Every now and then a big service as Google, Facebook or Twitter stops working. That is usually a non-productive day. People usually spend the day not being able to work, complaining, checking if the service is already back and trying to find a way to get around it. But it is always a stressful lost day.
The problem here is the centralization. These services usually work fine, are free and nice/easy to use, so we get used to them up to the point we need them for everything. The client files, your communication with your family, friends, boss, clients, everything depends on them. The problem sta...
Sometimes your client does not have the files that will be translated, but he still has a deadline that cannot be postponed and needs to know the translation price and if you will be able to deliver the files on time.
In other cases, the client is just quoting a project to his client, that might or might not be approved. So the files were not created yet, but he still needs to know the price and time spent on translation to include it in his quote.