Schwarze_Kreuz: I am a rookie when it comes to translating novels, so please be kind ><. I’ve studied Chinese formally for 4 years in high school and 1 year in college. While my character recognition places me at near illiteracy, I’ve grown up speaking Mandarin Chinese, so I’m confident in my recognition of phrases and expressions. Professionally, I’m studying to be an actuary, and translating is a new challenge I’ve taken up as a way to boost my Chinese literacy.
By the way, for all you Deutsch speakers out there, I know my name is spelled incorrectly. It’s a hint saying that I don’t really know my German :P.