Hello, Beholdmyswarthyface. My name is Josh, Josh Assimilated, and I have been a fan of your web journal for many years.
I think you're on to something with this Aozora Bunko translation project, and I wish you luck in getting that million-dollar grant.
Though I have no family, education, money, or credentials to speak of, I would like to participate in the project. Please take a look at this sample translation, and let me know if you think I am qualified. It is the first section of my translation of Dazai Osamu's short story "Joseito" (1939). You can compare my translation with the original text, which I've included at the bottom of the document. I'll post the rest of my translation after hearing from you.
P.S. Oh, and this for the blind:
Monday, December 7, 2009
This just in from Josh Assimilated: