Thanks for your support, PV.
Would this poster scream like this without a good cause?
Actually, this was obviously from the extremely annoying client for whom both PV and JM have also done some work (initials W.H. from Brooklyn). Nothing but problems since I first started writing for him last year. A constant pest with half a dozen silly unnecessary emails for every little paper. He'd send 5,000 words of reading material and then ask why 2 pages of writing about that material (obviously) costs more than the ordinary price of 2 pages of writing. He takes these college Composition & Writing classes with assignments that are expressly designed to be multiple drafts with new requests from the instructor to add more themes, or different themes, or to incorporate more pieces of new literature and to make other refinements in successive drafts and he originally thought that paying for an essay meant that he could expect me to do all those subsequent drafts and revisions for him for the price of the original essay. After the first time that I told him that I didn't want to write for him anymore (months ago), he'd send me these ridiculous "VERY URGENT!! PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!...I'M SORRY...I NEED YOUR HELP!!!!" emails. In total, I did about two or three-dozen different essays for him in the last 6 months or so, including all of his "emergencies" that he needed only a few hours after he ordered them. I refunded his last assignment in full yesterday when I realized that I couldn't do what he wanted from the file he sent and he went to JM for it. Originally, I told him to just send me a used hard copy of the book because I might not be able to do it from a 175-pg pdf book file. JM apparently did it for him and sent it on time but for some reason, the files didn't go through and she had to resend it pasted after she found out about it. By then, he'd already assumed the worst and decided to retaliate vindictively against both of us. (I contacted JM to ask as soon as I saw his post here.) I always treated this guy fairly and he obviously liked my work because he came back to me dozens of time over 6 months. But I lost patience with his nonsense and that was reflected in the tone of my emails and in my pricing for him. It occurred to me that he might eventually do something like this after he no longer needed me but when you write for hundreds of clients, that kind of thing can happen once in a while, even to the best of us.