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  David Gilbert

A picture is worth a thousand words

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To provide accurate translations, comprehension of the source content is key. At Gengo, we strive to provide customers with the most effective means to explain to translators how they want their content translated. This is done through the use of …

  Adam Emsley

TexTurner + Gengo = Translation as easy as chat

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Here at Gengo, we know that global companies need content translated quickly and frequently to get their messages across. We also know that many teams use chat tools like Slack to communicate effectively.

That’s why we’re excited to announce a

  Megan Waters

Faces of Gengo: Siaoning

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Taiwanese by birth, Siaoning, honed her English skills in New York and studied Arabic as a university scholar in Kuwait. When she’s not chasing deadlines, she does fire spinning performances and believes taking short breaks is an important part of …

  Lauren Van Mullem

Five rules for choosing the right translation process

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Choosing the right translation process isn’t easy. Each one—human translation (HT), machine translation (MT), post-edited machine translation (PEMT), and crowd human translation—has its benefits and drawbacks. Some are more expensive than others. Some offer the highest quality, but take more

  Shoma Kimura

Announcing a new translator quality score

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We know that quality is never black and white, nor can be summed up perfectly in a number. However, as a data-driven translation platform, we believe in empowering our translators with information and statistics on their performance so they can

  Lauren Van Mullem

The most important questions to ask translation vendors

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Does your project require the human touch (human translation or HT), or will machine translation (MT) work well with your text? Maybe the middle-road of post-edited machine translation (PEMT) is precisely what you need. But, if you’re not sure which

  Lauren Van Mullem

Five tips to boost global ecommerce sales this holiday season

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As of last year, the overwhelming majority of U.S. shoppers are buying online, and ecommerce sales worldwide hit a record high of $1.3 trillion. The news couldn’t be better for ecommerce predictions for ecommerce sales this holiday season—global sales are

  Megan Waters

Halloween around the world

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Halloween, also known as All Hallows’ Eve or All Saints’ Eve, is an annual celebration held on October 31. Typical festive activities in most Western cultures include trick-or-treating, attending fancy dress parties, carving pumpkins into jack-o’-lanterns, lighting bonfires,

  Lauren Van Mullem

What to consider when choosing a translation approach

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You think you know how translation works: you take the words from one language and find their equivalents in another language, right? Sure, there are a few grammatical hurdles and idioms, but it seems like a fairly simple process.

Until

  Megan Waters

Hall of fame: Thiago

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As well as becoming a Gengo Wordsmith, Thiago is also one of our newest Senior Translators in the English to Portuguese Brazilian language pair. He believes that reading a lot—in both your source and target languages—is the first step …

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