It started off with me wanting to share and give back, but when it comes down to it, the site is just a way for me to motivate myself to learn new things. It started out with translating, then it became coding, then it turned into writing, and now my latest is audio recording and video editing. It's pretty random and I'm liking it.
I translate to make a better reading experience for myself, done according to my own personal standards and preferences. It requires a lot of effort on my part to ensure that my translations stay true to the spirit of the original, and that there aren’t any nonsensical or ambiguous parts.
This means I will condense adjective filled repetition, reposition paragraphs for topical cohesion, and add in lines to connect one paragraph to another, should the break be confusing without a modifier. These changes may be unnecessary in the original language, but it is in my American English.
So, if you want to use my translations to translate into another language, bear that in mind. You won't be translating what the author is writing per say; you'll be translating my interpretation of the story, so it may or may not be what the author intended. Because of this, I strongly recommend using the original unadulaterated version. But if you're going to use this one, then add the below information to your translation.
Publication site: [publication site]
Based on the English translation at www.justreads.net
Credit for the translation belongs to the translator, but unless contracts were signed stating otherwise, please understand that a translation is a derivative work and that all copyrights still belong their respective copyright owner(s), usually the author or the publisher.
// Style guide of choice: The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E. B. White
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