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Old 02-23-2010, 06:58 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by hero_of_canton View Post
What does it take to get into localization (like translating wierd Japanese games into English?)
A lifetime of living in two cultures, plus writing creds in film and/or TV.

The former makes you intimately familiar with vernacular of both cultures.
The latter makes you marketable as a writer.

Hardly anybody can both translate and also localize.
Also, translation jobs would not be full-time in games -- you'd also be translating other media as well, and only working in games when the translation company gets a game job.
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