ISSTH New Chapter Release! Book 1, Chapter 12

I Shall Seal the Heavens

Will Meng Hao get in trouble for not applying for a business license? Will he forget to pay his taxes? Find out in:

Chapter 12: Hello, Elder Sister Xu
Translated by Deathblade
Contributing Editor: Madam Deathblade
Proofreaders: Lingson, laoren and MeeBoo

I would like to extend a special thanks to my proofreaders Lingson, laoren and MeeBoo. Let me explain my translation process really quickly. Even though I’m translating as I read, I actually translate several chapters ahead of my releases. Once I finish a chapter, I send it out to the proofreaders who return it before my release. I let the chapter “marinate” for a while. Then, a few days later, I go back, make changes based on the proofreaders’ suggestions. The last step is to go through and read the whole chapter again at least one more time to make final tweaks and edits. I feel that the several days away from the chapter lets me look at it with fresh eyes, enabling me to catch more mistakes and also clean up the writing a bit to make it smoother.

The interesting thing is that each proofreader finds things that the other proofreaders do not. I guess that means I make a lot of mistakes! Haha. In any case, the final product is a much cleaner and smoother version that my first draft. Please join me in extending a heartfelt thanks for their hard work. I really want to provide the best possible product for everyone in terms of spelling, grammar, punctuation, and just general writing quality, and I couldn’t do it without them. Thanks again proofreaders, and thanks readers for your support!

12 thoughts on “ISSTH New Chapter Release! Book 1, Chapter 12” - NO SPOILERS

  1. To Lingson, laoren, and MeeBoo, thank you for helping Deathblade. And also us by extension, as we get to read these wonderful tales of deadly flatulence, fat vampires, and push salesmen!

  2. Wow that’s a really lengthy translating method. But I’m a fan of this sort of high-quality work, so that’s good!
    DB, you and your proofreaders are all incredible.
    And thanks for the chapter.

  3. Thanks to everyone working on this project.

    Btw, I think there’s supposed to be illustrations of some of the characters that the author has released but I can’t find them. If there are any (which I’m not totally sure because MT) could you post them on the “Glossary of Terms, Places, and People” page so that we can view them?

    As a native speaker I think if there are any it would be easier for you to find them, many thanks!

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