What is HonYaks?
(翻訳 (honyaku) is Japanese for translation)
HonYaks is a video game localization community for Professionals and Artisans!
Yep, those who currently work in video game or media localization are welcome to join the herd! This includes Translators, Editors, LQA, Project Managers, Producers, and more! When you fill in our entry form, you will need to let us know your career experience and language pairs.
Ok but, Artisans?
Artisans is our term for those with relevant experience or qualifications who wish to advance or start their career in game localization. This can be an official university degree in languages or translation, or simply volunteer experience on indie releases.
I see, what languages are you open for?
Currently, Yaks is open for both Professionals and Artisans with Japanese source language, and industry veterans with English source language.
(Veterans are professionals with multiple years of freelance video game localization experience, credited works, or currently working in-house at game development/publishing studios.)
E to J
J to E
E to FIGS+
J to FIGS+
J to KR / ZH
Nice, so what do you offer?
The HonYaks Discord server features a selection of professional-only localization channels for linguistic discussions alongside off-topic / event chats for building a community. We also have career zones where opportunities are posted, and insider tips / comments can be shared. There are also mentor spaces for Artisans and Professionals alike to ask industry pros for advice.
Chat with pros about
Enjoy the company
of the herd
Get advice or tips
on your career
Network with other
Anything else I should know?
All entry forms submitted to Yaks are checked over by a member of our admin team to help ensure the privacy and safety of the herd.
We hope that by limiting entry to Yaks Discord and using a trusted mod team, members can enjoy the community without concern or judgment.
Yaks always has been and always will be an inclusive, LGBTQ+ friendly community.
(He's called Yakkun...)