Commissions

Hello, welcome to the commission page! I’ll be using the page to show whether I’m open or closed for commissions. Sometimes I need to cover unforeseen expenses and it’d be nice to make this site earn its own upkeep LOL. Maybe in the future I can upgrade this site and have it hosted on its own space.

status: [OPEN]

By default I will post finished drama CD commissions on my blog as well as the commissioner’s name unless told otherwise. I’m also willing to send the finished product through email in whatever format the commissioner would like (ex. PDF, doc, etc). I’ll also provide the commissioner with updates on my translation progress.

Examples of my work can be found in my drama CD section or character song section. The rest of my posts are pretty much examples of my translation (though otome games are shifted into 3rd person exposition) with the most recent posts being an example of my current level of Japanese (I’m an official N2!).

PRICES (CDN):

  • $30 per drama CD (+ 0.25$ per minute after 60 minutes).
  • $12 per song.
  • $0.02 x [Japanese characters/2.5] for text (ex. short stories, interviews, etc.).
NOTES:
  • !PLEASE PROVIDE THE FILES YOU WANT TRANSLATED! I’ll let you know if I already have them.
  • I reserve the right to refuse a commission for reasons I may or may not disclose.

HOW TO:

Just comment on this page showing your interest and I’ll send you an email to discuss the details. I don’t want to post my email here to avoid spam bots and comments will help me organize who was first, etc. You don’t need a WP account to comment! Just make sure to enter a valid email in the email section it prompts you with so that I can contact you with; no one else can see that email except for me. Or you can contact me through Twitter, Tumblr, or even Curious Cat.

Once we’ve discussed the details and have agreed upon a price I’ll ask for a down payment that is 1/2 of the agreed upon price, or you can pay me in full. I’ll keep you updated, let you know when I finish translating and show samples, but I won’t send you the full thing until I’ve received the full agreed upon payment.

Please send me payment through PayPal or Ko-fi!

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12 thoughts on “Commissions

    Starlight44 said:
    January 30, 2019 at 14:40

    Hi! Do you also translate light novel under commission?
    I’m interested in a light novel called 大正艶異聞 なりかわり―華族家の秘めごと and it would be wonderful if you could translate it for me!
    I give you the link where to download the raws if you’re interested.

    http://rawdd.com/novel-大正艶異聞-なりかわり―華族家の秘めごと-narikawari-taish/

      Ilinox responded:
      January 30, 2019 at 23:18

      Hello hello! Oh boy, that’s a big question. I’d say no, definitely not under the commission rates I have listed up there because I know from experience that novels take a ridiculous amount of time. If I were to accept one, it’d be under actual freelance translating rates which, on the low end, are around $0.08 CDN per Japanese character. To give you an idea of the price, after doing a rough calculation of character count by OCR-ing the first page of the first chapter, it’d be around $44.

        Starlight44 said:
        January 31, 2019 at 09:08

        Oh gosh, that’s a lot but I understand that translating takes a lot of effort and time, but I’m still interested! So if you don’t mind translating it, can you send me all the information with all the details and the exact price? Thank you

        Ilinox responded:
        January 31, 2019 at 13:18

        Sure thing! I’ll send you an email with the price quote after I take a proper look and calculate everything :).

    waterinegirl said:
    January 18, 2019 at 16:53

    supposedly im going to donate but instead im going for commision instead?

    Rank these SNB events from 1-3 in which 1 is the highest that has good story THAT makes my money WORTH it
    a) The Glittering Flash of Swords like a Moonbeam
    b) Overflowing Love and the Future Bride
    c) The Adventurous Tales of a Crew of Thieves Running Through Shinga

      Ilinox responded:
      January 18, 2019 at 20:32

      It’s hard to rate those in a way that’ll give you your money’s worth since I don’t know your taste /o\ I can only give my own subjective ratings on the stories.But if you’re going to take into account my personal opinion, then it’d be:

      1. Overflowing Love and the Future Bride
      2. The Glittering Flash of Swords like a Moonbeam
      3. The Adventurous Tales of a Crew of Thieves Running Through Shinga

      I don’t really like any of the collab stories tbh. Also, events are a bit tricky in that the card stories that come with them occasionally adds a lot to the story, so to get the full experience of the event I’d recommend slotting the card stories of that event in there too (they’re all set in different times of the event to supplement the event story) but that’d also be more text to translate.

      But, honestly, I feel nervous giving my recommendations for event stories because, like I said, our taste in stories could differ a lot and if you really love the guest characters that appear in the collabs then I’d say go for that!

        waterinegirl said:
        January 19, 2019 at 22:02

        Also, events are a bit tricky in that the card stories that come with them occasionally adds a lot to the story, so to get the full experience of the event I’d recommend slotting the card stories of that event in there too (they’re all set in different times of the event to supplement the event story) but that’d also be more text to translate.
        <<<im confused

        Overflowing Love and the Future Bride
        <<<price of each chapters

        and if ever there is a card stories in them i want to know the price but prioritize FIRST the Overflowing Love and the Future Bride.

        Ilinox responded:
        January 20, 2019 at 02:18

        I’ll have to transcribe every chapter for the exact price, but to give you a general gist (after I checked the length of the first chapter) it’s 831 Japanese characters. So, using that formula up there, 831/2.5 x 0.02 = $6.60 roughly per chapter. And since there’s 6 chapters in total that means it’ll be around $36.00, give or take depending on the individual length of the chapters.

        For the card stories, they’re probably around $9 to $15 each (from previous experience with Kenshin and Mitsuhide card lengths). There’s 9 card stories with this event and basically they’re all stories about the guys either talking about this event or it’s related to this event in some way.

        5* Ranmaru (I think he gives heroine a flower, but can’t remember why) + 5* Nobuharu (He and heroine try on wedding clothes for a reason I can’t remember)

        4* Mitsuhide (Can’t remember, oops) + 4* Katsuie (IIRC he gets embarrassed because he imagines Yuzuki in a wedding kimono LOL).

        3* Shingen (Can’t remember)

        2* Nobunaga + 2* Mitsuhide + 2* Masakage + 2* Masatoyo
        I only read Nobunaga’s for these and it was funny because everyone talks about marriage and I know Katsuie swears that he won’t get married until Nobunaga unites Shinga LOL.

        waterinegirl said:
        January 20, 2019 at 04:10

        5* Nobuharu (He and heroine try on wedding clothes for a reason I can’t remember)
        4* Katsuie (IIRC he gets embarrassed because he imagines Yuzuki in a wedding kimono LOL).
        2* Nobunaga + 2* Mitsuhide + 2* Masakage + 2* Masatoyo
        I only read Nobunaga’s for these and it was funny because everyone talks about marriage and I know Katsuie swears that he won’t get married until Nobunaga unites Shinga LOL.

        DAMN IT!!!! why is the card stories much more TEMPTING!!!!

        where’s your paypal details so that the translation of Overflowing Love and the Future Bride can start?

        Ilinox responded:
        January 20, 2019 at 14:13

        Ooh, okay, if you’re still interested I’ll send you an email with the details and the exact price quote :D I need to transcribe all the chapters first so I’ll get on that now.

    NightHunterHime said:
    October 7, 2018 at 03:16

    Hi, I’m interested in a tokuten translation of a Rouge et Noir volume!

      Ilinox responded:
      October 7, 2018 at 09:00

      Of course! Let me send you an email and we can talk the details :D! Although, I just realized I never posted any prices for single track prices hjsjhsh the $3 tokuten is meant to be a package deal with base drama CD commissions.

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