Lorenzo Turconi is a freelance translator, working from English to Italian, whose area of expertise is video games and entertainment apps. He’s been translating professionally since 2003, but his history with gaming and translation goes much deeper.

Game Localization for Translators

Game Localization for Translators

I have been a game translator for many years (see my Ask a Pro for more about my experiences). In this post I’d like to share some insight into the process of localizing game content.

The main responsibilities of a translator are the initial preparation, and the localization itself, including all of the different types of content that need to be translated; so let’s take a look at both of those steps and explore some of the common problems and issues that come up that make game translation different from other projects.

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