Commission Japanese to English Translation & Subtitles Commissions

Raku

Aspiring Fan
Jun 16, 2018
59
Indonesia
Commissions closed atm, sorry for the inconvenience m(__)m

Hi, do you want to know the meaning of your favorite vocaloid song? Or do you want your favorite video on Youtube to have English subs? I can help with that! :miki_smile_lili:
  • I can translate Japanese lyric to English.
  • I can translate and add time-stamped subtitles to Youtube video using Youtube's Subtitle Editor. *
*If you're not the uploader, please make sure that they allow subtitles to be added to their video (if you click Gear icon > Subtitles/CC and there's an option to add subtitles, it means the uploader allows subtitles to be submitted to their YouTube video).

If You commission a Translation I will provide:
  • Translated Lyrics
  • Lyrics written in romaji (pronunciation of Japanese characters using the English alphabet)
  • The meaning of the lyrics in English to explain the nuance of the translation
  • Post the translated lyrics to comment section if you want to.
If You commission both a Translation and Subtitles:
  • I will add and timestamp the translated lyrics as subtitles to the YouTube video.**
  • Youtube is going to disable Community Contributions (how I submitted subtitles) on September 28 2020. Any contribution submitted (and approved) before that will still shows on the Youtube video so I will still put up the translation and subtitle commission until then.
** Please note that subtitles submitted to YouTube now need to be reviewed by other users (the community) or the uploader of the video. The subtitles won't appear until enough people/the uploader approves it. I will try to contact the producer to get the subtitle approved but please note that there's a chance they don't read it / don't approve it and the subtitles won't show. Youtube's explanation regarding subtitles.

If you want to see a sample of my translation/subtitles, check my translation that was approved for Dustcell's "Stigma" below. Please note that this is how the subtitle looks like because I added and timestamped the subtitles directly using Youtube's subtitle editor. I do not use and have no experience in using any subtitle maker/editor.

Screenshot of how the subtitles look like (click to enlarge)
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Video below if you want to check the subtitle as a whole


About Me/Contacts:

Hi, my name is 楽亜 (Rakua) / Raku.
I've been learning Japanese for at least 10 years, I have JLPT N2 certificate and have experience translating songs/tweets/articles.
I specialize in translating Japanese to English and adding translated lyrics as subtitles/CC to YouTube videos.
Check my Youtube Playlist of approved subtitles/captions.

You can contact me via Twitter, my twitter's DM is open to anyone so feel free to contact me there! :kaito_smile_lili:
Or if you're in the Vocaverse's Discord you can contact me via Discord as well (Rakua#3250)

Prices for Translations:

The prices range from USD$10 ~ USD$22 depending on the total length of the song, how many times certain parts repeat, how many unique words there are, how long each sentence is, and if the song has many "untranslatable" Japanese sayings that don't have an obvious equivalent in English. I will also post it in the comments section if you want.

As a general guideline, short songs with simple lyrics start at $10. A song that is long but contains many repeating parts would be around $14-18. A song that is long and contains mostly unique lines that hardly repeat and has longer sentences would most likely be $22.

Prices for Translation and Subtitles:

The prices range from USD $15 ~ USD $30 depending on the same criteria as listed above. Timing the lyrics may seem easy if you already have the text file, but it's time-consuming because the timing that YouTube provides still needs adjustments most of the time.

As a general guideline, short songs with simple lyrics start at $15. If a song is long, but contains many repeating parts, it would be around $20 ~ $25. A song that is long and contains mostly unique lines that hardly repeats and has longer sentences would most likely be $30.


Payment:

I accept payments through PayPal.

In case of Translation only, please send either:

1) The full payment before I start translating
OR
2) Half of the payment before I start translating, the other half after the translation is complete

In case of Translation and Subtitle, please send either:

1) The full payment before I start translating
OR
2) Half of the payment before I start translating, the other half after the translation and time-stamping is complete

I will notify you to check the subtitle after I finish time-stamping the translation (You also can approve the translation if you want)

Note: Screenshot used here is taken from this video, where I've translated and time-stamped the translation. It's currently awaiting approval from the community/the uploader.

1. On the video page, click the gear icon and click subtitles/CC

Click the Gear icon, pick subtitles_cc.png

2. Click add subtitles/CC

click on add subtitles_cc.png

3. It should redirect you to this page, click the select language and then pick English

2-youtube_after check add sub option_pick language_English.PNG

4. You've reached the subtitle editor page!
On the left you can check the translation and time-stamp, while on the right you can play the video with the subtitles to check the subtitle and video as a whole.

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Note:
  • For translation commission, if you use it for making translyric, sharing it somewhere etc., please credit me.
  • For subtitles, if you own the video please credit me somewhere in the description. For video that you do not own, I will have my name appear as the subtitle contributor.
Update log:
  • 26 June 2020: Add link to my approved captions' playlist, Add how to contact, and update the pricing!
  • 14 July 2020: Reworded the contacts section.
  • 5 August 2020: Reworked the format, added a notice that said I have no experience with any subtitle maker/software, also added the Youtube Notice that they will disable community contribution submission on September 28 2020.
  • 15 January 2021: Commissions closed atm, sorry for the inconvenience m(__)m
 
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