thanks for the interest, but we're not recruiting for Suicide Island
. We have a typesetter who normally turns the chapter in in under two days.
Since you only want to work on SI, I won't trouble our Head Typesetter or make you wait for nothing, so your test won't be graded.
And because you have gone so far as taking our test, in exchange for your generosity with your own free time, I'll explain the situation with SI releases.
I normally only need two hours to translate a chapter of SI. Sometimes as little as 45 minutes. It's a really easy series. A hard chapter may take two sittings, but that's all. Compared to my main projects, Ouroboros
and Shounen Y
, this is really a piece of cake.
The proofreader is also very fast, as the chapters are short.
So what's keeping us from faster releases?
Cleaning and redrawing, that's what. We used private, high-resolution raws for it, and these take time to clean, especially dusting. We have a cleaner, though, and that alone can be circumvented if she cleans ahead of the rest of the team and leaves a stack of chapters in advance.
But redrawing is a real drag. It's not the fault of our redrawer: he's diligent, committed to the series and very skilled, but he has another project in a different group and he's got a busy real life, too. He told me he cannot release a chapter in fewer than three weeks. The series isn't the hardest, but not the easiest either. It's above average for the standards of ordinary groups, though at Death Toll we're used to much more challenging series.
The redrawer, ILikeTurtles, said he could cooperate with a second redrawer to share pages and speed releases up. I'm not currently recruiting for one because we have other priorities (like solving lack of cleaning staff for our other series), but if you know some SI addict who can redraw well, send them our way and I'll put them through a test
And although I cannot make any promises (I have a real life, too), I translate based on how fast releases are. The faster a chapter is completed, the more motivated I feel to do the next one. Right now, 131 is at redrawing. I shall translate 132 within a couple days of 131 being released. In the unlikely even that releases become weekly, I'll be able to keep the pace. In the past, I translated a volume in less than two weeks.