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  Sarah Siwak

Countdown to 2015, #4: Build an internationally-minded team

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You can have impeccable timing, choose the highest-potential countries for your company and prepare your product for a perfect pilot launch, but without a strong team, you won’t get very far. Tip #4 is all about people, and …

  Sarah Siwak

Countdown to 2015, #3: Define your offering and level of service

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Once you’ve settled on your target countries, it’s likely that you’ll need to make some modifications to your product or service. What works well in your primary market may not sell well across borders.…

  Robert Laing

Happy birthday to us!

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We launched as myGengo on December 18, 2008. And, to be completely honest, during that early period we had no idea what we were doing. We had an online order form, a few dozen tested translators and an idea that we …

  Sarah Siwak

Countdown to 2015, #2: Research and choose target markets

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In tip #1 of our Going Global Countdown, we reviewed timing and timelines.

Tip #2 is about choosing markets.…

  Sarah Siwak

Countdown to 2015, #1: Choose your timing and timeline

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Expanding overseas in the new year but not sure where to start?

Up until New Year’s Day 2015, we’re publishing one tip per day explaining how to take your company global. We’re tackling everything from timelines to tools and translation best practices …

  Megan Waters

Faces of Gengo: Olga

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Olga, our Senior Translator Coordinator Intern, started her adventures at Gengo as a Russian to English translator. She quickly moved on to become a Senior Translator in the pair, and is now working with our translator team in the Tokyo …

  David Gilbert

Announcing the new translator workbench

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Gengo has always strived to provide simple yet powerful translation tools. We just released our next-generation translation workbench that brings together in a single streamlined interface everything we’ve learned from your feedback and years of experience.…

  Sarah Siwak

Get our fact sheet on international traveler behavior

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When people begin seriously planning trips, research shows that one of the first places that they head to is—naturally—the internet. They flip through pages of destination listings, researching hotel options, comparison shopping for flights and looking for the best local …

  Charlie Rosas

Two quick translation tips for international travelers

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Traveling abroad but worried about language barriers? Our team has tried its fair share of multilingual dictionaries and image translation apps, and while these tools are perfect for practical needs, they don’t get you beyond the basics. Whether you’re looking to …

  Sarah Siwak

Get Gengo’s free guide to translation for the travel industry

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Travel content is diverse and can be challenging to translate for a company of any size. To help you enhance your international visibility and give customers the best possible experience using your service, we’ve created a special Guide to translating for the

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