English Localization Contractor for Gaming Company
Date Posted : 2012-06-21
Group : Writing Editing Jobs
Aeria Games is the leader in free-to-play massively multiplayer online (MMO) games in North America, Latin America, and Europe, with offices in Santa Clara, California; Berlin, Germany; and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Since our debut in 2006, we have published a diversified and growing portfolio of critically-acclaimed micro transaction-based online games, form action MMO games, first-person shooters (FPS), to fantasy and casual MMORPGs. We deliver deep, immersive and interactive entertainment to millions of gamers wordlwide.
We offer competitive salaries, monthly and quarterly socials, casual dress code, and an enthusiastic team of coworkers who truely love what they do!! We are actively on the lookout for the best and the brightest: creative, intelligent, and highly-motivated professionals with a burning desire to contribute to this rapidly growing and cutting-edge company.
Aeria Games is currently seeking a native English speaker skilled in editing, proofreading, and creative writing to join our Santa Clara, CA Localization team and help prepare our upcomming titles for succesful launches. The ideal candidate should have some experience in a publishing or editing enviroment, and will be capable of making smart editorial descisions that bring clarity and fun to our players.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
~Work with a team to localize the text (form translated Chinese, Korean, or Japanese) of upcomming games in preparation for commercial launch. This includes correcting grammar, spelling, and punctuation; creatively re-naming characters, items, and monsters; and completly rewriting awkward text as-needed, form the ground up, to produce a polished, easily understood, and ENGAGING final product.
~Ensure consistency accross multiple game documents by paying extremely close attention to details.
~Recognize the overall tone of a game and adapt your writing style to match it, be it dark and mysterious or humourous and funny.
~Provide ongoing support to games already released, via localization of new content and refinement of existing content.
~Work closely with the release and production teams in order to implement their ideas and suggestions.
~Operate independantly in day-to-day tasks, while still maintaining a team goal-oriented focus.
~Report game bugs and glitches when encountered.
~Take feedback form the Aeria Games community as needed, via the forums and volunteers.
Outstanding writing skills.
Entry-level position; some experience in the video game and/or publishing industry a plus.
Educational background that demonstrates sufficient preparation for the position.
Excellent command of the English language.
Proficient in the use of the Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel.
Capable of handling multiple demands form superiors and coworkers, with the ability to balance work on multiple active projects.
Must be a self-directed, detail-oriented problem solver with a keen ability to multitask.
knowlege of video games and game structure not required, but very helpful.
If you would like to apply, please include a FICTION writing sample of 1-4 PAGES in length along with your resume and cover letter. Excerpts form longer works are perfectly acceptable. If you do not have a fiction writing sample, please write one based on the following prompt: A man who sees ghosts checks himself into a mental institute, not realizing that the facility has been closed for almost thirty years. Again, your submission does not need to be longer than one page in length, and CAN be an excerpt form a longer work.
Located in Santa Clara, CA