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for beginner translators.

The Basics

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THE BASICS

Getting Started

A must-read for newly qualified Gengo translators.

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THE BASICS

Test Expectations

An introduction to Gengo tests and quality standards.

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THE BASICS

Common Mistakes

Common errors new translators often make.

Lessons for beginner translators

Simple guides on translation fundamentals for beginner translators.
These tools and training materials will help you fine-tune your skills and approach.

1 – The translation process

Processes are important to translation work. This lesson proposes a basic process to improve quality and efficiency.

2 – How to handle new terms

Tips and tricks for researching and translating difficult terms — find exactly what you’re looking for in less time.

3 – Making text sound natural

Lesson 3 explains how to avoid the common pitfall of producing translations that sound translated.

4 – The Art of Revision

A comprehensive overview of revision — arguably the most important step in the translation process.

5 – Computer skills

Gengo translators who master basic computer skills and software suites are a step above the rest.

6 – Time management

How to estimate capacity and track progress against time so you never miss a deadline and always produce final work.

7 – Communication skills

This lesson focuses on developing your communication style and approach so as to deliver a smooth customer experience.

8 – Translation ethics

Lesson 8 introduces ethical considerations for translators and strategies for dealing with difficult situations.

9 – How to be a better translator

Great translators continuously maintain their language skills and cultural knowledge. Find out why in Lesson 9.

10 – CAT

CAT tools help translators be more efficient and consistent. This is an overview of CAT tools and how they work.