The translation of the samples below as well as the provision of the required information are MANDATORY if you want us to consider your application. We are sorry, but we make no exceptions in this respect.


We are looking for applications from full-time freelancers who have proven experience in the translation and review of the following materials:

  • PC, console and mobile games;
  • educational software;
  • business applications;
  • general IT translations.

Required information

Your message must contain the following information:

  • your best rate in Euro per word for translation and review;
  • a short description of the relevant experience in localizing the materials specified above, including the titles of the applications and the titles of the games you have worked on;
  • the indication whether you prefer to translate or to review;
  • the indication whether you wish to work on game-related projects or on general IT translations;
  • the translation of all the samples in one of the categories and of two samples from the other category. For instance, if you specialize in game-related translations, you can choose to translate samples 1 to 6 and then 8 and 11. If you feel more comfortable with general IT translations, you can provide the translation of samples 7 to 12 and then 3 and 5.

Other requirements

  • At the current stage of the application review process, we do not require your CV/resume/biography. Do not send it or your application will be rejected.
  • You should be able to use either Wordfast, Trados or a compatible CAT tool (Metatexis comes to mind);
  • You should have at least 2 years of experience as a translator;
  • You should be familiar with standard terminology and style in the applicable fields;
  • You should be able to accept payments via bank (wire) transfer and PayPal or Moneybookers.

Submitting your application

Send your application to vendors (.at.) locworks (.dot.) net with the following subject: application – <your name> – <your language combinations>
Example: application – John Smith – EN>FR

If you are a member of, you must either submit your application through the LocWorks application page page or add a link to your profile on to the email application.

Game-related samples

Sample 1
The lands of Bhanlor were scarred by spells gone awry. Legions of undead started spawning in the regions where death magic had permeated the fabric of reality. Attracted by the decay of the land, demons and devils were leaving the Abyss to roam the battlefields in search of new victims. Only a handful of wizards, sorcerers and clerics could hope to stop and, possibly turn, the tide of evil encroaching upon the Material Plane.

Sample 2
Our scouts report that significant portions of the planet are inhabited by a sentient pod-like creature. These pods bond with other sentient life. Those who are bonded by these pods experience significant physical pain at all times, but have heightened intelligence. What are your orders?
– Keep our people away from those things. No one should have to live in agony.
– Excellent! Require all colonists to be ‘introduced’ to these pods! (+EVILVALUE% Research bonus)

Sample 3
We’ve learned there’s a rat in our midst, by the name of Tom. He’s leaking valuable information. We know that for a fact, but don’t have proof. Your task is to spy him out and discover who he is singing for. I think he’s going to a meet tonight. You’ll follow him quietly. Just be careful that he doesn’t see you – he’s extremely cautious. After you find out the identity of his connection, bump him off and the other guy, too, for good measure.

Sample 4
The Infiltrator is a tech-savvy warrior with stealth who wins battles by disabling and killing enemies. Gameplay focus is on unlocking alternate routes, gaining access to good equipment, and gaining an advantageous position over enemies in combat.
The Vanguard is a powerful combatant, combining the offensive powers of the Adept and the Soldier. The Vanguard has access to various weapons and armor, as well as biotic powers. Gameplay focus is on taking down enemies with quick and brutal force.

Sample 5
To start gathering the %1 resource, click first on the %2 icon in the %3 tab, then select the %4 unit by dragging the cursor around it and finally click on the %5 building. The %4 unit will move into the %5 building and start the production of %1.

Sample 6
Displaying a View Cone
Left click with the mouse on the eye symbol on the lower right-hand corner of the screen and move the cursor over the desired enemy or civilian.
If a view cone has no pattern, your heroes can only enter it for a short time, if at all. If the view cone shows a checked pattern your heroes can remain within it undiscovered if they are lying down or crouching.
Release the [ALT] key or right click with the mouse to leave view cone mode.

General translations

Sample 7
Sustainable business – the respectful management of our environment and the fundamental basis of our lives – is becoming a bigger and bigger priority around the world. As a global production and services company, our company continually strives to dovetail business success with environmentally responsible activities.
As your full-service partner, we make sure that our rewards reflect the cultural interests and local customs of your target audience. We also ensure they comply with the applicable technical regulations. Furthermore, modern analysis tools enable us to evaluate and monitor key performance indicators such as redemption rates and customer satisfaction. We then channel this information into concrete measures that enhance the success of your program and drive additional sales by optimizing redemption behaviour.

Sample 8
The XYZ is a synthesized radio location receiver. The receiver is housed in a casing, which is precision milled from a solid aluminium bar, serving as an outer casing of the receiver. The casing has been coated with epoxy powder, which has been heat-bonded. Folding antennas (4 pcs) alongside the receiver are lightweight, but extremely durable and are made of PCB material. The loudspeaker is located on the top of the receiver under the perforated aluminium cover and optional earphone plug at the rear end of the receiver. You can mute the receiver by pulling mute plug to upper position.

Sample 9
Bad sectors on the disk, other faulty hardware, or software bugs can corrupt the file system and put files in a problematic state. Typical operations may fail in a variety of ways. When the file system detects corruption, it logs an event to the event log and you typically receive a message that prompts you to run Chkdsk. Depending on the nature of the corruption, Chkdsk may or may not be able to recover file data; however, Chkdsk returns the file system to an internally consistent state.

Sample 10
Distributed team productivity is addressed by exploiting the distributed support and scale of use capabilities built into the Borland technologies, along with Borland process knowledge, consulting, and education, allowing your teams to rapidly implement and effectively function in a distributed environment.

Sample 11
Scary find in developing area: Building owner discovers a skeleton whilst inspecting his future cellar. Obviously, it is about a woman who had vanished without a trace from Tellytown years ago, police spokesman Jack Hollow reports. “The investigations are still running. The tooth cast of the skeleton conincides with the casts, which we have received by the dentist of the vanished woman. A gene test has still to be made though”, the policeman explains. The woman had popped off to get some cigarettes at a garden party years ago. She hadn’t been seen afterwards ever again.

Sample 12
Because I’m a sucker for a good-looking operating system in beta, I downloaded and installed the publicly-available Beta 2 of the next generation of Windows, called Vista, this weekend.
Now, Microsoft says only developers, testers and those “experienced in PC troubleshooting” should install this on a spare machine. But I’m young, stupid and reckless so I installed Vista on my main PC which is the only machine I have souped up enough to handle the Vistage. I didn’t want to let go of XP, though, in case everything went to hell. Thankfully all turned out well: I now have a single dual-boot PC that can run either Vista or XP.