J-En Translations is an educational website with resources for people interested in the Japanese to English localization industry.
You can find articles on improving translation skills, interviews with professional translators, editors, letterers etc., books and resources on translation, and a podcast on amazing English translations in media.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how to get into Japanese - English translation or about media localization (specifically games, manga, and anime.)
- Translation Chat 13 – Mercedez Clewis chats about Super CubMercedez (Meru) Clewis (they/their) is a Japanese to English translation and localization editor working primarily with light novels and visual novels, such as Idea […]
- Sara Linsley – Manga Letterer and Software Developer – Interviews With Localizers– Discussions with people in the Japanese media localization industry – Sara Linsley Can you tell us about yourself? I’m a manga letterer and software […]
- 2018 Goals and ChallengesThe new year is always a great time to set self-improvements and self-development goals. But I’ve always found that calling them “resolutions” and aiming […]
- 8 Exercises To Teach Yourself Japanese-English TranslationNovice and aspiring translators are often hit with this seemingly impassable wall when they start. You may think Japanese-English translation is doable as long as you know […]
FAQ For Aspiring Translators
Frequently asked questions for aspiring Japanese to English media translators.
Freelance Industry Advice
Interested in more concrete advice on working as a freelance translator? Check out these articles!
Translation Skills Advice
Want to work on your Japanese translation skills? Then these are the articles for you!
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!
Japanese Talk Online
Tips, tricks and resources about studying Japanese language.