Just another moan about why resellers are generally bad news for sellers.
A week ago a buyer purchased one of my proofreading gigs. The level of English used in their message was extremely poor, although the script was actually very good - clearly not written by the same person. I completed the work the next day.
Today, one week on, I had a message from the same buyer complaining that “THEIR client” wasn’t happy and telling me that I was to proofread the work again more carefully. Grrrrr… so they’re a reseller! I can’t stand working with resellers.
When I looked at the script they sent back, it bore very little resemblance to what I had delivered. Large sections had been added and others rewritten. They wanted me to proofread what was essentially a major rewrite for free. No chance.
When I challenged my buyer, they responded in barely intelligible English. It then became clear to me that my buyer had no idea whatsoever about the content of the original script, the changes I made, or the changes their buyer made to my work. I could have written anything, and my buyer wouldn’t have had a clue.
We’ll see what happens over the next few days but I suspect they’ll request a cancellation. It’s yet another bad experience for me of working with resellers. In my experience resellers have no grasp of the work - they simply forward on tasks with little or no comprehension of the job.