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Mid-year community update 2017

Over the last seven months, the Gengo platform and translator community have undergone significant change and improvement. We welcomed close to 800 new translators so far and have successfully delivered close to 200 million units of translation since the beginning of the year. We also released a number of exciting updates and new features to …

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Seven amusing Filipino expressions and how to use them

The Philippines has a rich linguistic diversity, with a total of 187 native languages and dialects and two official languages, Filipino and English. Filipino, the national lingua franca based on Tagalog, has evolved in unique ways over time. Originally spoken only in the capital city of Manila and its neighboring provinces, Tagalog spread to other parts ...

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Faces of Gengo: Artem

An English to Russian translator, Artem believes his profession opened up a whole new world of possibilities for him, despite having never lived overseas. Find out the main reason why he rated being a Gengo translator a perfect 10 out of 10 in this interview. Nationality: Russian Location: Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia Occupation: Full-time translator Gengo translator ...

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Faces of Gengo: Carola

A multilingual originally from Germany, Carola is a digital nomad who’s grateful for having a steady and flexible job that has allowed her to travel around Europe for the past two years. Find out what she loves about being a translator in this interview. Nationality: German Location: Currently traveling around Europe Occupation: Blogging traveler Gengo ...

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10 must-have tools that make freelance life easier

The gig economy has been transforming how, when, and where many of us work. A rising number of skilled professionals are choosing remote and freelance careers, and research shows that working from home could raise productivity, efficiency, and engagement while saving time and money. But in this world of independent work and virtual teams, we ...

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Impressions as a new translator for Gengo

The full article was originally published on Self Taught Japanese on January 3, 2016. Read on as author Jeff Wisgo weighs in on his experience as a new Japanese to English translator with Gengo.   On translator resources “One of the first things you’ll notice when you join is you’ll have access to a series ...

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Key strategies for translating proper nouns

Summer is here, welcoming in another installment of your quality updates. We’d like to introduce three basic translation strategies and how to use them to avoid some common translation errors. Going through your translation, you’ll inevitably see one of these pop up – a proper noun. Translating them may come so naturally, you don’t even ...

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