Last year, I was unemployed and was helping a friend with his business. I translated e-mails and phone calls for foreign clients. My friend bought a Chinese product to be resold in Italy, but he needed the instruction booklet in Italian. I proposed for translating the whole stuff and we agreed on a price less than half the “translating company” price. I worked for 40 hour, translating “chingrish” into a readable Italian, and gave the translated documents a week before the deadline.
Client: Good job, but who told you to do this? I don’t remember agreeing to anything.
That didn’t stop him from posting the manual on the site. He hasn’t paid me and I haven’t heard from him since.