The Localization Manager's job is creative and unordinary. Knowing languages at this job isn't enough. You must understand and feel them. You also need to recognize the psychology of the ultimate consumer, for whom you are doing your job, the nature of communication, and everyday subtleties.
There must be intuitive understanding, humor, interesting verbal expressions, and references to movies and games that are popular on that territory in a well-localized product. "Young" localization manager must be the native speaker of the country where he's starting his career. Only with enough experience, he can begin taking foreign projects.
Localization Managers adapts the program/book/game/application for a Smartphone of foreign users. Skills of interpersonal skills, communication, and stress resistance are critical here. It's necessary to organize the work of designers, testers, and layout designers. Then "put it all together," finish the project, and report to the management.
It can be a linguist interested in modern IT technologies or the IT specialist interested in foreign languages. Some companies only hire prepared employees. Others agree to train the “newbies."
Localization Manager must:
- Know several foreign languages. The level of workload and salary depends on this;
- Have philological education and be 100% literate;
- Obtain management and organization skills to build relationships with the team;
- Know enough computer knowledge to complete professional duties, editorial, and layout work. At the interviews, applicants with Html and Json experience are hired faster.
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