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Sun, Nov. 16th, 2008, 11:39 pm

Do you like working? Do you have a love of video games you need to get out of your system? Do you enjoy taking seemingly irrational instructions? Do you speak french, italian, spanish, german, swedish or dutch? Then have we got a temporary contract for you!

We're looking for people who speak a language other than english, short enough contract for now, options to extend if you're competent and hard working. We're moving towards a shift work basis now so future contracts would be based around some kind of morning and evening shift basis (all within public transport hours). The work is interesting, the pay is decent (though bear in mind that this is entry level) and there are a great many very nice people to work with.

Mon, Nov. 17th, 2008 02:20 am (UTC)

What's exactly the work about? It sounds really interesting. For the last year I've been working ocasionally as a translator, and I really love it. Even more if it's related to video games.

From what you say I take it must be some kind of in house language tester job, but if you could share additional details I'd appreciate it.

Thanks :-)!!!

Mon, Nov. 17th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)

Thats more or less it. Play through the game using test scripts, find bugs in the text (overlaps, poor translations, truncated text) or the audio (poor quality, dodgy volume, audio/subtitle mismatches) or the game itself (crashes, invisible walls, failed loads), log them in the bugs database and then do it all again a few days later.
People tend to think its a lot more fun and exciting than it actually is and to be perfectly honest there are often some very dull and tedious days but it beats the hell out of doing the same thing with applications.

Tue, Nov. 18th, 2008 01:32 am (UTC)

What a pity. It really sounds like the kind of thing I'd enjoy doing (last weekend I was doing the proofreading for the Spanish version of a mobile phone game, and from what you're telling me that sounds pretty much the same except that I'd get to play the actual game), but I doubt I could move myself to Dublin just for that (mainly because I don't believe I could afford to pay myself a place to stay just with the income from that job).

On the other hand, can I ask you how does your company hire its translators? That sounds like the kind of job a freelancer could do from Spain (If you don't know it don't worry ;)).

In any case, thanks for sharing the offer! It sounds fascinating, and I'd certainly would apply if I was living in Ireland :).