Now, before he even started, I clearly explained how I wanted the articles written. I even pointed him at a free pdf download explaining the style of articles in great detail, asking him to read a specific 5 page section of it, to understand what I was looking for.
The 2 he had me review, were nowhere near what I requested. I tried to explain in even more detail, how they were wrong, and what he could do with these 2 to make them better. I was not being insulting, just very clear on what I wanted. (he didn't even create content relevant to the titles he came up with!)
Anyway, the next message I got back was "Refund and cancellation of project has been submitted".
ummmm.. was I being too hard to work for? I'm not experienced in writing articles, but even I know how to optimize an article for a single keyword, and create relevant content suggested by the title.
Has anyone else had similar experiences with elance writers? am I being too hard to work for? Any suggestions for good writers?