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15 July 2010 @ 04:25 pm
Translation.. maybe? ~_~  
I am going to make a translation journal.. the idea being threefold--

* To improve my japanese by translating stuff in free time.
* To help other people understand stuff that they otherwise wouldn't.
* To make some spare cash. (^^; My motivation right now)

Basically the setup would be:
1) Translate stuff I want to translate (Japanese -> English). Post this on the community.
2) Take donations (totally optional, but if you like to help out, I always need it), and possibly commissions IF there is interest.

First I am going to start out with Yanagi's biography.. and then maybe some things from Pair Puri? Or some old articles or interviews, or fun articles. Then possibly another novel of some sort related to Tenimyu? I'll take suggestions, but will only accept them if I really want them. Any suggestions? ^^; But if I decide to take commissions in the future, that is an option. If anybody wants them. I won't do scanlations of official manga or anything (because of copyright issues), but I would consider doujinshi, and all sorts of other things.. and text translations of manga.

I will just start out with making a community and posting stuff I like to start out with. Any suggestions for a community name?

I'm totally not a pro, but I think that I can do not-too-complicated (say, no medical texts) stuff with a fairly high degree of confidence now. ^^ Given the fast rate that I'm going through Yanagi's biography, I think that I'm finally on the advanced level, and this will help my kanji memorization greatly!
超ちゃ人chochajin on July 15th, 2010 07:39 am (UTC)
Wow! What a great idea!
I've been thinking of doing some translation for the same reason(s). My kanji knowledge is okay. I need to work on my vocab, but especially on my grammar and I think translating would help lots if I want to improve my understanding of grammar.

I also think it's important that you start out with things that you really WANT to translate (I'd do the same! :D)

Sorry, I'm not really a creative person and thus I can't think of a good name AT ALL!! ;o;

Good luck! :)
ore-samathesundaywriter on July 15th, 2010 08:29 am (UTC)
Hm, I agree with the starting out with stuff you personally want to translate. The commissions option is cool though, I'm not sure how popular that will be on an lj comm. For some extra cash, are you able to get freelance translating jobs?

Not good with thinking of names either. I tend to springboard off other ideas. What do you want the name to reflect?
干物女: Yanagi with crownangelalia on July 15th, 2010 10:46 am (UTC)
wow you want to translate Yanagi's book *.*
I will be forewer gratefull for this *.*
my_byakuya on July 15th, 2010 11:21 am (UTC)
If you did that, it would be absolutely amazing!!!!

and yes please, start on Yanagi's biography!
(I love Yanagi!)

I can't think of a (good) name.... Translation no Yume (translation of dreams?) hehe I have no idea :P
(Anonymous) on July 15th, 2010 10:27 pm (UTC)
I so envy anyone who can pick up languages with or without effort.

My memory is like swiss cheese! Not good for anyone interested in language acquisition.

But, good luck on this new side job.
L.impressioniste on July 16th, 2010 03:33 am (UTC)
I wish I couldhelp, but I fail so hard at naming things.

I will be ecstatic to see any of Yanagi's bio that you translate though, until the magical day (that may or may not happen) I can read it myself. ;A;

At any rate, good luck!
(Anonymous) on July 16th, 2010 07:19 am (UTC)
Nice Mirai Figma :-)
you got this from Danny?
(Anonymous) on July 16th, 2010 05:06 pm (UTC)

I noticed that you mentioned you wanted to make some extra cash... I was wondering if you'd be willing to do a consultation regarding applying for assistant positions? I'd be willing to pay 10,000 yen or so.

Let me know!
Hi-chan (火ちゃん)hinoai on July 16th, 2010 05:21 pm (UTC)
Really? If it involves that much money, I can try my best!!

Email me at hinoai@hotmail.com with some more details!
(Anonymous) on July 20th, 2010 06:10 pm (UTC)
I have just sent you an email regarding my offer.

I am sorry as it is a tad lengthy.

I hope you will reply.