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!
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
Translation Industry Advice
Interested in more concrete advice on working as a freelance translator? Check out these articles!
Articles by Jennifer O’Donnell
- 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. […]
- Female Translators Kicking Butt on International Women’s DayHappy International Women’s Day! Did You Know There are More Female Translators and Interpreters Than Men? Did you know there are more female translators and interpreters than men? The […]
- Working With Translation AgenciesTowards the end of my MA in Theory and Practice of Translation I attended a Q&A session held by a translation agency in London. Their Q&A sessions was a way to improve the quality of the […]
- Anthropology and Localising Video GamesWhen people ask me what my degree was their response to “Social Anthropology” is normally “Oohhh… What’s that?”. To which I normally reply “Social […]
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.