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  Mike Staffa

Hall of fame: Karen

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A dedicated English to Portuguese-Brazilian translator, Karen earned a spot in our growing list of Wordsmiths this year. Her passion for music and the English language greatly influenced her location independent career in translation. She reminds fellow translators that aside

  Alex Nguyen

Translation tips for selling to Japanese customers

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Is Japan on your list for global expansion? It definitely deserves a spot. The Japanese ecommerce market is expected to grow from $52 billion to over $80 billion over the next five years, according to a report by A.T. Kearney. …

  Mike Staffa

8 things translators love about their jobs

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September 30 marks International Translation Day, a time to recognize the growing community of translators worldwide and encourage more people to embark on a career that is becoming increasingly relevant in the age of globalization. Named as the fastest-growing

  Megan Waters

Hall of fame: Klaus

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Klaus, a Berlin-based English to German translator, joins the ranks of our distinguished hall of famers this season. What started as a natural inclination toward learning languages became the catalyst for his professional career as a translator. He believes consistent

  Megan Waters

Hall of fame: Priscilla

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Priscilla is another polyglot who has successfully achieved the hall of fame status. Being raised in a multilingual home and living in different countries empowered her to learn more languages and, eventually, pursue a career in translation. She offers words

  Megan Waters

Eight language-learning tips for adults

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Learning a language is often a gateway to new experiences and can open doors to more possibilities. Although it can initially seem to be a daunting task, with a bit of hard work, determination and creativity, language acquisition can be

  Alex Nguyen

In-house vs. outsourced translation: Which is best?

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So, your company is ready to expand overseas. Basically, you have two choices: create an in-house team or outsource to a firm that specializes in translation. But which option is best for your company? Before you sign up for something …

  Megan Waters

Hall of fame: Loreta

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Loreta, a Venezuela-based translator, joins the ranks of this year’s Gengo Wordsmiths. In her spare time, she practices her second and third languages—Italian and English, respectively—by reading and watching movies. She advises fellow translators to pay close attention to

  Jenie Gabriel

Three career benefits of being multilingual

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In the age of globalization when numerous companies are moving into international markets, the ability to speak more than one language has become a valuable asset in the workplace. According to the Department of Labor, fluency in a foreign

  Alex Nguyen

Guide to multilingual customer support

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Imagine you’re shopping on a global ecommerce website, browsing and adding items to your cart. Just as you’re ready to pull the trigger, a question pops up in your mind. You scour the website looking for an answer, but can’t …

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