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Darío Damián Di Franco
Games, software, apps? At your service!

Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Native in: Spanish (Variants: Latin American, Argentine) Native in Spanish
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English + Japanese > Spanish Technical translations. Video Games , software and website localization - Environmental Issues - Tourism and Travel - Cinema Industry - IT.
Account type Freelancer, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Interpreting, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization, Voiceover (dubbing), Subtitling, MT post-editing, Transcription, Training, Desktop publishing, Project management, Vendor management, Sales
Expertise
Specializes in:
Games / Video Games / Gaming / CasinoIT (Information Technology)
Computers (general)Computers: Software
Computers: HardwareTelecom(munications)
Cinema, Film, TV, DramaEnvironment & Ecology
Tourism & TravelMarketing / Market Research

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 302, Questions answered: 129
Blue Board entries made by this user  3 entries

Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Translation education Bachelor's degree - Universidad Nacional de Lanús (UNLa)
Experience Years of translation experience: 10. Registered at ProZ.com: Apr 2009. Became a member: Mar 2010.
Credentials English to Spanish ( Universidad Nacional de Lanús, verified)
Spanish to English ( Universidad Nacional de Lanús, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, SDLX
Website http://www.gameonwords.com.ar
Professional practices Darío Damián Di Franco endorses ProZ.com's Professional Guidelines (v1.1).
Bio

Darío Damián DI FRANCO

English / Spanish / Japanese Translator
[Video Games/IT/Software]


Skype: Difrancodd
difrancodd@gmail.com

dario@gamesonwords.com

GAMES ON WORDS

 

General Information


Address:
Velez Sarsfield, 2436.
Quilmes Oeste - CP 1879.
Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Nationality: Argentinian/Italian.

Date of Birth: October, 29th 1987.

Languages:
Target language: Spanish, English.
Source language: English, Spanish, Japanese.
Mother tongue: Spanish.
Native or bilingual proficiency: English.
Professional working proficiency: Japanese.
Elementary proficiency: Chinese and Korean.

Profile


Hi there! My name is Darío Damián Di Franco and I am the CEO of Game on Words. We are a group of young, highly motivated, creative, hard-working and detail-oriented professionals and language lovers, expert translators and localizers in the field of videogame. In order to have the highest possible output, we are able to focus on the documents to be translated with the maximum amount of concentration. We are accurate, reliable and experts in dealing with problems on a professional level, especially under stress and tight deadlines. Lastly, we are loyal and dedicated to our profession and, particularly, to you, our clients!

I would like to point out these key characteristics of our group:
 

  • Excellent sense of humor.
  • Reliable and hard workers.
  • Comprehensive and thorough research skills.
  • Highly efficient communicators. Good at improving enthusiasm and motivation in other people.
  • Proactive and self-disciplined group of professionals.
  • Open-minded people, accepting criticism of all kind.
  • Goal-oriented and action-taker.

Gaming is, by far, our main field of work, and we absolutely love it! In the last seven years, we've translated/proofread more than 6,500,000 words. As you can imagine, during these six years, we've experienced everything a gamer translator needs to experience: we've translated, proofread, supervised recording sessions, fixed bugs, tested the games and a loooong etcetera. We're also fierce gamers, which definitely gives us an edge! We do not only translate nor play videogames; we're also board game and RPG pen-and-paper enthusiasts and lovers! In our offices, we've a game collection of more than 50 board games, zillions of Magic the Gathering cards and every console available (we even have a SEGA Genesis!) and we adore playing with them when searching for ideas and inspiration. Oh, and I almost forgot: we're also game designers! We're working now on two board games that hopefully will be released in 2019 :D

At Game on Words you will find the linguistic solutions you are looking for on time and with the highest quality ever. We strive to provide easily readable translations, containing appropriate and consistent terminology. More important, we strive to capture the essence of your message. We believe it is very important, when making a cultural bridge, to communicate your ideas and to say what you intended. As we work, we continuously check for consistency and terminology usage. We then compare the first draft with the English / Japanese version. Finally, we check the Spanish translation for fluency and meaning, to ensure that the writing is simple and clear, as conveys what the author intended.

You can see our work in big games like FIFA 2018/2019, Gwent: The Witcher Card Game, The Witcher III and its expansions (only LATAM translator), Overwatch, WOW, Diablo III, Diablo III: Reaper of Souls, Starcraft II: Legacy of the Void, Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm, Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm (basically, all of the games from Blizzard), Torment: Tides of Numenera, Warface III, Dead Rising III, Project Spark, Artic Combat, Continent of the Ninth Seal (C9), Wooparoo Island, Brave Frontier, Monster Legends, Astronest, Wakfu, Age of Empires: Castle Siege, PES 2015, PES 2016, MotoGP 2014, RIDE, Murasaki Baby, Numbie: The World of Math (complete translation with professional dubbing included), World of Tanks, World of Warships, Life Goes On, Cloud Chasers and hundreds of online games.

We can offer you both Latin American Spanish and European Spanish, and we're also partnered with a recording studio to offer professional Latin American Spanish dubbing. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need anything!


For more information about our translation services, please visit www.gamesonwords.com [under maintenance] or contact us at difrancodd[at]gmail.com or at dario[at]gamesonwords.com. We will get back to you as soon as possible!

Big hug! Have a nice day!

Education


University Education:

2009 - 2014
Sworn Translator / BA in Translation.
Universidad Nacional de Lanús (UNLa).
Lanús, Buenos Aires.
http://www.unla.edu.ar

Tertiary Education:

2005 - 2008
School of film and cinema studies.
CIEVYC - Centro de investigación y experimentación en video y cine.
Ciudad autónoma de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires.

Courses (among others):

(April 2018 - August 2018) [42 hours]
«Games and videogames design II» - Course on professional game design II organized by UTN (Universidad Técnica Nacional) and conducted by Leonel Maguet

(August 2017 - December 2017) [42 hours]
«Games and videogames design» - Course on professional game design organized by UTN (Universidad Técnica Nacional) and conducted by Leonel Maguet

(September 2016 – December 2016) [50 hours]
«Curso Profesional de Game Design II» - Course on professional game design II organized by Escuela de Game Design América Latina

(March 2016 – August 2016) [50 hours]
«Curso Profesional de Game Design» - Course on professional game design organized by Escuela de Game Design América Latina

(June 2014) [6 hours]
«II Encuentro argentino de traducción audiovisual»
Seminar organized by Colegio de Traductores Públicos de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires (CTPCBA)

(May - June 2014) [9 hours]
«Localización de videojuegos para traductores hardcore: retos y dificultades específicos»
Seminar conducted by Jennifer Vela Valido and organized by ATRAE

(May - November 2014) [42 hours]
«Specialization in software localization»
Seminar organized by CTPCBA

(May - November 2013) [42 hours]
«Specialization in videogame localization»
Seminar organized by CTPCBA

(October 2012) [8 hours]
«Introduction to game localization»
Seminar conducted by Dr. Minako O’Hagan and organized by CTPCBA

(October 2012) [4 hours]
«Consejos informáticos para traductores»
Seminar conducted by Xosé Castro Roig and organized by CTPCBA

(October 2012) [6 hours]
«Coaching para traductores»
Seminar conducted by Xosé Castro Roig and organized by CTPCBA

(October 2012) [16 hours]
«II Encuentro Argentino de Informática Aplicada a la Traducción»
Seminar organized by CTPCBA

(April 2011) [12 hours]
«Intensive Workshop on Spanish Language»
Organized by IAPTI and Dra. Alicia María Zorrilla
www.iapti.org

(2010 - 2011)
«International Proofreader of Spanish Texts»
at Fundación Litterae
www.fundlitterae.org.ar

(2006 - 2008)
«Writing and Analizing Scrpits Workshop»
With private tutor Nicolás Perdoménico

Employment


2013 - Present
Teaching assistant at Universidad Nacional de Lanús for the subject Technical Translation II


2008 - Present
Freelance translator. Specialized in:

Video Games (for a complete list of all the games I've worked with, please send me a message!)
IT (Information technology)
Software
Cinema and film industry
Business
Marketing

These are some of the NGOs I've helped during my career:

IEDRO, an international environmental data rescue organization (http://www.iedro.org). I translated almost the entire website into Spanish, I managed a group of more than 40 translators from Argentina, Spain, France, Italy, German, China, Brazil, Portugal, Russia, Venezuela, Mexico, Japan and Hong Kong, and then I served as interpreter between the Servicio Meteorológico Nacional of Bolivia and IEDRO during 7 days in the city of La Paz.

Cooperative Education (http://www.coeduc.org/). NGO that helps Guatemalan schoolchildren to break the cycle of poverty through education. I translated some 3000 words.

Lions Center for the Blind (http://www.lbcenter.org/), with the Spanish translation of documents and website content. 2000 words approximately.

Aflatoun World (www.aflatounworld.org), with the Spanish translation of their website. 4000 words approximately.

Hobbies / Other Interests


 

  • Videogames. All of them! I've been a gamer since I was 5 years old. I love them :)
  • Passionate writer, especially of short stories, novels and movie scripts.
  • Words and languages. All of them!
  • Backpacking tourism lover.
  • Very keen on films, cinema studies and photography.
  • Avid reader

 

If doubt arises, or if you have any question, feel free to contact me!
Thank you for reading my profile!

Darío Damián Di Franco
English - Spanish - Japanese gaming translator

 

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