Guillaume Veillette Editor, NintendoWorldReport

Gui Veillette

Interview: How a translator becomes a game journalist with Guillaume Veillette, Nintendo World Report

Guillaume Veillette translate all types of manuals and important documents by day. By night he is a video game journalist and podcaster for NintendoWorldReport. We talk about the parallels of both careers.

Below is a summary of our interview:

Quote

No quote. I am a cynical person.

His Journey

Guillaume tells us about his first interest in science which he grew to hate and how he fell into a career in translation. We also talk about he took his Nintendo nerdom started by translating Final Fantasy Legend II for Gameboy and made his way into video game journalism and podcasts.

Low Point

Failing at various science courses. He thought science was what he wanted to do.

Aha Moment

A friend suggested that Gui try translation work. Then he had the opportunity to try a translation internship at a law firm.

Gui’s work now  

Gui talks about how he translates memos and corporate communications from Canadian French to English and vice versa.

What’s exciting Gui now

Gui gets to talk every week about Nintendo with fellow nerds.

Lightning Round

Book Gui Recommends: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick

Helpful Habit: Checking everything twice

Helpful Person: Translation department at Concordia University

Internet Resource: Termium

What’s Your Purpose: Helping people communicate, mentoring young translator

Where to follow Gui 

Twitter: @GuillaumeNWR

Parting Words

If you don’t know what you want to do, listen to the advice to the people around you.

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