Hi, I'm a long term fan who watched the Original RP with my laptop on the kitchen table at my mother's house and listened to Swan Song on my MP3 player whilst cleaning toilets and dormitories at an activity centre. Putting those shows on still invokes fond memories of my mother's cooking, and the toilets and dormitories at the activity centre. Joking aside, I have been around since 2003 Brood War and am still delighted to be around the gaming communities and everything that has sprung from them.
A few months ago I quit my job as a Flash developer because I was completely fed up with working for a car company. Since then I have really done nothing much productive with my time, up until two months ago when I signed up to become a transcriber at an online company. Transcription is when you listen to audio recordings and write down what you hear. It's a lot harder than it sounds because you need to use hotkeys to constantly skip backwards and forwards, to confirm the exact words that people are saying, and then apply a bunch of formatting rules on top of it.
I don't make much money, no more than £4/hour, if that, and naturally started wondering if I could do something different with the skill and (most importantly) my time spent doing it - since business transcription is highly time-consuming and pretty miserable if I'm at all honest.
So, to be brief now, I am wondering if JP - or any other person with the rights to that person's own content - would be interested in permitting me to start transcribing some of their role play or talk shows?
The idea would be to write up a certain amount of content per day and release the script in whatever format you prefer. I would offer a Patreon page for people to support me and if this reaches a reasonable figure then I would be able to reduce my existing transcription shifts and pick this up full time.
I'm not sure what I have in terms of references to offer you, but I can provide a reference of my previous employer who can talk about my work ethic, and I can provide a lengthy sample of work if you would like to see what the end result should look like. Tonight after my regular work, I typed up the first 17 minutes of a party of Swan Song to give myself an idea of what it'd be like. You can find this here (scroll down and click on 'Download original PDF file' and it should open in your browser as PDF): https://www.pdf-archive.com/2017/01/25/rollplay-swan-song-week-10-part-2/rollplay-swan-song-week-10-part-2.pdf
Thank you for reading! I am open to any suggestions from anyone regarding this and would love to begin right away by setting up a Patreon, delivering scripts and seeing how viable it really is.
Edit: This is cross-posted from https://www.reddit.com/r/itmejp/comments/5q4zil/i_started_transcribing_a_bit_of_swan_song/ (I didn't realise this was a separate forum!)