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Fri, Feb. 11th, 2005, 03:12 pm
Job Query

Hey, does anyone here read Japanese fluently and like manga (or know someone who does)? If so, I might have a paying job reading and summarizing manga titles. Get back to me by early next week for the best odds of getting paid, yes, paid to read manga.

Fri, Feb. 11th, 2005 09:19 pm (UTC)
boffo9

I know a really-underpaid-but-talented programmer working for Mitre who has studied the language just to read Manga. He's been at it for something like 5 years. So I will ask him tonight when he shows up for my friday game of utter silliness.

Fri, Feb. 11th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)
kleenestar

That sounds awesome; if he's interested, have him email me and I'll put him in touch with the woman who's hiring for this job (a good friend of mine). Ahh, nepotism. :)

Sat, Feb. 12th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC)
boffo9

Well, I talked to him last night and he seemed to think his skills weren't good enough for professional translation. Shows what I know. :P

Sun, Feb. 13th, 2005 02:07 am (UTC)
kleenestar

It's not professional translation. All he has to do is summarize the manga and send the summary (plus his opinion) to my friend. If his Japanese is good enough to read and comprehend, he should be okay. But if he doesn't want to do it, oh well. :)

Fri, Feb. 11th, 2005 09:20 pm (UTC)
psychick

No, but yes! Curse my katagana-deficient brain! ;-)

Fri, Feb. 11th, 2005 10:19 pm (UTC)
kleenestar

I do curse it, my dear, I do. :)

Fri, Feb. 11th, 2005 09:40 pm (UTC)
gamerchick

I read Japanese, but not quite fluently. Undoubtedly there are others who are better qualified for this job, but if all other avenues get closed off to you, ping me about it and I'll see what (if anything) I can do.

Fri, Feb. 11th, 2005 10:18 pm (UTC)
kleenestar

Well, you get paid by volume of manga read; if you're fluent enough to read them accurately, it might be a nice way to make some cash for reading you'd do anyways. If you're not a fast reader I don't know how much money it would end up being, but it's fun work. :)