So you think you can translate, proof-read, design a PDF file, or write an article? Well, tough luck; there are a lot of people out there who think so as well. It’s the law of the jungle out here, but we’ve laid down some guidelines to explain what’s required of translators, proof-readers, PDF designers, and general contributors. Welcome to Sparta!
The commenting system on this page is for those who have questions to ask regarding recruitment. DO NOT apply for positions by submitting a comment. Instead, please submit your applications to [email protected]. Applicants for other language subgroups should visit PR! International for further instructions.
1. Chinese to English Translators – OPEN
We accept both short-term translators (who only need to commit to translating one chapter) and long-term translators. Applicants for the latter position will be considered probationary members until they submit their third chapter.
- All translator applicants are required to demonstrate their proficiency by translating a set text. Further instructions on application procedures for translators, including the set text, can be found HERE.
- All short-term and probationary translators are required to translate and submit half a chapter a two weeks before the deadline.
- Translators who have proven their aptitude may be asked to do Chinese-English editing work in addition to translations.
2. English Proofreaders – CLOSED
We are currently not accepting applications for this position.
Long-term commitment is required for proofreaders. A proofreader should not be inactive for over a month except under special circumstances.
- All proofreader applicants are required to demonstrate their English language proficiency by proofreading a set text. Further instructions on application procedures, including the set text, can be found HERE.
- Whenever there is a new translated chapter, proofreaders will be given 3-4 days to edit half the chapter and one week to completely edit the entire chapter.
- During the PDF compilation period, proofreaders will have to spend an extra amount of time to proofread all the chapters in that particular volume.
3. PDF Designers – OPEN
PDF designers work make high quality print versions of our translations for each completed volume. They have solid design skills, the ability to find or create appropriate images, and the ability to work independently or as a group. Please see these sample pages for our level of expectations.
- Include in your application at least three examples of your own artwork or pieces of your design portfolio. Alternatively, come up with designs for at least three pages of the PDF (be it the content page, cover, etc) and they can serve as your design.
- Use of doujin artwork is NOT PERMITTED. The so-called “official novel art” you often see on ½ Prince forums are actually artwork by a doujinshi artist.
- A document containing further instructions for PDF designers can be found HERE.
4. General Contributors – OPEN
A general contributor is someone who contributes ORIGINAL articles to our site. The articles can be discussions, fanfiction, or other short topics related to our projects. High quality submissions may also be featured on our blog or in our PDFs. Please submit your articles to [email protected].
5. Other Languages – OPEN
We welcome our readers to join or create a subgroup at PR! International that translates any of our projects from English to another language. If the subgroup already exists, please visit their recruitment page for specific instructions. If you wish to create a new language subgroup, please send us your translations of any of our projects based on our English version. We will set up your subgroup officially once we receive a completed chapter for a particular language from our applicants. For new subgroups, please submit your translated chapters to [email protected]
NOTE: This is the recruitment’s FAQ section and will only answer recruitment-related questions. Do not look for answers to other questions here, and please do not post any question here that is not recruitment related.
Q: Where should I submit my application?
A: Please submit your applications to [email protected]. Applicants for other language subgroups should follow the instructions on their respective pages. For language subgroups that haven’t been set up yet, please submit your applications to [email protected].
Q: How long will PR! take to reply to my application?
A: Up to one week.
Q: Will I be paid for my work?
A: No, you won’t. Your only profits will be EXP and, if you’re lucky, FUN.
Q: When will recruitment for English proof-readers be open?
A: Recruitment is open based on need and our availability to read over applications. We will announce on the main page whenever recruitment is open.
Q: When will recruitment for the English proof-reading position close?
A: Due to the sheer number of applications we get, we usually only open the position to applications for one week. If you apply during this time, please be aware that we might hold two elimination rounds before deciding on one or two proof-readers.
Q: Will the page I designed for my application be used in the end product?
A: Maybe, maybe not. Even if you are not recruited as a PDF designer, your design will still be considered for usage.