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

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Language

Posted by Jill Polanycia on Fri, Jun 08, 2018 @ 11:45 AM

Language is a fascinating, deeply complex topic being researched in a variety of ways. Professors of linguistics, lexicographers, anthropologists, and cognitive scientists are just a few groups studying language in attempts to understand where it came from, how it’s evolving, and how mankind interacts with it.
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People at Moravia Moravia

Posted by Jill Polanycia on Tue, May 15, 2018 @ 11:45 AM

With all the recent talk in our industry of automation, AI, machine learning, and robots taking our jobs, at Moravia we know that people are still the driving force behind all that we do, and the reason for our success. It’s no coincidence that being, well, human, is one of our core values.
3
Fintech

Posted by Jill Polanycia on Thu, Apr 05, 2018 @ 09:45 AM

In practically every industry, startups are shaking things up and providing fresh business models, perspectives, and products. It’s no different in the heavily regulated world of finance, thanks to the power of cloud computing. Indeed, the fintech, or financial technology, sector is one of the most interesting verticals that have sprung up in the modern economy.
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Technology

Posted by Jill Polanycia on Mon, Mar 12, 2018 @ 11:16 AM

We’ve talked a lot lately about translation technology: how it’s rapidly evolving, providing a wealth of efficiencies and revolutionizing the localization industry. The conversation continues in a recent Globally Speaking podcast episode that points out some of the stumbling blocks—and provides answers on removing tech barriers and getting stakeholders to focus on the bigger productivity and quality picture.
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Testing and Engineering

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.
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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.
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Globally Speaking 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.
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Production

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.
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Globally Speaking 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.
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Testing and Engineering Game Localization

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

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