Our Language Specialists are the experts in their language pair. They create resources, interact with translators, assist with project-related tasks, guide the reviewers in their pair as well as build and assess our pool of translators, ensuring high translation quality.

Who should apply?

  • This role is for experienced professional translators only. 
  • We look for individuals with great attention to detail, always striving for high standards.
  • Successful applicants must have friendly and efficient communication skills, and must be available to answer the majority of queries within 24-48 hours.
  • Applicants must be ready to complete regular reviews within  48 hours or less.


What is the role?

  • Our Language Specialists are responsible for maintaining high standards of our translations in each language pair.
  • They work for a monthly retainer and use a special section of the website to administer tests and assess translations.
  • Language Specialists also help us create educational materials and translation tests for our crowd.
  • It's ideal for you if you'd like to be a part of a growing translator community and experience translator assessment at scale.
  • Language Specialists work as a team to oversee the overall quality in their language pair.


Is it a full-time role?

  • No. You can work flexibly as a Language Specialist.
  • Most of our "LS"s are freelance professional translators who take on Gengo duties in addition to their regular work.
  • Gengo staff will always let LSs know about upcoming high workload periods.


How to apply

  • Fill out the application form here.
  • Your application will be reviewed by our Translator Support Team. If successful, you will be invited to provide further information and to be interviewed via Skype.
  • We cannot respond to applications that do not include links to translation examples.
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