Mar 13, 2018 04:19:39 PM by Holly Z
Just an observation and a question. I have done a few proofreading projects for clients, and the proofreading seems to always become an editing job. I am honestly baffled at how some of these writers get hired at these various companies. On my current job editing for a company, I actually had to do research and a rewrite of the article. It seems as if many of these companies' writers are ill-equipped or simply lazy writers. At times, I feel like I'm reading a high schooler's essay. (And I would know, I'm also a high school English teacher!)
Definitely not complaining as this kind of stuff keeps me in business, haha. However, I was wondering, would it be inappropriate or out of Upwork guidelines to ask for a more consistent writing gig for them instead of just editing? I guess it depends on the situation, but I am curious as to what everyone in the writing community thinks about this.
Mar 13, 2018 04:21:33 PM by Tiffany S
Not at all. If you could do a better job and save them a step, why not make the offer?
Chances are good, though, that the articles are so bad because they're paying $3/500 words or something similar, probably to a non-native speaker, and find it cheaper to have someone like you "edit" them than to hire a competent writer in the first place.