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I asked someone for editing - it is completely unusable - it has now gone through about 10 edits - it has taken so much time and effort I could have done it on my own much sooner - they have removed multiple paragraphs that are important ( it is a health booklet for kindle and so it has to be medically accurate ), added sentences of their own , created pages I didn’t want

  1. How do I post a bad review to warn others

  2. can I get a refund

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I think if you get a refund, you can’t leave a review. It’s one or the other.

How do I leave a review

It has taken me so long to review her edits - she has taken out whole sections , rearranged the sections , added her own sentences , given it a title I didn’t want - it is going on so long I feel she is just trying to mess with me

I did one other booklet here and it went great but he raised his price

Every edit this new person does just creates a new problem

All I wanted was them to edit it for major misspelling and grammar errors and format it for kindle in one consistent font - not take out whole sections , add their own thoughts , change the order of the book etc

It is so aggravating I feel like they are doing this on purpose

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Hi,

I am sorry that you had such a bad experience. You can leave a review once you accept the delivery. You have 10 days’ time (after the seller delivers the order) to post a review. As @cheyennewriter mentioned, you cannot get a refund once you submit a review.

I am sure you can find many wonderful proofreaders/editors on Fiverr who’re willing to work within your budget.

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Did you vet the candidate properly before hiring?

I am not sure what you mean - they had great reviews , which I now suspect were self generated

They do completely changed my work it’s unusable, and very edit brings new problems

Other than reviews how does one vet

I don’t feel I should be charged - I don’t feel proofreading and basic editing involves creating a title ( I already had one - it’s part of a series I am doing on kindle I call the FIX IT series ) , deleting whole sections integral to the work etc

I am now 3 weeks behind of my schedule

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Hi,

I am sorry that you had such a bad experience. You can leave a review once you accept the delivery. You have 10 days’ time (after the seller delivers the order) to post a review. As @cheyennewriter mentioned, you cannot get a refund once you submit a review.

I am sure you can find many wonderful proofreaders/editors on Fiverr who’re willing to work within your budget.

My budget is truly nothing now - lol

It may be weeks before I can pay someone else

I am really unhappy with this and not sure I want to risk more of the same on fiver

Is it too much to ask seriously - don’t add your own thoughts , don’t rearrange the chapters , don’t delete entire sections … just correct any major misspellings or grammatical errors - and if you do and I ask you to revise , don’t revise AND make new major changes … lol , it should look like my original work when you’re done

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My budget is truly nothing now - lol

It may be weeks before I can pay someone else

I am really unhappy with this and not sure I want to risk more of the same on fiver

Is it too much to ask seriously - don’t add your own thoughts , don’t rearrange the chapters , don’t delete entire sections … just correct any major misspellings or grammatical errors - and if you do and I ask you to revise , don’t revise AND make new major changes … lol , it should look like my original work when you’re done

My budget is truly nothing now - lol

It may be weeks before I can pay someone else

I’m sorry to hear that. 😕

Is it too much to ask seriously - don’t add your own thoughts , don’t rearrange the chapters , don’t delete entire sections … just correct any major misspellings or grammatical errors - and if you do and I ask you to revise , don’t revise AND make new major changes … lol , it should look like my original work when you’re done

Sounds pretty straightforward to me, to be honest. Once again, I am sorry that you had such an experience. I am glad that you at least had a positive experience with the other seller.

Irrespective of whether you decide to stick with Fiverr or go elsewhere, I wish you good luck for the future. ❄️

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I am not sure what you mean - they had great reviews , which I now suspect were self generated

They do completely changed my work it’s unusable, and very edit brings new problems

Other than reviews how does one vet

I don’t feel I should be charged - I don’t feel proofreading and basic editing involves creating a title ( I already had one - it’s part of a series I am doing on kindle I call the FIX IT series ) , deleting whole sections integral to the work etc

I am now 3 weeks behind of my schedule

I am not sure what you mean - they had great reviews , which I now suspect were self generated

What I mean is that did you interview the candidate before buying? Because its not advisable to base your purchase on their reviews alone

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I am not sure what you mean - they had great reviews , which I now suspect were self generated

What I mean is that did you interview the candidate before buying? Because its not advisable to base your purchase on their reviews alone

did you interview

What do you mean by “interview”?

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My budget is truly nothing now - lol

It may be weeks before I can pay someone else

I’m sorry to hear that. 😕

Is it too much to ask seriously - don’t add your own thoughts , don’t rearrange the chapters , don’t delete entire sections … just correct any major misspellings or grammatical errors - and if you do and I ask you to revise , don’t revise AND make new major changes … lol , it should look like my original work when you’re done

Sounds pretty straightforward to me, to be honest. Once again, I am sorry that you had such an experience. I am glad that you at least had a positive experience with the other seller.

Irrespective of whether you decide to stick with Fiverr or go elsewhere, I wish you good luck for the future. ❄️

Thank you

I have published dozens of articles in professional journals etc and wanted to do this 12 book FIX IT series , and a friend recommended fiverr so I could start writing the next one while someone else edits - that just hasn’t worked - rate changes , days of getting one set of problems fixed while the create new ones

I am so Fing frustrated I will start the editing process tomorrow - I really don’t have time , but it’s now the only option for getting done

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My budget is truly nothing now - lol

It may be weeks before I can pay someone else

I’m sorry to hear that. 😕

Is it too much to ask seriously - don’t add your own thoughts , don’t rearrange the chapters , don’t delete entire sections … just correct any major misspellings or grammatical errors - and if you do and I ask you to revise , don’t revise AND make new major changes … lol , it should look like my original work when you’re done

Sounds pretty straightforward to me, to be honest. Once again, I am sorry that you had such an experience. I am glad that you at least had a positive experience with the other seller.

Irrespective of whether you decide to stick with Fiverr or go elsewhere, I wish you good luck for the future. ❄️

I literally have 11 revisions from them

I seriously can’t believe it

I started to upload the latest one to kindle when I noticed they had deleted several paragraphs from one chapter

I really cannot believe it

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What do you mean by “interview”?

To interrogation (someone) thoroughly, especially in order to ensure that they are suitable for a job

To interrogation (someone) thoroughly, especially in order to ensure that they are suitable for a job

“Interrogate” might be a little extreme, don’t you think? But I get ya. 🙂 However, I don’t think it is possible to “interview” a seller (on a one on one basis… audio/video), considering it is not allowed to contact a seller outside of Fiverr. All you can do is go through their Fiverr profile and communicate with the seller via Fiverr’s inbox to find out if they’re the right match for your project. Maybe that’s what you meant when you said “interview” 🙂

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To interrogation (someone) thoroughly, especially in order to ensure that they are suitable for a job

“Interrogate” might be a little extreme, don’t you think? But I get ya. 🙂 However, I don’t think it is possible to “interview” a seller (on a one on one basis… audio/video), considering it is not allowed to contact a seller outside of Fiverr. All you can do is go through their Fiverr profile and communicate with the seller via Fiverr’s inbox to find out if they’re the right match for your project. Maybe that’s what you meant when you said “interview” 🙂

All you can do is go through their Fiverr profile and communicate with the seller via Fiverr’s inbox to find out if they’re the right match for your project.

Exactly…That’s how I always do it

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I literally have 11 revisions from them

I seriously can’t believe it

I started to upload the latest one to kindle when I noticed they had deleted several paragraphs from one chapter

I really cannot believe it

I can see someone not wanting to do unlimited revisions - but when I say please don’t delete paragraphs or chapters , don’t rearrange the sections , don’t add your own thoughts , don’t create your own title … then … don’t

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If you post a bad review, you can’t get a refund. Also, I don’t know why anyone would agree to 10 revisions or why they would remove paragraphs.

As someone with a proofreading gig, I might change a word or two, fix a spelling mistake, but I’m not going to remove paragraphs.

Personally, I think you should just write whatever review you want, and accept your loses. It’s cruel to make someone revise 10 times, and then deprive him or her of an income. Fiverr may allow you to do it, but it’s the kind of thing most sellers hate.

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I can see someone not wanting to do unlimited revisions - but when I say please don’t delete paragraphs or chapters , don’t rearrange the sections , don’t add your own thoughts , don’t create your own title … then … don’t

I can see someone not wanting to do unlimited revisions - but when I say please don’t delete paragraphs or chapters , don’t rearrange the sections , don’t add your own thoughts , don’t create your own title … then … don’t

Count it as a loss and hire someone else…Just remember to vet aka interview them properly on Fiverr before hiring…I always do that which is why I do not have any problems with my hires…

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If you post a bad review, you can’t get a refund. Also, I don’t know why anyone would agree to 10 revisions or why they would remove paragraphs.

As someone with a proofreading gig, I might change a word or two, fix a spelling mistake, but I’m not going to remove paragraphs.

Personally, I think you should just write whatever review you want, and accept your loses. It’s cruel to make someone revise 10 times, and then deprive him or her of an income. Fiverr may allow you to do it, but it’s the kind of thing most sellers hate.

I would hate it too

But each revision they make new major changes : creating their own title , etc

I just want a basic proofread and edit major errors - changing the title , deleting sections

But I agree , I don’t think I can have satisfaction with this seller

The first editor I used did a great job but doubled their fees when I asked them to do this second booklet and it was outside my budget

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If you cancel, you will get your money back and be able to spend it on a seller more appropriate to your needs.

However, you will not be able to leave a review of the seller to warn others. Buyers cancelling poorly done orders may be why your seller has so many 5 star ratings.

Either way since you are not getting the quality you want, why not end your misery sooner than later.

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