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Proof-reading Japan - will you help?

Jonsan

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Hello and Happy New Year! I hope you had a great time and a good break.

My name is Jon Walsh, a New Zealander working in the publishing sector in Tokyo.

I am starting an exciting new private editing business called BUSINESS GROW.

The business involves proofreading & editing English webpages and English documents for Japanese companies, including private & trading companies, schools, restaurants, shops and department stores, and any business that may have an English website and documents. As you are no doubt aware, there are many cases of incorrect English produced by Japanese businesses and I aim to correct as much of it as I can.

Do you have any advice, hints or suggestions?

I already have a number of clients and am looking out for more.
To that end, could you please send me a quick e-mail IF:

1) you see any websites or documents (advertising, business forms, menus, etc) that have incorrect English in them? OR

2) you know of any translation or publishing companies that may
need English PROOF-READERS or RE-WRITERS?


Thanks very much for your help, and have a great day!

Best regards,

Jon Walsh
BUSINESS GROW
E-mail: businessgrow[at]hotmail.com
 
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Hi Jon, welcome to the forum! 🙂:

you see any websites or documents (advertising, business forms, menus, etc) that have incorrect English in them?

Of course, each and every day, lol. We could use this thread to post examples.

you know of any translation or publishing companies that may need English PROOF-READERS or RE-WRITERS?

You check with the people from Honyaku, all experts in their field:

=> Google Groups

Good luck in your ventures!
 
Good luck with your venture...
I figure if you go to your local convenience shop, check out what they sell there, find out their website (if any) and perhaps contact them, you'll have more than enough work to get you going...and then there are the department stores.... :D

the only downside of getting Engrish corrected is that eventually, we'll run out of things to see at the www.engrish.com site.... :D

but that's progress.... :D
 
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