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Post by MonarchWill on Tue Mar 15, 2011 2:45 am

Hi,
My username is MonarchWill as you can all see. I been watching anime and such for a long time (since I was about 3 feet tall and now I'm in college(I'll tell you which one once I get to know you guy better), but you never know, I still may be about 3 feet tall.). I have always know about manga, but I alway hated reading book, so I assumed that manga was just as bad. That all changed when I began reading naruto because it came out too slow as an anime. I slowly began to like manga and expanded by library of read material. Then I encounter "Love Hina," that is when the chain reaction of continuous non stop manga and anime addiction finally kicked in (pretty recent, I joined MAL at the same time). After reading a lot, i felt like i should be contributing to the community as well. There are alot of other scanning and translation groups out there but, I felt like helping this one.

Anyways that was way off topic, back to the matters at hand.

So, I want to help you guys out with editing but I'm a complete noob (literally) you guy will have to teach me the ropes. I will try to help out as much as possible though. It may not be a lot because I am a premedical student that is also a biomedical engineer. And coming from a traditional chinese family being a male, i must maintain straight A and remain top of my class. I'm also a scretary for a club and I work 10 hours week.

My small amount of good news is that:
I still really WANT to help.
I have photoshop CS5 <--amateur at it

That about it. If you do consider my though, you can reply to this thread or preferably contact my email at willy92@gmail.com.

Thanks

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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by SouOfTheRequiem on Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:25 am

O_O wow we have a lot of med students...well that's besides the point. Welcome to the forums, just what we need is another editor. There are some tutorials online that one can read up to get some idea on image editing (or at least that is what I did). Then Toad here will probably give you a task with a manga we are doing/will do/done and advise you on what to do with redraws, typesetting and cleaning. I'd also advise you but, you see I'm pretty low skilled here who started not too long ago.

You got hooked onto manga the same way I did...only it was Love Hina first for me then Negima
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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by PimpToad on Tue Mar 15, 2011 6:50 am

Okay why the hell do we always attract newbies and chinks? Jeebus...

Anyway if you want to join up as an editor then great, but don't expect for anyone to hold your hand. We'll help you out, but you'll pretty much have to learn everything by yourself. That's how I did it, that's how Sou did it, that's how Mag did it, etc. I wish you have prior experience, but at least you have enthusiasm and that's always a plus.

http://unblessed.net/guide/main.html
That's the site everyone here pretty much used to learn the ropes. It will take time for you to get anywhere near competent (by that I mean able to redraw) so you better have lots of enthusiasm to fuel you through.

Right now we don't have anything for you to do, but if you're proficient in English then we can always use another competent proofreader. We'll give you a chapter to work on once you can edit, but for now you can only be a proofreader.

Anyway all up to you. I'm honored that you picked our group out of the multitudes out there to take a crack at editing. You can better contact us on our irc channel so drop by if you want.

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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by vin-nii on Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:26 am

Welcome mate

Actually we do still have the HQ project for Honey Coming so maybe we can give that a try once you're ready?


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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by PimpToad on Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:05 am

...we're still doing that? Razz

Though yeah I guess we can just have that...yeah let's do that. May as well kill two birds with one stone?

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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by vin-nii on Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:19 am

i thought that was always the noob training ground?

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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by PimpToad on Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:33 am

I suppose...I just forgot is all since no one is doing it!?

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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by vin-nii on Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:36 am

well we haven't had any new editors for a while...

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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by vin-nii on Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:45 am

oh wait them CPs

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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by PimpToad on Tue Mar 15, 2011 10:08 am

technically excal is working on that...we'll get it sooner or later. either way that's probably the last thing he'll be editing for us and i believe he'll be doing PR work? i dunno

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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by MonarchWill on Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:25 pm

My English proficiency is far more superior than my family members, but I do not think it is elegant enough to proofread manga. It is not because I my grammar is terrible, but rather that the dialog may come out a little stale. <---- All those assumptions were made base on a play that I wrote in high school before I ever read manga fanatically.

With that said, I could alway give proofreading a try, but I will not guarantee anything. =)

One quick random question, where are you guys based in? Location? Time Zone? Etc?

http://unblessed.net/guide/main.html
That's the site everyone here pretty much used to learn the ropes. It will take time for you to get anywhere near competent (by that I mean able to redraw) so you better have lots of enthusiasm to fuel you through.

Great just what I was looking for (Not Sarcasm). I will work my way through this, maybe I can even add this freelance manga editing on my not so lengthy premedical resume(LOL).

Finally, out of curiosity how long does it take to edit a chapter of manga?

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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by PimpToad on Tue Mar 15, 2011 7:36 pm

Well it doesn't matter if its stale so long as you can get it grammatically correct. In the end everything is left to the discretion of the editor when it comes to anything outside of grammatical errors.

And okay welcome to the proofreading team...just read the "guides" we have and that should get you up to speed...maybe? Your best bet is still to join our channel to get real-time assistance.

We're all over the world, but I'm -5GMT in Florida. Vineh is somewhere in Dingoland. We got some Europeans...think that's most of everyone here?

And as for editing a chapter...it depends. If the chapter doesn't have much redraw, then you can clean and typeset in probably 10-15 minutes per page (assuming you don't just copy/paste, which will not be tolerated). If there is a rather trying redraw, then upwards of 45+ minutes. You'll run into those pages every now and then so on average I gotta say (from my experience) it takes around...4-5 hours per 24 page chapter, assuming there's no tough redraw. It's very time consuming if you aren't speed editing so you need to be enthusiastic about it or you won't make it far.

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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by MonarchWill on Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:15 pm

Is it just me or is are not actually any guides? I think I may just be stupid and can't find them, so if there are link please.

I don't really use IRCs, but I can if it is really recommended. I just need a recommendation of a good IRC client.

Anyways, just give me a shout to which manga I may be proofreading.

FYI, I'm still gonna practice and learn how to edit manga...Maybe I can be of use in the future.

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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by xXMagnusXx on Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:03 pm

well there are not that many guidelines lol, the only things you have to remember are to not edit the first post directly, to group 4 pages of content in 1 spoiler tag and to put your corrections on color. If I'm not wrong we discussed this thing on one of the proofings and never did a guideline Laughing
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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by MonarchWill on Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:16 pm

Nvm, Found it.
Also discovered, that I should just proof whatever that is available.

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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by alesana16 on Tue Mar 15, 2011 9:52 pm

Hello MonarchWill, welcome to the team. Very Happy

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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by Excellence on Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:39 am

omg another new face!!

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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by PimpToad on Fri Mar 18, 2011 7:52 am

well someone can always write a proofreading guideline...any takers? Very Happy

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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by ZeroShadow on Fri Mar 18, 2011 8:28 pm

welcome to team =D, (was being M.I.A for some time but back)

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Re: New to the Industry [Editor]

Post by PimpToad on Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:15 am

just in case you didn't see the message on the shoutbox...yeah we may have a project for you and consider it your trial by fire? hope you like it...

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