Today I got a cancellation request that hit a nerve.
As a freelance writer, I know my work won’t resonate with everyone. Fiverr is a secondary source of income for me, and I’m fortunate to have a decent roster of clients on retainer through my website.
This shouldn’t have bothered me, but it did. It isn’t a big deal. And in the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t matter at all. But the way XXX phrased his message – ugh! (Note that only the first and final lines upset me. Everything XXX said in the middle was fair game.)
Hello Maddie, I wish I had better news.
My research on Fiver pointed me to you as the ideal person to write my XX. Unfortunately, my conclusion is that we are on different wave lengths. Your writing is far off what i expect for my XX as such i need to cancel this project.
Happy to buy you a coffee however I cannot use this material,
I just needed to rant about that syrupy-sweet, condescending cancellation request (after hours of work and a revision that clearly got me nowhere). Thanks for listening.