Podcast: Interview with Pablo Muñoz Sánchez on software and video game localization 3

Here’s a new ProZ.com podcast. These podcasts are designed to provide an opportunity to hear the week’s news, highlights of site features, interviews with translators and others in the industry, and to have some fun (see announcement).

Last week the 4th International Media for All Conference – Audiovisual Translation: Taking Stock was held in London so I interviewed ProZ.com member Pablo Muñoz Sánchez to talk about this event and to learn more about his experience as a translator specializing in software and video game localization.

In this interview Pablo explains the benefits of specializing and how he decided on his areas of specialization. He talks about current trends in the video game localization industry such as fansub and audio description. After describing the current scenario for translators working on software and video game localization, Pablo provides some advice for those aspiring translators willing to specialize in video game and software localization. 

You can listen to the interview in English here and in Spanish here.

I hope you enjoy this interview. You can read more about Pablo’s thoughts and comments on software and video game localization in his blog in Spanish “Algo más que traducir“.

Feedback and comments are welcome. You can reach me at romina at proz.com or via Twitter @ProZcom .

To listen to previous podcasts, check the podcasts tab in this blog.

Stay tuned for next Friday’s podcast.


First ProZ.com event of 2011: Spanish-speaker virtual event 2

The first ProZ.com event for 2011 will be a virtual event for Spanish speakers, on January 27th.

The presentations for this event include a session on personal branding and a session on the use of voice recognition software as a means to boost productivity. There will also be focus groups and a virtual powwow, allowing attendees to network in real-time with Spanish-speaking professionals across the world.

The “Spanish virtual workshop” is free for ProZ.com members (non-members are also welcome to attend, with a 15 USD registration fee).

If you haven’t signed up for this event, check out the program and register at http://www.proz.com/virtual-conferences/227

  • Date: Thursday, January 27th
  • Time: 13:00 GMT – 17:15 GMT
  • Location: Anywhere with an Internet connection!

If you are already registered to attend, be sure suggest topics for the focus groups and vote for your favorites at http://www.proz.com/virtual-conferences/227/focus-groups

I’m looking forward to kicking off the series of events for 2011 with this workshop; look for more upcoming virtual and in-person events soon. Hope to see you there!