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Director of Comic Localization (Comic Translation)/English

デジタル職人株式会社

デジタル職人株式会社

Job ID
151636
Location
Tokyo, Japan
Post date
Feb 7, 2024
Industry
Translation / Interpretation
Function
Other Localization, Translation, Interpreting
Work Type
Freelance / Experienced (Non-Manager)
Remote work
Available
Salary
¥150 ~ ¥1,750 / Project
  • Commission Based
  • webtoon: 1,750 yen~/episode Print manga: 150 yen~/page

Requirements

  • English: Native level
  • Japanese: Business level
  • *If you are a foreign national living in Japan, you will be asked to present your resident card at the time of contract signing.
  • Those who has status of residence with no restrictions on employment or "technical, humanities, or international business" VISA
  • If you do not have the appropriate status of residence, please understand that the contract will be concluded and the work requested only after the status of residence issue is resolved.

Description

Application Requirements
【Requirements】
・English: Native level
・Japanese: Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2 level or higher
・Currently living in Japan. We also accept applications from overseas, but our staff is only available Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 7:00 pm Japan time to answer questions.


Description
【Job Responsibilities】
・Manga Localization (Translation) from Japanese to English. It will not be a simple translation, but a "localization" of the work. Understanding of the nuances of the dialogue and the world building of the work will be necessary!
【The following points should be considered when translating】
・Is the English grammatically correct?
・Is it easy to read as a manga?
・Are the characters' personalities correctly expressed?
・Is the manga’s atmosphere kept throughout the translation?
※This is a remote job!


Desired Skills
【Requirements】
・English: Native level
・Japanese: Japanese Language Proficiency Test N2 level or higher
・Currently living in Japan. We also accept applications from overseas, but our staff is available Monday through Friday from 10:00am to 7:00 pm Japan time to answer questions.
*If you are a foreign national living in Japan, you will be asked to present your resident card at the time of contract signing.
For those with "status of residence with no restrictions on employment" or "technical, humanities, or international business" status whose period of stay has not yet expired, we will provide information in order after the contract is signed. If you do not have the appropriate status of residence, please understand that the contract will be concluded and the work requested only after the status of residence issue is resolved.
【Suitable for】
Those with a strong sense of responsibility and ability to meet deadlines.
【Desired】
・Those who have experience in translation/interpretation.
・Those who read a lot of manga.
・Those who have familiarity with subcultures.
・Those who are quick to respond, flexible, and have a flexible time schedule.


Working hours and days:
As this is an outsourcing service, it will be determined according to the status of the project.

Vacations and Holidays:
As this is an outsourced position, working days will be determined according to the project status.


Work location:
Home


Salary:
【Compensation】
webtoon: 1,750 yen~/episode
Print manga: 150 yen~/page
*The unit price may vary depending on the difficulty level, volume, translation quality, and schedule of the actual work.
*If you do not have a Japanese account, we will pay for an overseas account.


Other:
【Selection Process】
1. Applicants will undergo a trial production.
2. If you pass the trial, we will inform you of the contract procedures.
※The trial is free of charge since it is a test production.
3. Those who have completed the contract will be notified as soon as the project is ready.
※Due to the nature of the work, we do not offer work in the form of you joining an existing project. (as multiple translators working on a single piece of work can disrupt the quality of the translation).
※Please note that we will introduce jobs to those in the order whose contracts are completed, so please understand that the completion of a contract does not necessarily mean an immediate start.
Employment Type: Outsourcing

Last modified on February 19, 2024

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