"This has happened to me twice, Cynthia. Each time I emailed the reporter, re-invoiced, and did not get the issue resolved. In one of those instances, the reporter (who owned her own agency) went out of business and declared…"
"Hi, Cynthia...it only has to happen once, right? Then you know to proceed with caution with a reporter who is new to you (assume that's the case here).
I echo Dolly's comments about reporters being great people to work…"
That's wonderful news, Cynthia. I have to tell you, though, that I've been typing/scoping for reporters for 40 years and I've only been stiffed one time. And to be honest, I probably was only stiffed then because I…"
"You could always ask for payment before sending the job back, but that may not fly very well. I just used a proofer for the first time yesterday and I paid her immediately through PayPal, because she said she wanted to be paid right away just…"
"Cynthia...when a reporter inquiry arrives asking for my scoping rates and credentials, I send my rate/reference sheet. It specifies the page rates for different turnarounds, supplies reference names, sets out payment terms: First…"
"Hi, Heidi. It's never too late to become FRIENDS. Thanx for accepting my offer. That little guy in the photo is a cutie. He looks to be the age of my grandson, in my photos, Devin -- he's 5.
I will keep in touch, you do the same. Cynthia"
Thank you, Cynthia. That little cutie is my son, Jack. At that time he was three, and now he is a giant six-year-old. I'm sure he'll be taller than I by the time he hits eight. Your grandson is adorable. Is he your one and only grandchild?