I am over the Moon and beyond happy that I just had my first negative experience as a seller in the middle of the order! YES!!!
So, what happened?
The buyer was looking for someone to check his blog post and give critique on it, how is the text “coming off” to the potential reader.
QUOTE: “I need to ensure the tone matches what I’m trying to accomplish with the site.”
The word count was around 500-600, as per my GIG that is 5$, so he accepted and we started the order. He sends me the file.
And to my shock, nothing, no errors, just one, two comas missing, but other than that - nothing.
So I went on the sentence structure. Still OK.
And then I checked the “feel” if the text.
The text was well written, it had professional with slight witty kind of feel in it, overall perfect.
I also checked his entire web page and found some also minor grammar errors and reported that to him as well, and some photos were not aligned with the text. It was not part of the order, but, when I was there, why not tell?
And, after I told him that his text is perfectly fine…
He canceled the order with the remark: I am not qualified to do this work.
Now, if he had written anything else except attacking my qualifications, no, no, not gonna happen
He did it again. This time he claimed I am not fluent in English.
Oh boy, did you step in the beehive.
A naval officer not fluent in English??
Khm. Yes. I declined.
And now we are waiting for the lovely CS to give their final say in all this.
But, I am loving it. I know now how it feels to have my order declined, I know how to refuse to accept that, I now have the tingles waiting to see what CS is going to say… oh happy day.
No matter what happens next I knew this will happen eventually. It happens to all.
Once you have your first it gets easier every time :D.
PS. I filed a report to CS but the countdown on the order is going. Do I deliver the file I proofread at the last minute or continue to wait for CS? It is due in 20 hours.