Jennifer & Wesley – Experienced Japanese-English Translators
Jennifer and Wesley are married Japanese to English translators. They have a combined experience of over four years in translation working with various forms of media (manga, games etc.), tourism, and advertising.
Specializations: fantasy; sci-fi; Japanese tourism; Japanese religion; military; comedy; British English; American English.
Wesley is available as a freelance translator. Jennifer currently works in-house as a Localization Assistant, but continues to write articles about the localization industry.
Interviews With Localizers
Interested in the Japanese media translation industry? Read interviews with translators, project managers, editors, and localizers who work with video games, manga, novels, and more!
Video Game Localization Japanese to English localization, proofreading, editing of video games. I have been an avid gamer of Japanese and English games since I was 9. I love playing games in English and Japanese as well as analyzing game
Anime and Manga Translation Japanese to English translation, localization, proofreading, editing. Translate into natural English for anime and manga. Cultural understanding of both Japan and US to localize jokes and slang appropriately. Match company style guides. Tackle variety of subject
Japanese to English Translation for Travel and Tourism Restaurants ・ Events ・ Promotional Materials Websites ・ Blogs ・ Social Media Menus ・ Directions and more… With the increase in tourism to Japan in recent years, Japanese to English translation for travel
Translation Industry Advice
Interested in more concrete advice on working as a freelance translator? Check out these articles!
Articles by Jennifer O’Donnell
- How To Get into Video Game Localization – JAT PROJECT 2020On September 13th 2020 I held a talk for the Japan Association of Translators (JAT) online conference PROJECT. Each talk focused on a different sub-genre of Japanese English translation. Literary, […]
- Webinar for Freelance Entertainment Translators: Finding Clients, Writing Cover e-mails, ResumesThis article is a summary of a webinar I held on the Hon-yak’s discord on 5th July, 2020. The webinar was for freelance Japanese to English (and FIGS+) translators in the entertainment […]
- Learn Business Japanese as a Beginner II have been running the website Japanese Talk Online for the last 2+ years to help people learn Japanese. For people to enjoy it as much as I do. I originally wrote this article on Japanese Talk […]
- 10 Modern Japanese Authors That Aren’t MurakamiI often get the impression that people interested in Japan and literature only know of Haruki Murakami. Of course this isn’t actually true (at least I hope not), but if you search for […]
What J-EN Clients Say…
I highly recommend Jennifer's translation work. Not only her translation ability, but also her attitude towards work are amazingly estimable.
Japanese Talk Online
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