EXPERT COURSE

Expert on Game Localization

The video game industry has grown bigger than the Hollywood and music industries combined.

The amount of content it produces—and its deeply creative nature that still puzzles Machine Translation engines—make game localization one of the most in-demand fields for human translators.

With it comes competition, and the need to stand out from the crowd.

If you…
- dream of localizing games professionally,
- are looking to expand the services you offer,
- want to succeed in the game localization market
this expert course is for you.

What does this course empower me to do?

By completing this course, you will:

  • Understand how localization is different from regular translation in video games
  • Know all the processes and roles involved in game localization and which one suits you best
  • Learn how game localization testing works 
  • Find your way around game design documents, CAT tools and localization kits
  • Get familiar with various game genres and what to expect when localizing each
  • Find tips to overcome common translation challenges
  • Learn how to find clients and set rates based on language pair and experience
  • Learn how to sell your experience and grow.

A unique opportunity

5 weekdays of content where you will complete hands-on exercises to take your localization knowledge and skills to the next level.

Enroll now
and get the chance to have your questions answered live by an industry veteran.

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  • This course includes:
  • Expert coachDiego Perez, Game Localization Wizard
  •  Live activities
  •  Life access to contents 
  •  In English
  •  Completion certificate
  •  Money back guarantee
  • Acquire expert game localization skills 
  • When? 15 to 19 May 2023 at 18.00 CET
  • Duration: 5 h (1 h/day)
Session 1
Session 2
Session 3
Session 4
Session 5
SEssion 1

The Game Localization World

By Diego Perez

Session 1

1.1 Localization vs. Translation — The Difference
1.2 Localization Operations — Roles
1.3 Localization Operations — Project Lifecycle
1.4 Game Genre Overview
1.5 Skills to Develop
Q&A
Hands-on exercises
Session 2

The Game Localization Day-to-Day

By Diego Perez

Session 2

2.1 Localization File — Simple and Advanced Views
2.2 Localization Query Sheet + Best Practices
2.3 CAT Tool Overview
2.4 Common Tools in Game Localization
2.5 Navigating Game Documentation
Q&A session
Hands-on exercises
SEssion 3

Game Localization Testing

By Diego Perez

Session 3

3.1 LQA Process Overview
3.2 LQA Sheet and Types of Bugs
3.4 Managing Testing Time
Q&A
Hands-on exercises
SEssion 4

Game Localization Challenges

By Diego Perez

Session 4

4.1 Working Around Character Limitations
4.2 Time Constraints for Voice Acting
4.3 Overcoming Lack of Reference Material
4.4 Assessing Deadlines
Q&A
Hands-on exercises
SEssion 5

The Game Localization Market

By Diego Perez

Session 5

5.1 Rates Baseline
5.2 Leveraging ProZ and LinkedIn to Find Clients
5.3 NDAs and How to Sell Your Experience
5.4 Translation Test Tips
Q&A
Hands-on exercises

Course description

Expert on Game Localization is your roadmap to kick-starting a successful game localization career.

Get access to exclusive insights by an industry veteran to understand this competitive market and the common challenges you will face.

Do you have a hard time finding translation agencies?
Do you have trouble understanding rate discrepancy?
Do you feel boxed in your current role as a translator or tester?
Do you find the game localization market daunting and closed-off?
Do you need a step-by-step guide to get started as a game localization specialist?

In this course you will find answers to the above questions and more. By enrolling now for the live sessions, you can also send your questions and have them answered live.
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