• French Localisation Specialist

    Job Locations UK-Kent-Chatham
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  • Overview

    At Dovetail Games we are passionate about empowering our people to build beautiful worlds, create breath-taking games and do the best work of their career to deliver our vision: “By Enthusiasts, For Enthusiasts”.


    We have just moved into a brand new river-front studio in the heart of the Historic Dockyard in Kent, UK. We are growing fast, developing our games using cutting-edge technology and delivering these on multiple platforms: PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.


    We are looking for a French Localisation Specialist to join a team assisting with translation and quality control of localised game assets and other material, ensuring our passionate fans across the world get the best experience possible.


    • Translating from English into French across all our game releases and marketing content
    • Coordination of resources in memoQ and Excel for the project setup on memoQ
    • Provide feedback on the localisation schedule
    • Check localised files for consistency in style and terminology
    • Glossary and Translation Memory creation and maintenance
    • Create and update reference documentation for an internal knowledge base
    • Create and update internal training material in localisation and CAT tool use (memoQ)
    • Localisation testing, reviewing localised content
    • Working occasionally on local support, marketing and other department requests/enquiries
    • Reviewing any linguistic related bugs, flaws and issues in English, and providing solutions using bug tracking system (Jira).

    Person Specifications

    • Native French speaker
    • Fluent in English
    • Translation and Localisation experience, ideally within video games, MA or BA in translation is beneficial
    • Strong experience using CAT tools and MS Excel, experience using memoQ is beneficial
    • A keen interest in games and how they are made
    • A strong self-starter who wants to represent the quality of our games in French
    • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail

    About Dovetail Games

    We are committed to promoting equal opportunities and diversity, and all applicants will be considered on their merit, qualifications, competence and talent regardless of any protected characteristics.

    • You will have a direct and significant impact on the future of our games
    • You’ll experience an environment where you will be challenged but supported
    • We have an industry leading work-life balance
    • We are developing games across multiple platforms using cutting edge technology
    • Competitive salary and benefits
    • Pension scheme
    • Eye-care vouchers
    • Free parking
    • Free fruit, tea & coffee and a stocked pantry
    • Access to funded fitness events and health checks.
    • Regular social and sporting activities, including charity fundraising


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