I hate it when clients give you a jumbled load of crock, and give you rather vague instructions on how to fix it, and then when the work is delivered, have a million issues. The main issue is that some of what they wrote I had to delete because it was jibberish. I am generally good at understanding what a sentence might have meant, but some of these just weren’t legible.
I will agree that there was a couple of spelling errors in my work. Nobody is perfect, and the work was several thousand words. And then I was told that, for some reason, I wasn’t supposed to capitalize a few proper nouns, and that they wanted more things than they actually asked me for (linking all the articles together, for instance). Most of the spelling errors were from THEM, as this was just a rewriting job!
The file they sent me looked like they tore it directly off a website, and I had to reformat it and take out all the crap before I could even start with the writing, so what I should be doing is charging extra.
But if you are going to be super nitpicky and try to tell me how to do my job, then why are you hiring me? And why do the people who do this always have crappy English skills?
How often do you get clients that try to tell you how to do your job?