Soo, I'm looking for somebody to translate a vampire YA paranormal book... 'The Vampire Gift' by E.M. Knight. It's about 60,000 words, and part of a (planned) long series of books.
I'm gonna need somebody who's
(1) Super passionate about the project
(2) Excited to work on something that can very definitely become long-term.
Here's the Amazon listing so you can check out customer reviews, the genre, etc:
Experience isn't necessarily my top requirement. I'd rather find somebody who loves the genre of books and is willing to put everything they have behind the translation. Any college students reading this -- send your app in! I'm happy taking a chance on somebody new, *provided* they demonstrate that passion.
The last thing I want is a mechanical drone working on my book just as means of cashing a paycheck. So if technical documents are your expertise, you probably shouldn't apply. Likewise, if you can't stand the genre, don't bother.
This is a pretty unique opportunity to work long-term on a perpetual basis. The English books are being published once every 45-60 days, and the series already has five. Assuming the first French book sells well, we'll keep working together on all the rest!
If you're interested, give me a sample of your translation of the book description (replicated below). That way, I'll have something objective to base your work on:
~THE VAMPIRE GIFT 1: WARDS OF NIGHT~
When 17-year old Eleira wakes up in a strange, unfamiliar room high above the redwoods of California, she has no idea what's waiting for her in the dark.
A trio of hauntingly beautiful vampires with a taste for her blood...
An ancient sanctuary locked away in time...
And a wicked queen determined to do anything to hold on to her rule.
Caught between three vampire brothers and coveted for her bloodline, Eleira is swept into a world of supernatural magic where nothing is as it seems and betrayal lurks behind every corner. She must fight for her survival or risk being made prey for the very creatures who keep her there. But when she discovers a dark, twisted prophecy with her at its center, she is pulled deep into the heart of THE HAVEN... and realizes that the vampires she seeks to escape might just be the key to her salvation.
PS: I know upwork makes you quote a hourly rate, but translations tend to go per word... so give your quote based on that. $/word.
PPS: The book is already translated into German and Italian, and is a best-seller on both those Amazon sites, so chances are damn good that our French translation here will do well =)