If there’s one thing that the pandemic taught us, it’s how quickly priorities can change. Following the outbreak of COVID-19, we were all pushed into a state of collective worry and fear. On top of that, we were denied all the things that make us human: the need to socialize, stay close, and move freely. […]
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tcworld conference gathers translation and localization experts who contribute a lot to the language industry community with their innovative ways of thinking.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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.
We are happy to inform you that Ciklopea – with its Belgrade branch office – has become a member of SATC, the Serbian Association of Translation Companies, once again proving its status as the regional leader in the language services industry. The SATC goals and ethical and professional values that Ciklopea shares and supports are […]
Ciklopea, 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 […]