Lois Spangler

Lois Spangler

English translations of Destreza primary sources

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About Lois Spangler

I'm translating Verdadera Destreza primary sources into modern English. I'll be starting with Pacheco's Compendio (Compendium of the philosophy and skill at arms of Jeronimo de Carranza). This may seem like an odd choice, but to me, it's a bridge between theory and practice. In it, Pacheco excerpts and presents the sections of Carranza's dialogues that are immediately relevant to fencing, leaving aside any "extraneous" material. 

Like many people affected by covid-19 restrictions and precautions, my usual avenues of income are running dry, and many of my usual non-work activities have been significantly curtailed. I suddenly have a lot of time on my hands and fewer things to occupy it.

But -- this can be a bonus for everyone

Right now I have time to focus more on Destreza translations, and if folks help me with the inevitable financial obligations of life, then I can focus even more on translating. By pledging, you help aim my undivided attention at LVD texts.

If you pledge, you get first dibs on Patreon translations -- you get work three months before the public does. I'm currently aiming at translating 8-12 pages a month (2-3 pages a week), and every month you'll get a link to a PDF, plus additional benefits as you move up the support tiers. If you'd like an example of some of the things I've already done, check out my Destreza posts on my Storytrade website. 

Please note that this is a Patreon in its infancy, so some things are subject to change as I get to grips with long-term translating (here's hoping it gets easier as I go) and with Patreon in general. That said, I will never change things so that a given tier will lose current benefits. 

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On reaching this amount per month, I'll extend my output (so, for example, if I'm translating 8-12 pages a month, I'll bump up to 16-24 pages a month). 
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