I was doing the layout for a book that was over 100 pages. When talking to the client/writer I told him that I copy and paste the content and make it look pretty, I am not an editor/content reviewer.
Client: Here is the final copy for the book.
Me: Perfect. This has been edited and reviewed and is the final version?
Client: Yes, I’ve read it over many times and I’ve had multiple people read it over as well.
Me: Great, I will start laying it out and send you a proof soon.
I spent weeks laying it out and then sent the proof.
Client: There are a lot of spelling mistakes in this.
Me: I don’t review/edit the content. I told you that from the beginning, I’m not an editor, I have no experience in editing or writing.
Client: Well you should pay more attention!
The client sent massive list of spelling changes. I reluctantly made all the changes.
Me: OK, all of those changes have been made, here is the latest proof.
Client: Looks great to me, send it to print!
Me: Have you reviewed it again to make sure there are no other spelling mistakes? We are about to print 3000 copies of this book.
Client: Of course I have! You do your job and I’ll do mine!
I sent the file to the printers, and the book is published.
Client: HOW COME I JUST FOUND ANOTHER SPELLING MISTAKE?
Me: *bashes head against wall*