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.

Exclusive Interview: Award-winning translator Hiroaki Sato on literary translation and ‘The Silver Spoon’ – Stonebridge Press (based in Seattle) interviews Hiroaki Sato on his English translation of The Silver Spoon.


Video Game Localizations The Vegetarian


Video Game Localization

The ins and outs of video game localization with Dmitry Kornyukhov – Interview with Dmitry and his experience localizing games from English into Russian.

Localizing “Jump Up, Super Star!” – The localization process of Jump Up, Super Star! from Super Mario Odyssey.

[YouTube] The SECRET POWER of Language in UNDERTALE! | Culture Shock – An analysis of the Japanese localization of Undertale.

[YouTube] PAX WEST 2017: FINAL FANTASY XIV: Stormblood – Tales of Localization & Lore – Koji Fox (localizer for Final Fantasy XIV) talks about some of the quirky translation choices in the Stormblood expansion for FFXIV.

[YouTube] Found In Translation: Xenoblade Chronicles 2 – A hilarious breakdown of the localization choices behind Xenoblade Chronicles 2.


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Video Games Industry

Women in Video Game Development in 2017: A Snapshot – Interviews and discussions with women in the video game industry. Discussing how some women got into the industry, as well as a look at community and harassment.

What Video Game Subtitling Got Wrong In 2017 – “What are these? Subtitles for ants?” Game subtitle issues that impacted game play negatively.


Translation Industry & Business

Productivity Tips for Freelancers [Twitter] – A zine by manga translator Jenn McKeon with great tips on keeping productive and healthy.

Authors Guild Releases Report On Translation Pay, Work Conditions – “A new report just released by the Authors Guild on working conditions for translators in the U.S. reports that 65% of literary translators earned less than $20,000 in gross income in 2016 with only about 8% earning between $60,000-$100,000.”

Video Game Localizations


All The Video Game Localizations – Translation Link Roundup [January 2018]
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