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Does this always happen?

Post by Hiyuki on Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:55 am

I do not understand why editors/proofreaders/QCers have to go out of their way to change how many punctuation marks or repeated letters I put (ie. Kyaa!!
I don't check what Hazama or other editors here do to my translations here so if you didn't do the above, it doesn't apply to you.

Any TLs experience this as well? Any editors/proofreaders/QCers here does the above? o__o
^I really wanna know.

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Re: Does this always happen?

Post by ClaymoreSmiley on Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:12 am

Hm. Ringo always asks me before making any changes like that but I always just say 'eh I don't care do whatever you want'. I figure the translators job is to make the Japanese English and the Editors job is to make the English better English if they need to, I trust their judgment.

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Re: Does this always happen?

Post by SuppaiNoRingo on Tue Feb 08, 2011 3:40 am

I mostly don't change punctuation, but if there's something like 'ky------a' I most of the times change it into 'Kyaaaaa', mostly because a long vertical stripe in the middle of the word would look weird I think.
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Re: Does this always happen?

Post by Hazama on Tue Feb 08, 2011 5:01 am

Well for me, it actually depends on how it looks in the bubble.
If the 'kyaa!' needs one more 'a' (or vice versa) to fit the bubble properly, then I would do so Smile I leave it if it looks alright.

I also agree with the 'ky------a!' to 'kyaaa!'

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