volare was founded in Dec 2015, and is an off the beaten path translating shop with an amazing select coterie of novels. We seek to give a voice to the atypical, the quirky, the flabbergasting plot twists and are equally fascinating ourselves. 😀
etvolare (GDK, SOTR, Lazurite, owner) – Eccentric fantasy, scifi and xianxia bookworm who’s also a practical romanticist. Frequently called “etvo” by the online community, she split her time growing up between Taiwan and US east coast (whoo VA!) and currently resides in the US. She has a full time job but translates wuxia to decompress as well as computer games and other paid gigs. She translates crowd favorites SOTR on Wuxiaworld and GDK here, as well as short stories that strike her fancy here on volaretranslations. Always on the lookout for a twist on mainstream stories, now let’s go fly into a good story! Pika!
SOTR is published 3x a week and GDK on MWF. Lazurite is published whenever!
Ayszhang (AH) – Growing up reading the Chinese classics, he has always enjoyed literature and rhetoric, but it wasn’t until 2014 that he began translating internet literature – from his first language to his fourth. He began reading Chinese internet fiction from the time-travel/slip and cultivation genres but eventually gotten tired of the clichéd tropes. Horror and suspense drew him in next, with his first reads being gui chui deng and dao mu bi ji. From DMBJ he fell into the ditch that was BL and never climbed back out. You can find his fu-translations here: http://bltranslation.blogspot.ca/
Beehugger (SS) – A soon to graduate college undergrad student who enjoys reading and translating and procrastinating from his mountains of homework. He also plays Hearthstone for those who are interested in that.
SS is published 3x a week.
Craxuan (SRH) – Hey guys, it’s Craxuan. Currently I’m translating Single Player Only, Spirit Realm and now Star Rank Hunter. The reason I picked this up was because there are a lot of Wuxia Xianxia translated stories out there, but not nearly enough in other genres like horror, sci-fi, slice of life etc. I aim to change this slowly, starting with Star Rank Hunter. I sure hope y’all will enjoy this!
SRH is published ~3x a week.
Dreamer (DWGMSFF, SUL) – A student who escapes reality with Chinese books and dramas. She likes to stay awake till the wee hours to read and translate, and so got great big panda eyes. Likes to translate funny, ancient books. Hope you all enjoy my translations!
DWGMSFF is published 2x a week.
Grenn (Poisoning the World) – Grenn, Marci and Wenhui come from Rotten Translations and arrived with Poisoning the World : The Secret Service Mysterious Doctor is a Young Beastly Wife (quite a mouthful, right?). It’s a very long romance novel, but it’s quite interesting. Although we are not the fastest, we have yet to miss any of our weekly batch of regular releases. For those who followed us on Rotten Translations, we also won’t stop doing weekly recommendations when we can, so look forward to it.
Poisoning the World is batch released once a week, with a varying number of chapters in each release.
hazlexnut (History’s Strongest Senior Brother) – Knees weak, arm is broken.
History’s Strongest Senior Brother is published 6x a week.
Hungry (True Cultivators) – Hi guys, I’m Hungry and I love food because it’s the most amazing thing in the world next to girls and of course novels! My hobbies include sleeping, eating, and traveling. If I could be one thing in the world, I would be me, because I love me and as for if there’s anything special about me, there’s really isn’t. I’m just an average human, looking for the meaning in life, who also finds joy through meeting reading light novels. Ya’ll can hit me up, and I’ll reply asap as long as I’m not eating or sleeping. I get grumpy without coffee… OHHH MUST MENTION MY LOVE FOR COFFEE. It is THE most amazing discovery of man! Suspected masochist.
True Cultivators is published 3x a week.
Mehxistence (HSSB) – From SG, soon to be NEET. Will start translating more then.
History’s Strongest Senior Brother is published 6x a week.
Premonition (CCG, CEO, GFS) – Some say he owns the bank, and that he’s the gentleman.
CCG is published 2x a week, CEO 2x a week, GFS 3x a week.
RW is published 4x a week.
Ruyi (FDFH, PGC) – Rogue translator found and caught in the wild, always munching through raws for the next great plot twist, spoiler, or power-up item. Currently in search of the fabled No Typo Paradise. An incredible FGO addict.
PGC is published once every 3 days. FDFH has been completed!
Snowtime (HTL) – Cute grill, 3-star volare ramen chef.
HTL is published 1x a week
Selutu (SFS) – Love, D.vA! Nerf This! No hacks required.
SFS is published 4x a week
Timebun (EEWC, Hidden Marriage) – Working full time and translating to feed the hearts of little bun fans! Usually lurking around on Discord. Founding mother of the bun cult.
EEWC is published 2x a week and HM is published 3x a week.
Tranzgeek (FM) – Fellow student who can only wish that my academic career can be filled with lots of luck just like Lin Lin. Please send me more meat pies!!! If only I could brain fart through class… anyways be sure to check out the other place I live: tranzgeek.wordpress.com where I talk about upcoming adaptations and translate some more novels that have a more realistic feel to them.
FM is published 2x a week.
Broosk – etvo likes to call him the lifesaver as her eyes just tend to bug out whenever there’s any technical discussion (aptly termed by Broosk the goldfish effect). This wondrous technomancer manages the server of many of the translation sites, odds are he’s responsible for keeping some of your favorite novels online.
angerthosenear – Some say he doesn’t live up to his name very well, and that he can’t stop breaking his computers, and is only skill is Googling. He’s not The Stig, but he is the Stig’s tech savvy cousin!
Special shout out to Tamashii and Mitch as well!