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The Loc Lab becomes part of Jonckers

The Loc Lab becomes part of Jonckers

Jonckers has recently decided to internalize the translation sister company The Loc Lab. The decision comes to streamline services and expand Jonckers service offerings remit. The Loc Lab was set up as a separate entity in 2017 to provide a service for clients with large volume requirements. In its prime the business covered over 150 languages with over 2,000 freelance translators and language experts collaborating to drive incredibly fast delivery and results. CEO Martin Vesely has come over to Jonckers and will now head up another department, utilizing his management skills and vast knowledge of the industry. Some of the freelancers who worked with The Loc Lab are now eligible to work on projects processed by Jonckers new cloud based platform WordsOnline. Each member has been subject matter tested and accredited, making them valuable assets and integral resources in the expansion of the WordsOnline crowdsourced database. We want to thank all the people who worked with The Loc Lab and produced some of the businesses most impressive results of 2017 and 18. The ethos and business model that inspired The Loc Lab has been adapted and Jonckers will continue the great work they started under the Jonckers and WordsOnline...
Locworld Seattle Review

Locworld Seattle Review

The global Jonckers team assembled at Locworld 38 in Seattle in October. Members from the UK, US and EU offices linked up to exhibit, network and educate at the two day event. Expanding our presence at the industry’s largest gathering has always been the plan and this is our fourth attended consecutive conference, establishing us as a regular force at Locworld. During the two day gathering of industry professionals, Jonckers showcased the WordsOnline platform, with the premiere of the Marketing Video and system USP communications. The buzz of activity around the Jonckers stand was steady and positive. We had suppliers, competitors and clients all intently digesting the information we were giving them on our new flagship product. The well received video generated quite a flurry of activity on day one, leading to some great contacts being made with prospects. We continued our sponsorship support for the event by hosting our third After Dinner Drinks Event which was enjoyed by all. Attendees from Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook rubbed shoulders with our VP of Operations as well as our US Team to network (and dance) the night away. Live music from the amazing Triple Treat Soul and Motown Band topped off an amazing evening and we retained our crown as entertainment kings with praise from everyone in attendance. These events allow us to socialize with key prospect personnel outside of a business environment and yet again we delivered a relaxed and stunning setting to host what is fast becoming the highlight of the Locworld calendar. Day two saw an influx of localization professionals from internal departments at some of the worlds...
Jonckers Become iStudy Award Winners

Jonckers Become iStudy Award Winners

Winning any award is a coo for any business. However with certain publications now offering titles and accreditation in return for participation, it is refreshing for an awarding body to recognize the achievements and quality of a business, without seeking some kind of recompense. That is exactly what iStudy have done with their iStudy Gap Guide Awards. The Birmingham based subsidiary of the highly rated iGap Travel brand, recently awarded Jonckers Best in Professional Translation Services for our work in the Student Sector. It is a pleasure to receive such an accolade as we have worked hard to establish ourselves as a reliable and reputable language service provider to the education and eLearning industry. Multilingual learning is becoming more and more common and the advances in technology have only allowed students easier and more efficient access to native language materials. Jonckers is extremely happy and privileged to be associated with iGap and thanks them for the award and their support. We promise to continue evolving and providing the best services we can to enhance any global learning projects we undertake....
Thinking of becoming a Translator?

Thinking of becoming a Translator?

Since the dawn of modern language, people have educated themselves in the dialects of other cultures. Communication today is still in its simplest form, the same as when the concept of translation was introduced. Granted, digital and technological advances have made the use of translators less frequent for fast turnaround projects, however we will always need that human interaction whether it be for interpretation or for content creation to feed NMT engines. Multilingual’s will always have a place in the industry. With new crowd-sourcing initiatives in place, non-professional language enthusiasts have an entry level opportunity in the industry to exercise their talents within a number of Post-Editing or Proof Checking roles. So, given that translation tech is on the rise, is becoming a translator a viable career choice? The answer to that is ‘most definitely’. No matter how advanced a neural machine is, the fact remains they need to be fed with content to grow. This content is produced by humans. The results are checked by humans. The quality assurance is performed by humans. So, whilst the landscape of the industry is fast evolving and human interaction between clients and translation providers may be less than say ten years ago, the need for tangible language input and expertise is still very much alive. Before taking the leap into the translation arena, you need to understand and appreciate it takes a certain skill set. There is a trifecta you must have to truly succeed. We are here to give you the inside track on the three key skills required to have a flourishing career in the language industry. Language Seems...
Talking Technology

Talking Technology

Our world is evolving at a rapid rate. In our lifetime we have seen the advent of the internet, smart phones, developments in AI and robotics, the stuff of science fiction has now become a reality. The financial gains being made by businesses adopting tech forward business practices are reported daily, however the worth of the global technology market is immeasurable. Organizations across the globe are migrating to cloud based systems, integrating their human entities with user interfaces in departments such as sales and customer service. Gone are the days of just picking up a phone to speak to someone at a business. Live chat, Skpe, IP enabled comms are all common practice in the workplace now, with international partners, clients and colleagues just the press of a button away. In this blog we look at how technology advances have impacted the language service industry and vice versa, how LSP’s are providing tech savvy platforms to improve global communications for their customers.   The Cloud Technology For those familiar with it, The Cloud is a godsend for both personal and business use. While tech historians cannot accurately pinpoint who invented or initiated the idea of The Cloud, it is well documented that John McCarthy championed the concept of a public utility, accessible to all. However other sources state that JCR Licklider, who played a vital role in the early internet was also of the same opinion that a public access domain or facility to allow Joe Public to store, share and utilize online ‘space’ would revolutionize how people would use computers. The fact that this service is accessible anywhere...