I have a soft spot for some of the amazing graphic artists in this community, to the end that I’ll shoot them a message if I notice a typo or something in their gig text. But when I see a seller billing themselves as a superior editor or writer when their gig text reads like Google translate vomited alphabet soup, I get a little irked.
On the one hand, I feel there really needs to be some sort of filtering happening before these “writers” - and especially “editors” - are allowed to sell their services as legitimate. I work hard to produce the work I do, and it’s demoralizing to see someone low balling our (theoretical) mutual art and butchering it in the process.
On the other hand, if a buyer can’t even be bothered to skim through a page of gig text before turning over an editing project, I don’t know - maybe they’re getting what they deserve?
I’m sure graphic artists and logo creators probably struggle with the same thing when they spot yet another seller using a generic Photoshop program to churn out algorithm-generated logos without a speck of soul or natural talent to them.