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Complaint Review: Clef Notes Journal

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  • Submitted: Sun, January 27, 2013
  • Updated: Sun, January 27, 2013

  • Reported By: Edgewater — Chicago Illinois United States of America
Clef Notes Journal
5815 N. Sheridan Road Chicago, Illinois United States of America

Clef Notes Journal Publishing, Arts, Entertainment Chicago, Illinois

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Clef Notes Journal doesn't pay its freelancers. In 2010, I wrote three articles for which I was to be paid .5/word. I performed extensive research and wrote each story; however, I never received any payment for my services. This was very disappointing and stressful, especially because I'd never had that kind of trouble at all with any other publication I'd written for--and I haven't since.

When I emailed my contact there, David Henley, numerous times, he would first tell me "the check was in the mail." Then he said what he said to the other complainant on this site--that he had sent it to the address they had on file. Well, if they had actually sent it, and were in good faith, when they saw that it hadn't been cashed, they'd just re-issue the check. Well, he just stopped returning my emails and I remain unpaid.

Thank you for any help in retrieving my payment from Clef Notes Journal.

Crystal F









David Henley <henley.david@yahoo.com> 11/2/10to Crystal I'm sorry, Crystal. Let me check to see if your payment has been processed?

Thanks

--- On Mon, 11/1/10, Crystal Fencke <cfencke@hotmail.com> wrote:



From: Crystal Fencke <cfencke@hotmail.com>

Subject: RE: For Clef Notes Journal -

To: henley.david@yahoo.com

Date: Monday, November 1, 2010, 5:03 AM



Hello David,



I'm following up the emails of two weeks ago regarding payment not received: When should I look for the payment?



Thank you for your response.





---------Crystal Fencke

773-226-1326 c





 

From: cfencke@hotmail.com

To: henley.david@yahoo.com

Subject: RE: For Clef Notes Journal

Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 22:24:27 -0500



Thanks for your response!



---------

Crystal Fencke

773-226-1326 c





 

From: cfencke@hotmail.com

To: henley.david@yahoo.com

Subject: RE: For Clef Notes Journal

Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 21:18:22 -0500



I don't remember any such emails, but here is my address:



2914 S. Wallace St.

Chicago, IL 60616





---------Crystal Fencke

773-226-1326 c





 

Date: Mon, 11 Oct 2010 19:13:40 -0700

From: henley.david@yahoo.com

Subject: Re: For Clef Notes Journal

To: cfencke@hotmail.com





I remember that we did send you several e-mails requesting your address, but never heard backfrom you. I will check on this.

--- On Sat, 10/9/10, Crystal Fencke <cfencke@hotmail.com> wrote:



From: Crystal Fencke <cfencke@hotmail.com>

Subject: For Clef Notes Journal

To: henley.david@yahoo.com

Date: Saturday, October 9, 2010, 11:08 PM



Hello David,



This is Crystal Fencke. Hope you're doing well. Just thought I would follow up as it's been quite some time now; I haven't received payment for the three pieces I wrote for Clef Notes Journal. I believe they were in the spring issue -- could be summer. Do you need my new address?



Thank you.



Crystal





---------Crystal Fencke

773-226-1326 c



David Henley <david.henley@clefnotesjournal.com> 1/7/10to cfencke See contact details below.  Please let me know if you have any questions.



Thanks!



--- On Tue, 1/5/10, David Henley <david.henley@clefnotesjournal.com> wrote:



> From: David Henley <david.henley@clefnotesjournal.com>

> Subject: Fw: Clef Notes "Chicago Keltic Fest" Preview

> To: cfencke@hotmail.com

> Date: Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 8:42 PM

>

> Hi Crystal:

>

> Can you confirm your receipt of the below and acceptance of

> the assignment when you have a chance.  Also, please do

> e-mail me once you've made contact with the Office of

> Special Events.  We just track progress on each

> assignment on our Ed. Calendar.

>

> Thanks much!

>

> David

> --- On Mon, 1/4/10, David Henley <david.henley@clefnotesjournal.com>

> wrote:

>

> > From: David Henley <david.henley@clefnotesjournal.com>

> > Subject: Clef Notes "Chicago Keltic Fest" Preview

> > To: cfencke@hotmail.com

> > Date: Monday, January 4, 2010, 7:13 PM

> > Hi Crystal:

> > 

> > I'm happy that you're available and interested

> > in doing our Spring 2010 Preview piece on the

> > Chicago Keltic Festival in Millenium Park.

> > 

> > http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/special_events/mose/celtic_fest_chicago.html

> > 

> > Our quarterly publication provides arts and culture

> > features to over 40,000 homes in and around

> > the Chicagoland area and the online component

> reaches

> > 5 times more with early release of our reviews

> > and quarterly release of our features in print

> layout

> > format.

> > 

> > As I mentioned, we are looking for a piece that

> > will provide an overview of the Keltic festival. Our

> contact

> > in the Chicago Office of Special Events is Cindy in

> the

> > press office and her phone number is 312.744.3315.

> > Please take an opportunity to phone her as soon as you

> can

> > to get the ball rolling.  You can ask her for any

> press

> > material already developed on the festival to get you

> > started on background and arrange any appropriate

> interviews

> > through her.

> > 

> > Our word limit for the story is 1,300, and as

> > mentioned in our ad for this project, our freelance

> rate is

> > 5 cents per word.

> > 

> > We also have other stories, we'd like you to work

> > on if you're available, so I will get you information

> on

> > those also, should you be interested.

> > 

> > Again, our deadline is Jan. 20th.  After review

> > by our editing department, we'll send you either a

> > request for re-write of sections, if necessary, or a

> > tearsheet with request for invoice.

> > 

> > Please let me know if you have any questions or run

> > into any snags in the process.  As we have a

> shortened

> > editorial calendar this quarter due to the holidays,

> we are

> > under the gun to get these piece in on time.

> > 

> > Best regards, and I look forward to working with

> > you.

> > 

> > David Henley

> > 

> > Clef Notes Concert Journal for the Arts

> > 1648 W. Kinzie Avenue

> > Chicago, IL 60620

> > Tel.773.770.6238

> > Mobile: 773.425.8491

> > E-mail: David.Henley@ClefNotesJournal.com

> > www.ClefNotesJournal.com

> > 

> > 

> > On Fri, 1/1/10, Crystal Fencke

> > <cfencke@hotmail.com>

> wrote:

> >

> >

> > From: Crystal Fencke <cfencke@hotmail.com>

> > Subject: Seeking a talented free lance writer for

> print

> > & online magazine

> > To: gigs-wf7ap-1532475813@craigslist.org

> > Date: Friday, January 1, 2010, 7:05 AM

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > Crystal Fencke

> > 2010 S. Loomis St.

> > Chicago, IL 60608

> >

> > December 31, 2009

> >

> > Dear Human Resources:

> >

> > I am writing in response to your posting for a

> freelance

> > writer with an interest in jazz for a print and

> online

> > magazine. With strong skills in writing features,

> profiles

> > and review, I am very interested in contributing. My

> > background is in general journalism, and I have been

> lucky

> > enough to cover local jazz stories in the Chicago

> area,

> > especially on the South Side.

> >

> > Please contact me at cfencke@hotmail.com,

> or 773-226-1326

> > to discuss your needs and my background.

> >

> > Regards,

> > Crystal Fencke

> > 773-226-1326

> >

> >


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