Seems like more VN devs aren't hiring editors/proofreaders nowadays

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Re: Seems like more VN devs aren't hiring editors/proofreaders nowadays

#16 Post by mashiko » Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:12 pm

mikolajspy wrote:
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:17 am
I think in most cases (that was with me) is
whiteserenity wrote:
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:57 pm
lack of funds
And consider that today not every game sells well. For indie developer it's better to cut funds on proofreader and fail with low-budget game, than invest much money and still fail.
I can relate to this. I know proofreading and editing takes a lot of effort from proofreader and editor, and hard work should be paid. However, most indie devs don't have enough budget as it is. I do like crowdfunding like Kickstarter, but the success is not guaranteed, and again, that comes down to funding in the end. It seems that the easiest funding to cut is edit / proofread, since the story is already written and finished anyway. So maybe we can get away with a few errors here and there, and crosses fingers, hoping that players will not notice those errors?

I don't agree with not proofreading and editing VNs before they are published (because I also get annoyed reading VNs with grammatical errors), but from a developer's viewpoint, it is easier to not shell out more money on proofreading and editing. It also seems that people spend more on arts and music as opposed to perfecting grammar and such.

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Re: Seems like more VN devs aren't hiring editors/proofreaders nowadays

#17 Post by Steamgirl » Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:29 pm

Well if any Russian (or otherwise) companies want me to check if their proofreader/editor is worth their salt, I'm happy to help. :)

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