I didn't realize that your project was a series of short articles and that you wanted to work outside of the Upwork network. Unfortunately, I can't do that. Legally, I can, but ethically i can't. I've committed to working as a freelance editor for Upwork, and they've committed to looking for well-paying editing assignments for me. As far as the fee is concerned, if you want to me to clear a certain amount of money, you can just increase your offer so that the offer less the Upwork fee will equal the amount the editor will receive. If you want to go that route, I'll be happy to speak with you. Just let me know.
Should I have reported him? How is that done? Help please!