Jill Polanycia

Jill has loved languages and other cultures all her life. She has an MA in Translation from the UK, has also lived in Chile and France, and got married in the Czech Republic. Her experience in the localization industry includes project management, CAT tool training and technical support, engineering, and now sales, marketing and solutions. She enjoys traveling, watching hockey, scrapbooking and soap making.

Recent Posts

1
Localization Testing

Posted by Jill Polanycia on Mon, Jan 22, 2018 @ 09:44 AM

In the world of software, app, and web development, functional testing is critical. It ensures that your product functions as designed and without unexpected results, errors, or other bugs that can cost you sales, customers, and your brand reputation.
2
Game Localization

Posted by Jill Polanycia on Tue, Dec 05, 2017 @ 11:21 AM

We all know that video games have universal appeal—and that games must be customized per market if the game developer wants to experience high-volume global growth and outstanding customer experience. Yet the process of localizing games is complex: extract the text from the code, translate the often casual, slang, or humorous language, build the localized versions of the game, and test to ensure a smooth player experience. But first, you need a localization strategy to select the languages and locales that would level-up your market presence. Andy Johnson of NSI, Inc., shared his experience and advice to make the effort happen smoothly and effectively.
3
Podcast

Posted by Jill Polanycia on Mon, Nov 06, 2017 @ 11:33 AM

Languages are enormously complex, and scripts, the written forms of language, are both a method of communication as well as an art form. Despite our always-connected world, some scripts are becoming extinct. Tim Brookes aims to change that.
4
pricing

Posted by Jill Polanycia on Thu, Sep 21, 2017 @ 10:55 AM

The price and perceived value of any good or service is an eternal debate that, because of personal preferences, cultural differences, and socioeconomic factors, will never be settled. So how can language service providers (LSPs) and localization buyers agree on pricing language-related services? Anne-Marie Colliander Lind, a localization industry veteran, co-organizer of the Nordic Translation Industry Forum, Marketing Manager at LocWorld, and founder of consulting company Inkrea.se, joined the Globally Speaking podcast recently to discuss how both parties can win the price war.
5
Podcast

Posted by Jill Polanycia on Thu, Aug 10, 2017 @ 09:55 AM

Despite the global nature of localization, it’s an industry few people know exists. One magazine, MultiLingual, has been the only kid on the block providing updates, trends, and insights into localization, and they’ve been doing it for over 26 years. We were able to chat with the publisher of MultiLingual, Donna Parish, about the magazine’s, and the industry’s, past and present.
6
Internationalization Game Localization

Posted by Jill Polanycia on Tue, Aug 01, 2017 @ 01:07 PM

Bloo bagoo? (What’s up?)
7
Localization Insider

Posted by Jill Polanycia on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 @ 11:05 AM

Netflix’s bold globalization move in early 2016 got heads turning and the localization industry talking. Every company needs to do more faster and cheaper, but what about releasing your localized product into 130 countries at the same time? That’s a stunning scale. We sat down with Katell Jentreau of Netflix’s globalization team to figure out how they did it.
8
Global Marketing

Posted by Jill Polanycia on Tue, Jun 20, 2017 @ 07:40 AM

Gone are the days of print-based marketing. Messaging and content types, channels, and processes have all changed in today’s digital marketing world. And then you go global and multiply it by any number of languages, and localization is now a part of marketing, rather than an afterthought once the campaign goes live.
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Posted by Jill Polanycia on Wed, May 31, 2017 @ 12:35 PM

The global marketing mindset is shifting. Gone are the days of creating all your company’s content in your home office, and translating it word-for-word for all your target markets. These days, it’s all about inclusion and collaboration, and  no one can better explain this paradigm shift than Pam Didner, author of the bestselling book Global Content Marketing, who recently joined us for our Globally Speaking podcast.
10
Localization Technology

Posted by Jill Polanycia on Tue, Jan 03, 2017 @ 10:42 AM

Me: OK, Google. Can you tell me how text-to-speech technology is being used today? Google: Sure. You’re listening to one example of it right now.

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