Bill Trinen at the 2007 Game Developers Conference.
|Education||Aoyama Gakuin University, University of Oregon|
|Alma mater||University of Oregon|
|Occupation||Director, Product Marketing Manager|
Bill Trinen is a video game translator who mainly works for Nintendo of America. He also does certain Nintendo press conferences and acts as an interpreter for game designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Bill Trinen has been involved in the translation of many Nintendo 64, GameCube, and Game Boy titles. He began at Nintendo of America by translating debug reports on The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, and then was hired full time in the localization group. He describes one of the things he must do as part of his job, "We also help explain to people at Nintendo what the cool new features of the games are and points to focus on in PR and marketing and things like that." He has also presented in various North American Nintendo Direct presentations.
Trinen began studying Japanese while in high school, continuing it through college, where he majored in Japanese and minored in Business. He also studied international business, international management, economics, and translation a year overseas in the Aoyama Gakuin University in Tokyo, Japan, and lived in Shibuya. 
- Bill Trinen profile at N-Sider
- LinkedIn professional profile for Bill Trinen
- 2003 Game Informer interview cached by Zelda Dungeon
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