Member since Jun '09

Working languages:
English to German

Niels Stephan
I speak games.

Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Local time: 12:28 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: German Native in German
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Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization
Specializes in:
Games / Video Games / Gaming / CasinoMedia / Multimedia
Computers: SoftwareComputers (general)
IT (Information Technology)Internet, e-Commerce

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 777, Questions answered: 352, Questions asked: 18
Glossaries Games terminology, General
Experience Years of experience: 21. Registered at Jul 2007. Became a member: Jun 2009. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials English to German (Universität Potsdam Fremdsprachenlinguistik)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Acrobat, LocStudio, memoQ, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX, XTM
CV/Resume English (DOC)
I am a freelance translator with more than 11 years in English-to-German localization, working exclusively for the gaming industry. I worked on game and gaming projects of all kinds, specialising on Trading Card Games (TCGs), for which I translated cards, rulebooks, packaging materials, FAQs and websites for most of the major TCG systems for some of the world leaders in this field, and Video Games. By now I added the translation of more than 50 major PC and next generation console games (in-game texts, game audio scripts, manuals, websites) in various genres to my portfolio. Furthermore I translated several cell phone and more that 750 casual web games, some board and card games, game and game company websites, press releases and various other game related texts.

I am constantly broadening my client base to work for on a freelance basis. I am interested in further opportunities to work for the gaming and entertainment industry and a cooperation with your company.

I'm a native German speaker with advanced English speaking and writing skills. I have experience in managing large projects with word counts up to 100k words and have successfully managed high work load under tight deadlines. I take a client-centered approach to translation and always strive for the highest possible quality.

For more information about me, references, or examples of my work please send me an email or call +49-30-80496325.

List of projects (incomplete) Computer and console games:

- worked on far more than 100 games across various genres, for all major systems (PC, next generation consoles, cell phones)
- in-game texts, manuals, VO scripts, packaging

- a soccer game (PC, PS2, PSP) – 30k words
- a pirate RPG (PC) – 42k words
- an adventure game (Nintendo DS) – 17k words
- a RPG for girls (Nintendo DS) – 12k words
- a simulation&strategy game (cell phones) – 17k words
- a cinematic action game (Xbox 360) – 27k words
- a racing game (PC, Xbox360, PS3) – 30k words
- an amusement park simulation game (Wii) – 16k words
- an arcade shooter game (Xbox360) – 20k word
- a WWII strategy simulation (PC) – 21k words
- a Japanese RPG – 8k words
- a Wild West shooter game – 8k words
- a simulation game (PSP) – 10k words
- a time management game (iPhone) – 3k words
- a space strategy game (PC) – 30k words
- an arcade racing game (Xbox 360) – 6k words
- an action-strategy game (Xbox 360) – 10k words
- an action-shooter game (Xbox 360) – 8k words
- a puzzle-platform-game (Xbox 360) – 11k words
- a puzzle-platform-game (Xbox 360) – 7k words
- a hidden object game (PC) – 6k words
- an action adventure (Xbox 360) – 27k words
- a Go game (Xbox 360) – 23k words
- an arcade flight simulator (Xbox 360) – 14k words
- an arcade racing game (Xbox 360) – 10k words
- an aquarium simulation (Wii, PS) – 4k words
- several console games based on YGO – 41k words
- a browser-baser social city game – 120k words
- a Poker multiplayer game (Xbox, Windows Phone 7) – 42k words
- a car racing game (Xbox 360) – 7k words
- an arcade style brawler (Xbox 360) – 10k words
- a hack and slay game (Windows Phone 7) – 14k words
- a garage chain business simulation (iPad) – 10k words
- a mech action game (Xbox) – 30k words
- a browser-baser social adventure game (Facebook) – 130k words
- a Poker game (Facebook) – 20k words
- a motorbike stunt racer game (Xbox 360) – 7k words
- a Kinect game (Xbox 360) – 12k words
- a collection of retro games (Xbox 360) – 150k words
- an action game (Xbox 360) – 23k words
- a Kinect action baseball game (Xbox 360) – 13k words
- an action game (Xbox 360) – 23k words
- more than 750 smaller casual browser games
- several other smaller games
- contributions to several MMOs – several 100k words
- contributions to numerous other video and browser games

Trading card games:

- 10 different game systems
- more than 100 cards sets with several thousand cards, requiring consistently templated game text, game world specific card name and funny flavour text
- rulebooks, comprehensive and tournament rules
- websites and packaging materials for all the games

Board and card games:

- several small card games for kids and the whole family
- a strategy board game
- a funny role-playing card game
- a miniatures games


- UI, website and manual for a video watch and “spy” equipment
- an interactive world map toy
- manuals for various toys


- more than 500 marketing texts about games for a casual game website
- more than 250 marketing texts for B2B and B2C audiences, various press relases, several game portal websites for a casual and mobile game company
- 65 newsletter for a trading card game company
- websites for several trading card games and toys
- a website about finger boards
- a website about WOW themed steins
- contributions to a film sharing website for independent film
- marketing material about computer operating systems and other software products
- a marketing DVD and contributions to the corporate website of a British computer game company
- contributions to various websites for computer games
- numerous marketing texts and press releases for various computer game companies
- customer support section of a game service website
- various questionnaires for marketing research about games
- numerous marketing texts for a console online gaming network
- organized play and tournament material, letters to players, promotion material, FAQs, press releases, surveys, posters for a trading card game
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Total pts earned: 796
PRO-level pts: 777

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Computers: Software32
Electronics / Elect Eng31
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Sports / Fitness / Recreation28
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