Hello everyone \🙂/ Sorry for my clumsy English.... In general, I am a music composer and recently decided to register on the "upwork" site. Filled all the fields .... looking for work - ok, found and submitted a proposal. But I didn't think that writing "Cover letter" is so important ...
Well, I wrote: "I am ready to compose a great music for your movie! 😉". This is all I wrote 😅..... because the site told me that my page and portfolio will be shown to the client. Then I read, that type of "Cover letter" like mine is very dumb 🤦♂️. Guys, here is no button "edit letter". What do i do???🤔😥😬😯
Nia G wrote:
There are more bases to cover with an edit button.
For example, what if you edited a proposal that the client already saw? Either the client wouldn't know or there would need to be an alert created so that the client could look at it again. (This would be in addition to maintaining the current withdraw feature.)
On the other hand, there would inevitably be people who abuse the edit button using it repeatedly to fix minor mistakes or to draw more attention to their proposals. This would quickly frustrate clients and perhaps drive them away from the platform.
It's much less likely that this abuse would happen with the withdraw feature since no one wants to write and re-write the same proposal over and again.
It's smart on Upwork's part to have avoided this feature thus far. Our main concern should be writing effective proposals so that we don't need to withdraw or edit
Thanks for writing this and saving me the trouble!
Nia G,You said "For example, what if you edited a proposal that the client already saw?" but I could not understand why there is a button "change terms". I wanna ask , "What if someone changed his terms that the client already saw?", what would be your response?. It is like saying, people are abusing internet so one has to close it down as it's being abused. Does it seem logical?
Unfortunately, you have no other way to edit your cover letter that you have already submitted to the client. There is only one way (If I am right) here to withdraw the proposal and submit again (if you wish) with "correct" cover letter.
You can't edit a proposal/cover letter that you've already submitted. You will need to withdraw your proposal (cover letter) and then submit the new version. NOTE: It will cost you another 2 - 6 connects to do so. Your best bet, is you don't want to do that, is to learn from that mistake and next time write a much better proposal.