The lesson here folks: your first impression counts! I can guarantee you I'm not hiring any of those people; if they can't write a paragraph about themselves how could I expect them to write an entire article?
Similarly if you aren't fluent in English don't lie. It's going to show in your work and your going to have a very unhappy client.
So for all you article writers out there, take sometime and compose that first contact message. Don't just throw it up there and hope for the best. Your competeing against tons of other writers, many of which will work for cheaper than you. Do something right away and show your client that you can handle their job, and can write in a sophisticated manner. If you spend a few extra minutes on your first impression I can guarantee the client will spend the extra time considering your application.