Hi there!






I am Vitor Hugo Alves, a Senior Localization Engineer working in the l10n industry for more than 20 years.

A bit about me:


I have extensive experience, having worked for small, medium, and top ten companies.

... excellent knowledge of CAT/Localization and TM Tools.

... extensive experience in localization of XML, XLIFF, YAML, JSON, ResX file formats and Unicode, to mention a few.

... extensive experience in mentoring new and junior team members, and being a direct point of contact to support team members, linguists and clients.

... experience in projects with non-Western, double-byte and bi-directional languages.

... experience with testing, converting and bug fixing localized software and manuals (DITA and docbook XML, InDesign, Framemaker, Quark, Interleaf/Quicksilver formats etc).

... knowledge of Java, Perl, VBA, and COBOL. (Object-Oriented and Structured (Modular) Programming).

... IT skills managing Windows Server 2003 Networks and Exchange Server.

... experience with Game Localization.

... experience with IBM MSS, BMC Remedy, Rational Quality Management, Lotus Note, and Lotus Symphony. OS: Linux.

... knowledge of writing Test Cases, and Test Automation Scripts.

... excellent learning and logic skills.


  • Love to share knowledge and avid to learn from others.
  • Innovative, detail-oriented, and self-motivated.
  • Problem-solver at heart.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Stay calm in a crisis.
  • Native speaker of Portuguese and proficient in English.



Attended #memoQfest 2016 (memoQ Advanced for Localization Engineers)

in Budapest and #LOCWORLD31 2016 in Dublin.

Worked as a Localization Engineer in Windows Localization Project, from kick off to release at both Microsoft offices: Redmond, WA and Dublin, Ireland.




  • Guess what? I'm a gamer myself! Check it out: Steam Community
  • Self-taught chess theory strategy in my childhood and eventually became a chess champion in my teens.
  • As a child, I liked to tinker with dictionaries and geography books and maps.


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