Complaint Review: Clark Covington ,Clark Venable
- Clark Covington ,Clark Venable
- Category: Dead Beat Customers
Clark Covington, Clark Venable Misrepresentation and failure to pay for completed work Internet
*UPDATE Employee ..inside information: Clark Covington sub par dealings
*Consumer Comment: Clark Covington is a SCAMMER - BUYER BEWARE!!
*Consumer Comment: Hmmm
*Consumer Comment: Clark Covington (IRA) and Jennifer Frye HIGHLY Unprofessional and Unethical
*UPDATE Employee: just some facts
*Consumer Comment: Clark Covington & Rufus Industries
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Dear Mr. Covington
*UPDATE Employee: IRA and Clark Covington Act With Integrity
*Consumer Comment: Clark Covington Treats Clients Horribly Too
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: Don't even bother with IRA
*UPDATE EX-employee responds: IRA is a joke
The pay for this work was very poor, $35 for 10 400-500 word articles, but I decided to do it short term to dust off and sharpen writing skills that had been largely dormant after an extended period of time doing medical and legal transcription. I am a freelance writer and editor by trade, and have been in busiess for myself since 1994.
Simply put, Mr. Covington ripped me off to the tune of $136.50 for 39 articles turned in yesterday, saying he would not pay and that they were of poor quality (they were not). I have emails to support our "conversations". He also represents himself as a college professor, but I believe this is probably fake as I can find no evidence of this.
I did find evidence that he has a business, http://www.guestprofessor.com, by using an email of his to trace it, email@example.com. If this is indeed true, I'm doubly outraged, since he represents himself as the sole supplier of articles and charges $88 for 10 articles or $199 for 25, meaning that he pays writers to do this work at $3.50 per single article and pockets the difference.
This is incredibly greedy and unscrupulous even if it is not actually illegal. Certainly, writers should be passed the bulk of that fee with a small amount kept for costs and a small "finder's fee" percentage, but he's keeping almost two thirds of it.
What got me started on my search to get some justice for this is that I think Mr. Covington certainly owes me what we agreed should be paid as noted above, but more importantly, I want to get the word out as to what a truly greedy, controlling, unprofessional and unscrupulous individual he is. I want other freelance writers to read this and know to avoid him. Thanks very much for providing a forum to do this.
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