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Michelle Deco's Blog


Michelle Deco is a Localization Editor for NIS America and has done localization work for Square Enix and XSEED Games for titles including Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King for the Nintendo 3DS, World of Final Fantasy for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita, Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue for the PlayStation 4, and Story of Seasons: Trio of Towns for the Nintendo 3DS. She is also an accomplished voice actress and singer whose clients include Disney, ABC, Fox, and 2K Games. View her full credits and contact her via and follow her on Twitter at @itsamiiiichelle.


Member Blogs

Posted by Michelle Deco on Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:51:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Production, Serious, Social/Online
How do we stay healthy and focused during crunch time, even when putting in 80-hour weeks? I’ll explore simple ways to keep your body, mind, and soul in the pink.

Posted by Michelle Deco on Mon, 03 Jul 2017 09:16:00 EDT in Business/Marketing, Production, Console/PC, Serious, Smartphone/Tablet
In Part 4 of this series, we'll look at the decisions that go behind localizing a video game in a particular market, using well-known examples in the gaming industry.

Many gamers annually look forward to the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or E3. In this article, we’ll take a brief look into the show’s 22-year history.

Posted by Michelle Deco on Mon, 08 May 2017 09:57:00 EDT in Design, Social/Online, Smartphone/Tablet
Here’s how the popular AR game Pokémon Go can be great for your health.

Posted by Michelle Deco on Mon, 27 Mar 2017 10:38:00 EDT in Design, Production, Console/PC, Social/Online
In Part 3 of this series, I venture outside video games and examine types of localization found in films, and discuss its growing importance in today’s world.

Posted by Michelle Deco on Mon, 13 Feb 2017 10:06:00 EST in Design, Production, Console/PC
In Part 2 of my "Basics of Localization" series, I'll explore visual localization in video games, provide examples, and touch briefly on ESRB ratings.

Michelle Deco's Comments

Comment In: [Blog - 09/08/2016 - 11:16]

Hi Lorenzo I 'm glad ...

Hi Lorenzo I 'm glad this article was helpful for you Starting as a quality assurance tester is a good start, as you 'll go hands-on with working with different games. Depending on where you work, you might gain more experience working on the technical side, or in the case ...