Short Wharf is a group that specializes in yaoi and trap manga. It’s part of the much larger Little White Butterflies scanlation group, which also includes the vanilla hentai blog Team Vanilla. We also do a few non-H things on our sister blog, Little Black Butterflies. This chart explains how we work.
What is being part of Short Wharf like?
–You get to work on whatever you want.
Unlike commission groups, we only work on the things that we’re personally motivated by.
–You get to learn a shit ton.
We’ve got tutorials and tips coming out of our ears! You’ll also have the chance to see how other translators and editors work, and learn from them.
–You get to rock.
You’re going to be sharing deliciousness with the world! People from all walks of life are going to be looking at and enjoying the things you’ve worked on! You’re going to be a part of thousands and millions of lives, and you’re going to be giving them something that they wouldn’t have ever had unless you’d done so! You could hardly ask for a better karma booster!
How to Edit With Short Wharf
If you already edit regularly, and want to join the group, just sign up on the forum and post a link to your previous work in Recruiting. We are always looking for opportunities to communicate and collaborate with other groups. If you’re part of another scanlation group and would like to work with us, get in touch on our forums. Because this is adult content, you do have to be 18 or older to work with us.
If you’ve never edited but want to learn, we can help you! We’re putting together an Editing Walkthrough Bundle, but for now it’ll be well worth your time to check out some tutorials:
Senbonzakura’s Tutorial for Beginners (this is like the King James’ version of editing tutorials)
Ero-otoko’s Guide to Editing (and translating) On E-hentai.
Ruinevil- Manga Editing in Photoshop Segmented nicely into smaller pieces, so great for learning new skills and brushing up on weaknesses.
Try our [Editing Walkthrough Bundle], which has sample pages, example PSDs, and a [step by step guide] (coming soon). When you’re finished, post a download link in a comment to see how you did! After that, you can try out your new skills on an easy project.
If you’re already confident in your editing skills, but don’t have any previous work to show off, why not try doing a project as a guest editor?
Comment below what you’d like to try, and we’ll get in touch with you with about six pages of script and the pages that go with them.
When you have the it, try editing the sample and send us what you’ve done for a quality check (include both images and your PSD files). Once it looks good, you’ll be ready to do the full project, which will be published along with an announcement about how awesome you are.
If doing all that makes you excited to become an editor and do the same process again and again and again, you might be crazy enough to join the group full time!
These have no redraws, difficult typesetting, or hard to clean pages. All you will need to know is explained in the [editing basics tutorial]. This kind of project is good practice for a beginner.
These edits are harder. You might need to redraw simple art like lines or background textures. There may be several fonts that you should try to mimic, and some text might be written on signs at odd angles (or even on people’s bodies). If you’re interested in joining the group as a full member, this is the skill level most of our projects require.
We have a higher quality version of the LoZ one, so make sure you ask for it!
This is gonna be tough. Color redraws everywhere, terrible scan quality, numerous transparent bubbles or giant blocks of free-floating text, two page spreads with missing art to redraw, and other horrible things. These monsters are the prey of the very best editors.