Internationalization or i18n is the concept of product/service design that facilitates expansion into foreign markets (or globalization) through localization. The term is chiefly used in the software localization domain, but it can be easily applied to any other field. In this article, we take a closer look at how the internalization principles can be successfully applied to content production to make the localization process smoother, cheaper and leaner.
Last week, we were finally able to organize our team building activities to meet in person, get to know each other a little better since our team has grown significantly during last year, and try out some very good Moroccan recipes.
On the execution level, every localization project has two major distinct dimensions – linguistic and technical. While the linguistic dimension encompasses language adaptation issues, such as language pairs, translation, and review, technical dimension includes physical aspects of the project, such as file formats, required software, digital resources and various additional services that need to be performed before, during and after the project, all with the aim of ensuring the quality and usability of the final localized materials. Both dimensions are of equal importance and we may say that the difference between translation and localization happens at the junction point of these two dimensions.
According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, pivot is “a fixed point supporting something which turns or balances, or a person or thing on which something else depends”. If we imagine for a moment the localization process as a mechanism, the source material will have the function of the pivot, because in every possible scenario, from AI-powered machine translation with post-editing to the good old translation and proofreading, the quality of the source material is the factor that will always dictate both the process efficiency and the ultimate quality of the localized materials, regardless of all the technical magic and linguistic knowledge involved.
We are happy to announce that Ciklopea, in its capacity as one of the leading providers of advanced language solutions for the life sciences sector, will exhibit at the forthcoming MEDICA, Leading International Trade Fair, in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Are you planning an international marketing strategy to expand your customer base? Then you’ll need to explain your distinct brand identity to reach new areas.
Is the tone of your brand professional and serious or informal and filled with slang and other colloquialisms? Make sure your translator knows this!
When launching a product or service to a specific local market, it is vital to ’’speak their language’’ and making your product or service accessible in various dialects is merely the absolute minimum.
The localization landscape is extremely fragmented, and you probably noticed that it may be a bit confusing to define what types of services you really need, as well as how to deal with the non- familiar industry terminology.
In this part of our “My Ciklopea Story” series, one of the rocks of Ciklopea, our dear lead linguist Marijana Mikić shares her story. Enjoy reading!
Ciklopea team members are happy to share their summer reading favourites with you this year as well.
Ciklopea offers you work on dynamic and interesting projects, continuous education, professional growth and development and regular payment.
Ciklopea Recognized Among the Largest Language Service Providers in Southern Europe for the Fourth Consecutive Time
Once again, we are pleased to announce that independent market research firm CSA Research recognizes Ciklopea as a leader in the multi-billion global translation, interpreting, and localization industry.
Ciklopea has grown from a home-based start-up to an industry leader through continuous investments in people, processes and technologies.
Ciklopea offers you work on dynamic and interesting projects, continuous education, professional growth and development and regular payment.
Ciklopea offers you work on dynamic and interesting projects, continuous education, professional growth and development and regular payment.
Quarterly Business Reviews (QBRs) and KPIs in Translation and Localization: An Essential Insight for the Clients (Video)
Before we begin this story, we need to talk about the elephant in the room – the elusive ROI and KPIs of localization and translation services. Unless you have decided to invest in localization with a very specific objective of such a venture – for example, localizing user manuals/help files to decrease the number of calls to the customer services department – the traditional ROI and KPI measurements will simply not work no matter how you try.
Officially or not, we are surely heading to the post-pandemic era and it is the perfect time to assess how the pandemic has changed the way we work and what is it that we have lost, gained and learned during one of the most challenging periods of our lives.
On 26 May 2021, EU Medical Device Regulation (MDR) replaced the EU’s current Medical Device Directives and while the medical devices manufacturers have largely ensured compliance with the new regulation, this change will have an impact on development of documentation related to the medical devices, translation and regulatory cycles in the EU.
Ciklopea is offering a permanent position of Localization Project Manager.
We hereby inform our clients and partners that Ciklopea branch office in Belgrade has been relocated to the new address.
In the previous article How to Localize: The 3 Pillars of Localization Process, I shared my views on how the localization process should be set up to deliver the desired results and how the understanding of localization has been somewhat changed by the current pandemic. This time, I am talking about the things that have not been changed and that are not very likely to change – the benefits of localization.
One of the perks of having been in the industry for decades is the ability to calibrate your laser line and get to the core of things easily.
Surely, the language industry is extremely fragmented and each project is a separate universe with specific aspects and requirements, but when you reach that point where you have successfully executed all kinds of projects, more or less complex, with millions of words and in dozens of language combinations, you inevitably begin to see it more clearly what is really important and the undercurrents that lead to success or failure across the different projects begin to show on the surface.
We are happy to announce that Ciklopea, in its capacity as one of the leading providers of advanced language solutions for the life sciences sector, will exhibit at the forthcoming Medtec Live 2021 (virtual) event.
Machine translation. Artificial intelligence. Neural language processing. Predictive modelling. These fancy terms have been flashing everywhere over the past several years to the point when it seems that all your localization problems can be solved with a double click. As of 2021, they can’t. In this article, we will try and explain the exact role of technology in the translation/localization process in the simplest possible terms and help you understand what it really can and cannot do for you.
In literally every survey that we have ever conducted among our clients from the pharmaceutical and medical devices industries, accurate terminology has always been singled out as the primary concern in translation for these sectors. In this article, we will take a closer look at the reasons for this and how the translation technologies can help us address this issue and ensure accuracy of terminology.
We are happy to announce that Ciklopea, in its capacity as one of the leading providers of advanced language solutions for the life sciences sector, will exhibit at the forthcoming DIA Europe 2021 (virtual) event.
Ciklopea at NEXT Pharma Summit Webinar “Digital Asset Management in Localization Process and How to Do It Better?”
We are happy to announce that our CSO Mladen Stojak and our Business Development Representative Nancy Hähnel will be among the panelists at the NEXT Pharma Summit webinar Digital Asset Management in Localization Process and How to Do It Better? on 31 March 2021.
Cars. They are complex, sophisticated and ubiquitous. Their build quality and safety features are extremely important in our everyday lives. Yet, much of what we need to know when purchasing a car is contained in its brand – luxurious, family, sport cars, SUVs (and more) are all safely tucked in the brand names whose reputation has been carefully developed for decades. And it is probably true that for most of these decades, the localization requirements of the automotive industry were mostly limited to marketing materials and user manuals. But all things change.
We have recently received Croatia’s Best Employer Brand Award 2020 in the Small Business Category, which marks a good occasion to take a look at what really makes us tick and how we got to this point.
We are rounding up 2020 on a high: our employer branding efforts have been recognized by independent experts and awarded with Croatia’s Best Employer Brand Award 2020 in the Small Business Category.
In almost every survey that we have ever conducted in our efforts to learn more about the expectations of our clients, turnaround time is featured among the top 3 challenges that our clients want to see resolved.
Patient-facing content includes all medical and pharmaceutical materials targeted at patients and end users who are not necessarily familiar with expert terminology and procedures.
Depending on their purpose, these materials may cover a wide range of topics, from legal information to instructions for use of medical devices, and all of this must be conveyed in a clear and unambiguous manner to make the information understandable to the non-expert target audiences.
Nobody likes the grammar police of the internet. Unless somebody is typing an email or any other material with the purpose to truly make an impression, spellcheckers usually annoy people. Nobody likes being corrected for something so banal as language because people tend to view language as nothing more than a communication tool and don’t bother with it as long as it works. Fair enough. So why should you even care about the language quality at all?
In this part of our “My Ciklopea Story” series, one of the rocks of Ciklopea, our trusty controlling and account manager Andrea Mataija shares her story. Enjoy reading!
We have been developing industry-specific language solutions for more than 15 years, and it has been shown time and again that the desired outcome of every localization process depends solely on translation/localization process and the way it is implemented.
We all like to think that we’re working for a socially responsible company. Everyone talks about the different achievements and recognition related to successful business operations, care for their employees and the environment. But what exactly does it mean in the language industry? Is it possible for such company to have a healthy and socially responsible approach to its stakeholders and the society in general?
10 Ciklopea team members are sharing their summer reading favourites with you.
Ciklopea Awarded “Excellence during Challenges” Award for Exceptional HR Practices during the Pandemic
Leading Croatian HR consultancy SELECTIO has awarded selected Croatian and international companies that demonstrated high quality human resources management and care for their employees during the pandemic. We are happy to announce that Ciklopea is one of these companies.
Ciklopea Recognized Among Largest Language Service Providers in Southern Europe for the Third Consecutive Time
We are proud to announce that independent market research firm CSA Research recognizes Ciklopea as a leader in the multi-billion global translation, interpreting, and localization industry.
We have recently had an interesting chat with Nikola Ljubešić, researcher at the Jožef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, on the machine translation research focused on similar languages, in this case Slovenian, Croatian and Serbian.
We have proven to be a trusted supplier to the EU as we have won the lot for the translation into the Croatian language for the European Commission.
Is it hard to build trust and partnership with vendors in a translation and localization company? I don’t think so! This article features some of our secrets.
We may perceive translation in various ways – it may be good, bad, correct, incorrect, fluent, awkward, poetic, mechanical and so on – but it is easy to forget that translation is actually an asset. To be more precise, our painstakingly and successfully localized materials for specific markets are assets simply by virtue of their function – they generate profit, reduce expenses and improve sales.
Editable file is one of the language industry’s magic phrases that activates certain powers such as cost/time optimization. The reason is simple – editable files can be easily imported in CAT tools and thus enable the localization teams to apply the carefully developed processes of linguistic and technical adaptation, quality control and optional DTP. Simply put – there is no localization process and reliable quality control without the CAT software and CAT software can only be used with editable files.
Ciklopea, a company specialized for translation and localization to more than 30 languages, with clients in 41 countries, has been awarded the sixth consecutive Certificate Employer Partner. This is a prestigious award for excellence awarded by SELECTIO, a company that has awarded the Certificate Employer Partner to the organizations that demonstrate excellence in their employee management practices for 14 years.
You have experience in the language industry and you are passionate about recruiting the right people for the right teams. You enjoy facilitating the working relationship between in-house employees and external partners. If these statements are true about you, then you are the person we are looking for. You will be working with Ciklopea’s 4 offices: in Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia and Germany.
We help life sciences, IT & software and technology and manufacturing industries communicate their message to the foreign markets and secure a positive presence on a global scale.
Ciklopea offers work on dynamic and interesting projects, technical and linguistic training, as well as opportunity for personal growth and development, along with stimulative payment.
Ciklopea is looking for freelance English , German, Slovenian – Montenegrin translators.
Localization is more than a translation. You have heard it many times, we have said many times. But what more really means goes beyond the additional phases that make localization process more complex than your good old translation – localization is more than translation because its effects must be equal (at worst comparable) to the effects of any material generated in the target language/culture/market.
We are happy to announce that our CEO Sandra Stojak, our CSO Mladen Stojak and our HR and vendor manager Sara Demiri will represent Ciklopea at the Meet Central Europe conference taking place in Prague, Czech Republic, 9-10 October.
The second dissemination NEC TM day was held on 23 September 2019 at Europe House in Zagreb.
The NEC TM team welcomes the East and Central European National Anchor Points on 23 September in Zagreb.
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Ciklopea is looking for freelance English – Serbian translators with experience in translating of medical and clinical trial materials.
We are happy to announce that our new microsite developed to provide detailed information on language solutions for the medical and pharmaceutical industries has been launched.
The slightly ominous phrase digital disruption has been a buzzword over the past several years. In this article we will try to explain what does it actually mean, what is the role of translation solutions in the process and how does it affect the language industry. What is disrupted? Digital disruption is another name for […]
Ciklopea is looking for freelance English – Croatian and English – Serbian translators with experience in translating medical and clinical trial materials.
We are happy to announce that our Managing Director Mladen Stojak will represent Ciklopea at the forthcoming ND focus Elia’s networking days for executives event taking place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 9-10 May 2019.
We are happy to announce that our Managing Director Mladen Stojak and our Business Development Manager Kristijan Novak will represent Ciklopea at the NEXT Pharma Summit taking place in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 6-7 May 2019.
Every serious language service provider has a quality management system in place that may include various steps depending on the project requirements. However, these quality management systems are always built around the two major phases of translation/localization project – translation and revision (also known as bilingual editing) that are performed by two individual linguists or linguist teams.
We are happy to announce that our Managing Director Mladen Stojak and our Production Manager Martina Ljubičić will represent Ciklopea at the forthcoming Across LSP Day 2019 taking place on 19 February in Cologne, Germany.
We are happy to announce that our Managing Director Mladen Stojak will contribute to the Second European Language Resource Coordination workshop on 12 February 2019 at the European Commission Representation office in Zagreb.
In the first interview in our My Ciklopea Story series in 2019 our Project Management Team Lead Maja Peradin tells us about her career path and shares professional tips on high quality project management.
Ciklopea offers you work on dynamic and interesting projects, technical and language-related training, as well as personal growth and development, along with regular payment.
Another exciting and hectic year is behind us – we were ranked among the 20 top LSPs in Southern Europe (again), we were present at several conferences, we were awarded our fifth Certificate Employer Partner, and we also produced some content in an effort to share our knowledge and experience with you – and these are the five posts that you liked the most in 2018.
Year after year, we prove our expertise and quality in the area of human resources, which has once again been recognized by SELECTIO that has awarded us the Certificate Partner Employer for the fifth consecutive time.
We’re rounding up this year’s cycle of Ciklopea stories with our Miloš Matović. He told us about how he got into Ciklopea and what he was doing before he took over the role of the company’s creative leader and became a marketing manager.
We Are Looking for a Sales Development Specialist (Lead Generation & Inbound Sales Specialist) [M/F]
Ciklopea is looking for a full-time Sales Development Representative to help us grow our pipeline of new leads within the target industries. If you’re a passionate & driven team player with a proven track record of B2B lead generation and/or relationship sales, we want to talk with you.
This time we are taking a closer look at how mature organizations approach localization efforts – and of course, by “mature” we mean neither “old” nor “large” – but simply strategically oriented companies with established processes, developed strategies and clearly set goals.
We are pleased to announce a new member of the Ciklopea family, Ljubica Milovanović, has joined our branch office in Serbia.
The contemporary business climate encourages you to enrich your portfolio with a few extra services. But the question is what should these added services be? I guess it’s true for any business, but when we are talking about the language solutions and processes, listening closely to your customer’s need might show you the right direction and be mutually beneficial. Being able to offer the solutions that actually help your client grow and that were not available just a few months before is the recipe for success on both sides.
We covered some of the basic concepts of localization in our previous article. This time, we are taking a look at the real stuff – the monetary and non-monetary benefits of localization.
Tcworld conference gathers translation and localization experts who contribute a lot to the language industry community with their innovative ways of thinking.
We are proud to announce that our Managing Director Mladen Stojak and our Chief Operations Officer Marina Orešković will attend this year’s tcworld conference taking place in Stuttgart, 13 – 15 November 2018.
Your tasks: Server maintenance and control, backup system setup. Existing Domain Controller and user rights maintenance. Workstation maintenance (installation, updating and installed software maintenance) Mail server maintenance and user account management Existing IT network maintenance Online traffic monitoring and handling in case of overload etc. Monitoring the internal CMS development and smaller system updates Planning […]
People won’t buy a product/service they don’t understand. This is the core reason for every localization effort and everything that it may include, from market research, development of custom technological solutions, translation to linguistic fine-tuning. But is product/service localization really sufficient for the global success?
Good news never fails to make us smile, and this time Bisnode made us very happy by awarding us the AAA Creditworthiness Certificate.
What you will do Cooperate with internal teams (such as sales and production) to clearly understand the existing and future requirements for resourcing Identify and contract suitable freelance suppliers worldwide (translators, reviewers, and other language-related service providers) based on production requirements and corporate sourcing strategy Drive a transparent and accountable freelance supply chain Communicate with […]
In case you have heard about localization, your coworkers are telling you about its stellar benefits and its differences from the good old translation, but you are still struggling to grasp the full story, this mini series of articles is for you.
In our everyday work as Project Managers, we often tend to direct most of our attention to our end-product, i.e. a delivered translation. However, we should sometimes hit pause and consider how different clients influence our workflow and how we can adapt our processes accordingly.
Ciklopea was founded late in 2003 as a home start-up. Fast forward 15 years, Ciklopea is a leading translation company with 3 production offices in 3 countries, dozens of employees and one of the Top 20 Language Services Providers in Southern Europe.
Time is money and that is why the methods of translation and localization are continuously made more efficient. Agile localization workflows have been developed to follow the fast pace of software development and to provide the final deliveries in short time.
Today we are introducing our QA/digital marketing specialist Juraj Močilac who shares details on his unique set of skills and a very interesting story about how his strengths were discovered at Ciklopea.
We are proud to announce that our Chief Business Development Officer Zana Čizmin will be one of the speakers at Meet Central Europe conference.
Every year on September 26, we celebrate the European Day of Languages to show the diversity of cultures, people and communication styles of our continent.
Ciklopea is confirming its excellence year after year and this year it is reflected with our participation in the Bisnode4Excellence conference.
Ciklopea offers you work on dynamic and interesting projects, technical and linguistic training, professional growth and development and regular payment.
We Are Looking for Freelance English – Croatian Translators with Experience in Translating Medical and Clinical Trial Materials (M/F)
Ciklopea is looking for freelance English – Croatian translators with experience in translating medical and clinical trial materials.
Here’s the basic scenario: you have the translated versions of your documents, but the translation wasn’t performed in a CAT tool and you have to build a translation memory because these documents need to be updated or changed across the languages, you want to retain the existing elements, style and terminology, and you have integrated CAT technology in your processes in the meantime. The solution is a neat piece of language engineering called translation alignment.
Ciklopea, a Member of NEC TM Data Consortium, Wins Contract for the National European Central Translation Memory Data Platform by the European Commission
We are happy to announce that Ciklopea is part of a winning consortium that will conduct a thorough research on translation costs in public administration and estimated savings through development and use of translation memories in Spain, Latvia and Croatia for Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA).
Interview with Marija Omazić: “New generations of students are more digitally literate and more mobile”
After several years of successful cooperation, we decided to learn more about Marija Omazić, full professor at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Osijek and the chair of the master’s programme in translation at the Department of English. She shared with us the joys of working with students and the details about many projects she was involved in.
Ciklopea is looking for freelance English – Croatian translators with the EU materials translation experience.
It is a fact that cover letters are read in human resources, and a well‑written cover letter can sometimes be the decisive factor in whether you get invited to a job interview or not.
This time we had a chat with terminologist Siniša Runjaić. He shared with us how one becomes an expert for terminology and glossaries, and told us a little bit more about his past work experience and memorable projects.
We asked our project manager Nikola Đorđević to tell us more about website localization, the importance of client’s feedback and the tools he uses on a daily basis. He also gave us some information about his life, hobbies and interests outside the office space.
Web designer Emanuel Blagonić (Blagonic Brothers) was kind enough to share his experiences and views on WordPress web development and website localization solutions.
We had a chit-chat with our human resources manager Sara Demiri about her job and the people she meets on a daily basis. She also told us a lot about the values she believes in, her hobbies, passions and other interests.
Independent market research company Common Sense Advisory analyses the language services market every year and subsequently releases market reports and top lists of language services providers.
Ciklopea, the leading provider of language services in Southern Europe, has opened a new branch office in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in response to increasing business demands in the country. The newly established Ljubljana office will work closely with Ciklopea’s offices in Zagreb and in Belgrade to deliver the full range of language solutions including localization, translation and consulting.
Our QA Specialist Nikolina Škof shares her Ciklopea story, some details on her job and how her professional and academic experiences blended into one.
We have recently had a chat with Mr. Santiago García-Agulló Goded, Msc Civil Engineering, from Grupo TYPSA who kindly shared his experiences of working with Ciklopea.
6 June is reserved for the UN Russian Language Day. As we want to celebrate the language as well as the culture of different nations, we’re bringing you the taste of Russian cuisine with this easy recipe for Zapekanka. It’s a traditional breakfast recipe and people love it for its taste, texture and nutritive values.
When I first started writing this article, I had to decide how I’m going to style the head noun of the title. Is it e-Learning with a hyphen or without it and what’s the difference anyway? So, I did a little research and found out that the former was used in the earlier days when the concept was still new and unfamiliar to many. But as it was rising and slowly becoming a regular part of our lives, we dropped the hyphen so we could save ourselves from pressing one more key of the keyboard. That’s how I got to learn something new, even if it’s as banal as learning how to style a word.
That dreadful phrase bad translation has two distinct meanings – first, there is the obvious one, a text (or any other material) replete with errors in meaning, style, grammar and orthography and second, the more serious one, including delayed and cancelled product launches, loss of time, resources and energy and, most dreadful of them all, negative representation on a foreign market, which is also the price of a bad translation.
How to prevent it?
Want to be a part of the language industry? Want to know what we do and learn about our processes? Want to find out about the translators’ challenges and translation technologies? Looking for a job? You can find out about this and more on our Doors Open Day on 11 June at our offices in […]
We had a chat with Mr. Miroslav Nikolac, Business Development Manager at Nort Ltd, exclusive representative of ESET for seven countries in Southeast Europe, who was kind enough to share with us a unique insight into localization from the client’s side.
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Are you a creative person with a keen eye for details? Do you have a strong passion for technology and know Adobe suite to the core? Then check out the job opportunity below!
Since a project manager is a member of the production team, the role of the PM is often too easily associated exclusively with the production part of the service, or “what we deliver”. However, a project manager is equally important in the “how we deliver” part of the operation, in building a positive experience for the customer who works with us.
The amount of textual materials used before, during and after clinical research is often massive as they include a wide range of documents composed by healthcare professionals, legal and financial experts and patients. If any of these documents needs to be updated or changed for any reason, amending and updating the translated versions may be difficult and time-consuming.
Luckily, there are processes and technologies designed to make these actions painless.
Preparation of requests for proposal (RFP) is a serious and painstaking task that – when translation is included – may easily become even more complex. We might have a few tips for you that may help you avoid this being a challenge, find a reliable language solution provider and run a successful RFP.
Did you know that producing good and relevant content not only attracts traffic to your site, but also helps you spread brand awareness? So, my question to you is what’s your strategy for keeping customers close? How do you approach new clients?
Today (20 April) is the International Chinese Language Day at the United Nations, so to celebrate it appropriately, our Chloe the Office Chef turned the stove on again and cooked a genuine Chinese delicacy for you.
We are happy to announce that Ciklopea has joined the Across LSP Advisory Board, one of the three advisory boards (the other two being Corporate and Translator’s Boards) whose role is to facilitate tighter cooperation between Across Systems and various groups of Across users, enabling them to participate in the product development by sharing their experiences, desires and visions with the company.
Ciklopea representatives attended yesterday’s AmCham event “The need for Digital Marketing Transformation – embrace it or get left behind” with the keynote speaker Ms. Katie Axam, Chief Marketing Officer, IBM Central and Eastern Europe. In her speech, Ms. Axam reflected on the changing role of the CMO and the need for organizations to adapt in […]
The global markets require content that anyone can understand, which is why website localization is necessary. It is not only cost-effective, but it can also be a time-saver, since processes are optimized and automatized. It can also be a way to connect with your customers and build strong relationships with them.
I can’t emphasize enough how much it bothers me to start an article with cliché phrases such as “more and more people are using the Internet nowadays“ or “technology is rapidly improving“, but these sentences are very important for what follows.
This year, Ciklopea has taken part in the “Golden Index” program, winning another “Student friend” award.
Today (20 March) is the day we celebrate the UN French Language Day. The event was established by UN’s Department of Public Information in 2010 “to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization“.
Following our introduction into the entire e-commerce website L10n affair, we now take a look at further technical, cultural and marketing aspects that need to be considered if you want to make a strong foreign market entry and achieve positive global presence.
Running the Process of Multilingual L10n In a Global SaaS Company: Interview with Pierre-Marie Gestas, Localization Manager at Prezi
How does the process of multilingual L10n run in a global SaaS company? What are the benefits and challenges of this process? Our CBDO Zana Čizmin recently talked with Pierre-Marie Gestas, Localization Manager at Prezi who shared these and other information with us.
Dejan Prebeg is one of Ciklopea’s Project Managers. Known as our Across guy, Dejan shares his professional experiences and views in the latest interview in our My Ciklopea Story series.
We are happy to announce that our Chief Operations Officer Marina Orešković and our Project Manager Dejan Prebeg will represent Ciklopea at the forthcoming Across LSP Day 2018 taking place on 7 March in Cologne, Germany. If you are attending Across LSP Day 2018 as well and want to schedule a meeting with the Ciklopea […]
E-Commerce is not an unfamiliar term anymore, and the rise of the Internet has made us change the way we think and act about shopping. We’ve got used to having everything at the tips of our fingers and it seems like online shopping is all we’ve ever dreamed about. It’s popular, cheap, affordable and accessible – could we ask for more?
Expanding your business to global markets implies that you already own a website that represents what you do in the best possible way. However, it will hardly get you any traffic if most of the online population can’t understand it. Having in mind that well prepared and optimized website is your first contact with your prospective clients, I’m guessing you’d want to make website localization your priority.
We are happy to announce that our Chief Operations Officer Marina Orešković will moderate the Trends track at the forthcoming Elia Together event taking place in Athens, Greece, 22-23 February 2018. If you are attending Elia Together 2018 as well and want to schedule a meeting with the Ciklopea representative, please contact us via the […]
Ciklopea offers you work on dynamic and interesting projects, continuous training, professional growth and development, as well as regular payment.
Transcreation is most definitely not one of the things that spring to mind when we talk about the medical translation or localization of pharmaceutical materials. With all the seriousness of study protocols, summaries of product characteristics and correspondences with the regulatory bodies, we tend to forget that medical and pharmaceutical companies also need marketing solutions to propel their business and reach their customers and clients.
Living in the new digital era might be overwhelming for some people or the business owners, but we can’t deny the fact that many activities are now happening in the virtual world, along with tourism and booking your next destination. Croatia is apparently trying not to drown in its own sea and the new market trends. So far so good, I would say, considering the statistics for 2017 which shows an increase of 13% in arrivals of foreign tourists, in comparison to the previous year.
Ciklopea offers you work on dynamic and interesting projects, technical and linguistic training, professional growth and development and regular payment.
It can sometimes take a lot of time and effort to adapt to working with a new client – particularly on complex projects for a mature client with established and strict procedures that need to be followed – but good coordination, patience and understanding of the client’s requirements ultimately yields positive results.
Travel and hospitality industry requires frequent updates of content, changes of target audiences and the advertisement media and therefore represents one of the most active areas of the language industry. The particular challenges of the industry can be overcome easily if the clients and providers of language services work together and, of course, if they both have a clear understanding of the nature of the industry and the benefits of language solutions to its growth.
We help life sciences, IT & software and technology and manufacturing industries communicate their message to the 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 […]
Ciklopea offers you work on dynamic and interesting projects, technical and linguistic training, professional growth and development and regular payment.
This is a common topic in the HR department of every industry, including the localization industry. There are several reasons for this, and today we are going to talk about the reason we consider to cause most troubles for human resources managers in translation companies – listing irrelevant content.
In the beginning was the Word, said John, and little did he know it will stay the default part of the Office 365 package. But long before computers and Microsoft Word, even long before writing there was the good old spoken word. Which, in my opinion, remains the best way of human interaction and therefore […]
Usually when I’m lurking around the World Wide Web – which is 24/7 – I get involved with content originally written in English. Which is why I make search queries in English, even though it’s not my mother tongue. It’s not so much due to a lack of content in my first language, but rather […]
Over the past 12 months, we launched the new website, we were ranked among top 20 Southern Europe’s largest LSPs, we received the fourth Employer Partner Certificate, we traveled the world and we also produced some content. 2017 is a wrap and here are the top 5 posts most liked, read and/or shared by our readers.
Every year, the Employer Partner Certificate is awarded to employers who manage to meet the rigid criteria for quality human resources management. The efficient balancing of the employer’s and employees’ satisfaction is visible in their partnership, which is continuously built and strengthened. Owing to our hard work and effort, constant improvement and development of business […]
Another exciting year is coming to a close and we thank you for staying with us for another 365 days.
The task of language professionals is essentially the same across industries and can always be summarized as helping companies and organizations communicate their messages to the target audiences, partners and clients. In this article we take a look at what medical translators need to know to make this communication possible in the vast and the diverse world of life sciences.
Your Tasks: Taking part in organization of complex projects and development of language solutions. Daily cooperation with project managers. Mentorship and introduction of new translators. Monitoring and rating of translator’s work. Suggesting required training for translators. Continuous work with translators / development of their skills. Process and procedures development. Daily work in specialized professional software. […]
Pharmaceutical and medical industries are the two biggest players in the life sciences sector who frequently launch and sell their products on the global markets. Of course, to do so, they need to approach each of these markets with the utmost care. We are all their customers and we all have different healthcare needs and desires.
Ines Ivelja was Ciklopea’s in-house translators for several years before starting her own translation business. This is her story.
Hot on the heels of our article on machine translation, it’s now time to discuss computer-assisted translation or CAT.
Once when I was a kid, I was passing by a car wash which had the big written sign “Machine washing and polishing” with a friend who asked me, all amazed, “Wow, they have machines to wash the cars?!” And the guy who worked there heard him and replied, mildly disappointed “Do I look like a machine to you?” We did not expect that, but he, indeed, was still a human being. Same goes with machine translation (MT).
Ciklopea offers you work on dynamic and interesting projects, technical and linguistic training, professional growth and development and regular payment. Position: Translator and/or editor/proofreader Source language: Russian and Serbian Target language: Serbian and Russian (Translation in both directions SR<>RU) Job description: Written translation Bilingual editing/proofreading Development/management of glossaries and termbases Communication with project managers […]
Interview with Renato Beninatto: “What we’re going to translate in five years has not been invented yet”
We met up with Renato Beninatto, the renowned language industry veteran and thought leader and CEO of Nimdzi Insights, earlier this month at LocWorld35 – Silicon Valley conference in Santa Clara. His latest book The General Theory of the Translation Company written with Tucker Johnson has just hit the stores and this was a perfect occasion for our Chief Business Development Officer Zana Čizmin to discuss both the book and the present and the future of the translation industry with Renato.
We are proud to announce that Ciklopea CEO Sandra Boljkovac Stojak is among the finalists for the Inspirational Woman Entrepreneur Award awarded by portal Women in Adria on the occasion of the Entrepreneurs’ Day. The award ceremony will be held in Hotel Westin in Zagreb on 14 November 2017 and the awards will be given […]
We are happy to announce that our Chief Strategy Officer Mladen Stojak will represent Ciklopea at the forthcoming TTT conference in Bled, Slovenia, 9 – 10 November 2017. Mladen will be happy to meet you in person and provide you with an insight into the business opportunities with Ciklopea. If you are attending the TTT […]
We are happy to announce that our Business Development Managers Kristijan Novak and Gordan Škorić will represent Ciklopea at the forthcoming MEDICA conference in Düsseldorf, Germany, 13-16 November 2017. Kristijan and Gordan will be happy to meet you in person and provide you with an insight into the high quality language solutions for the life […]
We are happy to announce that our Chief Business Development Officer Zana Čizmin will represent Ciklopea at the forthcoming Balkan Language Industry Symposium conference, a unique language industry event taking place for the very first time in Belgrade, Serbia, 9-10 November 2017. Zana is also one of the organizers of BLIS and has worked with […]
Just the other day I read an article on how we should be more open to the natural fluidity of language and its capacity for change, allowing the usage to define the rules and not vice versa. Therefore, it doesn’t surprise me that new complex words and neologisms are popping up at every corner. And like language, neither other products and services should be immune to change. I’m sure you’ve already heard of globalization and most definitely of localization, but the word glocalization opens up a whole new dimension.
We are happy to announce that our Human Resources Manager Sara Demiri will take part in TRANSLATION STAKEHOLDERS (RE)SHAPING THE MARKET panel at the forthcoming #TranslatingEurope Forum in Brussels, Belgium, 6-7 November 2017. Sara will share her professional views on bridging the gap between the language industry and the academic community and present the Ciklopea Academy […]
We are happy to announce that our Business Development Managers Kristijan Novak and Gordan Škorić will represent Ciklopea at the forthcoming Web Summit 2017 conference in Lisbon, Portugal, 6-9 November 2017. Kristijan and Gordan will be happy to meet you in person and provide you with an insight into the business opportunities in the Southern […]
We are happy to announce that our Chief Business Development Officer Zana Čizmin will represent Ciklopea at the forthcoming LocWorld35 – Silicon Valley conference in Santa Clara, CA, 1-3 November 2017. Zana will be happy to meet you in person and provide you with an insight into the business opportunities in the EU. If you […]
When my colleague first introduced me to the term culturalization, I thought it was yet another synonym for localization. I wanted to believe I wasn’t completely wrong, but the facts showed me I wasn’t right either. My spell checker, too, thinks I’m definitely wrong as I’m typing this. So, to educate myself, I did a little research on the enigmatic term and what I found really stuck with me.
We are happy to announce that our Chief Strategy Officer Mladen Stojak and our Chief Operations Officer Marina Orešković will represent Ciklopea at the forthcoming Tekom Fair in Stuttgart, Germany, 24-26 October 2017. Marina and Mladen will be happy to meet you in person and provide you with an insight into the business opportunities in […]
Many software developers are confronted with certain challenges in the software localization department that they might have trouble overcoming. Instead of trying to find an adequate solution to their problem, they just leave it as it is and hope for the best, which often results in a product that is full of bugs and glitches. It should not be forgotten that the process of localization is a complex one and requires a great deal of planning, patience and coordination, so we’ve made a list of things that should help you with L10n of your product.
If you are still having trouble figuring out what is localization (L10n), or even worse globalization (g11n), you came to the right place. Many people seem to think these are just fancy words for translation, but it’s not really the case. Even though these terms are interconnected, they have their own specific definitions, applications and scopes of meaning.
The 3rd Ciklopea Summer School took place in Zagreb, from 21. August to 1. September 2017 and was attended by 9 students from Croatia, Serbia and, for the very first time, from the Republic of Macedonia. This is their story.
Freelance Translator – We offer constant work on dynamic and interesting projects, technical and linguistic training, professional growth and development and quick payment: Position: Translator and/or editor/proofreader Source Language: German / English Target Language: English / German Job description: Written translation Bilingual editing/proofreading Development / management of translation assets Communication with the Project Managers / […]
Ciklopea is looking for degree candidates in German studies for translation tasks from German to Croatian and from Croatian to German. Required Skills: Previous work experience in translation (preferred) Willingness to use CAT tools Communication and analytical skills, priority management What We Offer: Student employment contract job with an opportunity for professional advancement and career […]
Getting your brand noticed on the foreign markets is a tricky job, especially if you don’t speak the target language and need more cultural intelligence about the target market – and that’s where LSPs come in.
Position: Translator and/or editor/proofreader Source Language: German Target Language: Croatian Job description: Written translation Bilingual editing/proofreading Development / management of translation assets Communication with the Project Managers / technical team Required skills: Target language proficiency, grammar and orthography at the native level Source language proficiency Active use of CAT and QA tools (SDL Studio, MemoQ, […]
Your Tasks: Organization of complex translation/localization projects, priority management, management of financial and other aspect of the projects Preparation and management of project documentation Development and maintenance of professional relations with vendors and clients Everyday work in specialized professional software Your Profile: Elimination Criteria: Proficiency in German language (C2 level) English C1 level (at least) […]
WordCamp Zagreb 2017, the largest WordPress-focused conference in Croatia was held on 1-3 September 2017.
Dr. sc. Sanja Seljan is a full professor at Department of information and communication sciences of Faculty of humanities and social sciences in Zagreb. Her main interests include machine translation, computer-assisted translation, localization and natural language processing. We have collaborated with Ms Seljan on several projects over the years and, following this year’s Ciklopea Summer School, we had a chat on the cooperation between the academe and the industry and the meeting points of linguistics and information sciences.
Localization of a website to one or more markets is always a serious task that takes time, resources, smart project management and a good deal of patience to be performed the right way. Thankfully, there are technologies designed to optimize the L10n process and integrate it into website development, regardless of the scope of content or the number of locales.
Verifika QA is a dedicated quality assurance solution with an option for development of custom profiles to meet the requirements of various projects in different language pairs. Its ratio of flexibility and reliability is the reason we have been using Verifika QA for years. Verifika has also been a Ciklopea Summer School Technological Partner every year since the school’s inception in 2015.
Position: Translator and/or editor/proofreader Source Language: Slovenian Target Language: Croatian Job description: Written translation Bilingual editing/proofreading Development / management of translation assets Communication with the Project Managers / technical team Required skills: Target language proficiency, grammar and orthography at the native level Source language proficiency Active use of CAT and QA tools (SDL Studio, MemoQ, […]
All businesses should know by now that a quality SEO strategy is essential for success. As people are now googling more and more, international audiences are the next step to growing your business. But how do you know when to expand into international waters?
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.
When we heard that Elia was setting up its first conference entirely dedicated to sales and marketing, we immediately knew that this was an event Ciklopea could never skip. The track record of offering relevant content of Elia conferences, combined with the focus on one of the hottest topics in our industry, were more than good enough reasons to pack our suitcases and set out to Switzerland.
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.
This year’s LocWorld34 conference, held in Barcelona on 14–16 June 2017, fulfilled the expectations of being a major event for language and technology professionals focused on cross-cultural communication and international business.
The third Ciklopea Summer School is taking place in Zagreb, 21 August – 1 September 2017.
We are proud to announce that Ciklopea will take part in this summer’s LocWorld conference in Barcelona, 14-16 June 2017.
Following the months of hard work, we are happy to announce that our brand new website has been launched.
Terminology management is a powerful tool that saves time, energy, and money, especially when used in conjunction with translation memories and CAT tools.
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 […]
Localization is a multilevel process that can be assessed, defined and redefined from various perspectives, but when it comes to global business, there’s only one definition – the localization of a product/service is a powerful vehicle designed to take your company directly to the international clients and customers.
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 […]
In this article we take a look at the most common opportunities and challenges to translation productivity.
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 […]
The complex and diverse landscape of the South Slavic linguistic area may often seem bewildering from the outside. How many languages are spoken in the Balkans? Is it Serbo-Croatian? Do I have to localize my product to Bosnian or to Croatian? – These are some of the questions every LSP is likely to hear from new clients entering into the markets of Croatia, Bosnia, Montenegro or Serbia, while the scientific and technical acronyms and names for these languages such as BCS, BCSM, Serbo-Croatian or Central South Slavic diasystem are of little help in clarifying this confusion.
In fact, it doesn’t really matter – as long as you use the writing system of choice consistently.
“From top floor to shop floor” is a phrase used to describe a business organization in its entirety
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 […]
Regardless if it is an interactive presentation of a brick and mortar company or if it is the interface of an online service, website is the main channel of communication of contemporary world. Thus, the fastest, safest and the most efficient way to reach the global customers and expand your business globally is through website localization.
Serendipity is frequently listed among the most beautiful English words, as well as among the ones most difficult to translate to other languages.
“So you see that a MacGuffin is actually nothing at all.”
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 […]
“Mad as a hatter” is an English phrase meaning “crazy” and although its origin is unclear, it actually has nothing to do with Lewis Carroll’s memorable character from “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”.
Financial companies often require language services, but due to the highly sensitive nature of the translation and localization of financial materials can be demanding and finding an adequate LSP can present a challenge.
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 […]
Considering the dynamics of industrial translation, one of the most essential things is free and clear flow of information within the teams, the uncluttered communication and a positive human connection between the people who actually perform the linguistic services.
Whatever the price of professional translation may be, the price of a bad, inadequate or missing translation is always higher
The Atomic Era conviction that computers will eliminate the need for translators – or even the need to learn foreign languages at all – within a few short years still persists. But will it?
In addition to its numerous obvious benefits, professional management of translation assets preserves the integrity of PILs and similar medical and pharmaceutical documents.
If the content is originally written for localization (i.e. globalized), the localization process can be streamlined to take significantly less energy, time and resources.
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 […]
The Pareto principle or the 80-20 rule in its simplest form states that, for better or worse, roughly 80% of the effect comes from 20% of the causes.
Every startup has essentially one advantage when compared to big companies – a clean slate and the possibility to create a unique corporate identity and write a whole new success story, without being burdened by the failures or successes of the past. Beginnings are always exciting and promising, but for these very reasons they are also risky and that is why the examples of big companies should not be ignored. This article features some of the translation and localization lessons every startup can learn from the big companies.
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 […]
This article features some of the tips that may help you choose the right course for your business expansion.
The price of a bad, awkward or inaccurate translation is too steep, making the price of a good, professional human translation the long run reasonable and low.
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 […]
The world is big and replete with possibilities. The Internet is constantly growing more multilingual by the hour and reflecting these possibilities. Yet, picking the right one for your business may be tricky.
The main benefits of this language services model are process optimization and the reduction of costs and time, as well as improved translation quality and consistency.
The old adage says that the most personal is the most universal, and it is this seemingly paradoxical idea perfectly describes the relation between localization and globalization
Тhere are substantial differences between working with freelance translators and an LSP. This article is about the most important of these differences. TEP process
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 you have set up your business and your website is online, there are several points of consideration that will lead you through the localization process easily and successfully.
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 […]
The tasks of project managers in charge of localization projects include a wide range of activities, all of which have one ultimate goal – the timely, cost-effective, and high quality execution of a localization project.
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.
It is necessary, but it is just not enough to translate the textual and to adapt the nontextual elements of the website. Quality, style, tone and accuracy of the localized information are essential.
Although my peers don‘t have the opportunity to get to know the real business world before they graduate from the universities, I was lucky enough to be admitted to the Ciklopea Summer School for translators and experience the reality first hand.
The continually rising e-commerce websites that represent one of the most vital segments of online business may benefit the most from the advantages of the translation proxy.
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 […]
This type of translation services uses proxy servers to render multilingual versions of a website
People prefer to use products and services in their native language wherever they are,
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 […]
The job at Ciklopea gave me the opportunity to apply the knowledge I had acquired at the university, and to learn about certain aspects of the translating job that come to life only in the everyday work.
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 […]
This is my first proper job and I am exceptionally satisfied and grateful that Ciklopea gave me this great opportunity to expand and apply the knowledge I had acquired at the university.
These words hide the exciting story of their origin, stretching back to the days of Ancient Greece and Rome, and include layers of religion, astrology, mathematics, and astronomy
Over this period of over two years now, I have learned a lot, I am maturing professionally and I believe that I am advancing and perfecting every day, which is, after all is said and done, the most important thing.
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 […]
I graduated in 2014 and continued my work at Ciklopea, so today, with almost 2 years of professional experience, I also have the opportunity to share my knowledge with the others, as a supervisor to the new translators.
There are many ways to learn a foreign language. This article features several real-life tips from some us who speak several languages.
In addition to revolutionizing the learning process and providing a multilevel benefit to society, e-learning is also a vital and expanding market expected to hit the US$107 billion mark during 2015.
Online store localization is one of the language industry fields where the differences between translation and localization truly come to the fore.
As a follow-up to our article 10 Questions Good Translation Companies Will Ask You, we bring you an article on information you should share with your LSP before your translation project starts.
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 […]
Toponyms are the names of different geographical elements. They refer to real places and have a specific historical-political context, and therefore it is important to translate them in the right way.
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 […]
If your potential translation provider asks you some of these questions, it means that you are dealing with a company that truly knows the business.
Internet and SMS communications have helped in the creation of a specific type of informal written communication.
Making a website global means having it localized into one or more foreign languages and territories. In this article, we look at the things that one needs to know before having a website localized.
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 […]
Even if the figures of speech are not something we think about too much, there are oxymorons we tend to use unconsciously.
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 […]
Some people claim that Ciklopea was an Illyrian deity, others say she was a Greek goddess while some find her origins in the Ancient Persia and Egypt.
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 […]
The 6th National Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility was held on 10 December 2014 in Zagreb. This year, the plenary form of the conference was replaced by a dynamic and interactive form that included lectures by eminent experts from the field of corporate social responsibility and discussions following the lectures and presentations of professional papers […]
The Employer Partner Certificate is a project whose goal is to recognise, reward and promote companies and organisations that have the best human resource management processes in the Croatian labour market. On account of its established employee management system, Ciklopea was awarded the Employer Partner Certificate for 2014. In the last couple of years we […]
The surveillance audit of integrated quality management and information security system according to the requirements of ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 27001 and EN 15038 was successfully completed in November 2014 in Ciklopea. The regular surveillance audit was conducted by the certification company Bureau Veritas Croatia in all of the organisation’s units, and during the two days […]
Ciklopea, the regional leader in providing translation and localization services, has started a new business decade by opening a new office in Belgrade, the capital of the Republic of Serbia and one of the leading regional centers with a population of more than 1.5 million. Its area and population (7.2 million) make Serbia one of […]
In September 2014 Ciklopea became a certified partner for training translators and proofreaders to work in memoQ, a tool for computer aided translation developed by Kilgray. Training of trainers was conducted by Loctimize through four interactive online workshops which covered the main features of memoQ. Participants had the opportunity to learn how to plan and […]
On Tuesday, 8 July 2014, the Key Difference Award Ceremony was held in Zagreb. The award was presented for the third consecutive year to companies and organizations in the categories of general equality, equality for people with disabilities, gender equality and age equality. Ciklopea was awarded for the achievements in the field of human resources […]
CATA, Croatian Association of Translation Agencies, proudly wishes to announce that it has been admitted as a member of the EUATC, the umbrella organisation for national associations of translation companies throughout Europe. The EUATC provides a united voice for translation companies while promoting the highest standards of quality and business practice. Some of CATA`s goals, […]
This year, the Polish translation services provider TextPartner organized a special event to help the humanitarian work of the organization Translators Without Borders within the scope of its Fund a Translator project. It is a sports initiative entitled The Baltic Loop which started on 18 April and will end on 3 May 2014. The initiative […]
Ciklopea participated in this year’s GALA Film Fest 2014. GALA has asked its member companies to showcase their employees with a short video and to give an entertaining insight into their companies. Ciklopea has applied with the video “10th Anniversary: People – Processes – Technology – Experience“. You can watch our video on You tube. […]
The Fifth National Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility will be held next Tuesday, March 25, at the Esplanade Hotel in Zagreb, under the auspices of the President of Croatia, Ivo Josipović. The Conference will be held throughout the day and the program will include, among other things, the CSR Index award ceremony, a round table […]
In early 2013, CIKLOPEA made the strategic decision to implement and certify its own processes in compliance with the requirements of the Information Security Management Standard ISO 27001:2005. The harmonisation of CIKLOPEA’s business activities with the requirements of the standard was completed in late 2013 by integrating the requirements into the existent quality management system […]
CIKLOPEA has continued with its trend of non-financial business reporting. At the end of December 2013 it published a comprehensive report on activities in 2012. The third report has been made in accordance with the guidelines G3.1. Global Reporting Initiative for Level C. We appreciate the chance to be able to read a summary of […]
In December 2012 Ciklopea has presented Corporate Sustainability Report for 2011 in accordance with G3.1. guidelines of Global Reporting Initiative for level C. For the sake of consistency, during the making of this report we followed the requirements of ISO 26000, as well as the Ten Principles of the UN Global Compact Initiative. The report […]
This is a very exciting time for Ciklopea: this month we are celebrating 10 years in the translation business. During this time more than a thousand business relationships were built on the continuous confirmation of high reliability and good practice. As we all know, any successful business stands on the foundation of serving your clients […]
November is traditionally the month of certification audits of quality systems in our calendar. It was the same this year when, for the fourth time in a row , the certification house Bureau Veritas confirmed that all processes are in line with the requirements of the standards ISO 9001:2008 (quality management system) and EN 15038:2006 (quality management system for translation companies).
The 4th National Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility was held yesterday, 25 April 2013, at the Regent Esplanade Hotel in Zagreb under the patronage of the president of the Republic of Croatia, Ivo Josipović. Ciklopea has for the second time received the CSR Award, this time for 2012, in the category of small business for […]
for Encouraging Equality and Diversity of Human Resources in 2012