How to Become A LVL 99 Localization Specialist Without Going to Uni Again

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Topic: Localization

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Availability:This training is available on-demand

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Duration:60 minutes
Summary:Do you want to learn how to translate and have fun at the same time? Do you want to know how your favorite video game is translated? Do you want to understand a little about testing? Do you want to use your imagination and leave plain and boring legal/medical/technical aside? If so, you will be interested in this course on video games. :)
Life is too short to do something you don't like. If you can agree with this statement, you will love then translating games as much as I do while making your living. So, in this course I will teach you the basics on game localization and how to go out and find the clients you want in this particular and funny niche, where you will translate the sorts of FIFA, Mario, PES, Desolate, with a translator with 10 years of experience in the area. Whether you are new to the translation industry or a fully-fledged translator, you will find this course useful and, who knows, maybe this will take your translation career to the next level?

Within 60 minutes we will discuss the following topics:

  • Basics of localization: in this part you will understand in depth the differences between translation and localization, and how this can be a game-changer in your career. You will understand concepts such as internationalization, globalization, and localization, and will understand the processes involved in localization.
  • Transcreation: in this part you will understand what transcreation is and the difference it has with translation, as well as how to apply it in your localization strategy, either as a freelance translator or as an agency.
  • Localization in games: in this part you will understand how localization and transcreation come together in the games localization and the challenges involved in the process.
  • Bug filing: the last part of this presentation will be bug filing and the processes and a brief explanation on the tools you need to implement it.

  • Target audience
    It is for translators of all walks of life: whether you are a student who is looking forward to defining his/her career path or a savvy translator fancying a career change, you will love this course!
    Learning objectives
    Translators will understand the basic skills they need for translating a game: how to deal with variables, with placeholders, what tools to use for localizing and testing.

    Only your enthusiasm. :)
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    I will cover basically these topics:

    -Basics of localization
    -Localization in games
    -Bug filing
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    • Mac OS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion) – 10.11 (El Capitan)
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    • Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
    • Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

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     Juan Pablo Sans    View feedback | View all courses
    Bio: I am Juan Pablo Sans, a translator specializing in media content for the combinations English/Italian-Spanish. I have seven years of experience in the market with different clients such as SDI Media, Alpha CRC, Seprotec, Treeloc, Frontier Developments, Sintagma, and many other agencies in the market. I am also a language tutor in Cambridge, UK, and a translation trainer. For more information, please check my website
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