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He always comes up with the right term precisely at the right time and likes to think outside the box. When facing a highly creative project, you'll definitely want this wise fellow by your side. The only time he was left speechless was when they revealed the whole Hodor thing... Yikes!
This one is a master of tools. He knows how to work in the most efficient, productive and time-saving way possible. For him, CAT is not a furry animal with nine lives, but a means to get things done properly. He acts in the shadow and goes unnoticed most of the time, but his contribution is priceless.
The force of nature (aka "coffee") flows through him, allowing him to work relentlessly until he reaches his objective. He never gives up and always strives for perfection, no matter how many obstacles have to be overcome to achieve it. If you have his blessing, your project is on the safe side.
How to describe this member of the group?
I am sure you know that lovely bard from the Asterix comics. Well, there you go. He can be very insistent and a little finicky at times, but if you take a second and listen to his songs about consistency and the correctness of things, you will find a lot of truth in them.
No error, as small as it may be, is safe from the sharp eyes of this bowman. He is able to spot a faulty target and get rid of it in one single shot. When a proofreading or editing job is to be done, his talents are more than welcome. Missing commas, broken tags and double spaces, better hide well!
The heart and soul of the group. He is a seasoned fighter that has survived many battles across all types of platforms and genres. He is not afraid of anything and always knows what to do. No matter what your project looks like, he will handle it. A real "jack-of-all-trados", if you will.
Who am I?
My name is Daniel Polhaus and I am a localization specialist in the field of video games. I work from English and Spanish to German.
In 2013, after obtaining my University Degree in Translation and Interpreting, I started working as a freelance translator. Later, I decided to specialize in video games, when I was named one of the winners in the German Pro category of the LocJAM 3 localization contest in 2016.
Since then, I've had the pleasure to work on a large number of games spread across all platforms (PC, consoles, mobile...) and genres, from big budget AAA titles to small indie games. As an avid gamer myself, I feel comfortable with all types of games. This passion is what allows me to know exactly what players need and expect from a video game in their language.
I am just the right language professional for your project if you value fast communication, great team skills, high quality standards, technical knowledge of translation tools and an extremely creative mind.
Do you want to know more about me or the projects I have worked on? Would you like to discuss a potential project with me? Then feel free to contact me.
I am always looking forward to new localization adventures!
What can I do for you?
I will translate or proofread your game and make sure that the result is nothing short of excellent.
Want to access new
markets and go global with your website? I can help you reach your German audience.
Apps & Software
Looking to localize your brand new app or program? Then let's get started, so we can launch it as soon as possible!
I offer testing and LQA services for already translated projects, providing you with a detailed report of all errors and/or changes.
Which CAT tools do you use?
I preferably work with memoQ, but I am also used to working with Trados Studio, Memsource, Crowdin or Wordfast. Needless to say that I am always open for new translation tools as well.
What are your language combinations?
Apart from my standard combination English -> German, I also work with the combination Spanish -> German, since I had the privilege to grow up bilingually and consider both languages my native tongue.
Why don't you provide any information about your rates? Are you that expensive?
No, unfortunately I am not THAT expensive. There is no information regarding rates on this website because they usually vary, depending on the type of project, the technical difficulty, the deadline and many more factors. So don't be shy and tell me about your project!
What's your favorite video game?
There can only be one: Monkey Island. Its unique characters and the sarcastic sense of humour have been unmatched since.