12 episodios

Voices from the l10n industry

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    • Economía y empresa

Voices from the l10n industry

    SB08 - Issues at the End of the Chain

    SB08 - Issues at the End of the Chain

    Freelance translation and interpretation is no walk in the park. Not every project is straight-forward and not all project managers are created equal. Listen in as Salim Martell (May 2020 graduate of the Translation and Localization Management Program at MIIS) and Chiyo Mori (Japanese Interpretation professor at MIIS and freelancer) while they discuss the unique challenges freelancers face when completing projects for localization providers.

    • 16 min
    SB07 - Work-Life Balance

    SB07 - Work-Life Balance

    How can you balance your social life and employment while functioning in the Localization industry? Listen in as Vanessa Prolow and Lina Yan Ning (both 2020 graduates from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies) discuss balance with Kayla Muñoz, a localization manager at Desmos, a math software developer.

    • 16 min
    SB06 - Global Voices Where Speech Technology Meets Localization

    SB06 - Global Voices Where Speech Technology Meets Localization

    In this podcast, Sherine Emara, Nadya Rodionova, Kimberly Zie interviewed MIIS alumna, Alicia Dominick, who is a Linguist and Project Manager at SoundHound. They discuss Alicia’s path from linguist to project manager and she gives tips on how to be a versatile, team player. Technological skills are crucial in the localization industry, and sometimes serve as a speedbump for professionals without a strong computer science background.

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    • 17 min
    SB05 - Global Talents and Technology

    SB05 - Global Talents and Technology

    Everyone’s journey into the localization industry is distinct. Join Kaixin as she discusses career paths with Marie Flacassier, the co-founder and COO of BeatBabel, and Burckhardt Reuffer, co-founder and CEO of BeatBabel, a translation and localization company based in San Diego, California. As veterans of the localization industry, Marie and Burckhardt share their perspective on some of the challenges the industry currently faces.

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    • 22 min
    SB04 - Challenges in Getting Funding

    SB04 - Challenges in Getting Funding

    Silvia Avary-Silveira, Head of Localization at Juniper Networks,  describes the challenges of getting funding with Siliva and Alex (Translation and Localization Management 2020 graduates from MIIS). They discuss strategies on how to petition funding from stakeholders and their potential speedbumps. Listen in to learn how to get the funding your team needs.

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    • 21 min
    DD04 - When Game Loc is No Game

    DD04 - When Game Loc is No Game

    In 2019, the global gaming market skyrocketed to unseen heights at a staggering $152 billion worldwide revenue, with 2020 numbers predicted to reach even higher at $165 billion. As the global population of gamers ranging from casual to competitive continues to grow, the need for thoughtful localization practices in the industry has become more imperative now than ever.

    In this month’s episode of ROAR, the team sits down with Ainara Echaniz, a Senior Localization Producer at CD Projekt Red to talk about her experience working on the Witcher series of games, and discuss just how important a globally-aware localization mindset can be to leveling up a game’s success abroad.

    Music courtesy of musicjunkies.com

    • 41 min

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