2019 has definitely been our best year to date at Crisol! Every month brought new challenges our way, and we completed each of them successfully. We would not have been able to achieve so much without the support and trust of our community and our clients. So… big thanks to you!
Projects in 2019
We have successfully delivered 860 projects so far, and we are still working! We have been booked until the end of December, so happy days. The two main fields for us this year were Marketing (50 %, which includes UX and UI, SaaS, and other IT) and Science (30 %, which includes Natural and Social Sciences). However, we also enjoyed exciting projects in the Tourism and Gastronomy areas. This would not have been possible without our subject matter expert, Antonella.
In total, we’ve translated/edited 930,000 words so far.
We worked mainly from English into Spanish (both European and Latin American). 30 % of the projects were from Spanish into English though, and we also delivered projects that involved French and Danish.
We were blessed to welcome 35 new clients to our business in 2019! These included private people, SMEs, and large companies like what3words. These numbers brought our total clients served to date figure to an astounding 78!
Satisfaction Rate: 100 %
The feeling of knowing that each and every one of our clients was super happy with our work is amazing. See some recent feedback below!
Events Attended in 2019
We networked quite a lot this year! And we also ate a lot, to be honest. As members of Trafford Enterprises in London, once a month we got to enjoy a lovely evening at The Petersham Hotel (Richmond). On the other hand, LocLunch events around the world were incredible, too! They meant lovely lunches and enriching conversations with fellow localisation professionals.
Back in April, we enjoyed the Think Global award ceremony in Ireland. Imagine how happy we were when we found out our Ops Manager Maria had been nominated! During the same month, we attended the 8th International Conference on the Spanish Language in Córdoba, Argentina. For this conference, we hired a talented local journalist who interviewed Mr. Muñoz Machado for us. On top of that, we also attended, throughout the year, several Women in Localization events in three different countries: Argentina, Spain, and England.
In June, we travelled to Hamburg, Germany, to the HelloWorld Conference (you can read a summary here). Recently, too, we attended Commerce Connect 2019 at The Shard in London, which was also packed with insightful ideas (read all about it here). The Language Show 2019 (London Olympia) was a must for us as well, as Maria gave a talk on How to Craft an Effective Elevator Pitch.
In February 2019 we organised a workshop in Argentina for 50-60 novel translators. They needed to learn how to insert themselves in the international market through personal branding and content marketing. We discussed every single aspect of it for 8 hours!
Finally, registration opened in October for The Creative Language Conference. #CLConf is an innovative event we are organising in partnership with Retro Digital. We’ve sold 50 % of the tickets already! Considering the big day is still 6 months away, we are chuffed.
See some pictures below for a recap of all the events we had the pleasure to attend in 2019:
Training and Content
In September 2019 we launched the first-ever Online Marketing Translation Course (promotional price until the end of December!), which has proven highly successful. We also posted 28 blogs and hundreds of articles and posts on social media (follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!)