First runner up in the Simultaneous Interpreting Grand Prix! Meet Gabe from GOT #MercariDays
Hi, I’m Madoka from the People Branding Team!
At Mercari, we have members from around 40 countries in our Tokyo office. In this diverse environment, our GOT (Global Operations Team) provides translation as well as interpretation support for Mercari and Merpay members, and helps bridge communication between English speakers and Japanese speakers. At Mercari, we offer various forms of interpretation depending on the situation, including simultaneous interpretation at larger events or all-hands meetings.
This month there was some exciting news for GOT and Mercari as a whole. One of GOT’s members, Gabe, received 2nd place in the JACI Simultaneous Interpreting Grand Prix 2019!
Gabe is one of the key in-house simultaneous interpreters at Mercari, and has interpreted for numerous Mercari events from the 6th Anniversary Strategy Presentation to Mercari Euro Hack and even regular meetings between members. Simultaneous interpretation is one of the most efficient ways of interpreting, but interpreting within the time allowed by the speaker’s pace without changing the natural flow of the speech requires specific skill sets, talent, and preparation. This is why Gabe also provides interpretation workshops for other GOT members to practice as a team and use as training opportunities to learn from each other.
Needless to say, we are all very proud of Gabe’s achievement and we hope to continue to bring you more exciting news from GOT and other Mercari teams on Mercan!
See you again for more #MercariDays!