Our community, by the numbers 2017

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2017 was a remarkable year of growth, learnings, and laying the foundation for an exciting road ahead at Gengo. We’re proud and honored to have helped thousands of customers from all over the world overcome language barriers and take their businesses to greater heights. And we fully recognize these accomplishments would not have been possible without our 21,000-strong (and still growing!) translator community. As we welcome 2018 with new goals and aspirations, let’s take a moment to reflect on the past year’s achievements.



Lara Fernández

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Lara Fernández

Originally from Spain, Lara is Gengo’s Community Manager and a globetrotting yogini (TTC200) with deep roots in Japan, where she lived for seven years before moving to Morocco with her family. She is passionate about languages, traveling, and all things yoga.

  • Ricky Chang

    Congratulations to Gengo’s great result.
    Just a question about translations numbers of JA->ZH (209), is ZH including both traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese ? If so, do you have each numbers separately ? Thanks!

    • Hi Ricky – my apologies for the late reply!
      ZH is simplified Chinese :) We use the code ZH-TW for traditional Chinese.

  • Stefano

    Hello Gengoers,
    those numbers are impressive!

    Just a question about the 126 total wordsmiths.

    Are these the translators that achieved the wordsmith status in 2017 or is this the all-time total number of wordsmiths?

    • Hi Stefano!

      My apologies for the late reply. All numbers in the infographic, including Wordsmiths, are for 2017 only :)

      Hope this helps!

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