Client: Can you proofread and edit this for me?
Me: Sure, send me a sample and I’ll let you know how long it takes.
Client emails me a .docx file and I quickly go through it.
Me: Yeah, this will take at least a week and cost $XXX.
Client: What? Why? It should be a quick edit – there are no red squiggly lines in Word.
The Client was very sweet. I didn’t have the heart to tell them that every word was spelled correctly, but the majority of the sentences didn’t make sense.