What is Digital Manga Guild (DMG)?

DMG is a project started by Digital Manga International as a way to bring manga (Japanese comics) to the American ebook market through partnerships with Japanese publishers, which entail bypasses the licensing process.

The goal of DMG is to have localizers (freelancers), which consists of Japanese to English translators, editors, and letterers. We are assigned contracts with books and deadlines for when they should be completed.

Job Duties

What I do as a letterer is download the high quality scans of the original manga, clean the pages of Japanese text, impurities, straighten the page, and if needed redraw the background; add translated script to the page; and appropriately format the text (speech, thoughts, sound effects, or aside speech).