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  Megan Waters

Hall of fame: Alicia

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Our newest hall of famer is one of our Spanish translators, who believes that culture is embedded in every language. A voracious reader, she maintains proficiency in English and Spanish through literature.

She advises budding translators to always be meticulous

  Alex Nguyen

Four tools for providing context to translators

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Accurate, timely translations rely on the context provided. That being said, source content without context can be extremely difficult to translate even for the most experienced native speakers. That’s why providing clear direction by way of instructions or references is …

  Jenie Gabriel

English education in Japan: Challenges and changes

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Ranked at number 30 out of 70 countries in the 2015 EF English Proficiency Index, Japan has a moderate proficiency compared to other developed countries around the world. As a mostly homogenous country, Japan seems to be torn between

  Jenie Gabriel

The 2016 Rio Olympics at a glance

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Often considered a universal language, sports bring people together from different nationalities and diverse backgrounds. To promote fair play, sportsmanship and camaraderie among nations, languages play a vital role especially at one of the world’s biggest and most watched sporting

  Alex Nguyen

Launching global websites in the French market

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The 103rd Tour de France is well underway, with almost 200 cyclists covering 2,200 miles around France over the course of three weeks. The world’s biggest cycling race is being broadcasted to over 190 countries, attracting millions of viewers both …

  Alex Nguyen

Five considerations for successful website localization

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Website localization is much more than simply translating text. Yes, you can upload everything into Google Translate to produce a 30+ language website in no time, but if you want high-quality translation, search engine optimization (SEO) and brand consistency, you …

  Megan Waters

Faces of Gengo: Mutsumi

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Our human resources (HR) and office manager, Mutsumi, can be considered the mother of Gengons, given her nurturing character, friendly demeanor and organizational skills. She usually works behind the scenes yet she plays important roles, such as ensuring employee satisfaction

  Megan Waters

Hall of fame: Ben

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Ben, a Paris-based translator working in three language pairs, is the newest addition to our growing roster of Gengo Wordsmiths. His penchant for mastering languages and understanding cultures has been instrumental in his translation career. He advises budding translators to

  Jenie Gabriel

Pros and cons of living overseas

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In 2013, there were a total of 232 million international migrants—defined by the United Nations as people who have lived a year or more outside their country of birth—around the world. Whether your own choice or due to

  Jenie Gabriel

10 must-read books for language lovers

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Reading is as essential as it is mandatory when learning another language and trying to understand facets of communication. This list of our favorite fiction and nonfiction books aims to inspire and entertain language lovers, writers, bookworms and anyone fascinated

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