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  Lauren Van Mullem

Checklist: Will your local product fit global markets?

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The dream of going global is somewhere in the heart of every entrepreneur and CEO. Your business revolves around solving problems, and problems tend to be universal. But, the messaging around these solutions is anything but universal, and that is …

  Andrew Weston

The evolution of languages

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This is a guest post written by a Gengo translator.

All living languages are constantly changing, and lexical borrowing—the transferral of words from one language into another—is a major area where this evolution is taking place. Globalization has opened new …

  David Gilbert

Faster credit card payments

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At Gengo, our goal has always been to provide hassle-free human translation, accessible to all. We’ve just introduced a streamlined payment process that provides direct credit card payments in addition to PayPal.

Payments for orders or credit top-ups can now …

  David Gilbert

A harder working workbench

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The workbench is the heart of Gengo where translation happens 24/7. Late last year we introduced a brand new translator workbench that brought together everything we’ve learned in a streamlined interface designed to provide assistance when wanted, but otherwise gets …

  Megan Waters

Translation beyond the traditional industry

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Early last week we held our second translator event. Entitled “Translation beyond the traditional industry,” we wanted to provide our existing and prospective translators with an opportunity to learn more about somewhat unconventional aspects that are popping up in the …

  Megan Waters

Faces of Gengo: David

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David, our Product Manager, is responsible for deciding what we should be focusing on to make Gengo successful and then working with the engineering team to make it happen. To do this, he weighs what is important to our customers …

  Megan Waters

Faces of Gengo: Kenta

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A Japanese to English, English to Japanese and German to English translator, Kenta started translating while at college in Japan. Now he lives and works in Germany as a neuroscientist studying how the brain changes as we learn, and translates …

  Megan Waters

What is a Gengo Wordsmith?

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In our ongoing effort to recognize our translators and the skilled work that they do, each month we applaud our hotshot translators who have translated more than 500,000 units during their time as a Gengo translator.

Those who achieve this …

  Emily Benson

The guide to global social media

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Social media has become a necessity for marketers. It provides brands with a low-cost platform to directly connect with customers. While a lot of companies have established a solid strategy in their native tongue, they’re leaving out the rest of …

  Megan Waters

Faces of Gengo: Erika

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Erika lives in her hometown of São Paulo, Brazil, but dreams of one day living in Japan. She counts her main interests as languages, Harry Potter, and sci-fi movies (possibly not in that order). This English to Portuguese-Brazilian translator …

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