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 […]