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Localisation Specialist - Japanese to German (4 Months Contract)

Location: London, United Kingdom
Job Code: 920
# of Openings: 1


Position Summary

The role requires a native speaker of German with proven ability to translate/proofread from Japanese everything necessary for the localisation of computer games. The candidate must also be prepared to translate and proofread from English if required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Translation and proofreading of a wide variety of computer games-related material in the language of expertise
  • Ensuring consistency regarding the use of terminology and style in the language of expertise
  • Support localisation specialists/editing team/coordinators as required
  • Collaborate with other languages in order to keep high level of standards/quality across all languages

Knowledge & Skills & Experience

  • Experience as professional translator (not necessarily as a computer game translator, but gaming experience is desirable)
  • Proficient in MS Office Package, especially in Excel
  • Knowledge of translation memory software, in particular MemoQ, is a plus
  • Good written and oral communication skills in both Japanese and English
  • Native German speaker with creative writing style
  • Knowledge of local culture for language of expertise
  • Great attention to details
  • Flexibility and ability to work under pressure with unpredictable schedules and tight deadlines
  • Good team-player



  • Degree level education
  • Japanese Proficiency Test Level 1 or equivalent experience

Work Conditions

  • You will be required to take our translation test which takes up to 4 hours to complete.
  • This is a 4 months contract with possibility for extension.
  • This role is based in London office (Travel and accommodation will be offered for those who require temporary relocation).

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