I found myself in a position where I had to post a request recently for a writing assignment. It was a simple enough rewrite. I specified that it had to be completed by someone who was a native English speaker. It was the most important requirement I had. I had to sift past the usual responses until I found one who was from the UK, glory be and all hands raised in celebration. I quickly checked her profile and found it to be acceptable grammar-wise, so I placed the order.
She was obviously NOT from the UK or possibly even from the planet Earth; if she was, the concept of the Queen’s English has eluded her completely. Her work was so bad that I requested a revision, hoping she was just having an off (really really off) day. The second was even worse. I finally suggested kindly that she accept my cancellation or risk a poor review. She did, but now I find out the $2 processing fee is not refundable which, since I paid out of Fiverr funds, shouldn’t have been charged anyway. Of course, it’s only $2, but it’s beyond aggravating. I already know better than to try to contact customer service for help.
Why would a writer LIE about something like this? It is obvious from the first sentence you wrote that you can’t deliver my project as specified, so why bother? I’m not paying money for a rewrite that I have to re-rewrite; it’s completely frustrating.
I love all my Fiverr friends, but please don’t lie about a simple requirement!