As I can remember, it was about ten years ago when I was still reading web novels. Qidian has always been a symbol of web novels, as far as I am concerned. I can’t remember how many nights I have spent hiding under the sheet reading those novels, which I can no longer remember the titles, on my cellphone. Crazy days with unparalleled joy! It felt like I was living another life at the same time. Once I was immersed in the story, I was no longer me. I teared the sorrow and laughed the happiness in the story. I guess it was just the same feeling as people played video games online, except it was much more enjoyable for me to read those fantastic novels.
It was such a beautiful coincidence when I got into this web novel translation area about one year after I graduated from school in London as an overseas student. At that time, I was so eager to start my own business, full of ambitions. After all, my family couldn’t give me as much financial support as I wished. Those were my real hopeless days. I was lost and my ambitions tortured my heart every second, every day. However, it all ended when I first learned about this web novel translation world. It lit up my days all of a sudden.
It has never occupied much of my time really to do this job. Well actually, I did spend a lot of time to learn how to improve the translation quality for about the first two hundred chapters. But it all went smoothly and well as I translated more and more. Now I spend less than three hours a day to finish two chapters work everyday. That’s all. I will check readers’ comments from time to time. And still, I have been trying to work harder to satisfy those who love the novel I am translating, and not to let the readers down. I am grateful that they have been so supportive all along.
Since I was recruited by Qidian International, things have been getting much easier. I believe all translators and editors in Qidian International have gotten great supports from the professional team. To me, there are three things that I appreciate the most as a translator in Qidian. First, the working process is simple and efficient. It saves me a hell lot of time. The working flow system is a master piece. No more pointless talks and redundant procedures. Second, working in Qidian and all that makes me feel closer to the author of the novel, since he is also working in Qidian. Third, they pay me well. That, to be honest, saves my life. I am even running my own business now, small but promising.
At the end, I sincerely appreciate all the hard works from Qidian International team. They have given me warm welcome and kindness. Thank Qidian, that I can finally spend most of my time to do things that I love, and at the same time only spend far less in translation, also get paid so well enough for me to live my life. Also, I appreciate it that Qidian gave me a chance to meet my good friends, Arch and Chrissy!
May Qidian International long live! XD