Question Do you actually read your own translations[

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  1. TRMH

    TRMH 『Electromaster』『LEVEL 5』『Railgun』

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    I'm seeing some serious mistakes these day which got me to wonder if people actually read their own translations. -.-
    I honestly don't see how these mistakes would pass otherwise...
     
  2. elengee

    elengee Daoist Ninefaps

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    Ain't nobody got time fo dat.
     
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    Xxsafirex Well-Known Member

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    if the errors are blatant, it may just be some lazy MTL
     
  4. pleasepickthisup

    pleasepickthisup ✨pretty✨

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    I do, I have google read it out to me.
    So you should read my translations
     
  5. Ahhhhhhhhhhhh

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh [Cat person]

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    Nope, some translators just pass it onto the editors and proofreaders to fix up the mistakes and double check everything is fine. Though some translators do actually read it and fix the mistakes themselves and pass it onto the editors to double check (or they publish it if they don’t have an editor)
     
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  6. nonononononono

    nonononononono NONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONONO

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    I got TTS to read it for me
     
  7. ValiDxD

    ValiDxD 『White Dragon Emperor』『Wine Lover』

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    I use google docs spelling and grammar check.
     
  8. TRMH

    TRMH 『Electromaster』『LEVEL 5』『Railgun』

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    That really doesn't do much when it's a mistake in translation...
    Example: When you type her instead of him, it doesn't know the difference.
     
  9. Guan Zhong

    Guan Zhong Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I do.

    What kind of mistakes are you seeing? Any examples?
     
  10. astralmech

    astralmech Well-Known Member

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    Yes. I don't have an editor for most of my projects, so I kind of have no choice. I tend to read the whole chapter out loud to try and catch mistakes and make sure things flow well and there aren't any obvious issues. I think that's standard for most editors, though. But since it's just me, some errors will always slip through the cracks, so I give other translators the benefit of the doubt when I notice mistakes.
     
  11. TRMH

    TRMH 『Electromaster』『LEVEL 5』『Railgun』

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    The common ones like him/her getting mixed up, repeating sentences/missing sentences, Aristocracy ranking mistakes, and inconsistent naming,
    Most annoying one being adding / removing "Sama/San/Chan/Kun/Dono/Chi" randomly. (And incorrectly -.-)
     
  12. xuexxi

    xuexxi Well-Known Member

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    then those are most likely just lazy mtl or inexperienced tlers >.> i know of one group with those frequent mistakes lol i wonder how they are allowed to be on nu…
    i usually don’t reread mine so a few typos and grammar errors slip through the crack
     
  13. SkyWind332

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    Yes before I post it but since it's my own work when I read it at first I will notice some grammatical mistakes then I will edit it but sometimes even if I do that and I read that work again in a few hours or days I will find another mistake, that's why I believe a QC or an editor is important in translation projects but since I'm a one-man army so I don't really have a choice.
     
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    Tsubaki - Unknown Member

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    I read the chapter again before posting, but there're always a few mistakes I don't see. I recently noticed that I forgot to translate a few lines of dialogue. :sweating_profusely: My translation speed is very slow, so I don't work with a translation group or editor.