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Faces of Gengo: Masami

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Senior Translators (STs) play an important role in Gengo’s community: they write and correct translator exams, give translators feedback and help keep quality on track. This week we’d like to feature one of our STs, Masami, who is also a …

  Natalia Manidis

Faces of Gengo: Sam

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Sam is the Richard Branson of the translation world. His ambitions and determination to succeed have seen him develop skills in five languages, live in three countries and work for some of Korea’s biggest names such as Doosan and LG, …

  Natalia Manidis

Faces of Gengo: Ivan

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Ivan began learning English when he was nine years old after his mother took him to a private tutor in his native Russia. Since then, English grew to be a huge part of Ivan’s life, later becoming the cornerstone of …

  Natalia Manidis

Gengo Pulse on Crowdsourcing: A Crowd for Every Purpose

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Crowdsourcing is distributed problem solving. You take one task (or many smaller ones) and spread it across a crowd of hundreds to thousands to solve. In our case, it’s translation, but you can also use a crowd for reviews, design, …

  Natalia Manidis

Faces of Gengo: Misty

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Misty discovered the French language while studying opera during college. Dazzled by its beauty, she took every French course available and then went on to study it on her own. And here began her French adventures. With Gengo’s flexible schedule …

  Natalia Manidis

Faces of Gengo: Lara

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Originally from Galicia, Spain, Lara is a globetrotting yogini with deep roots in Japan. She went on an exchange program there at 19 and stayed—for seven years! After studying literature in the US and Japan, Lara joined Tokyo’s fast-paced fashion …

  Natalia Manidis

Faces of Gengo: Oradjeha

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Our next Face comes to us from Orhuwhorun, Nigeria. When not engaged in national service activities, Oradjeha puts his degree in German studies to use by translating for Gengo. He credits joining Gengo as the the beginning of his love …

  Natalia Manidis

Faces of Gengo: Rainer

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Our third installment introduces us to Rainer. He’s from Schwalmtal, a little town in Germany’s Lower Rhine region halfway between Duesseldorf and the Dutch border. Beneath a focused working style is someone who’s no slave to his work. Rainer is …

  Natalia Manidis

Faces of Gengo: Sayuri

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Our second Face of Gengo is Sayuri from Brazil. Like many of us here at Gengo, she represents a fascinating mix of cultures and languages. Her mother is part Brazilian Indian, part Spanish, and her father’s parents emigrated from Okinawa …

  Natalia Manidis

Faces of Gengo: Mohamed

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We asked Gengo translators to tell us a little about their lives. Over 80 people responded with stories about their home, translation method, and more. We’ve compiled these into a series of mini-interviews that will be appearing here every two …

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