Copywriters use a variety of stylistic devices to create catchy and effective marketing messages. Most of the time, though, these devices only work in the source language and can easily get lost in translation. This is where transcreation or creative translation comes into play.
Tin Režek is a student of management and economics who has been working in the business development department under the mentorship of BDM Zana Boljkovac for a few months now. Our HR manager Sara Demiri conducted an interview with Tin on his experience at Ciklopea.
Translations are one of those things that you only really notice once they’ve gone wrong. The internet is full of jokes about bad translations, which although may be funny, are actually a very serious issue for all stakeholders. Quality Assurance (also known as QA) is one of the steps taken within the language industry to prevent translation errors.
Companies in the life sciences industry invest huge amounts into keeping their businesses growing, especially when moving into a new market. Behind the scenes lots of work goes into keeping these companies afloat, and it couldn’t be done without localization.
Independent market research firm Common Sense Advisory recognizes Ciklopea as a leader in $43.08 billion global translation, localisation, and interpreting services industry.
Elia Together is a two-day event designed as a meeting point of language service providers and independent language professionals.
From Student to Translator: How Translation Internships Help You Make a Big Splash in the Language Industry
Are you a translation student looking for your first big break? Or are you a lecturer looking for new opportunities for your students? Whichever sums you up, internships are a great way to bridge the gap between translation industry veterans and the new generation of translators.
Our business development manager Zana Boljkovac and our human resources manager Sara Demiri took part in the Translating Europe Forum workshop “Career Day” held on 11 April 2017 in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The event, organized by the Directorate-General for Translation (DGT), was a great opportunity for students, teachers and industry representatives to share their ideas and […]
Following the successful professional training organized by Across Systems GmbH, Ciklopea has become an Across Language Server v6.3 certified provider of linguistic solutions, thereby joining the select group of global LSPs.
Ciklopea is offering several positions for an external associate: translator and proofreader (male/female) for German <> Croatian Candidates are expected to have: at least two years of experience in translation and localization, experience with translation tools (CAT), mandatory higher education (a degree in language or linguistics is preferred but not required), excellent knowledge of the […]
We help life sciences, IT & software, and technology and manufacturing industries communicate their message to foreign markets and secure a positive presence on a global scale. Want to join our team? Continue reading… As a Sales Representative, you will be part of the team enabling Ciklopea to strengthen its position as a leader in […]
Ciklopea is offering several positions for an external associate: translator and proofreader (male/female) for English, German <> Slovenian several positions for an external associate: translator and proofreader (male/female) for French, Italian, Spanish <> Slovenian Candidates are expected to have: at least two years of experience in the fields of translation and localization, experience with translation […]
The company underwent major reorganization over the past 12 months: “2016 was marked by further changes of our organization and team, but this successful recertification demonstrates that we are on the right track – and we may only be proud. Our team has expanded, the organizational structure has become more complex, but our core values […]
Ciklopea is looking for translators and proofreaders (m/f) for translations from German, English, French, Italian, and Spanish into Serbian and vice versa Requirements: at least 2 years of experience in translation and localization mandatory knowledge of work with CAT tools University degree mandatory, degree in languages (preferred but not required) excellent working knowledge of the […]
Your Job Description: Organizing of complex translation and localization projects, priority management, financial aspects and resources; Preparation and management of project documentation and translation quality control; Building and maintenance of professional relationships with clients and suppliers; Regular work in specialized professional software; Your Profile: Degree in humanities or economics (linguistics / translation studies preferred); English […]
What should an LSP do with its hardcover library of professional literature once its knowledge base is digitized and available online? Donate it to those who may still use it, of course. Ciklopea has donated its library consisting of 20 various bilingual dictionaries to elementary school “Dr. Vinka Žganca” in Kozari bok, with the hope […]
We are pleased to announce that Ciklopea has joined the SDL LSP Partner Program. The strategic partnership helps us update and verify our SDL expertise by SDL, streamline our processes and expand the possibilities of advanced linguistic solutions. SDL Trados Studio, GroupShare and MultiTerm have been among our standard tools since the very beginning of […]
30. September has been celebrated worldwide as International Translation Day since 1991, when it was established by the International Federation of Translators (IFT). On this day translators, linguists, students, writers and other members of language industry conduct special activities to celebrate their profession, raise the awareness of the importance of their work and express solidarity […]
This year’s Ciklopea Summer School took place in Zagreb from 22nd August to 2nd September 2016 and was attended by 11 linguistics students from Croatia, Serbia and Montenegro. The second edition of the Summer School was a continuation of Ciklopea’s efforts to enhance cooperation between the academic communities and the translation industry in the region […]
Ciklopea took part in this year’s Summer University event in Tuzla, acting in its capacity of Elia Exchange coordinator for the West Balkans. Elia Exchange program is developed and curated by ELIA (European Language Industry Association) and its aim is building a mutually beneficial relationship between the business and the academic community. A lecture on […]
Ciklopea Summer School began in 2015 as a further step in the company’s decade-long effort to develop cooperation between the industry and the academic community. The first Summer School was attended by language students from Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro and Serbia and was extremely successful, affirming our intention to make the Summer School […]
The cloud-based CAT tool Memsource has been used by Ciklopea’s teams for several months and it is on its way to integration with Ciklopea’s proprietary translation management system. Due to its simplicity, speed, reliability and cloud-based infrastructure that enables smooth performance at any time and effective costs, Memsource is becoming the preferred choice of the […]
Ciklopea participated in „Zlatni Indeks 2016“, the project organized for sixth year in a row by eSTUDENT, one of the most active student organizations in Croatia. „Zlatni indeks” is a project of students awarding the companies that helped their various student activities, offered numerous possibilities such as internship or employment, or otherwise contributed to the […]
As Ciklopea’s extensive rebranding campaign was progressing, we realized that we should have a mascot that would reflect our values and identity. Since our business practices have always been socially and environmentally responsible, we have decided to use the Mediterranean monk seal (Monachus monachus) as our mascot to raise the awareness of an endangered animal […]
Ciklopea’s rebranding campaign was launched in late 2015 and was conceived as a fully-fledged and multilevel restructuring of the company, its internal organization and processes, with the visual changes reflecting the internal ones. To us, the rebranding has been much more than a simple design update, but the beginning of a whole new era. We […]
Having completed two three-year certification circles, Ciklopea confirmed its status of certified quality control system with a new recertification in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 17100:2015 (substitute to EN 15038). The supervision audit for information security management system in accordance ISO 27001:2013 was also successfully completed. The regular recertification and supervision audits were conducted […]
Once again, the implementation of the best practices in employee management at Ciklopea has been confirmed and the company has been awarded the Employer Partner Certificate. Aleksandar Zemunić, member of the steering committee of the certification company Selectio, awarded the certificate to Ciklopea’s HR manager Petra Bencic and company CEO Sandra Boljkovac Stojak. Ciklopea is […]
Translated and localized website is speaking to people on the local market. A multilingual SEO strategy is required to make it speak to the search engines on the local market as well.
The CATA-organized 1st Croatian Translation Forum was held on 5th November 2015 at the “Ban Jelacic” conference hall of Hotel Dubrovnik in Zagreb. This unique event and the first of its kind in Croatia attracted many professionals from different areas of the language industry, as well as the representatives of the academic community from the […]
Ciklopea successfully ended the 18-month project named „Localization: Hi-Tech Translation“in October 2015. The project was a part of the competition „The Application of ICT for Improving of Business Process“co-funded by the European Union through the Operational Program Regional Competitiveness 2007 – 2013 from the European Regional Development Fund. The project included the informatization of the […]
When we embarked on our journey through the world of language industry back in 2004, the very first logo of Ciklopea emphasized the two-way nature of translating, represented by two opposing arrows with our initial in the centre, underlining our idea of being an intermediary between cultures, languages, people and companies. We saw our mission […]
In the context of the language industry, Zagreb will be the centre of Europe on the 4th and 5th of November 2015, as the forum will host some of the top experts from various fields of translation industry from all over Europe, who will be there to share their insights, their knowledge and their thoughts […]
The massive amount of life sciences texts being translated to almost every written language of the world every day is essentially an active exchange of information on the cutting-edge life sciences products, procedures and development that are constantly widening the lexical stock of the target languages and thus make a valuable contribution to the scientific arenas of the target territories.
In keeping with the tradition of the development of cooperation between the language service industry and the academic community, Ciklopea organized an internship course for the students of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Zagreb from September 21 to October 2. Eight students of English and German studies had an opportunity to gain insight […]
When we talk about the life sciences in the context of language industry, it is, for the most part, about the translation and localization of medical and pharmaceutical content.
The closing blog post of this series features the testimonials of the attendees from Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As a translator, you are an adventurer. You mustn’t ever stop improving your abilities. To do so, you should constantly put yourself to test and eagerly accept new challenges.
By having organized the first Summer School in Zagreb during August 2015, Ciklopea has taken a giant step forward in its efforts to bring the world of professional translating and the academic community closer, and to improve the general state and make a positive contribution to further development of the translation industry in the region […]
We are happy to inform you that Ciklopea – with its Belgrade branch office – has become a member of SATC, the Serbian Association of Translation Companies, once again proving its status as the regional leader in the language services industry. The SATC goals and ethical and professional values that Ciklopea shares and supports are […]
Ciklopea, one of the founders of the Croatian Association of Translation Agencies and its presiding member, is pleased to announce the 1st Croatian Translation Industry Forum organized by CATA. CATA (Croatian Association of Translation Agencies), which is also a member EUATC, an umbrella organization of associations on the European level, is a professional association whose […]
Ciklopea, in its capacity of a regional leader in the language industry, has previously taken part in initiating and realizing the cooperation between the industry and the academic community. In addition to the ongoing organization and giving lectures at the universities with the aim of training young translators and having the Doors Open Days, as […]
Late in May 2015, Ciklopea has been certified for Across V6. The certificate is a guarantee of high proficiency in the use and application of Across V6, a CAT tool providing advanced server environment for management of translation projects, memories and terminology. Following the successful professional training organized by Across Systems GmbH, Ciklopea has been […]
Ciklopea has signed one of the 19 contracts awarded as part of the “Application of information and communication technologies to improve business processes” project. The official presentation was held on 13 April 2015 at the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Crafts in Zagreb. The project is financed by the European Regional Development Fund within the framework […]
In keeping with the well-established tradition of its Corporate Social Responsibility policies, Ciklopea continues its support for Translators without Borders in 2015, thus proudly joining the worldwide network of socially responsible language solution providers that support the efforts of Translators without Borders to provide free translation in areas most severely struck by humanitarian, economic, and […]
Ciklopea at Professionalization vs. Deprofessionalization: Building Standards for Legal Translators and Interpreters Conference
Last weekend, from 19 to 21 March 2015, an international conference entitled “Professionalization vs. Deprofessionalization: Building Standards for Legal Translators and Interpreters” was held in Opatija. The conference was organized by EULITA, the Croatian Association of Court Interpreters and Translators, and the Jean Monnet Inter-University Centre of Excellence, and brought together numerous experts in the […]
Ciklopea was honored by having the opportunity to present its business model, the development of the company, the innovative ideas and the future of both its own business and the industry of language services in general at the second conference of inspirational business models “The Black Swan in the Blue Ocean” held in Zagreb on […]
Ciklopea joined Kilgray’s Growing Together partner programme in February 2015. As a committed partner, Ciklopea will continue to use memoQ and promote it among its partners. The benefits from joining the programme while using Kilgray technology have already been recognised given the fact that it also presents an important factor in Ciklopea’s continued growth and […]
Translation and Localization Workshop Held at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek
Ciklopea held a translation and localization workshop for the students and teachers at the translation studies department of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Osijek on February 2nd, acting in its capacity as the Western Balkans regional coordinator of the ELIA Exchange Initiative. This is the first university to join the ELIA Exchange […]
Ciklopea continues the trend of publishing non-financial business data by issuing its comprehensive activity report for 2013 at the end of December 2014. This report, the fourth thus far, has been compiled in compliance with the G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). Through this activity, we encourage the changes we hope […]
On 19 December 2014, the first Elia Exchange initiative Western Balkans regional forum was held in Osijek. The initiative has been launched by the European Language Industry Association (Elia), and its general objective is to strengthen cooperation between the academic community and the translation industry. The forum hosted by the first host faculty – the […]