Three years ago, I edited another writer's manuscript (100,000+ words), made it publishable, and gave her a list of specific agents who might want to represent it.
I have yet to receive the second and final payment.
She has never said thank you.
She recently wrote to me asking me to re-edit the same manuscript. I mentioned the unpaid bill.
She has not responded.
And she has still not said thank you.
It's not so much the pay--it's the lack of gratitude.