OPEN: English to German translations! (Paid)

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OPEN: English to German translations! (Paid)

#1 Post by arty » Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:34 am

CURRENTLY 1 OPEN SLOT!

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Hi!

I'm Arty, and I'm looking for some work to help me pay my bills and such. I'm a 26-year-old German native speaker from Austria.

You want your English Visual Novel translated to German? I can do it for you. I can also translate Steam/Itch/etc. pages and promotional texts for your game. Other than the actual script, I will do these for free - but only in conjunction with a project (WIP or finished).

For the script, I'll charge $0.02 per word. (Rounded down to whole dollars.) The words of the original (English) script are counted. Any code that accompanies the text will not be counted.

Payments are done through Paypal only. Payment is upfront - This is commonplace. I'll refund you fully if I can't finish the job for whatever reason. My rates are negotiable, but only if your project is non-commercial. Commercial games will always be charged the full price.

If you're interested, please add me on Discord since I don't check this forum every day. My tag is arty#3461. Just tell me about you and your project, and we can discuss details there.

What I will do:
Basically all genres.
Adult topics. (see exceptions below)
Any size of project.
Finished projects.
WIP projects.
My best

What I won't do:
Projects written in terrible/incoherent English. I'm not a proofreader or editor. Some mistakes are fine (I however won't fix them for you), but if I have no idea what the heck is going on, I can't translate it.
Stories that don't interest me at all.
Gratuitous gore or extremely angsty/edgy stories.
Offensive topics or topics that make me uncomfortable.
Unfunny parodies.
Certain fetishes. (ask)

My Experience:
I can work with Ren'Py code. You can send me the translation files and I'll work directly inside them. OR you can give me just the text in a Google Doc (or similar) and I'll translate that.

I've translated my own VN, White Monday, and three other VNs for clients ("Nekokoro", "Jake's Love Story", and "Tomboys Need Love Too"). For my job, I translate technical manuals and reports about architecture and software on a daily basis.
Another example of my command of the German language can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1frN ... sp=sharing. It's a 100+ pages long WIP of a story about sentient tanks (yep). I think it should give you a good idea of my German skills.

Please note that I'm Austrian (no, not Australian), so my German might differ in very minor points from Germany-German. I have been raised on Germany-German TV and books though, so the differences are, like I said, very minor. Something like the occasional "odd" word choice. (Think of like, differences between American English vs. British English, but more minor.) If I'm unsure about something, I check with my German friends.

I work as fast as I can, and so far all my translation work was finished before the deadlines. Understand that sometimes life happens, but I am very transparent about this - if something causes delay I'll tell you. Same goes for if I can't finish the job. Please also be realistic about deadlines. I can finish a couple thousand words in a day or two (my personal record was 15,000) if I have the time and if it's REALLY urgent, but I want my work to be of the best quality I can achieve - and that takes a bit longer. As an approximate estimate, you could expect about 20,000 to 30,000 words per month.

ATTENTION:
I reserve the right to refuse working on any project for any reason. Also, if you are too difficult to work with (for example if you're rude or creepy), I reserve the right to quit working on the project.

That's all! I'm looking forward to working with you!
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Re: OPEN: English to German translations! (Free)

#2 Post by ComputerArt.Club » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:14 am

Wie geht's? Ich habe selbst frueher in Deutschland gewohnt, obwohl mein Deutsch noch scheisse ist. Ich habe in Goerlitz, Berlin und auch im Frankfurt. Ich habe auch Familie in Muenchen und Berlin. Ich komme aus Irland aber ich arbeite im moment in Ausland. Zurzeit in Taiwan aber frueher in Japan(Tokyo). Sie koennen schon sehen dass im Moment ich nicht selbts was auf Deutsch veröffentlichen koennte, ich brauche immer ein Korrektor oder Uebersetzer.

Es wuerde mich Fruehen etwas von dir zum lesen wenn Sie noch was Fertiggemacht haben. Ich habe fast kein Wort Deutsch gelesen in die letzte fuenf Jahren, also, fast kein Wort geschrieben.

Ich schicke Ihnen eine Freundschafteinladung.

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Re: OPEN: English to German translations! (Free)

#3 Post by arty » Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:37 am

@ComputerArt.Club
Moment, ich schreibe dir eine PM!

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Re: OPEN: English to German translations! (Paid)

#4 Post by arty » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:07 pm

Re-opened and updated with new terms.

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Re: OPEN: English to German translations! (Paid)

#5 Post by arty » Fri Jan 25, 2019 5:58 am

I updated some of the terms. Now offering free translation of store pages / promo material in conjunction with a paid project.

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Re: OPEN: English to German translations! (Paid)

#6 Post by arty » Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:44 am

Re-opened with a new slot. Added the latest finished project to the list. Fixed some minor things in the info.

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Re: OPEN: English to German translations! (Paid)

#7 Post by Zetsubou » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:57 am

I hired Arty to translate my game Tomboys Need Love Too into German.
The development went off without a hitch. Arty is familiar with Renpy's translation formats and was able to provide files I could insert as-is into the game.
No problems with his work or communication. If you need a German translator, I'd recommend his services.
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-My games: Sickness, Wander No More, Max Massacre, Humanity Must Perish, Tomboys Need Love Too, Sable's Grimoire
-Commissions: No One But You, Written In The Sky, Diamond Rose, To Libertad, Catch Canvas, Love Ribbon, Happy Campers, Wolf Tails

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Circadian Loop, My Heart Grows Fonder + VN writing commissions

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