In June 2008 I commissioned a translation of Cyril of Alexandria’s Apologeticus ad imperatorem. It’s about 15 pages in the ACO edition, and a competent person should be able to translate it in 3-4 days. Unfortunately the translator has been very hard to deal with, and hasn’t produced anything but excuses since before Christmas. It’s always just about to be completed! Emails are not replied to. It even looks as if he’s using some other text than the one specified. So I have written to him and dismissed him.
I would like to recommission this, at 10c a word. It’s probably around $700 worth. But I’m not sure that I can quite face the hassle at the moment!
Later: I’ve emailed someone who offered for the role back in January. Let’s see what happens.