description, etc.
And she used my exact words for more than 75% of the text.
And she was 5 hours late (not a problem, but annoying no less)
Now - where did I go wrong?
I will need explainer scripts in the future and I want to order them from you guys. And I do not want to make that same mistake again, but I am too blind to see it right now.
If you see it, tell me and we’ll all learn something from it.