I'm having money problems and one of my abilities is translating from japanese to english. I'm not a professional translator, where should I go to get comissions? Is reddit a good place for that? I'm really needing money right now.
>Is reddit a good place for that?
Dunno lol, but they do have a subplebbit called "r/WorkOnline/". Try googling "online translator jobs"... Which got me this
I know "baka", "kampai" and "sugoi", I have watched naruto (english dub) ,own a katana and a kimono... Can I call myself Japanese now?
Well, 4chan isn't exactly an employment agency...Or known for outstanding work ethics
Then I have bad news for you.
People do it on sadpanda for ratio and peen.
Unless you can eat ratio or peen, you might want to look into real-world translation.
Also, no offence, but you're not exactly selling me here. Understanding the source language is, like, ten percent of the work. The other ninety percent is conveying it in a form that preserves the meaning whilst still sounding like it was written by a native speaker. If you're set on doing fiction, you're going to have to be able to produce both dialogue and narrative, at least as well as a jobbing author can. If you're going into academia or business, you need to be able to write at at least a graduate level.
If your writing isn't your forte, interpretation might be a better field to go into, but you have to be absolutely shit-hot at both languages, and great at public speaking.
>People do it on sadpanda for ratio and peen
I do it on sadpanda for free with no credit pages.
I do it for /wsr/ feel points. And to make the authors I love more known.
The assholes I hate who ruin the hobby I love to make money do it this way:
1 - Find the most disgusting manga you can find in the panda.
2 - Translate it and make a blog to shill in sad panda.
3 - Find a couple more from the same author, and repeat 'til you have an OK following.
4 - Now ask for commissions. You'll be offered shit that's even more disgusting than what you did at first, but you'll be paid for it.
This all falls down if you're a shit translator though. Case in point: http://exhentai.org/uploader/Goatse
I actually recognized an artist I love in a request a few weeks ago, and upon searching him on Sad Panda, I noticed only one of his works, which is more a comedy than a porn, has been translated (he mainly does shit for games).
Tsukasa Jun. He should remind you a lot of Range Murata.