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.