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


Dollars and Sense: Tips for Modern-day Localization 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.

MultiLingual Magazine: The Pulse of Our Industry

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.
Internationalization Game Localization

Sul Sul (Hello): The Impact and Genius of Simlish

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

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

The Netflix Effect: Insights for Globalization Managers

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.
Global Marketing

The State of Global Marketing Today

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.

Talk Global Marketing to Me

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.
Localization Technology

Text-to-Speech: Trendy Tech That's Surprisingly Everywhere

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.
Localization 101


Posted by Jill Polanycia on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 @ 12:30 PM

For 500 points, the question is: what is transliteration, and when would I ever use it?
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