Edit: I've joined a group now. Sorry to everyone still looking for translators (we seem to be somewhat rare if the posts are a good indicator ^_^; ). But thanks for all the interest! ^_^
Hi, I'm Leighann, though I often go by Rana online. I got the notice telling me I passed my translator test, so now I'm looking for a group!
A little bit about me...
I'm from Wisconsin, currently unemployed and fast approaching 30, with a degree in Spanish and a minor in Japanese. I love words in general, and my hobbies include both translating and writing (as well as reading... lots and lots of reading). I'm not a huge people person, and I prefer to not be the one taking charge and coordinating things. But I love translating, and practically live on my computer, so getting a hold of me is almost never an issue. ^_^; My general interests are reading (a lot, in English and some Japanese, mostly science fiction and fantasy, with a smattering of BL novels), writing, anime, manga, translating, crochet (my latest obsession!), computers, and languages.
I don't have any official (as in paid) experience as a translator, but I've been translating for a scanlation group for several years now. I started out in scanlation as a proofreader, though I pretty much stopped with that when I felt comfortable enough with my Japanese to start translating. (I'm only doing translation here.)
I'm a huge fan of BL, from the sugary sweet romantic stuff to the really explicit stuff. I do like other types of manga as well, though I mostly live in the BL world these days. I have a huge soft spot for fantasy and science fiction type stories, but I will read and work on pretty much everything. (Except maybe sports. ^_^; )
So yeah, that's me. As I said, I'm looking for a group to work with. I'll work on just about anything, and I have lots of time on my hands at the moment. So feel free to PM me if you'd interested in working with me. ^_^
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on Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:07 pm, edited 2 times in total.
I'm a translator, attached to a group.