Profession localiser

Localisers translate and adapt texts to the language and culture of a specific target audience. They convert standard translation into locally understandable texts with flairs of the culture, sayings, and other nuances that make the translation richer and more meaningful for a cultural target group than it was before.

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Personality Type

  • Investigative / Conventional
  • Artistic / Social


  • Grammar

    The set of structural rules governing the composition of clauses, phrases, and words in any given natural language.

  • Postediting

    The process of revising a translation, usually generated by a machine, and improving the accuracy of the text in the translated language.

  • Spelling

    The rules concerning the way words are spelled.


  • Translate texts

    Translate text from one language to another, conserving the meaning and the nuances of the original text, without adding, changing or omitting anything and avoiding the expression of personal feelings and opinions.

  • Adapt text culturally

    Adjust text so it is culturally and linguistically acceptable to the reader, while preserving the original message and nuance of the text.

  • Preserve original text

    Translate texts without adding, changing or omitting anything. Make sure the original message is conveyed. Don't express your own feelings and opinions.

  • Translate language concepts

    Translate one language into another language. Match words and expressions with their corresponding brothers in other languages, while making sure that the message and nuances of the original text are preserved.

  • Develop a translation strategy

    Perform research to better understand the subject material and formulate the right questions to get the information needed.

  • Use localisation tools

    Employ a variety of translation tools aimed at helping the localisation and adaptation processes for translation works.

  • Consult information sources

    Consult relevant information sources to find inspiration, to educate yourself on certain topics and to acquire background information.

  • Improve translated texts

    Revise, read, and improve human or machine translations. Strive to improve the accuracy and quality of translations.

  • Master language rules

    Master the techniques and practices of the languages to be translated. This includes both your own native language, as well as foreign languages. Be familiar with applicable standards and rules and identify the proper expressions and words to use.

  • Update language skills

    Research or practice language skills to stay current with language changes in order to best translate or interpret.

  • Provide written content

    Communicate information in written form via digital or print media according to the needs of the target group. Structure the content according to specifications and standards. Apply grammar and spelling rules.

  • Review translation works

    Read thoroughly translated works in order to ensure accuracy and achievement of the purpose.

  • Revise translation works

    Compare and perform bilingual editing by reading the translated work and comparing it to the original text.

  • Translate tags

    Interpret and translate tags from one language to another striving for accuracy in the target language.

  • Proofread text

    Read a text thoroughly, search for, review and correct errors to ensure content is valid for publishing.

  • Apply grammar and spelling rules

    Apply the rules of spelling and grammar and ensure consistency throughout texts.

  • Comprehend the material to be translated

    Read and analyse the content and themes of the material to be translated. The translator must comprehend what is written in order to best translate the content. Word-for-word translation is not always possible, and the translator must navigate the language to best maintain the sense of the text.

Optional knowledge and skills

observe confidentiality study cultures linguistics anthropology liaise with advertising agencies use dictionaries follow translation quality standards contextualise artistic work speak different languages evaluate translation technologies adapt developed game to the market use computer-aided translation analyse cultural trends literature perform product testing employ translation techniques develop terminology databases transcreation semantics develop the product catalogue unseen translation employ assessment techniques to anticipate translation efforts read pre-drafted texts use translation memory software communicate with local residents types of literature genres content marketing strategy attend gaming tests analyse text before translation terminology