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The Ins and Outs of Game Localization

November 15, 2017

Translating games sounds appealing, but any game localization expert will tell you how challenging this industry is.

With a variety of contexts and styles, this world is filled with idioms, catchphrases, puns, and cultural references that could — and should!— be truly localized. And there are also all the challenges posed by audiovisual restrictions, teamwork and market requirements.

If you’re already a pro who would love to start translating games, attend this webinar to understand the role that translators play in the game localization process and learn what skills you should develop to be successful in this business.

What Will You Learn?

  1. The difference between translation and localization
  2. Our role in the localization process
  3. Main challenges faced when localizing a game
  4. What to expect from this market
  5. What this market expects from you

About the Presenter

Paula Ianelli is an ATA-certified translator working from English and Spanish into Brazilian Portuguese. She is also certified by the Brazilian Association of Translators and Interpreters. Paula holds a bachelor in Translation Studies and a full diploma in Conference Interpreting.

Paula is an expert on game localization and has translated several AAA games across a set of interesting genres for new and last generation consoles, social networks, and mobile platforms.

In addition to translating and interpreting, she is currently a Director of the Brazilian Association of Translators and Interpreters.

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November 15, 2017
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Presenter(s): Paula Ianelli
Duration: 60 minutes
Presenting Language(s): Presented in English
Level: All

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