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  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 …

  Megan Waters

Faces of Gengo: Shoma

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At Gengo, we track a wide array of metrics for all our translators. Looking at the average speed at which our translators work, for example, allows us to serve our customers who need large amounts of text translated in a …

  Emily Benson

Gengo-dō: Dogfooding

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Last year Gengo launched a new initiative called dogfooding, where every member of our team regularly tests and uses our own platform. While most of our teams already use Gengo daily, including Marketing, Ops, Engineering and Support, we wanted for …

  Amber Bushman

Faces of Gengo: Jesse

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Jesse works in the Marina District in San Francisco. Having worked as a VP of Marketing for four different startups in Silicon Valley, he now builds Japanese-English translation into his work running a cross-cultural marketing and PR firm in the …

  Matthew Romaine

Gengo announces $5.4M in Series C funding

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We’re excited to announce that we recently closed our Series C funding round of $5.4M led by Recruit of Japan. Recruit are an international leader in supporting diverse aspects of global companies from Japan, and we’re excited to have them …

  Megan Waters

Faces of Gengo: Ana

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Although Ana has only lived for a few months outside her home country of Portugal, she translates across four language pairs: English to Portuguese, French to Portuguese, Spanish to Portuguese and Portuguese to English. Outside of a short-lived childhood dream …

  Emily Benson

Gengo-dō: Tokyo in bloom

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Spring is here in Japan! Sakura (桜), or cherry blossoms, are now in full bloom around the world, prompting sakura viewing parties and excursions known as hanami (花見) here in Japan and abroad. To celebrate, Japanese residents head to the …

  Amber Bushman

Faces of Gengo: Nick

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Nick’s road to translation began in high school when he began studying Japanese. While living in Sapporo after college, he took his love for the language one step further, translating real estate documents for Australian ski lovers. Nick now resides …

  Megan Waters

Snapshots from Gengo’s first-ever translator meetup

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Just this week we hosted our first translator meetup here in Shibuya with our Tokyo-based translators. A true representation of our over 14,000-member community, the invitees comprised a diverse group of translators who had traveled from all across Tokyo, and …

  Megan Waters

Faces of Gengo: Marina C.

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After working briefly as an air hostess following her time in school, Marina considers herself lucky to be able to do what she truly loves: translating. Having lived in Budapest, Málaga, Malta and Cork, this Face of Gengo is now …

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