Recruitment

Important things of note:

  • Like most scanlation groups, we work for free so we DO NOT pay you. It’s work done by the fans for the fans.
  • Being a scanlator is not easy. It means you have to sacrifice some of your free time to work on chapters.
  • That being said, scanlation not a job! You can have fun while doing it, and we certainly do!
To Apply for a position, please email your completed test to phoenixserenade@gmail.com with the subject line “<position> Test – <your name>”
For example, to apply for the translator position your subject would be “Translator Test – Random_Name”

Translator:

Status: Currently Recruiting

  • Japanese to English
  • No professional experience necessary
    • A decent understanding of both languages is necessary, however
    • A good understanding of Japanese culture to help localize is also appreciated
  • Useful: Shoujo manga tends to contain furigana while josei manga does not.
Link to test: https://www.mediafire.com/file/ksjb4vy239scy0f/PS_Scans_TL_test.zip
An example of a translated chapter is included

Proofreader:

Status: Position Full

  • Must have a VERY good grasp of the English language.
  • General job is to fix punctuation, spelling, and grammar mistakes in the translated script
    • Secondary job is to make the sentences flow better, as some translations can be too literal and stiff.
Link to test: https://www.mediafire.com/file/8d4sp8fvutz5zi8/PS_Scans_PR_Test.zip
Proofreading guidelines are included

Important:

If you are a complete newbie to scanlation and want to learn how to clean or typeset a manga (providing you have Photoshop – any version is fine) look no further. There are many guides out there but these are the ones I really like:

They’re all chock full of information if you want to learn how to clean or typeset. There are even practice scans there for you to work on in the first link and third and fourth links.


Cleaner:

Status: Currently Recruiting

  • You MUST have Adobe Photoshop. GIMP and other image editors are not accepted.
  • A cleaner levels/white-balances the scanned raw images as well as removes text and any dust/spots on the page from the scanning process.
    • No cleaning experience necessary. We are willing to teach you 😊
Link to test: https://www.mediafire.com/file/4i16s8z6u36nbgb/PS_Scans_Cleaning_Test.zip

Redrawer:

Status: Currently Recruiting

  • You MUST have Adobe Photoshop. GIMP and other image editors are not accepted.
  • A redrawer removes large text/sfx that covers part of the artwork and re-draws the artwork behind the removed text (hence the name).
    • The job is much easier with a drawing tablet
    • Having artistic talent/experience is desirable
Link to test: https://www.mediafire.com/file/lgga1kslxlp83z8/PS_Scans_Redraw_Test.zip

Typesetter:

Status: Currently Recruiting

  • You MUST have Adobe Photoshop. GIMP and other image editors are not accepted.
  • A typesetter adds the translated and proofread script to cleaned and redrawn images.
    • No typesetting experience necessary. We are willing to teach you 😊
Link to test: https://www.mediafire.com/file/dc89camezyc9i7m/PS_Scans_TS_Test.zip