Hey guys, this is Aran here. Decided to try my hand at translating chinese, feedback welcome and appreciated. The main novel I will be translating is Imperial God Emperor. Aiming to do 4 chapters a week once a good number of chapters is ongoing (100ish).
Q: Who are you?
A: I’m a student that funnily enough, studies Economics :D. My hobbies include reading, badminton and translating.
Q: Why did you translate it into English this way instead of keeping it in pinyin?
A: My philosophy of translating is to keep the reader immersed into the story. So even if there is no directly translatable term, I will often just do the best one and leave a side note for the reader, that way they can enjoy the story to its fullest.
Q: Do you have permission from the author to translate this series?
A: I have tried to contact him before through his webpage but I have received no response thus far. Generally, it seems that Chinese authors don’t really care about their works translated.
Q: Will you pick up another series?
A: I would love to, but with my current available time, progress with IGE would grind to a halt. I am not willing to pick up another series unless its a sort of collaboration.