“I'm extremely torn about this feedback. On the one hand, the freelancer delivered overnight, and the cost was absolutely great. On the other, immediately upon delivery the freelancer demanded to be paid, multiple times.
I was bombarded with a sob story--which may very well be true, for all I know, but it isn't the first sob story I've heard from people on elance, and I've been scammed before. Unfortunately, it appears that the freelancer herself has also been scammed and has delivered work without payment; our uncertainty and distrust of each other did not make for a winning working combination.
She threatened to dispute the job one day after marking it complete; per the terms and conditions the client has 7 days to review the work and this was what I was doing--having a friend of mine look over a couple paragraphs to ensure that the quality was good. I explained this to the freelancer, but received yet another message expressing her anger and impatience at my speed of delivery. According to my friend, the translation was decent but there were a couple of sentences that were just weird. I am having the translation edited by another freelancer.
So, it's sort of a toss up. I won't be working with this freelancer again, but as long as you're willing to pay immediately without time to review the work--or willing to put up with a temper tantrum if you don't pay immediately--you'll get a decent bang for your buck.”