Yes, I have been notified about this.
Apparently, there’s a patreon that’s stealing my works and he is doing a really bad job at hiding that they are not mine.
I have a lot of quirks in my translations and I changed a few names to make them easier to the tongue, so there’s a lot of easy ways to find out if they are mine. Not only that, it is clear from the english in his actual posts and announcements that his english is not good at all. The level is just not congruent with the material he is apparently translating.
And it seems I am not the only victim, as that patreon is also taking the chapters of UchiMusume.
I won’t stop you from searching for the site, since hey, it is extremely easy to find in google, but I won’t be posting it here.
In any case, this post was simply to raise the awareness that things like this are actually happening, and it is a complete insult to the people that work so hard in those translations.
If the person stealing that job is reading this, STOP. The translating community is small in web novels to begin with, and what you are doing will not only insult all that hard work, it will destroy that motivation as they see how someone is utilizing their work in such a dirty and unethical manner, not only that, it will make new aspiring translators feel reluctant to take the chance.
Don’t be the one that destroys the chance for this community to grow.
Well, I was already planning on opening a Patreon page myself, so I thought this was a good opportunity.
THIS is my actual patreon site: https://www.patreon.com/isekaitranslations
Right now there’s not much, since it is a page 100% for support.
If you guys have any suggestions in rewards and goals, feel free to give them. I would love to hear them out.