BYU Localization Club

This site is a resource for information regarding translation and localization. Also, check here and our Facebook page and our events page to stay up to date on club events.

We hold weekly meetings and one large event every semester, along with other activities, that provide students with opportunities to develop their skills and grow as professionals in the field.

Club meetings are usually Thursdays at 11 AM in room B-135 of the JFSB.

If you're interested in participating in the club, fill out this form!

Check out our blog for recaps of our meetings and events.

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What is Localization?

In our rapidly expanding global world, there is a high demand for the talent to bring products, services, and ideas across cultural and linguistic borders. That is what the Translation and Localization industry have to offer.

T9n and L10n

Translation (T9n) is the process of rendering a text from one language to another, preserving the meaning and intent of the original text.

Localization (L10n) is the process of adapting a product or service to fit the linguistic and cultural needs of a specified area. Though this is a heavily debated term in its continually growing market, in certain definitions this can include: adapting marketing campaigns, altering brand images, and restructuring websites and practices, in addition to translation.

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Career paths

What careers can you have in localization?

Are you interested in any of the following?

  • Translation & foreign language
  • Project management
  • Web development & publishing
  • Business & marketing
  • Public relations & advertising
  • Writing & editing
  • Programming & software development
Here is an overview of some possible career paths in localization:

Client Side—Career Path

  1. Translator/Editor—Language Lead—Project Coordinator—Project Manager—Program Manager/Product Manager--Director/VP of Globalization
  2. Bilingual Customer Support—Bilingual Customer Support Manager—Global Technical Support Director
  3. QA Engineer/Localization Engineer/Internationalization Engineer—Global Production Manager/International Engineering Manager—VP of Globalization/Director

Vendor Side Career Path

  1. Translator/Editor--DTP—Language Lead—Project Coordinator—Project Manager/Vendor Manager—Program Manager/Product Manager—Operations/Production Manager—Owner
  2. Account Manager—Business Development Manager—Manager of Sales--Owner