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Manga and Anime reviewers Wanted!

Discussion in 'Anime News & Rumours' started by chaos, Sep 21, 2015.

  1. chaos

    chaos The Boss Administrator

     

    Anime UK News is looking to add new dedicated manga or anime volunteer reviewers to our established writing team.

    The ability to write interestingly - even passionately - in good intelligible English is absolutely vital.
    Good spelling, grammar and punctuation is also very important.

    And, it goes without saying probably, we want someone who really loves anime and manga and is able to communicate that enthusiasm in their writing!

    Are you interested? Send a sample review to chaos@animeuknews.net to apply!

     

     
     
  2. IncendiaryLemon

    IncendiaryLemon Captain Karen AUKN Staff

    Do you have an idea of what kind of word count you'd want on average for a review?
     
  3. Animefreak17

    Animefreak17 Godhand

    I'm dedicated to this site but my spelling, grammar and sucks otherwise I'd help out
     
  4. Yakumo

    Yakumo Student Council President

    Is geographic location a factor?
     
  5. IncendiaryLemon

    IncendiaryLemon Captain Karen AUKN Staff

    Well I've submitted something. Finger's crossed.
     
  6. Rui

    Rui Karamatsu Boy Administrator

    I'm going to be bossy and respond for Chaos to save him some time.

    Yakumo: I think it would be a problem for shipping review discs but you can always send Chaos a message if you want to participate anyway, people are allowed to submit reviews for items from their own collections too (or streaming) and it could work out.

    IL: The existing reviews on the site should give a good idea of what is expected. So long as you cover all of the important points there's no strict length requirement; some of the writers go into more detail than others (and some shows lend themselves to more description than others) but you don't need to worry too much and the editing team will give pointers if you need help. Regrettably this may mean more exposure to me :D

    AF17: You can cheer them on!

    R
     
  7. IncendiaryLemon

    IncendiaryLemon Captain Karen AUKN Staff

    Thanks for the response!
     
  8. IncendiaryLemon

    IncendiaryLemon Captain Karen AUKN Staff

    I actually have a couple of more questions, don't know if you can answer them Rui. How many open spots are there and how long will it be before we hear back?
     
  9. black1blade

    black1blade Thousand Master

    I probably would try go for it but I haven't seen enough anime to judge things.
     
  10. Cold Cobra

    Cold Cobra I'm entirely trustworthy... AUKN Staff

    I think I'll give this a try tomorrow. I've been watching anime long enough, and write various things in my spare time. Sounds like fun!
     
  11. Demelza

    Demelza Adventuring Alchemist AUKN Staff

    Have submitted something, so fingers crossed!

    I also have a question out of curiosity though: Will the role include reviewing light novels as well? :)
     
  12. Rui

    Rui Karamatsu Boy Administrator

    Oh no, the questions are swiftly outstripping my knowledge now!

    IL: I imagine quite soon, I know he's received yours :)
    As for the number, we'll need to wait for Chaos to decide.

    black1blade: If you have passion and like to write then I don't think it's a problem that you haven't seen a huge amount.

    CC: Good luck to you too!

    Demelza: I don't think we currently get offered any, though if you want to submit reviews of items from your own collection it would be a good fit.

    R
     
  13. IncendiaryLemon

    IncendiaryLemon Captain Karen AUKN Staff

    Ah, good to know. Thanks again.
     
  14. Demelza

    Demelza Adventuring Alchemist AUKN Staff

    Awesome. If I got a position I'd be more than up for this as not enough places review light novels (this is probably due to the length of time it can take to get through them more than anything else I'd suspect), but I'd love to do it as it's a part of the industry that is slowly growing and I've ended up very passionate about alongside anime and manga. And hey, if reviews mean more people pick up the novels, the good quality ones at least, and Yen then decide to pick up more titles I wouldn't complain...

    Although my wallet wouldn't thank me for this considering I tend to pick up every light novel Yen put out and show no sign of stopping unless the quality of translation jumps off a cliff. :p Only skipped No Game, No Life and the Index novels so far, and that was just due to hearing about poor translation and not wanting to put the money on that. Yen need to stop putting good novels out xD

    Whoops I'm rambling. Cheers for the reply, Rui. :D
     
  15. Cold Cobra

    Cold Cobra I'm entirely trustworthy... AUKN Staff

    Well, I just sent mine in. I hope an attached word file is fine, forgot to ask what format you wanted it in!
     
  16. Yakumo

    Yakumo Student Council President

    I also submitted mine as a Word attachment. I hope that it poses no problem.
     
  17. IncendiaryLemon

    IncendiaryLemon Captain Karen AUKN Staff

    A also submitted a Word document.
     
  18. Cold Cobra

    Cold Cobra I'm entirely trustworthy... AUKN Staff

    I'm sure it's fine, I doubt Chaos is without a program that can read Word files, I think I was just being overly paranoid :)
     
  19. Sarah

    Sarah Staff AUKN Staff

    Hi guys - sorry to come late to the thread but just to say thank you to you all for applying. And a big 'thank you' to Rui for answering all the questions so expertly! All the Word documents seem to have come through just fine.
     
  20. Vashdaman

    Vashdaman Combat Butler

    Is the position still open? Give me until the weeks end to rustle up some magic, and I think I could be the guy you've been looking for.