These are all the translated projects currently being worked on. Before we start, some things need to be said:
- Translations are a side project for me. My original works are my main focus. I’ll update them as I get them done. I won’t have a set schedule since this’ll be a one man show, but I will commit to at least once a month (if possible weekly as I get better at it). If you want to whine about something not being translated fast enough, I’ll point you to the nearest wall.
- I’m new at doing this, so more than likely I’ll make a mistake. Feel free to point it out and I’ll correct it.
- If you want to help, drop me a line and we’ll talk. If not, then enjoy the story!
I’ve posted more detailed information on how I’ll be translating, but here are the highlights:
- First Pass: This is where I do a bulk translation using MTL just to get a rough idea of what is going on context-wise (don’t worry, this is nowhere near the final product. More like a very early beginning). I make use of a couple of translation engines and pick the most intelligible lines for each sentence.
- Second Pass: I go line by line and check with dictionary sources (and what I remember of Japanese which I took during university) to determine if what was produced in the first pass is salvageable or needs to be tossed. This includes entirely re-translating the sentence manually if it is so far off the mark as to be unusable.
- Proofreading/Editing Pass: After everything is translated, then I read through it to make sure it is intelligible and I’m not outputting Engrish. While I do believe in being accurate as far as translating, I believe even more strongly in making sure it reads well for English speakers. (You can blame Estelion (also known as The Grand Arbiter of Translation Ethics) for this philosophy, although I hope to become as proficient at it as he is in the future).
- Final Check: This is to make sure that everything was done correctly and no errors somehow slipped through.
- Post: And then I release the chapter out to the world like a plague and hope it spreads.