I’m a ghostwriter. I’ve written or rewritten several books in my time here on Fiverr. It’s been mostly a positive experience and it’s lovely to be able to write for a living!
For the third time now, I’ve had people come back, MONTHS after five-star reviews, tips, raving about what a great job I did, etc, saying, “Hi, there! I got some beta reader feedback and we need to rewrite this.” Often it’s half the book. They say “You offer revisions; use them now.”
How is that fair? They were happy with my work. I don’t want to go back to a project I thought I’d finished and have to redo a bunch of it (often extremely time-consuming). I have a disclaimer on the gig page now saying that additional revisions after the order is complete incur extra charges, and revisions themselves only include minor errors or adjusting scenes slightly.
It’s just so annoying. How can they think it’s reasonable to praise my work one day, then come back weeks or months later with someone else’s feedback, saying what I did isn’t good enough? I never promised it would be a bestseller or publish-ready, I just write what they ask me to.
Often I actually improve on their outlines, because a lot of the time they have plot devices or things which just straight up don’t make sense because hey, guess what, they’re not writers. So I also do a bunch of extra work FOR FREE, making their stories intelligible (I’d never submit something sub-par.)
I already bend over backwards for these people and yet they think I’m available to pick up their work for free months after I think we’re done. UGH!! Rant over >:(