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13 October 2007 @ 01:42 pm
Translation service  
I'd like to commission a translation service- I have some text that I would be willing to scan and have someone translate. I'd like someone who is well-versed in Japanese culture and good grammar and English.
 
 
 
garagesaleleanngaragesaleleann on October 13th, 2007 07:15 pm (UTC)
is it in hiragana, katakana, or kanji? or a mixture?
floralcloudfloralcloud on October 13th, 2007 08:39 pm (UTC)
It's a mixture.
Amandafleurdetragedie on October 13th, 2007 07:30 pm (UTC)
I can do it! I wouldn't even request payment until after I was finished. =3
floralcloudfloralcloud on October 13th, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
Great! How much would you like me to pay you? It's about nine pages of sparse-moderate text.
Amandafleurdetragedie on October 13th, 2007 11:07 pm (UTC)
Well, I'm pretty open with whatever you'd like to pay me, honestly! How does $6 per page sound?
floralcloudfloralcloud on October 13th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
I'm really sorry, but that sounds a little too steep to me, considering that an average example of a page has this much text:
http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v326/Hiruka-chan/?action=view¤t=exampletext.jpg
Amandafleurdetragedie on October 13th, 2007 11:20 pm (UTC)
Well, whatever you'd like to pay is fine with me, I have no idea really what to charge, I'd just be happy to do this project, pay or not.
floralcloudfloralcloud on October 13th, 2007 11:27 pm (UTC)
Okay ^_^ How do you feel about maybe $.07 per word...? If it ends up being less than $5, then I'll tack on some extra for a service fee?
Amandafleurdetragedie on October 13th, 2007 11:28 pm (UTC)
That'd be fine with me! And I could probably get it done over the weekend. :D
floralcloudfloralcloud on October 13th, 2007 11:47 pm (UTC)
Great! My e-mail is 20mensou.ni.onegai@gmail.com. If you give me your e-mail address, I will send you scans, and you just need to give me the translations in text.

Do you take paypal?
Amandafleurdetragedie on October 13th, 2007 11:58 pm (UTC)
my e-mail is asukaduh@gmail.com and yes, I accept paypal! :) Thank you so much for choosing me for this!
卯月: baby angel_uzuki_ on October 13th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
if you are still looking, i translate as a job if you are interested---i recently finished translating a report on cell biology from japanese to english :3 (i also did a lot of manga, university papers, ball jointed dolls, immigration documents, cover letters and resume, novels, nana movie interview etc) so i can send you samples of what i have done in the past.
im a native japanese speaker majoring in english and linguistics btw XD i also work as an esl teacher :3

as for rates, i ask for it after the translation. i usually accept whatever ppl offer (the cell biology person offerd me $50 a page cuz it was complicated, but that was a super surprise lol) if they dont specify, i charge $10 a page but can also charge per word if the text is sparse on the page ^ ^
floralcloudfloralcloud on October 13th, 2007 10:29 pm (UTC)
Well, some people have yet to respond, but I'll let you know!
Um, you wouldn't happen to be able to charge a little lower than $10 per page? I only have about 16 or fewer lines per page on nine pages- it's really not that much.
卯月_uzuki_ on October 13th, 2007 10:44 pm (UTC)
yes of course of course--that is why i offered per word to make things cheaper ^ ^ the best thing is for you to offer me a price first since i do not have the documents on me XDDD
floralcloudfloralcloud on October 13th, 2007 11:21 pm (UTC)
How do you feel about maybe $.07 per word maybe...? An example of an average page is here:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v326/Hiruka-chan/exampletext.jpg

Also, you can feel free to take as long as you want (within reason, of course)...