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How to become a translator

1Sign up

Working with Gengo is a great option for talented bilinguals. Get started by creating a free account.


Gengo tests are created and reviewed by Senior Translators. Read the guidelines and test today.

3Start working

Successful applicants can begin working right away. We look forward to having you on the team!

Why work for Gengo?

We actively encourage and support our translators to develop their translation skills. Grow with Gengo lessons and more >>

Work whenever you like

Our global client base is active around the clock so you can enjoy a truly flexible work schedule.

We pay on time

Gengo is committed to paying translators on time, twice a month. We pay via PayPal or Payoneer.

Pick and choose

Work in an obligation-free environment where you have the freedom to select jobs that interest you.

Friendly staff and support

We answer support questions promptly, and always look at both sides if there’s ever a dispute.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I become a Senior Translator?

Senior Translators build and assess our pool of translators. This role is for experienced professional translators with great attention to detail and communication skills… Read more »

How do I get notified of new jobs?

New jobs are listed on the Jobs page of the Gengo website. You can also receive job alerts via email or subscribe to our Jobs RSS feed… Read more »

How does the translation process work?

Customers submit texts for translation using our simple online order form. Within seconds, jobs are created and made available to all qualified translators… Read more »

Why isn’t my language pair available?

If you can’t find the test for your language pair, it means: 1) We’re not offering translation services in your pair yet; or 2) We’ve turned off testing for your pair… Read more »

What job types and file formats do you support?

There are three types of jobs that you’ll encounter when translating for Gengo—text, group and file. A text job is a single block of text that you translate on our platform… Read more »

How do I get paid?

When you want to be paid, request a payout on the Account page of the Gengo website. Payouts are processed on the 10th and 25th of every month… Read more »