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!
Translation Industry Advice
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Jennifer & Wesley – Experienced 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 and advertising.
Jennifer currently works in-house for a company, but Wesley is available as a freelance translator. Check out their past works bellow!
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
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
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
Articles by Jennifer O’Donnell
- Anime Expo 2018 – All Work, (Mostly) No PlayI attended Anime Expo in LA from July 4th to 8th. It was a very busy week. I met a lot of translators, industry people, heard lots of exciting news and even interpreted! I wrote a separate article […]
- Japanese – English Translation Competitions 2019[Updated: 14-Oct-2019] Japanese – English translation competitions are a great way to improve your translation skills and get your name out there. They can be particularly great for people new […]
- What a Course in Translation Should IncludeIn September 2015 I finished my Translation MA at SOAS University in London and was… disappointed to say the least. I felt it had been sorely lacking and wrote What an MA in Translation […]
- All The Video Game Localizations – Translation Link Roundup [January 2018]Translation What We Talk About When We Talk About Translation – Deborah Smith talks about her translation of The Vegetarian. And how translations are so heavily rooted in the source culture. […]
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
Tips, tricks and resources about studying Japanese by Jennifer O'Donnell.