I am bj 알바 currently doing my masters degree in Translation, with a focus on Japanese>English. Many Japanese to native speakers of their own languages translators begin working on their own (e.g. Japanese-to-English entertainment translators would mostly work with Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.
If you have the native language skills of your native tongue at the level of a native, you will be able to perform the translation in English. Look for the translations of words and idioms on an online dictionary, listen for the way that words are said by a native speaker. You can figure out how much you are able to translate in a given amount of time by testing yourself. You can also calculate your own rates by calculating how many mojis you are able to translate in a given time, as well as what you would/need to earn within that time.
It completely depends on your full-time job and yourself, but it is totally feasible to do a full-time job while translating on the side. FlexJobs has been really useful for me, since they made me aware of a lot of companies offering jobs that are done at home.
Entertainment translation is not usually paid very well, and many translators are balancing this out with other translation jobs or with other jobs. That is, for all of the benefits of working in English coffee shops, there are a few drawbacks. For English cafe companies renting out spaces, you are also going to be traveling around a lot of different locations, which may be great in the beginning, but it does tend to become tiring after a few months.
There are probably some other places you could find Japanese-English media translation communities as well. I am not sure how large of a market there is for actually translating from JP > EN to Japanese, unlike for translating from EN > JP, something in which I am not well-versed, nor am I able to compete really well against Japanese speakers who are.
Enjoy, and May 2022 proves to be a fascinating year for new Japanese books in translation. Year after year, we are treated to even more amazing Japanese books in translation.
Whether you are looking to lavish someone with praise, or just tell them that they did a great job at something Japanese, there are some expressions that you will need to be aware of. In Japanese, naisu (naisu) is commonly used as a reply to saying that things went well for someone, or they did a good job on something. Just as we can say nice alone in Japanese to signify good work, we can do the same thing with naisu (naisu). Yes, yokudekita (yoku dekita) literally means good job in Japanese.
Yokuyatsuta (yoku yatta) can be used to communicate just about anything in Japanese that is in line with the meaning nice work, or nice work. In Japanese culture, saying good job or good job today is extremely common amongst co-workers at the end of their working shift. This above sentence is probably the only way to convey good job to someone of higher status than yourself in Japanese. In Japanese, rather than telling someone outright that he or she has done a good job, among friends at least, it is far more common to shower compliments on them.
There are ways of telling someone they should have done a better job, which are also slightly gentler in Japanese. Instead, you will want to use the other words which means nice or friendly in Japanese. There are some ways to do this that are nearly always acceptable, and some of the other pre-set phrases for saying good-bye in Japanese are best suited to situations such as saying goodbye to coworkers at work. While both these expressions do indeed translate as Good Job in Japanese, they differ in nuance.
You could use the same way as you would use ahave a nice daya in English, but this sounds more like anaturala Japanese rather than aaa,aeY=aaeaaaaaa. For Japanese itself, aaaa(Ja Ne) might seem a little informal, but think of the way you would most often say goodbye in English. Another way of saying goodbye in Japanese, which you could use most of the time, is aaaedegaSS(o-genki de). Itas also meant as abe confident.a This oneas suitable for nearly any situation, often used as the greeting for saying abe cautiously on your way home.a You may want to use this one more frequently if, for example, youare going your separate ways at the end of the night, or if the weatheras not good.
Even if it still means aIam worried about you,a amore accurate translation in English would be aThanks for having me!a So, always be sure to thank your hosts with this phrase as a way to say good-bye. In Japanese TV shows, the only time you will hear aaaaaaaa(sayounara) is when someone is saying goodbye to a loved one who has passed or to someone that they are not going to see anymore. To make it more concrete, aWhena can be added for aSee u tomorrow!a In Japanese, a 3/4 of the way through, you will say aaeaey=(mata ashita).
If youare using a similar part of your brain for your primary work, it might make translating to the side more difficult. Something related to Japan, or a related area that you would like to work on, before moving into translation, as freelancing translating is also about running your own business.
Translators have a different type of resume than a normal one that is used for applying for a domestic position. They show you have the necessary Japanese language skills and translation skills, and are a good match with a prospective clients company. I actually still have an offer for the company that I am supposed to be starting at in 2020. The company I am supposed to be starting at in 2020, but that is not a translation position (I will still do some translating here and there, but the position itself is more general office work).