meet

the geeky team

Over the past few years, the tabletop gaming industry has taken a leap forward in terms of components and artwork. However, when it comes to translation and localization, there’s still no quality standard.

Our mission is to create and maintain a professional standard for board game translations. Your rulebook is the first thing a new customer sees when they open the box. Together, let’s leave a great first impression.

jo lefebure

founder & CEO

Education:
Master’s Degree in Translation (NL, EN, IT) - Artesis (Antwerp, Belgium)
Postgraduate Digital Marketing - HoGent (Gent, Belgium)
Freelance translator since: 2005
Favorite game: Detective: City of Angels

Paulina Gerding

project manager

Education:
Master’s Degree in English Studies - SWPS (Warsaw, Poland)
Postgraduate Sworn Translations - SWPS (Warsaw, Poland)
Freelance translator since: 2012
Favorite game: Mage Knight

our geeky

language leads

We take great care in cultivating our network of professional freelance translators, editors and graphic designers. Our team currently consists of over 50 freelancers we carefully selected after an extensive vetting process. They include translators, proofreaders, editors, graphic designers and project managers.

Finding translators with the perfect profile is no easy task. That’s why The Geeky Pen also provides training for professional translators who want to enter the world of board games. Our most experienced translators act as Language Leads that train and assess new recruits according to the style guides and glossaries we’ve developed for each language.

Laura

German

Matthieu

French

Jaume

Spanish

Alex

Italian

Miguel

Portuguese

Bryan

Rulebook Editing

Hanna

Graphic Design

Giliam

Video

WE’D LOVE FOR YOU TO

JOIN OUR TEAM

Think you have what it takes to be a board game translator? Then we’d be delighted to talk to you!

The only requirement we have is that you need to have a linguistic degree. Style and jargon can be taught, but true language skills require a formal education, and that’s something we can’t give you.

We’re also constantly on the lookout for experienced editors and graphic designers! If you think you fit the bill, feel free to send us your cover letter and resume at talent@geekypen.com. Make it geeky!

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