“In regards to this comment-I waited to critique and to ask to move a few things, which ended up creating a lot of additional work and stress for Mayart which meant additional expenses for me. I will say we mutually agreed on the pricing for the additional work and it was very fair.
I was not stressed about the extra work , it was because the story was not edited correctly for a children's picture book, it was edited for a novel, it did not create a lot of additional work at all just extra time for layout and design.
I do edits now on the stories for my authors I work for, so in the beginning I can go over their edited story and do not have redo the layout.
This author lived in Honduras and we did not skype because the client did not request that we skype, if we skyped this client would have know I was not stressed over her story being revised again.
The client offered to pay the additional amount for my time why? For she offered because I give and do the layout and design and covers for the book for free when I do the artwork for children's books. Since it was a free service and the author provided a story she paid for someone to edit , it was not my place to edit her story but I had to tell her it was wrong after trying a few pages to show her. I did not even charge the amount I charge authors for layouts on books, that is why she said it was fair.
I am not sure why this author would think the cost and professional would get a point below 5 stars, because I am the one who found her errors in her edited story and prompted her to do it right. I knew what I was doing and she was very far away in another country and I was always kind to this author.
This error in the story and the problem incurred was due to the person whom edited her story. I even email and conversed with her publisher for her after the story was done in El Salvador.
This was a first time author and I think if we just could have skyped, the errors in her edited book would not have been blown out of proportion. Especially if she could have seen my face and known everything was fine, I could have explained things better with regards to the layout of the book.
Next time there is an issue with something I am going to recommend SKYPE to the author. Thank you, Amy ”
Freelancer Feedback Comments for Client:
“This author lives in Honduras, and did not ask to SKYPE and everything was fine doing the artwork for her book, when I started copying and pasting her edited story to layout her book- I realized it needed to be edited again and this is where the author had to go back and have her story re-edited and then I had to re-layout her story. I had to erase some of the artwork so that the words could be seen in the overlay. This author wanted very busy art and text over the busy art. We were not able to communicate effectively because she was so far away in Honduras and could not skype it seemed. I treated her kindly and I give the layout for free for the books I illustrate, and she only paid a little fee for the layout of the books, ( 3 different ways) a very small fee because it had to be redone, and it was not my fault that the story was edited wrong. I would not have brought this up because the books are nice, I am writing this feedback in response to what the author wrote on my feedback.