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Re: Changing profile to new field of expertise and deleting sole review - is it possible?

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Julia B Member Since: Jun 14, 2018
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Hi there! A couple of months ago I created an Upwork profile and attempted to specialize in a field I had very limited experience in - because I needed a change after working in an institution for over 27 years. So, it didnt' go too well - and I got a bad review (3.8). :-) I would like to change my profile, particularly my field of expertise - going back to the tried and tested (I've realized "if it ain't broke..."). Anyway, as I completely change my profile and my area of expertise can I delete that one and only review that will no longer be valid to the work for which I am advertising myself?

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Virginia F Member Since: Feb 15, 2016
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No - feedback is permanent no matter how you edit your profile. If you get to the status of top-rated freelancer, you'll have access to the perk to remove bad feedback (you'll  find info about that in the help section).

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Julia B Member Since: Jun 14, 2018
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That's too bad. It would be great to have the ability to delete any feedback unrelated to your current profile. I guess I will have to suck it up and hope any potential new clients will see past a bad decision on my part to try something new - that has no bearing on the current profile.

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Mary-Helen R Member Since: Oct 9, 2018
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Right now I'm struggling to accept the fact that my past bad choices on Upwork are showing me what I need to learn. For example, I just had a dispute with a client. Because it was hourly I pretty much won (less a couple of manually input hours) and If I'm lucky, I'll just have no review as a result (rather than a bad one).


That all happened because I didn't pay attention to the red flags that rose up while we were doing the interview. I'm new to Upwork, and I wanted the job! But had I paid attention to them I would have either not taken the job or structured the contract differently.


So if it's any help, you might see that experience as a learning one. I'm not suggesting I know what you need to learn from it :-) ... I'm just offering that thought. Perhaps your insight will also help you refine your profile to reflect whatever you learn.


I wish you great luck! I'm finding this a constant learning experience and so far it's been well worth it.