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  Megan Waters

Faces of Gengo: Jamie

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As Gengo’s Project Management Lead, Jamie manages orders for our biggest enterprise clients, such as QuizUp and TripAdvisor. This entails devising workflows for each project, finding qualified translators and communicating directly with the client to get relevant information and

  Lauren Van Mullem

Technical do’s and don’ts for global ecommerce

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Content management is simple in your home country. Your ecommerce website typically does everything for you except write the content itself. But when expanding into foreign markets, you’ll be confronted with technical decisions you’ve never faced before. All of a

  Zoya Street

Should video games be “interesting” or “fun”?

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This is a guest post written by a Gengo translator.

In Japanese video-gaming criticism, omoshiroi sometimes translates to “fun” and other times to “interesting”. However, the word tanoshii is also usually translated as “fun” but is actually closer to the

  Lauren Van Mullem

The guide to managing global ecommerce content

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Your website may contain hundreds of pages of content, especially if you have thousands of products. When you go global, you may think you’ll have to translate everything at once, but in fact, the opposite is true. What you need

  Megan Waters

Hall of fame: Zack

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A translator in two language pairs (Japanese to English and German to English), Zack is one of our Gengo Wordsmiths who has translated over 500,000 units. Now located in Tokyo, he moved to Japan after college and set himself the …

  Lauren Van Mullem

The art of defining your global offering

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Is your ecommerce business the online equivalent of a big box store, carrying everything including the kitchen sink? Or does it feature a limited, but popular, selection of products? Have you thought about exactly which of those products you want …

  Alvaro Gutierrez

Why should young people learn a second language?

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This is a guest post written by a Gengo translator.

Learning a second language at any age is a very rewarding experience. However, young people, and especially children, have the most to gain and face many benefits.

It is widely …

  Lauren Van Mullem

The basics of global ecommerce

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Large and lucrative, with the chance for low-cost distribution, global markets are tempting bait for ecommerce businesses. Even though success seems to dangle there for the taking, it’s hard to know where to start, what to focus on first and …

  Megan Waters

Faces of Gengo: Enrico

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Enrico, an Italian native from Verona, met his American wife-to-be while vacationing in a tiny mountain village in the Alps. Some 20 years later, he now lives with his wife and four children in the U.S. where he is our …

  Lauren Van Mullem

Tips for overseas growth and operations

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Operating a company at home is a whole different ball game than operating and growing one overseas. In fact, they might even be different sports. Your home game is strengthened by your knowledge of the playing field—you understand what people …

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