1. That's what I told him, to go off and learn the grammar. It's not my idea that he just start translating right off the bat: but enthusiasm is a useful thing too.
Now, Karponios, go and learn some grammar you lazy sod!!
2. I'm not going to pry into your life, and maybe you have absolute reasons why you can't do it, but like I say, you don't even have to leave the house!
And what's more: we need smart people like you out there! I'm not even doing you a favour; I'm doing me a favour!
And this is valid for anyone, not you in particular: a problem often is that the best people underestimate what they can do. And so they let mediocre (and not even very nice, or witty!) wallies running the place and writing the books and teaching in the universities.
And, again to anyone interested, not just you, you'd be amazed what you can do if you ask the people already involved: some of them - the best ones -are actually sound.
Now, let me just put away my soapbox and go back to my own work.
He does not need your lecturing here. I hope he gets help here concerning that text (fee or not fee).