I work as a freelance writer part-time to help pay bills since my boyfriend is living with me. I do editing for both fiction and nonfiction.
I got an email from a prospective client last Wednesday, who sent me a small part of their story to look over and see if I could edit it. I require this from pretty much everyone unless I know them.
This was an Eldritch Abomination in written form.
The spelling and grammar were atrocious. The name was spelled wrong. There was shitty clipart everywhere.
Me: I’m sorry, but given the scope of this job I won’t be able to complete it for what you’re offering.
Client: (furious) You’re being unfair! Fine. Be a snobby bitch. Your work is probably shitty anyway.