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April 2016

Ulatus Takes Part in Localization World’s 30th Conference Held in Tokyo

Tokyo, Japan: Earlier this month, Ulatus, one of the foremost providers of translation services to both academia and business sectors, participated in Localization World’s Asia conference. With the theme “LocWorld30: Engaging Global Customers,” the event held in Tokyo brought together hundreds of professionals and companies working to adapt products and services to new markets. Ulatus, the translation arm of Crimson Interactive Inc., was glad to catch up with colleagues and partners at the event and discuss industry topics.

LocWorld, founded through a collaboration of The Localization Institute and MultiLingual magazine, has grown into the preeminent conference series for internationalization and localization professionals. Since the first meeting in 2003 in Seattle, Washington, more than 12,000 delegates from international business, translation, localization, and global-website management have attended LocWorld’s conferences, now held three times a year in North America, Europe, and Asia.

LocWorld30 was held April 13–15 at the Keio Plaza Hotel located in the heart of Tokyo, the city’s large commercial neighborhood known as Shinjuku. Cross-cultural expert Rochelle Kopp, founder and managing principal of Japan Intercultural Consulting, delivered the keynote address, “Bridging Cultural Differences with the Hybrid Approach.” A US native, Kopp drew on her expertise in Japanese culture to share a framework for “bridging cultural differences in a way that recognizes the perspectives of both sides,” she said, including specific recommendations “applicable to a wide variety of situations and issues.” Additional speakers throughout the conference’s four other tracks—Advanced Localization Management, Global Business, Localization for Asia, and Technology—included representatives from renowned companies such as Adobe Systems, Canon Inc., Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Microsoft, Netflix, and Salesforce. The event also provided networking opportunities via its opening reception on April 13 as well as a dinner on April 14 for conference attendees.

“LocWorld consistently provides ideal forums for those of us engaged in helping others cross language barriers to network and share best practices. Their events not only allow us to meet up with our localization partners but also to make new connections and gain invaluable insight from our peers and potential clients,” said Atsushi Hasegawa, Sales Manager, Crimson Interactive Japan Co. Ltd.

“Ulatus, along with our sister companies such as editing services giant Enago, is guided by the principle of designing best-in-business services that help both individuals and companies communicate effectively with their target audience—be it new markets throughout the globe or high-impact international journals. Ulatus’ back-to-back participation in LocWorld29 held in Silicon Valley last October and LocWorld30 in Tokyo this month demonstrates our ongoing commitment to finding the newest and best ways to help individuals and companies bridge cultural gaps in a positive way,” said Kuntan Dhanoya, VP of Business Development, Crimson Interactive Inc.

About Ulatus:

Ulatus is the translation division of Crimson Interactive Inc., one of the world’s leading language solutions providers. With a large pool of expert translators (850+), Ulatus provides professional translation services to both academic and nonacademic industries. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to help you communicate effortlessly, clearly, and confidently. We specialize in Japanese, Traditional Chinese, and Portuguese. Clients from 125 countries have taken advantage of Ulatus’ advanced linguistic capability, superior accuracy, and expertise in language nuances. Ulatus’ partner company, Enago, supplies English editing and journal-publishing support to more than 81,000 authors across the globe. Crimson Interactive has a local presence in Japan, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea, Brazil, Germany, Russia, India, and the United States.

Contact us at press@enago.com or visit www.enago.com or www.ulatus.com to know how Enago and Ulatus can help you with your editing, publication, and translation needs.

March 2016

Enago Expands Outreach in Thailand Via Author Workshops
Recent Workshop Conducted at the Prestigious Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok Provided an Extensive Overview of Publishing in English Journals

Bangkok, Thailand: Enago, one of the world's most trusted providers of English language services, recently conducted its latest workshop in Thailand to introduce local researchers to publication of articles in international peer-reviewed journals. The workshop was conducted at Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok, which is the oldest and largest hospital in Thailand. The presentation provided an overview of how to write, submit, and publish an academic article in English to more than 115 medical researchers, faculty, staff, and students.

The workshop was conducted by Crimson’s flagship brand, Enago, which offers world-renowned editing and publication-support services to ESL authors. Through such workshops, Enago provides researchers the opportunity to learn from experts in academic publishing, thus bridging the gap faced by ESL authors between research and publication.

Enago was represented by the distinguished academic expert, Dr. Scott Roach. After earning his PhD in Business Administration from Louisiana State University (LSU) in 1996, Dr. Roach was associated with both LSU and Northwestern State University. Throughout the course of his extensive career, he has authored/co-authored several books, manuscripts, and studies in reputed journals. Moreover, Dr. Roach has presented at several national and regional conferences in and around the US.

The workshop, "Introduction to Academic Publishing,” was focused towards early-stage researchers and first-time authors to help them publish. There was a Q&A session at the end of the event to address queries. Prior to the workshop, the participants had shared certain queries that they wanted to clarify, which were discussed during the presentation and the Q&A session. Dr. Roach commenced the presentation with an emphasis on the importance of publishing in English. He then covered topics such as how to write a paper (including structuring of manuscripts and improving language/grammar skills), how to identify the audience/scope of publication, and the importance of literature review. Subsequently, he discussed the importance of journal selection and identifying its publication and submission requirements. Finally, as many attendees were first-time authors, Dr. Roach provided participants with a brief overview of the complete publication cycle by sharing key insights into what they should expect from the process.

“Enago’s workshops demonstrate why Crimson Interactive was recently ranked in the top 100 companies in the Asia–Pacific region,” said Pranjal Thapliyal, Crimson’s head of Global Sales. “Throughout everything we do, we are guided by the principle of optimizing ways to meet the needs of the global research community. The attendees at the Siriraj workshop confirmed our understanding that researchers (especially those in the early stages of their careers) thirst for knowledge and tools that will help them get published. We are excited to conduct more events like these at this particular location and in settings throughout the globe.”

About Enago:

Enago is the flagship brand of Crimson Interactive Inc., an award-winning language-solutions company that serves academia and industry through three main entities: Enago (English Editing and Publication Support), Ulatus (Translation), and Voxtab (Transcription). Enago employs one of the world’s largest teams of editors (965+) who are proven language and subject-matter experts in more than 1,100 disciplines. To date, the company’s talented pool of specialists has helped more than 81,000 authors share their research in the most impactful journals across the globe. Crimson has a local presence in Japan, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea, Brazil, Germany, Russia, India, and the United States.

Contact us at press@enago.com or visit www.enago.com or www.ulatus.com to know how Enago and Ulatus can help you with your editing, publication, and translation needs.

January 2016

ENAGO TO PROVIDE EXPERT ENGLISH EDITING SERVICES FOR NEW PARTNER, GSA
Leading Language Solutions Provider to be Editor for Submissions to Conferences and Events of The Gerontological Society of America

New York: Enago, the world's most trusted provider of English language services to the global scientific research community, is pleased to announce that it has teamed up with The Gerontological Society of America (GSA). Under this new partnership, Enago will provide editorial assistance to authors preparing submissions for GSA conferences and events.

GSA — the oldest and largest interdisciplinary membership organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging — has hosted the Annual Scientific Meeting for nearly 70 years, which currently draws 3,800 professionals from 50 countries. GSA events present approximately 450 sessions centered on the field's preeminent research each year. In 2017, GSA will host the World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics on behalf of the International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics.

"Aging is a global phenomenon, which has led to an increase in the number of international scholars who participate in our meetings," said GSA Executive Director and CEO James Appleby, BS Pharm, MPH. "We are committed to providing a welcoming environment for both new and established researchers to thrive — by giving them the tools they need to successfully present their science and advance the field of gerontology."

GSA and Enago both understand the myriad complexities in achieving success in such a competitive scientific environment. This new partnership was built to help researchers submit their abstracts and manuscripts to GSA in a clear, concise, and effective manner. Together, GSA and Enago now offer researchers streamlined access to Enago's English copyediting services to perfect their conference materials through an easy-to-use online portal that will help them get accepted.

"Enago is thrilled to offer our editing services in partnership with such an esteemed and historied organization," said Kuntan Dhanoya, VP of North American Operations at Crimson Interactive (Enago's parent company). "Our team of expert editors not only comprises specialists in the many distinct fields of aging — from physiology and psychology to public health and policy — they are also published authors in their own right. They know what it takes to get work accepted by GSA, and this new partnership is a huge step in fulfilling the mission of both organizations to bridge the gap between research and its audience."

About Enago

A trusted name in the STM industry, Enago is the flagship brand of Crimson Interactive Inc., one of the world's leading language solutions providers. Crimson supplies English editing, translating, and journal-publishing support to more than 81,000 authors across the globe. Enago employs one of the market's largest teams of editors (850+) who are language and subject matter experts in more than 1,100 disciplines. Crimson Interactive has a local presence in Japan, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea, Brazil, Germany, Russia, India, and the United States.

About GSA

The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,500+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public. GSA's structure also includes a policy institute, the National Academy on an Aging Society, and an educational branch, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

December 2015

Enago And Future Science Group (FSG) Partner To Bridge The Gap Between Research And Publication
Leading STM Language Services Provider Teams Up with High-impact Journal Brands

New York: Enago, a trusted global provider of language editing solutions, has entered into a partnership with the Future Science Group (FSG), an independent publisher of journals, e-books, and community-driven digital platforms that focus on breakthrough research in medicine and the biosciences. This is good news for researchers in these fields who wish to get their work published in international peer-reviewed English journals.

Through this collaboration, authors within the FSG community looking to achieve publication-ready manuscripts need look no further. FSG and Enago now offer a one-stop shop for efficient, high-quality English editing services. Through an exclusive online portal, FSG will provide streamlined access to Enago’s professional English editing services at discounted rates. With over 850 native English editors providing scientific manuscript editing and academic proofreading in 1,117 subject areas, Enago has helped more than 81,000 authors across the globe. Enago employs a team of editors who are language and subject-matter experts, all of whom are published authors and reviewers themselves; the majority are PhDs. Enago’s editing services include everything from a simple language check to substantive editing.

“Future Science Group has always prided itself on its author services, and we are pleased that we are now able to extend this further by partnering with Enago,” commented Editorial Director, Laura Dormer. “We appreciate the importance of publishing cutting-edge research and opinion from across the globe, and are happy that we are now able to increase our support for ESL authors.”

"Enago is delighted to be collaborating with a forward-thinking and client-oriented publisher like Future Science Group to disseminate ground-breaking scientific research." said Gregory Loxton, VP of US Operations for Enago's parent company, Crimson Interactive. "Having easy access to the manuscript support services provided by Enago will not only accelerate the process of publishing high-impact research but also ensure that specific author needs are taken care of during the editorial process."

For further information, visit the websites http://futuremedicine.enago.com and http://futurescience.enago.com. Authors interested in publishing within the remit of FSG can submit their manuscripts to a relevant FSG journal.

About FSG:

Founded in 2001, Future Science Group (FSG) is a progressive publisher focused on breakthrough medical, biotechnological, and scientific research. FSG’s portfolio includes two imprints, Future Science and Future Medicine. Both publish eBooks and journals. In addition to this core publishing business FSG develops specialist eCommunities. Key titles and sites include Bioanalysis Zone, Epigenomics, Nanomedicine and the award-winning Regenerative Medicine. The aim of FSG is to service the advancement of clinical practice and drug research by enhancing the efficiency of communications among clinicians, researchers and decision-makers, and by providing innovative solutions to their information needs. For further information please visit www.future-science-group.com

About Enago:

Enago is the flagship brand of Crimson Interactive and a leading provider of scientific editing and academic proofreading services for ESL authors. With over 850 native English editors providing scientific manuscript editing and academic proofreading in 1,117 subject areas, Enago has helped more than 81,000 authors across the globe. The company has a large presence in the Far East (namely, Japan, China, Taiwan, and Korea) and the United States, and is continually expanding in Europe and the Middle East.

Contact us at press@enago.com or visit www.enago.com to know how Crimson Interactive (Enago) can help you with your editing and publication needs.

December 2015

Enago and Ulatus attend 15th Annual Meeting of Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors (ABEC)
Leading Providers of Editing, Translation, and Publication Support Discuss the Future of Scientific Publishing in Brazil

New York: Enago and Ulatus, flagship brands of global language solutions provider Crimson Interactive, recently attended 15th annual meeting of the Brazilian Association of Scientific Editors, also known as the Associação Brasileira de Editores Científicos (ABEC). The conference was held in the city of Florianópolis in Santa Catarina, Brazil, for individuals and companies involved in the publication of Brazilian technical and scientific journals.

Enago and Ulatus sponsored this year’s conference, which was special in that it celebrated ABEC’s 30th anniversary. Founded in 1985 with the mission to develop and enhance technical and scientific publishing in Brazil, ABEC has since brought together countless academic and industry experts to debate current issues and defend common interests. While every annual meeting provides a forum to exchange information and ideas, this year’s range of courses and lectures specifically focused on the industry’s most current opportunities and challenges, including the heightened need to stay updated on the latest research developments in order to produce quality content and expand the production volume in Brazil.

“The fact that ABEC is now celebrating its 30th anniversary is a testament to the strength and promise of scientific publishing in Brazil.” said Gregory Loxton, VP of North American Operations for Crimson Interactive. “We are investing a great deal of our efforts on extending language assistance and publication support to this community to help them share their work internationally. Our solid base of expert Portuguese-speaking editors and translators understand the unique challenges faced by Brazilian researchers in communicating with a global audience. Throughout everything we do, our prime focus is to help them do just that.”

About Enago and Ulatus:

Enago and Ulatus are brands of Crimson Interactive Inc., one of the world’s leading language solutions providers, supplying English editing, translation, and journal-publishing support to more than 81,000 authors across the globe. Crimson Interactive has a local presence in Japan, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea, Brazil, Germany, Russia, India, and the United States.

Contact us at press@enago.com or visit www.enago.com or www.ulatus.com to know how Enago and Ulatus can help you with your editing, publication, and translation needs.

December 2015

Crimson Interactive Celebrates 10 Years
Success of STM Language Services Leader Driven by Core Values

New York: Crimson Interactive Inc. is celebrating a decade of helping authors around the world share their work across borders and platforms. Principally engaged in editing, translation, and transcription services for academics and nonacademics alike, Crimson is known all over the globe for setting new standards in the language market. The company was recently bestowed the Red Herring Top 100 Award for the Asia–Pacific region. It is a testament to the energy and excellence Crimson’s global team consistently brings to all its work.

Driven by professional academic experts who understand customer needs, Crimson was founded in 2005 to assist aspiring authors fulfill their dreams of publishing in top-notch scientific journals. The company set its sights on the then-unfamiliar territory of English language editing for ESL researchers in Japan, and quickly set the market’s standard for quality.

The following year Crimson introduced its game-changing “reverse outsourcing” business model to India, in which native English speakers in the US and UK provided editing services to Indian authors. This groundbreaking initiative was awarded the first-ever India SME Heroes Challenge, sponsored by FICCI and Google India.

Since those early days, Crimson has grown from strength to strength, steadfastly retaining as one of its core values the Japanese philosophy of “Kaizen,” or “continual improvement.” The company strives for constant innovation in all its service offerings and processes, and this principle, along with “commitment,” “integrity,” and “simplicity,” guides every detail of the firm’s daily operations. From Crimson’s pledge to deliver impeccable, straightforward service and fees to its ISO-certified processes that guarantee exceptional quality management and information security, Crimson’s business model is both sensitive to the language market and responsive to its needs. To date, the company has provided language services to more than 81,000 clients across 125 countries in more than 1,100 disciplines.

“Crimson was started 10 years ago with a ‘client-first’ philosophy that demonstrates our continued commitment to providing efficient, top-quality service,” says Gregory Loxton, vice president of North American operations at Crimson Interactive. “We are always encouraging our team of highly experienced, talented professionals to generate innovative solutions in all that they do. Over the years, Crimson has turned nascent yet brilliant ideas into unique techniques that have set trends for the entire community. By adhering to the same set of values on which we were founded, Crimson looks forward to the next decade of service to the global community of thinkers and doers.”

About Crimson Interactive:

Crimson Interactive Inc. is one of the world’s leading and fastest growing language solutions providers serving academia and industry through three flagship brands: Enago (English Editing), Ulatus (Translation), and Voxtab (Transcription). Throughout its ten-year history, Crimson’s “one-stop shop” for language services has helped scientific researchers get published in the most impactful journals, and it has aided corporations in delivering their message to new international markets. The company’s talented pool of editors, translators, transcriptionists, and quality analysts have undergone rigorous training and evaluation to ensure that its worldwide team is comprised of not only master linguists, but proven experts in their respective field. Crimson has a local presence in Japan, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea, Brazil, Germany, Russia, India, and the United States.

Contact us at press@enago.com or visit www.enago.com to know how Crimson Interactive (Enago) can help you with your editing and publication needs.

December 2015

Enago Publishes CSE Conference Report in ESE Quarterly
Leading STM Language Solutions Provider Embarks on Knowledge Dissemination

New York: Enago, a leading provider of English editing and publication support to academic authors across the globe, recently published a report of its experiences at the Council of Science Editors’ (CSE) annual conference. The summary, authored by Enago expert editor Dr. Krishna Kumar Venkitachalam, appeared in the November edition of the European Association of Science Editors’ (EASE) quarterly journal, European Science Editing (ESE).

ESE publishes articles of interest to EASE’s members that cover all aspects of scientific editing and publishing. In addition to event highlights, the peer-reviewed journal includes research articles, essays and viewpoints, book and website reviews, as well as resources and publications relevant to science editors.

CSE, founded in 1957, is on a mission is to be an authoritative resource on current and emerging issues in the communication of scientific information. Its conference serves as a key meeting ground for hundreds of professionals engaged in editing and publishing scientific papers. The theme of this year’s annual conference, held in Philadelphia during May 15–18, was “Dynamic Variables: Solving the New Editing/Publishing Equations.” This focus was, according to Krishna, “wisely chosen to reflect the changing nature of the global editing/publishing industry.” His report, aided by Anupama Kapadia, Senior Editorial Operations Manager of Enago’s parent company, Crimson Interactive, outlines the takeaways from the keynote and plenary speeches, as well as key insights gained from eight sessions that Krishna personally attended, of the total 32 concurrent sessions.

Enago itself moderated the panel “Self-Publishing or Contract Publishing: Understanding the Advantages.” The speakers, Audra E. Cox (American Society for Investigative Pathology), Cara Kaufman (Kaufman Wills Fusting & Company), Judie Lieu (The Gerontological Society of America) and Ann Murphy (AlphaMed), discussed the various aspects of these current publishing models, including their advantages and potential disadvantages. Attendees came away from the session with a better understanding as to which might work best for particular situations.

“Enago is an editing company that has been in the business for 10 years, so I felt it was time for us to experience the publishing process as an author,” said Krishna while talking about the impetus to publish the CSE conference impressions in ESE. “Yes, we work with hundreds of experienced authors across the world who have been published in the highest-rated international peer-reviewed publications, but this was Enago’s first foray into publishing as an organization to extend our own process of learning. We plan to up our efforts in knowledge dissemination through articles and reports like these.” Regarding his publishing experience, Krishna shared, “The EASE coordinator was more than helpful in guiding me through my first submission process. The waiting period was longer than expected, and this being my first time, I experienced the same jitters regarding rejection that every author probably feels. The ultimate high was receiving a notification from EASE that the November issue is out. When I opened it, there it was!” He continued, “EASE’s mission to improve global standards, and to raise the profile of science editors and support their professional development makes us, here at Enago, feel at home. I also look forward to participating in CSE’s next annual meeting in Denver next May.”

About Enago:

Enago is the flagship brand of Crimson Interactive Inc., one of the world’s leading language solutions providers, supplying English editing, translating, and journal-publishing support to more than 81,000 authors across the globe. Enago employs one of the market’s largest teams of editors (850+) who are language and subject-matter experts in more than 1,100 disciplines. One of Enago’s partner companies, Ulatus, provides high-quality, timely, and cost-effective translation services to academic publishers and journals worldwide. Crimson Interactive has a local presence in Japan, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea, Brazil, Germany, Russia, India, and the United States.

Contact us at press@enago.com or visit www.enago.com to know how Crimson Interactive (Enago) can help you with your editing and publication needs.

November 2015

Ulatus Participates at ATA 2015
Global Translation Servicer Attends Key Event for the Translation Community

New York: Ulatus,one of the world’s leading providers of translation services to researchers across the globe, recently met with industry peers at the American Translators Association (ATA) annual meeting in Miami, Florida, from November 4–7. The conference, the organization’s 56th annual, serves as a key meeting ground for thousands of professionals engaged in translation and interpreting, from seasoned professionals to students of the craft.

Founded to foster the professional development of individual translators and interpreters, ATA today boasts 11,000 members in more than 90 countries. They include translators, interpreters, teachers, project managers, web and software developers, language company owners, hospitals, universities, and government agencies. The prestigious organization offers a certification exam in 26 language combinations which allows translators to document their abilities objectively. ATA also presents several awards and scholarships during its annual conference to encourage, reward, and publicize outstanding work in the field.

More than 1,500 attendees came to Miami for this year’s event which offered over 175 sessions across 25 different topics, including various languages and specializations. However, “the opportunity to network is one of the biggest draws,” said ATA’s President-Elect, David Rumsey. “For many people, this means reconnecting with old friends—the people who understand you and the challenges you face as a translator or interpreter. But there are excellent opportunities to network with both clients as well as other translators and interpreters through innovative events like Brainstorm Networking and the Résumé Exchange.”

“The American Translation Association’s annual conference is a uniquely energized, fun atmosphere in which colleagues old and new can connect across geography and language,” said Gregory Loxton, vice president of North American operations at Crimson Interactive, Ulatus’s parent company, who attended the event. “ATA says that ‘everyone you hope to see and meet will be there,’ and it’s true. The event provided many forums in which attendees shared knowledge and experience in discussing common scenarios; we broadened our understanding of each other and of our collective mission to help people communicate across borders.”

About Ulatus:

Ulatus is the translation arm of Crimson Interactive Inc., world’s leading language solutions providers. With a large pool of expert translators (650+), Ulatus provides professional translation services to both academic and nonacademic industries. Its specialties include Japanese, traditional Chinese, and Portuguese. More than 61,000 clients from 89 countries have taken advantage of Ulatus’s superior accuracy, advanced linguistic capability, and expertise in language nuances. Ulatus’s partner company, Enago, supplies English editing and journal-publishing support to more than 81,000 authors across the globe. Crimson Interactive has a local presence in Japan, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea, Brazil, Germany, Russia, India, and the United States.

If you would like to know more about how Ulatus can help you meet your translation needs, please visit www.ulatus.com.

October 2015

Ulatus Exhibits at LocWorld Conference in Silicon Valley
Global Language Translation Services Provider Networks at Localization Industry Event

New York: Ulatus, a leading provider of translation services to individuals and companies worldwide, recently exhibited at the LocWorld29 conference in Santa Clara, California, from October 14–16. LocWorld conferences are the leading events for professionals engaged in adapting their products, services, and communications to new international markets.

LocWorld was formed through a collaboration between The Localization Institute and MultiLingual magazine in 2003. Since its first meeting in Seattle, Washington, it has brought together more than 12,000 delegates in international business, translation, localization, and global website management to network and share best practices. The institute also offers consulting, training, and speaking engagements to companies.

This year’s Silicon Valley event boasted more than 600 global business executives from 45 countries to gain global business know-how. Speakers included representatives from Adobe Systems, Autodesk, Box, eBay, Google, Hewlett-Packard, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Netflix, and Salesforce, among other notable companies. They covered topics ranging from global content strategy and how to predict success to metrics that can adequately measure an organization’s impact in new markets.

“With its emphasis on ‘global’ business, LocWorld provides an ideal forum for companies in the translation services and technologies industry to exchange invaluable information,” said Gregory Loxton, Vice President of North American operations at Crimson Interactive, Ulatus’s parent company. “It was truly worthwhile to interact with like-minded professionals who are responsible for communicating in the global marketplace across cultural and linguistic boundaries like us. We come away from LocWorld29 with fresh insights on how to continue delivering exceptional service to our global client base.”

About Ulatus:

Ulatus is the translation arm of Crimson Interactive Inc., one of the world’s leading language solutions providers. With a large pool of expert translators (650+), Ulatus provides professional translation services to both academic and nonacademic industries. Its specialties include Japanese, traditional Chinese, and Portuguese. More than 81,000 clients from 125 countries have taken advantage of Ulatus’s advanced linguistic capability, superior accuracy, and expertise in language nuances. Ulatus’s partner company, Enago, supplies English editing and journal-publishing support to more than 81,000 authors across the globe. Crimson Interactive has a local presence in Japan, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea, Brazil, Germany, Russia, India, and the United States.

If you would like to know more about how Ulatus can help you meet your translation needs, please visit www.ulatus.com.

October 2015

Enago Participates in 2015 ISMTE North American Conference
Preeminent Academic Editing Provider Meets with Peers at Event Focused on Publication Ethics

New York: Enago, a leading provider of English editing and publication support to academic authors across the globe, recently attended the International Society of Managing & Technical Editors’ (ISMTE) North American conference in Baltimore, Maryland. The focus this year was ethics in scholarly publishing, among other current issues in the industry.

ISMTE was founded in 2007 with a mission to “connect the community of professionals committed to the peer review and publication of academic and scholarly journals.” Today the society boasts nearly 600 members who drive the editorial process at scholarly publications in the fields of science, technology, medicine, business, finance, economics, law, and criminology, and the humanities. Since its inception, ISMTE has hosted two annual conferences, one in North America and the other in Europe. This year’s 8th annual North American meeting was the society’s largest event to date, with more than 200 attendees.

The tone for the event was set by Jeffrey Beall, associate professor at the University of Colorado Denver’s Auraria Library. Dr. Beall is a vocal opponent of the growing trend of unscrupulous publishing practices such as false peer-review, duplicate publication, and selling of authorship attribution, among other unethical author scamming. His keynote address, “Scholarly Communication Free-for-All: An Update on the Current State of Predatory Publishing and Related Scams,” sparked much debate about the state of open-access publishing. Dr. Beall also participated in the breakout session, “The Landscape of Predatory Publishing: An Exploration of Concerns,” in which participants called for the creation of a Coalition for Responsive Publication Resources. The coalition would set standards that hold author-services vendors accountable to industry-set codes of conduct.

“There is no better time to address the growing problem of unethical publishers and authoring services,” said Gregory Loxton, Vice president of North American Operations at Crimson Interactive, Enago’s parent company. “ISMTE’s annual meetings serve as excellent networking forums to touch base with our peers about important issues facing the industry. Beyond ethics, the conference also highlighted the challenges of supporting authors from emerging research centers such as China. We look forward to further exploring these topics at ISMTE’s first-ever Asia conference in April, as well as meeting back up for the North American conference in Philadelphia next summer.”

About Enago

Enago is the flagship brand of Crimson Interactive Inc., one of the world’s leading language solutions providers, supplying English editing, translating, and journal-publishing support to more than 81,000 authors across the globe. Enago employs one of the market’s largest teams of editors (850+) who are language and subject-matter experts in more than 1,100 disciplines. Enago’s partner company, Ulatus, provides high-quality, timely, and cost-effective translation services to academic publishers and journals worldwide. Crimson Interactive has a local presence in Japan, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea, Brazil, Germany, Russia, India, and the United States.

Contact us at press@enago.com or visit www.enago.com to know how Crimson Interactive (Enago) can help you with your editing and publication needs.

October 2015

Enago Participates in International Scholarly Publishing Conference
Leading STM Language Solutions Provider Connects with Industry Peers at ALSPSP in London

New York: From September 9–12, Enago, one of the scientific community’s preeminent providers of English editing and publication support, attended the Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers’ (ALPSP) annual conference. This key event for the community attracts a high-level audience from all sectors of the industry to discuss and debate the latest developments in scholarly publishing. Rajiv Shirke, vice president of global operations for Enago’s parent company, Crimson Interactive, represented Enago at the event.

Formed more than 40 years ago, ALPSP is the largest international association for nonprofit scholarly and professional publishers. Its 400+ members across 40 countries produce more than 10,000 journals, as well as numerous books, reports, databases, and other products and services. Its annual conference, held this year at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre London Heathrow, is an ideal forum in which this unique network learns about new initiatives in the industry and discusses the challenges it faces.

Keynote speakers included Anurag Acharya, co-creator of Google Scholar, who spoke on “What happens when your library is worldwide and all articles are easy to find?” and Kuansan Wang, director of the Internet Service Research Center at Microsoft Research, who addressed “From Web Publishing to Knowledge Web Publishing.”

“The organizers delivered on their promise to provide thought-provoking, practical, and interactive sessions on a wide range of topics,” said Shirke. “The excellent lineup of speakers included Peter Richardson, managing director of the British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery, on ‘Partnering with Others to Expand Your Global Reach.’ Small publishers can’t do everything themselves—and neither can large publishers in many cases. Richardson’s session outlined some answers to the key question of how publishers can make the most of partnerships with companies like Enago that help expand their reach to a worldwide audience.”

About Enago

Enago is the flagship brand of Crimson Interactive Inc., one of the world’s leading language solutions providers, supplying English editing, translation, and journal-publishing support to more than 81,000 authors across the globe. Enago employs one of the market’s largest teams of editors (850+) who are language and subject-matter experts in more than 1,100 disciplines. Enago’s partner company, Ulatus, provides high-quality, timely, and cost-effective translation services to academic publishers and journals worldwide. Crimson Interactive has a local presence in Japan, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea, Brazil, Germany, Russia, India, and the United States.

Contact us at press@enago.com or visit www.enago.com to know how Crimson Interactive (Enago) can help you with your editing and publication needs.

October 2015

Enago Partners with SEPM to provide English Editing services
Language Solutions Leader Extends Footprint in Geological Specialty

New York: Enago, one of the world’s preeminent providers of English editing and publication support to scientific researchers, has teamed up with the Society for Sedimentary Geology (SEPM), a not-for-profit membership organization of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI), to help SEPM members publish their manuscripts in high-impact journals.

Through its network of international members, SEPM promotes the dissemination of scientific information on sedimentology, stratigraphy, paleontology, environmental sciences, marine geology, hydrogeology, and other related geologic specialties. The society publishes two scientific journals, the Journal of Sedimentary Research (JSR) and PALAIOS, in addition to producing conferences, short courses, and special publications. SEPM also awards grants in support of individuals who are making significant contributions to the field.

A trusted name in STM industry, Enago has helped over 81,000 authors from 125 countries publish their work in international peer-reviewed English journals. Under the partnership, SEPM members will have streamlined access to an exclusive and easy-to-use online portal through which they can take advantage of Enago’s pre-submission English editing services. Authors can select from three levels of editorial support—proofreading, copy editing, or substantive editing—and submit their manuscripts at a discount of 10% off regular rates.

“Enago is committed to bridging the gap between research and its publication, and we are thrilled to offer our services to an organization that has such a longstanding reputation for providing value to its members,” said Gregory Loxton, VP of North American Operations for Enago’s parent company, Crimson Interactive. “Enago’s expertise in helping authors publish their manuscripts in high-impact journals will truly complement SEPM’s endeavors. We are pleased to say that the society’s members are now one step closer to publication-ready manuscripts.”

About Enago

Enago is the flagship brand of Crimson Interactive Inc., one of the world’s leading language solutions providers, supplying English editing, translating, and journal-publishing support to more than 81,000 authors across the globe. Enago employs one of the market’s largest teams of editors (850+) who are language and subject-matter experts in more than 1,100 disciplines. Enago’s partner company, Ulatus, provides high-quality, timely, and cost-effective translation services to academic publishers and journals worldwide. Crimson Interactive has a local presence in Japan, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea, Brazil, Germany, Russia, India, and the United States.

Contact us at press@enago.com or visit www.enago.com to know how Crimson Interactive (Enago) can help you with your editing and publication needs.

September 2015

Language-Market Leader Crimson Interactive Strengthens Global Position With New VP
Industry Veteran Will Expand Services for Rapidly Growing English Editorial Services Firm

Gregory Loxton as its Vice President of North American operations

Crimson Interactive Inc. today announced that it has appointed Gregory Loxton as its Vice President of North American operations. At Crimson, the parent company of the dominant English editing and translation brands, Enago and Ulatus, Loxton will apply his extensive Fortune 500 experience to run the company's enterprise in North America, driving brand positioning, leading expansion efforts, and securing collaborations within the STM market.

Loxton holds more than three decades of sales management experience, particularly within STM/professional publishing and investment firms. Prior to joining Crimson, he led the corporate sales team at Dunn & Bradstreet (D&B) in Parsippany, NJ, where he grew a $3 million portfolio of small businesses across industry sectors. He also served as a VP and a Pricing/ Channel Management Director at other D&B locations in the New York metro area. Formerly, he was a Partner of GXL Consulting Group, a provider of cutting-edge research in STM publishing.

Crimson is tapping Loxton's vast experience in North American business to help differentiate its brands in this growing market and to amplify its global presence. "Greg has a proven track record of revitalizing organizations, delivering growth and increased market share," said Rajiv Shirke, Crimson's Vice President of Global operations. "He is a skilled strategist and achiever with a clear ability to implement strategies, marketing tools, and efficiencies that develop sustainable new business units. He will play a key role in advancing our explosive growth on the global stage."

"I'm really enthused to work with this team of such incredibly smart and focused people," said Loxton. "We're now in the process of solidifying our global strategy to achieve new levels of competitive advantage by collaborating more effectively. Keep an eye on us—we have some very interesting things in development as we speak."

About Crimson Interactive

Enago and Ulatus are part of a suite of services provided by Crimson Interactive Inc., the world's one-stop shop for English editing, translation, and journal- publishing support. Its flagship brand, Enago, employs one of the market's largest teams of editors (850+) who expertly guide content in more than 1,100 subject areas through a simple and straightforward online process. Ulatus facilitates scholarly communication by providing high-quality, timely, and cost- effective translation services to academic publishers and journals worldwide. We've provided services to more than 81,000 authors in 125 countries from our local presence in Japan, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea, Brazil, Germany, Russia, India, and the United States.

To learn more about how Crimson Interactive can help your author community and publishing program achieve their goals, please contact us at press@enago.com or visit www.enago.com.

September 2015

Enago to Provide English Editing Services to Overleaf Users

Enago, a leading provider of language editing solutions for scientific researchers, has entered into a publishing service partnership with Overleaf, an award winning cloud-based collaborative writing and publishing tool. This new partnership provides Overleaf users with streamlined access to Enago's pre-submission English editing services.

Under the partnership, authors will be able to directly transfer their manuscripts to Enago by clicking the 'publish' link within their Overleaf account. This will provide authors with a streamlined scientific writing and publishing process. Authors can now easily write and collaborate on their documents, submit to Enago for language editing, then submit to the journal or publisher of their choice.

"Enago and Overleaf share the same ethos and our partnership is a step closer to the goal of supporting authors to produce publication-ready manuscripts. With writing, professional editing, and publication support streamlined together, traditional manuscript preparation and submission is drastically simplified. Overleaf is a dynamic, forward thinking start-up and we are glad to be a part of this collaborative writing and publishing system," said Gregory Loxton, Vice President of North America Operations, Crimson Interactive Inc.

John Hammersley, CEO and Co-Founder of Overleaf, said, "This is an excellent partnership for Overleaf users. We are always looking for new tools and services to help the research community and the Enago language editing service does just that. It provides users with access to an excellent language editing option, ensuring that author documents are clean and grammatically correct."

To get started, authors will be required to create a separate Overleaf account and Overleaf users will receive a 10% discount off of the Enago language editing service.

About Enago (www.enago.com)

Crimson Interactive (Enago & Ulatus) is a leading language solutions provider worldwide and a One-Stop Shop for your Academic English Editing, Translation, and Journal Production needs. Enago provides world-class innovative editorial services with a unique online workflow for English Editing and Journal Production. Recommended by 1680+ journals, we have one of the largest teams of editors (850+) handling 1117 disciplines. Ulatus facilitates scholarly communication and provides high quality, timely, and cost-effective translation services to academic publishers and journals. Crimson Interactive (Enago & Ulatus) has served over 81,000 authors across 125 countries and have local presence in Japan, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea, Brazil, Germany, Russia, and the US.

Contact us at press@enago.com or visit www.enago.com to know how Crimson Interactive (Enago) can help you with your editing and publication needs.

About Overleaf (www.overleaf.com)

Founded in 2012, Overleaf is an academic authorship tool that allows seamless collaboration and effortless manuscript submission, all underpinned by cloud-technology.

By providing an intuitive online collaborative writing and publishing platform, Overleaf is making the process of writing, editing and publishing scientific documents quicker and easier. With over 250,000 registered users, Overleaf has been growing rapidly since its launch, mainly through the grassroots movement that has formed around the platform. Researchers and academics can now write, collaborate, and publish with a single click, directly from the Overleaf web-app. Publishers and Institutions are partnering with Overleaf to provide customized writing templates, simple reference tool linking, and one-click publishing submission links.

In July 2015, Overleaf was shortlisted for the 2015 ALPSP Innovation in Publishing award, demonstrating excellence in terms of originality and innovation, significance and value to the community, utility and long-term viability. In July 2014, Overleaf was crowned Innovative Internet Business of 2014 at the Nominet Internet Awards held in London, representing the pinnacle of online innovation in the UK. Overleaf is a Digital Science portfolio company.

Visit https://www.overleaf.com and follow @overleaf on Twitter.

July 2015

Enago to Offer Pre-Submission Editing Services to ShareLaTeX Members from July 16

Enago and ShareLaTeX have together launched a co-branded editorial services portal. Enago is a leading provider of English editing services and ShareLaTeX is a web-based online collaborative LaTeX editor.

Through this partnership, Enago will offer English editing services to help authors craft well-written manuscripts for submission to international journals of their choice. This will particularly help those authors whose first language is not English.

“If you have a paper with good scientific content, it should not get rejected because of poor English quality. We are serving a global need to make quality research works available to everyone’s doorstep by bridging the gap between a manuscript and its publication,” commented Don McClain, VP of Enago’s North America Operations.

“This agreement is in line with Enago’s future outlook of expanding our footprint further in the language editing industry,” Don noted. “We are happy to collaborate with such a fascinating startup. Even a first time visitor can start using ShareLaTeX straightaway.”

About ShareLaTeX

ShareLaTeX is an online LaTeX editor where one can work directly with collaborators in real time. This easy-to-use platform comes with a complete LaTeX environment including features such as inserting images, bibliographies, equations, and much more. In comparison to other LaTeX editors, ShareLaTeX is a server based application accessed via a web browser.

ShareLaTeX includes a history of all the changes made so that the user can see exactly who changed what, and when. Besides, reverting back to previous versions is simple and removes the risk of losing work or regretting a change.

To learn more about how Crimson Interactive can help your author community and publishing program achieve their goals, please contact us at marketing@enago.com

May 2015

Crimson-Enago Attends the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) 37th Annual Meeting in Arlington, Virginia, May 27–29

The New Big Picture: Connecting Diverse Perspectives—with this fascinating theme, the SSP Annual Meeting held in Arlington was a great success. A fantastic line-up of pre-meeting seminars, keynotes, concurrent sessions, and networking opportunities along with some refreshing, fun activities saw more than 900 attendees partaking of the SSP experience! Literally sketching the New Big Picture was an illustrator and graphic recorder who brought to life the theme and essence of the meeting.

The program this year focused on examining the ways in which the “big picture” is shifting in scholarly publishing. Resonating with the program’s theme, the meeting had three wonderful keynotes.

  • Charles Watkinson, University of Michigan, gave a terrific talk on changes in monograph publishing in the digital age. Emphasizing on the “edge effect,” he encouraged scholarly professionals to work at the edges of their fields and explore innovative opportunities.
  • Ken Auletta, who began contributing to The New Yorker in 1977, shared insights from his journey in the media industry during the keynote interview. Talking about his experiences and sharing personal anecdotes, he touched upon the “human factor” and its role in most major businesses.
  • Jennifer Lawton, an executive and serial entrepreneur, gave an inspirational, delightful talk on leadership and success. Drawing from her personal experiences, she shared excellent top 10 tips for a successful and fulfilling career.

In addition to the keynotes, Amy Brand from Digital Science shared the results of a recent survey on the Demographics and Education of Scholarly Publishing and Communication Professionals. This data on the scholarly community is the first of its kind. The program addressed a diverse set of topics:

  • The Researchers’ New Big Picture: A panel of researchers, professors, and students shared their views on publishing and where it fits in their lives.
  • New and Noteworthy Product Presentations: Publishers and vendors showcased their newest and most innovative products, authoring systems, and platforms.
  • Future of Scholarly Communication according to the Professionals who will Shape it: Early-career professionals gave their opinions on publishing as a career and their vision for the future.
  • APIs in Scholarly Publishing-It’s a Marketing Thing: The panel discussed APIs and how they are using it in publishing.
  • “How Much Does it Cost?” versus “What are you Getting for/doing with the Money?”: The panel exchanged views and details on the Open Access Journal Business Model.
  • Mind the Gap: Addressing the Need for More Women Leaders in Scholarly Publishing: The panel discussed the lack of women leaders in scholarly publishing and explored answers to how women can pave their way for success.

With all the learning, there were also ample opportunities for networking with peers. The exhibitor hall featured 47 vendors offering a wide variety of services. Encouraging the young and budding talent, 13 Travel Grant Award winners participated in the meeting this year. For such a great event and line-up of focused activities, kudos to the planning committee for these delightful initiatives!

For Crimson, it was a great opportunity to exhibit at the event, meet professionals from the industry, and exchange ideas with peers. There have been numerous takeaways from the meeting. SSP had a wonderful meeting this year. We congratulate the organizers on their success and hope to see everyone at Vancouver next year!

To learn more about how Crimson Interactive can help your author community and publishing program achieve their goals, please contact us at marketing@enago.com

May 2015

The Japan Society of English for Research (J-SER) successfully hosts its first annual conference at the University of Tokyo on May 23 along with Crimson-Enago, one of its founding members

J-SER is a not-for-profit association devoted to English education for scientists and researchers in Japan. The society successfully hosted its first annual conference at the University of Tokyo on May 23 and saw active participation of 150 researchers, professors, and students from Japan looking for answers to overcome the barriers of the English language.

J-SER’s aim is to help the scientific community in building their communication skills in English and enabling them to convey their research at an international level. Having known the issues faced by the academic community in Japan with writing and publishing in English, Crimson Interactive realized the need for building a community that can address these issues. In August 2014, Crimson Interactive along with top 48 researchers from Japan formed this association. Professor Tom Gally, University of Tokyo, is the current president of the society.

The program included fantastic keynotes, sessions, as well as networking opportunities for the participants.

  • Prof. Shin-ichiro Ishikawa, Kobe University, presented the keynote session on “Science of Academic Writing: Possibilities Created by Corpus Linguists” and explained about using corpora in academic writing.
  • A discussion among Prof. Masanori Hatakeyama (University of Tokyo), Emeritus Prof. Yutaka Yamamoto (Kyoto University), Associate Prof. Sayaka Matsumoto (Fukui Prefectural University), and Prof. Yasuyuki Matsuda (University of Tokyo) shed light on how the panelists have struggled with and overcome the challenges of using English in research. The multidisciplinary panel covering Medicine, History, Engineering, and Physics also touched upon discipline-specific challenges.
  • Prof. Tom Gally, University of Tokyo, conducted a workshop on writing academic papers.
  • Prof. Ken’ichi Kanaya, Okayama University, conducted a session on English writing in the Technical and Engineering disciplines.

For more details visit http://www.j-ser.com/news/2015/0407-1st_conference.htm

The response of the participants was overwhelming. Sessions were packed and we ran out of chairs in some! Yuko Furuya, CEO Crimson Interactive Japan, said, “We are extremely glad that the conference was a success. Our goal is to help the research community in Japan improve their writing, reading, as well as speaking abilities in English across all academic fields. We will continue to provide our on-going support to J-SER in achieving this goal.”

J-SER’s focus is not limited to students enrolled in PhD programs but also to improve undergraduate and graduate programs as well as support researchers affiliated with private companies, non-profit organizations, and public institutions. We at Crimson-Enago consider this as a great initiative to help the scientific community in Japan.

To learn more about how Crimson Interactive can help your author community, please contact us at marketing@enago.com

May 2015

Crimson exhibits at CSE Annual Meeting 2015 from May 16-18 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Crimson Interactive was an exhibitor at the Annual Meeting of the Council of Science Editors (CSE) held in Philadelphia, May 16-18. This year’s meeting had around 500 attendee’s from the global scholarly community and included visitors from South America, Europe and Asia. The theme of this year’s meeting was Dynamic Variables: Solving the new Editing/Publishing Equation.

The keynote speaker for this year’s meeting was G. Sayeed Choudhury, The Research Data Revolution. His presentation revolved around the concept that data represents a new frontier as they are largely field- and instrument-specific, which means their sharing and conservation are a larger challenge. The amount of data is exploding every year and funding bodies are beginning to suggest policies for data sharing and retention for their grantees. With these challenges, publishers have vast opportunities to help establish standards for curation, preservation and reproducibility.

Also, Clive Thompson provided the Plenary address and his topic was The Future of Thought. Mr. Thompson gave a very good talk about how online communication tools are changing the way people think. He discussed his research into the new ways that everyday people learn about the world, form ideas, and share them. He also discussed the "audience effect" about how everyday "thinking out loud" changes the nature of our ideas, and about the new literacies of video and photography. This session provided an excellent overview for anyone wanting to understand the way that science news travels and is discussed by today's connected readers.

This year, Crimson supported the meeting by being a part of the Program Committee, and moderated the session, Self-Publishing or Contract Publishing: Understanding the Advantages of Both. This was a session designed to provide insight into the reasons a publisher might consider moving to a commercial publisher and also the reasons for considering self-publishing and the thought process for both.

There were many excellent presentations that were pertinent to STM publishers throughout the meeting. Those included topics such as

  • Capturing the Production of Mathematical Content
  • Emerging Standards: Data and Data Exchange in Scholarly Publishing
  • Different Forms of Peer Review
  • Managing Journals in a Global Context
  • Starting New Open Access Journals
  • Preparing a Manuscript when English is a Second Language
  • Data Availability Policies: How do We Check Compliance

Overall, we felt it was an excellent meeting with many opportunities to interact with the STM publishing community to better understand the evolving challenges they face. Crimson will continue to support the STM publishing community by supporting groups like CSE as we were a member of the conference committee putting together the sessions.

To learn more about how Crimson Interactive can help your author community and publishing program achieve their goals, please contact us at marketing@enago.com.

May 2015

Crimson-Ulatus exhibits at the 2015 Association for Language Companies’ Annual Conference from May 6–9 in Nashville, Tennessee

The Association of Language Companies (ALC) hosted its 2015 annual conference in the Music City— Nashville! ALC is a national trade association representing businesses that provide translation, interpretation, localization, and language training services. Founded by a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, the association aims to deliver timely information and tools to members to ensure that every company delivers the highest quality translation and interpretation, generates more sales and increases profits.

The ALC conference provides the unique opportunity and platform to network and share knowledge with successful business owners. Owners and senior executives of translation companies share experiences and best practises, discuss common challenges, and brainstorm solutions. The event was unlike any other with its blend of invaluable educational sessions, networking, knowledge reinforcement, and fun!

This year the program started with a fantastic keynote session by Jason Young, Lead Smart Inc., who spoke about creating and sustaining a high performance workplace, an environment he has coined as Culturetopia! The sessions organized at the conference targeted different aspects of translation business including sales, organizational communication, growing and sustaining business, data security, ethics, and more. Industry leaders shared their opinion on corporate culture, state of the translation industry, labor standards and employee classification, and results of the ALC industry survey. The signature event, ALC Town Hall, involved members in groups discussing challenges and solutions on a topic followed by each group sharing the highlights of their topic with rest of the groups.

For Crimson, the conference was a wonderful event to exhibit at and meet like-minded professionals from the industry. Dynamic and interactive sessions greatly helped us in discussing business challenges and finding answers that affect daily functions. Overall, it was a very fulfilling experience with many take away points. If you would like to know more about how Crimson Interactive - Ulatus can help you meet your translation needs, please contact us at marketing@ulatus.com.

March 2015

Crimson-Ulatus attends the 7th Annual Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) Meeting--Sevilla, Spain, March 22-25

The Globalization and Localization Association (GALA) hosted their 7th Annual Meeting in Sevilla, Spain March 22-25 and had around 365 attendees and 18 exhibitors. GALA is the world’s leading trade association for the language industry. As a non-profit, membership organization it supports its member companies by creating communities, championing standards, sharing knowledge, and advancing technology. GALA conferences are advanced educational and networking events where leaders in localization come together to forge connections and learn how to improve individual and organizational performance to better meet the demands of multi-lingual markets.

The program itself was incredibly robust, anchored by 3 outstanding keynote presentations: “Why Our Industry Matters” was presented by Meritxell Guitart, President, Americas Division for Hogarth Worldwide. She spoke specifically about how and when a company needs to step away from the standard norms of the translation LSP business model. Hogarth has developed and implemented a vision utilizing the power of transcreation that blends native insight with language technologies and expertise to deliver powerful, locally relevant content to markets worldwide.

“Innovation and Openness” was presented by Robert Laing, Chief Executive Officer, Gengo in which he spoke of the need for innovation within the industry and how that innovation can sometimes be risky but necessary.

“The Innovator’s Dilemma” was presented by Paula Barbary Shanno, Chief Sales Officer, SVP for Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. She gave a very powerful presentation speaking to the evolution of the translation industry over the past several decades and how Lionbridge has adopted a “change before you have to” philosophy in their business model. She explored whether innovation, change, and a start-up mentality can come from within an established firm and how this “innovators dilemma” plays out in terms of leadership, creative destruction, and constructive conflict.

Along with the outstanding keynote presentations, there was a very informative and solid group of presentations over the 3 days that covered topics such as:

  • Freelancers: Angels or Demons
  • Increase Business with On-Demand Communication
  • Positioned for Success: Standing out in the Crowded Localization Market
  • Bridging the Gap: Open Source and Community Development for the Localization Market
  • Strategic Coopetition: The Value of Relationship in Small Business
  • Globalization: Capturing Lightning in a Bottle
  • Can David beat Goliath?

Also, running concurrently, were a set of Master Classes focused on specific business challenges including sales, IT, and infrastructure.

On the social side, there was a wonderful dinner and dance evening where it was possible to meet old friends and make new ones as well as a speed networking event where you had the opportunity to meet up to 100 attendees in an hour. It was fast, furious and a lot of fun.

With their open atmosphere and unique focus on information sharing, GALA conferences deliver high-value networking opportunities where language professionals can expand their connections and contribute to the growth of the language industry community. Overall, we found great value in attending the meeting as it helped us better understand the challenges and opportunities we will be facing in the coming years and how best to prepare for them. We look forward to further participation in next year’s event which will be held in New York. If you would like to know more about how Ulatus can help with your translation needs, please contact us at marketing@ulatus.com.

November 2014

Crimson exhibits at the American Translators Association 55th Annual Conference 2014 from Nov 5–8 in Chicago, Illinois

American Translators Association (ATA) hosted its 55th annual conference in the Paris of the Prairies—Chicago! It is the largest professional association for translation and interpretation professionals in the US. Founded in 1959, ATA has nearly 11,000 members in more than 95 countries. Its aim is to advance the translation and interpreting professions and foster the professional development of individual translators and interpreters.

This year the conference had a turnout of 1842 attendees, making it the second largest ATA conference! Participants included an eclectic mix of translators, interpreters, teachers, project managers, web and software developers, language companies, hospitals, universities, and government agencies. The event was unlike any other with its blend of premier educational events and networking along with fun and exuberance.

With over 175 sessions targeting different languages and specializations, the event offered immense learning opportunities to discuss tips & techniques, latest trends, and challenges within the language and translation industry. Along with the knowledge sessions, ATA conducted many special events. Sessions like “Buddies Welcome Newbies,” “Brainstorm Networking,” and “Résumé Exchange” opened great networking opportunities to connect with colleagues from around the world. For those looking for one-on-one assistance and advice on industry tools, translation tool support stations called The Tool Bar were available at the exhibit hall.

For Crimson, the conference was a wonderful event to exhibit in, share our interests and experiences with the global language and translation community, and build fruitful business partnerships. It brought to fore the ever-growing translation needs and being up-to-date with people, new technologies, trends, and quality standards. Session tracks on Language Technology and Language Service Companies gave good insight into current challenges and dealing with them. Overall, it was nothing short but fabulous! If you would like to know more about how Crimson Interactive - Ulatus can help you meet your translation needs, please contact us at marketing@ulatus.com.

November 2014

Crimson Interactive attends the ORCID Biannual Outreach Meeting held in Tokyo, Japan (Nov 4)

ORCID organized its biannual outreach meeting at the National Institute of Informatics in Tokyo, Japan, on Nov 4th. In line with its motto of Connecting Research and Researchers, the meeting’s objective was to increase awareness of ORCID among research organizations and universities, publishers, and professional societies in Asia.

ORCID is an open, non-profit, community-driven effort to create and maintain a registry of unique researcher identifiers and a transparent method of linking research activities and outputs to these identifiers.

The opening session was addressed by Jun Adachi, Deputy Director-General, National Institute of Informatics (NII). Various presentations focusing on disseminating knowledge about ORCID covered topics such as Why ORCID? Perspectives from the Research Community and Effective Practices for Integrating ORCID Identifiers. Choon Shil Lee, Korean Association of Medical Journal Editors and Professor at Sookmyung Women's University; Mitsuru Mizuno, Director, Department of Database for Information and Knowledge Infrastructure, Japan Science and Technology Agency; and Yasuhisa Kondo, Vice Chair, Japan Geosciences Union Information System Committee were among the diverse set of speakers. Attendees included members from publishing houses like Wiley, Springer, and Nature; Thomson Reuters; universities; librarians; and other associations.

Christopher C, Head of Information Services, Hong Kong Baptist University Library and Hao-Ren K, University Librarian, National Taiwan Normal University shared their experiences and the challenges in introducing ORCID at their universities. Their talks on the organization-wide implementation and benefits of ORCID made the audience catch on to the new global academic movement coursing through even Asia.

We felt this was a great step for sharing how researchers and associations in Asia are adopting ORCID, and having direct conversations with academic professionals in Asia about ORCID and its successful integration. More such meetings to bridge the EAST and the WEST will enable the academic community to exchange more ideas, encourage more participation, and help in successful global implementation of such academic initiatives. The program committee in Japan organized a very informative meeting, and it was wonderful to be a part of this initiative.

If you would like to know more about this event or how Crimson Interactive can help you achieve your publishing goals, please contact us at marketing@enago.com.

October 2014

Crimson Interactive attends the Localization World Conference held in Vancouver, Canada, October 29–31

Localization World is the leading conference for international business, translation, localization and global website management. It provides a great opportunity for exchanging high-value information in the language and translation services and technologies market. Attendees are professionals responsible for communicating across the boundaries of language and culture in the global marketplace.

The theme of the conference was Disruptive Innovation and over 500 language professionals were in attendance. The conference was especially valuable for companies wanting to venture into new international markets, as they were able to attend sessions on Global Business Best Practices and the Localization Core Competencies tracks as well as the informative exhibition area.

Experienced professionals were there to learn about new tools, methods, and business practices in the areas of localization and internationalization. Networking and mutual problem discussion opportunities were available at all sessions and at the social gatherings, meals, and break periods. A large group of exhibitors was also present to provide information about their products and services.

The keynote speaker, Mark DeVolder, provided insight on how to adapt to the changing environment with his opening address, Harness the Hurricane: Adapt to Extreme Change and Achieve New Heights. There were a total of 48 sessions running concurrently and those included topics such as

  • Translation Supply Chain Management
  • Measuring Translation Quality
  • Two Disruptive Technology Partners Providers Present Their Futures
  • Thinking Strategically About Content and Communication

There was also a wonderful dinner and networking session at the Vancouver Aquarium as well as a Newbies Dinner the first evening of the conference. Overall, we found the conference very beneficial in terms of learning about new technologies and strategies and simply having the ability to network with such a large and diverse group of technology and language providers. If you would like to know how Crimson Interactive - Ulatus can help with your language need, please contact us at marketing@ulatus.com.

October 2014

Crimson Attends the American Medical Writers Association 74th Annual Meeting—Memphis, Tennessee, October 8–11

The American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) hosted its 74th Annual Meeting in Memphis, TN, from October 8 to 11. Founded in 1940, AMWA is the leading professional organization for writers, editors, and other communicators of medical information. The association offers a highly regarded continuing education program, including distance learning and a certificate program. The annual conference features prominent speakers, discussion sessions, workshops, and networking opportunities.

The theme of this year’s meeting was Shake, Rattle, and Write, with the concept of shaking up old ways of thinking, rattle brains with bold new ideas and re-apply and renew the membership to their profession.

The meeting had around 800 attendees with 21 exhibitors. The focus of the meeting was very much educational as most of the sessions were geared towards teaching very specifically about the medical writing profession. Running concurrently with the sessions were additional hands-on paid seminars covering a very large list of topics from basic grammar to writing abstracts to biomedical laboratory research methods.

Some of the session topics covered subject matter such as

  • How to Write and Design Online Health Content Consumers Will Use
  • Leading, Managing, and Writing in a Global Virtual Environment
  • Breaking In: How to Get Your Start in Regulatory Medical Writing
  • How To: Improving the Skills of Grant Proposal Writers
  • How to Tame Your Timeline Dragons: Project Management and Negotiation
  • How To: Make Your Message Memorable: The Power of Story

There were numerous networking opportunities provided with the opening reception, Graceland Tour (a must do), Local Chapter Greet and Go, and on the last evening, Dine Around, where you were able to choose a topic and have dinner with a group of 10-15 other attendees.

Overall, we found the conference beneficial in understanding the challenges faced by the medical writing community and by the opportunity to meet with both writers, editors, and the business’ that work in that space. If you would like to know more about how Crimson can help with your editing needs, contact us at marketing@enago.com.

October 2014

Crimson Interactive Honored with the Eminent BIZZ 2014 Award for Business Excellence and Excellence in Quality Management

Award for Business Excellence and Excellence in Quality Management

Crimson Interactive, the leading English editing and translation service provider, has been awarded the prestigious “BIZZ 2014” for International Business Excellence and Excellence in Quality Management by the World Confederation of Businesses (WORLDCOB), headquartered in Texas, US. We were recognized at the BIZZ 2014 event held at Abu Dhabi, UAE, which holds the distinction of being lauded as the largest business excellence award event in the world. The award was accepted on our behalf by two Crimsonites.

The award assessment was done by an Evaluation Committee based on 6 criteria – Business Leadership, Innovation, Management Systems, Quality of Service, CSR, and past achievements.  Each company had to go through 3 rounds of stringent evaluation. Companies scoring 90+ points in all the above mentioned criteria were selected for BIZZ 2014. Crimson was selected among 3000 companies from over 75 different countries.

We have also been recognized for excellence in Quality Management owing to the quality conscious systems and techniques practiced at Crimson. The evaluation rounds conducted strict audit to validate the accountability and functionality of our Quality Management systems. The idea was to ensure that our systems adhere to strict quality control, appropriate client redressal systems, and are aligned for continuous process upgradation to provide the best quality to clients globally.

Crimson Interactive has been continuously felicitated for its impeccable business leadership, and also for its innovative and novel techniques adopted to successfully serve 61,000+ clients across 89 countries, that have now become trendsetters for the entire academic community. The award acknowledged good business practices followed by us and also recognized our history and achievements setting us apart as a company.

A sincere supporter of the STM industry, Crimson actively contributes to this industry by aiding in the publication process of ground-breaking scientific research by offering language services including English editing, translation, and transcription. This award is symbolic not only of our continual passion to strive for excellence but also of our willingness and action-oriented approach to achieve near perfection in our work and our relationships with our global clientele.

If you would like to know more about how Crimson Interactive can help you succeed in academic publishing, please contact us at marketing@ulatus.com.

October 2014

Shuji Nakamura, the inspiration for Crimson Interactive's in-house Japanese publication, wins the eminent Nobel Prize in Physics 2014!

Shuji Nakamura

Shuji Nakamura along with Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano has been awarded the eminent Nobel Prize in Physics for the year 2014 for his unparalleled contribution in the field “for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources”. The prize was announced on 7th October 2014 in Stockholm by Staffan Normark, Permanent Secretary of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. The academy said that the new light source is brighter, cleaner, and longer-lasting than previous sources and would save energy as well as improve the quality of life of millions of people around the globe.

About Shuji Nakamura:

Shuji Nakamura teaches at the Materials Department of the College of Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara. Nakamura graduated from the University of Tokushima in 1977 with a degree in electronic engineering. He went on to obtain a master’s degree in the same subject two years later, after which he joined the Nichia Corporation, also based in Tokushima. During his employment with Nichia, Nakamura invented the first high brightness GaN LED. The brilliant blue light, of the GaN LED, when partially converted to yellow by a phosphor coating, creates white LED lighting.

Ulatus’s Association with Shuji Nakamura:

Crimson Publication

At Crimson Interactive we are often made aware of challenges faced by non-native English authors while tackling the English language. We came up with an innovative method to capture the stories of Japanese authors who have successfully overcome this language barrier in a bid to encourage budding authors to publish their work in international journals. The project resulted in Crimson’s first in-house Japanese publication: 英語のバカヤロー! ~「英語の壁」に挑んだ12人の日本人~ (English, I hate you—12 Japanese authors who tackled the English language barrier). We would like to sincerely thank Dr. Shuji Nakamura for being an integral part of this endeavor by sharing his experience of publishing in English language despite being a non-native English speaker. His experience is undoubtedly a source of inspiration for aspiring young researchers hoping to publish their work in international journals.

September 2014

Crimson exhibits at the Japan Analytical & Scientific Instruments Show (JASIS) 2014, September 3–5 in Chiba, Japan

Japan Analytical & Scientific Instruments Show

Crimson Interactive was an exhibitor at the Japan Analytical & Scientific Instruments Show (JASIS) 2014, a leading international trade show in Asia for analytical and scientific instruments. The event hosted at Makuhari Messe International Exhibition Hall from September 3 to 5 had a remarkable turnout of 22,000 attendees from the research as well as business communities.

The Analytical Instruments Exhibition (JAIMA EXPO organized by JAIMA) and the Scientific Instruments Show (SIS organized by JSIA) merged in 2012 under one event JASIS. It is growing tremendously as one of Asia’s largest international exhibitions. With the slogan “Discover the Future,” the event is organized to showcase Japan’s latest technology and products and promote innovation and business opportunities. In addition to the exhibition, JASIS holds some 380 seminars and conferences. Many presentations provide simultaneous interpretation greatly benefitting the attendees.

JASIS Conference

This year too exhibitors introduced new products and technology through New Technology Seminars. The JASIS Conference hosted seminars and symposiums along with various academic societies and groups to discuss analytical technology and market trends. Japanese Pharmacopoeia Seminar deliberated on physicochemical examinations and Science Seminar conducted sessions on analysis and measurement for beginners.

As a company, we felt that attending this event had great value in further building our understanding of the localization needs in the Japanese instrumentation sector. Manufacturers and laboratories need localization of manuals and articles about analytical and scientific instruments. High-quality translation of product information will benefit global customers in accurately operating instruments and aid global research. The event gave us a platform to interact with several companies from engineering, electrical equipment, life sciences instrumentation, and electronics, such as Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Horiba, Nikkiso Co., Hitachi Aloka Medical, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, and Meidensha Corporation.

We wish to support cutting-edge research and development of the analytical and scientific instruments by providing our high-quality translation and editing services. If you would like to know more about how Crimson Interactive can help in your editing and translation needs, please contact us at marketing@ulatus.com.

August 2014

Crimson exhibits at the ISMTE North American Conference 2014 from Aug 14–15 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

International Society of Managing and Technical Editors

Crimson attended the 7th Annual Meeting for the International Society of Managing and Technical Editors (ISMTE) held in Philadelphia, PA, August 14-15. The meeting was attended by around 150 STM-industry professionals ranging from managing and technical editors to freelance editorial staff.

ISMTE’s mission is “to connect the community of professionals committed to the peer review and publication of academic and scholarly journals. ISMTE provides peer-to-peer networking, education and training, research, and resources for best practices, and development of journal policy.” In that role, ISMTE “serves a unique niche within the academic, scientific, medical, technical and professional publishing industry—editorial office staff.” ISMTE provides networking and training infrastructure, studies and reports on editorial office practices, and shares editorial best practices. Through its well-established resources and platforms such as their newsletter, online resources, and meetings, ISMTE helps its members to network and communicate with others in the same profession.

The meeting ran extremely well within the tight schedule and provided relevant and sound information. The keynote address, State of the Art and Profession: An Editorial Office Update, set the tone for the two days. The panel included Kent Anderson, CEO and Publisher, Striatus/JBJS; Matt Giampoala, Executive Journals Editor, Wiley; and Jason Roberts, PhD, Senior Partner, Origin Editorial. The session delved into the challenges faced with the changing nature of STM publishing and how it affects the editorial office.

Another great session was conducted by the former chief science and health correspondent for NBC News, Robert Bazell. Currently an adjunct professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University, Robert gave an engaging talk about “Reporting on Science in the Media” followed by an interactive Q&A session.

The breakout sessions covered a variety of topics dealing with issues specific to managing editors such as Handling Appeals: Challenges and Best Practices; Large or Small: EIC Transition is a Big Deal for Journals of Any Size; Becoming a Freelance Editorial Office Professional; and Publishing 101: What We Wish We’d Known and How to Find Out More. On the other hand, topics such as For All the Tea in China: A Primer on the Publishing Landscape in China—the good, the bad, the ugly shed light on the cultural issues in STM publishing and Excel Workshop: Preparing Annual Reports provided helpful techniques for using MS Excel.

ISMTE displayed ten posters of which J&J Editorial won the best poster for Reformatting Submission Questions Increases the Accuracy of Author-Supplied Information: A Case Study. Other poster topics included

  • Author Education Strategies beyond Cultural Boundaries
  • Developing a Metric to Monitor Editorial Office Workload
  • Sowing the Seeds of ORCID®
  • Revisiting our [International Journal of Cancer] Reviewer Project Results and Perspective
  • Plagiarism in Submitted Manuscripts; Incidence and Characteristics
  • Setting Up Cross-Journal Collaborations to Improve Reporting Standards
  • TrackIt: Building Emerald’s Production Tracking System (PTS)
  • Anonymous Whistleblowers: a Blessing or a Curse for the Editorial Office?
  • Making Color Brightfield Images from Microscopes Both Publication Ready and Traceable

There were plenty of network opportunities with the speed networking session, a wine-and-cheese reception, and an excellent Exchange Forum where individual ideas and concepts were floated to the group and everyone had the chance to build upon the ideas. Different vendors presented product updates and clarified user questions through their vendor sessions. Overall, it was a very well-planned, well-executed meeting with wonderful opportunities to participate and learn from. As a company, we felt it had great value in further building our understanding of the challenges faced by the STM publishing community. If you would like to know more about how Crimson Interactive can help authors and publishers achieve their publishing goals, please contact us at marketing@ulatus.com.

May 2014

Crimson Participates at the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) 36th Annual Meeting in Boston (May 28–30)

Society for Scholarly Publishing

The 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for Scholarly Publishing (SSP) held in Boston, May 28–30, witnessed a massive, record-setting turnout of more than 900 attendees from the global scholarly community. The theme of this year’s meeting was “Who’s at Stake and What’s at Stake? Looking Outward at the Future of Scholarly Publishing.”

SSP’s mission is "to advance scholarly publishing and communication, and the professional development of its members through education, collaboration, and networking.” This year’s meeting took off with dynamic keynote presentations from Rick Joyce, Chief Marketing Officer for Perseus Books Group, and Chris Lintott, Astronomer at the University of Oxford. Mr. Joyce gave a passionate presentation about how to look at your publishing program and not be afraid to make changes while Mr. Lintott spoke about the emerging area of “Citizen Scientists” and how they are truly helping advance research.

The breakout sessions provided excellent opportunities for learning as well as engaging with fellow publishing professionals. Some of the topics included;

  • Making Digital Pay
  • Learning to Let Go or How to Add Readers to Your Marketing Team
  • How to Make Innovation Happen
  • Improving Reader Engagement
  • Incorporating Multimedia into Journal Content; Much Ado about Mobile
  • Aligning 21st Century Skills across Publishing Communities
  • Peer Review: Single Blind, Double Blind, Open, and Pre-Submission
  • How Authors, Publishers, and Readers Are Using Altmetrics

An additional series of pre-meeting seminars covered topics such as Under the Radar: New Technologies and Global Developments for Publishers and the Changing Academic Landscape; Journal Production: The Basics and Beyond; Publishing Strategy: To Partner or not to Partner? and Open Access Mandates and Open Access “Mandates”: How Much Control Should Authors Have over Their Work?

Overall, this year’s conference was a dynamic meeting filled with positive energy. It provided us many opportunities to interact with both publishers as well as scholars and learn more about the challenges they are facing given the pace of change and innovation within the scholarly community, as it pushes for a more global dissemination of content through digital delivery.

To learn more about how Crimson Interactive can help your author community and publishing program achieve their goals, please contact us at marketing@ulatus.com.

May 2014

Crimson exhibits at the CSE Annual Meeting 2014 from May 2–5 in San Antonio, Texas

Council of Science Editors

Crimson Interactive was an exhibitor at the Council of Science Editors (CSE) Annual Meeting 2014, which hosted around 370 attendees from 22 countries, including India, China, Japan, Brazil, Mali, and Mexico. This year’s theme was “4D Publishing: Data, Decision, Difference, and Direction.”

CSE is a dynamic community of editorial professionals dedicated to the responsible and effective communication of science. This year it provided an excellent platform for learning from numerous presentations and keynote sessions that covered topics such as Challenges and opportunities handling data; Innovations in publishing; Authorship, micro-attribution, and contribution; Best practices for streamlining publication workflow; Ethical choices, handling misconduct, and recognizing publishing fraud; Open access; Library science; Leading diverse or remote teams; and Sharing knowledge about educational strategies, benefiting research, publication processes in developing and newly industrialized nations, and internships benefits.

This year’s program was designed to help editors make the right decisions to adopt new and improved directions in scholarly publishing. CSE offered a wealth of networking opportunities with a large number of attendees and exhibitors. A special initiative this year was Dinner Conversations, where we could hold conversations with conference speakers and moderators over dinner.

We felt that everyone was highly engaged given the amount and pace of change in publishing. Everyone had their eyes to the publishing horizon making sure that they are aware of the coming “next thing.”

Based on the information gathered, we have started working on new ideas and improved processes to help journal editors, publishers, and research institutes boost scientific publication. If you are interested in finding out more about the latest trends and requirements in publication, or how we can help you with your publication needs, contact us today at marketing@ulatus.com

April 2014

Interviews with Prof. Ching-Chi Chi and the Chief Doctor of Tungs’ Taichung Hospital at the Crimson’s 2nd Seminar in the Series of Seminars in Taiwan

Taiwan Seminar

Our second seminar on “How to write an academic paper” was held at Tungs’ Taichung Hospital, Taiwan on April 18, 2014. Professor Ching-Chi Chi, the Director of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi City, was the keynote speaker at this seminar, which saw a participation of over 70 doctors and researchers from the hospital.

Similar to our first seminar, this seminar covered the major aspects of academic writing and gave us the opportunity to interview Prof. Ching-Chi Chi and the Chief Doctor of Tungs’ Taichung Hospital on their perspective of the academic publishing industry and other related topics—the participating researchers learned a lot!

During the interview, the Professor, who has published over 50 academic papers, advised researchers on various research methods and gave tips on how to get a paper published. He emphasized the importance of working on international projects in a researcher's career as well as stressed on the benefits and challenges faced by researchers while collaborating internationally. He also advised researchers to aim for publication in the best academic journals.

Since publishing in English is a major concern amongst most ESL authors, he advised how researchers can overcome language obstacles, and highlighted the benefits of publishing in English and the importance of language accuracy, especially while submitting to international journals.

The interview with the Chief Doctor provided insight into how hospitals support and encourage doctors to take up research, the process of allotting government funds to hospitals for research, and how hospitals benefit through a published paper.

Overall, this seminar was quite valuable for educating doctors as well as collecting information helpful to other researchers.

January 2014

We are pleased to announce that Crimson Interactive Pvt. Ltd. is now ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certified for Information Security Management

Information Security Management System Certificate

On January 9th, 2014, Crimson Interactive Pvt. Ltd. achieved another milestone by receiving the ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification for establishing an Information Security Management System (ISMS). At Crimson, we adhere to the highest standards of information security, client confidentiality, and trust. We have received this certification because we acknowledge the fact that your manuscript is your most important asset and always treat it with the greatest integrity.

We are committed to provide data and information security to our global clientele. The criticality of maintaining the confidentiality and integrity of customer information while handling and processing their requests is our prime objective, and we take this very seriously. This ISMS certification represents our quality commitment and gratitude toward our clients, corporate business partners, and global vendors. We also congratulate our IT department for achieving this huge milestone.

Our ISMS includes management of information security in processes related to Information Technology, Client Services, Operations, Human Resources, and Administration, all dedicated toward the effective provision of our services.

Given the nature of our business, any breach in information security would lead to far-reaching negative effects on both our clients and us, including legal and regulatory consequences. Post this certification, we have adopted a model under which we continuously evaluate our ISMS, rigorously pre-empt any security issues, and take requisite preventive actions. In fact, this certification has given us a platform for benchmarking our current information security protocols and systems against the internationally recognized standards, adopting new internationally recognized information security management tools, and continuously improving our security systems.

"Our clients trust is most important to us, and our confidentiality commitment is most important to our clients. This is why we have further invested in our information security system. With our ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Certification, we intend to offer highest information security standards to our global clients and business partners." Sharad Mittal, CEO

About ISO

International Organization for Standardization

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), a network of national standard bodies from 164 countries, sets standards to be followed by companies and certifies them after a successful audit of their systems and processes. ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certification is based on the concept of identification, management, and minimization of risks and threats to private information. 

We are already an ISO 9001:2015 certified organization, and the current ISO 27001:2013 certification has further reinstated the fact that the employees at Crimson Interactive Pvt. Ltd. continuously strive to ensure customer satisfaction and enhance customer experience by delivery high-quality, innovative services. Simultaneously, we guarantee information security by adhering to and following internationally renowned standards.

ISMS certification

For more information on our ISMS certification and media inquiries, please contact Evelyn Cowan or Gavin Larsen at marketing@ulatus.com

December 2013

Crimson Interactive Pvt. Ltd. (Enago) ties up with JDreamIII to provide translation and editing services through one of the largest academic database services in Japan

English editing services provided by Enago and translation services provided by Ulatus can now be used though the academic database service called “JDreamIII.” 

Crimson Interactive Pvt. Ltd. partnered with G-Search Limited, one of the largest database service providers in Japan, on November 27, 2013. Since then, Crimson’s existing translation and editing services can also be found on JDreamIII, a scientific and technical literature database managed by G-Search Limited.

JDream is the largest scientific and technical literature database service in Japan. It is managed by the Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST), an independent administrative institution. However, the management has been transferred to G-Search Limited since April, 2013. With this transfer, the brand name has changed from JDreamII to JDreamIII, and the service can also be used via the database service “G-Search”, which is managed by G-Search Limited. 

On JDreamIII, you can easily search and access as many as 59,000,000 (as of March, 2013) items related to published literature, such as information that has appeared in journals of science and technology, including medical and pharmaceutical journals; conference material; papers/preliminary drafts; corporate technical journals; and other publicly available documents existing worldwide. JDreamIII covers every kind of literature from all fields of science and technology cyclopedically. It is widely used by researchers and information technology specialists.

With the transfer in management, approximately 170 types of databases, including those on patent information, newspapers, and economic information, are now linked together. Therefore, the search for necessary information by science, technology, and medicine professionals has becomes easier. 

Till date, Crimson Interactive Pvt. Ltd. has offered high-quality translation (Ulatus) and editing (Enago) services for various kinds of documents, including research papers, academic literature, and technical manuals. These documents provide excellent information from various academic fields such as medicine, chemistry, and the life sciences. By providing such professional translation and editing services through JDreamIII, which is popular among researchers and technical information specialists, professionals can access these services at one time. Till January 31, 2014, members of JDreamIII can use the translation and editing services at a discount of 10% on the regular fee.

We are committed to offer high-quality language services to authors and researchers, including existing JDreamIII members, G-Search members, and academic researchers who usually use these database services. These initiatives take us one step closer to helping the research community in increasing its scientific output. 

December 2013

Crimson presents at user conference for ScholarOne Manuscripts (S1M), organized by Thomson Reuters and Kyorinsha

ScholarOne Manuscripts

User conference for ScholarOne Manuscripts (S1M), organized by Thomson Reuters and Kyorinsha

The user conference for ScholarOne Manuscripts (S1M) was held on December 14, 2013 (Thursday) by Thomson Reuters and Kyorinsha. This event, held once a year, is intended to share the recent development of journal submission management systems (both regional and international journals) and provide guidance on the efficient use of S1M. Approximately 70 members of secretariats of major Japanese academic societies, including users associated with scholarly journals, attended this conference, which also addressed the latest alternative measurement methods and standards for Impact Factor evaluation.

In the latter half of the conference, Ms. Furuya, CEO of Crimson Interactive Pvt. Ltd., Japan presented a lecture on “English for researchers—what kind of support a researcher needs”. The subject of discussion was the challenges faced by Japanese researchers in the effective use of English, even in this age of globalization. During the lecture, Ms. Furuya stressed on the importance of native checks and editing because an English manuscript written by a non-native speaker has certain flaws, for example, some sentences may be long, complicated, and lacking in fluency. She emphasized on how the services offered by Crimson can help authors in enhancing the overall quality of their manuscripts. 

During a poster session after the lectures, we received overwhelming queries from the members of academic societies, who displayed an increased interest in knowing about English language editing. We will keep our eyes on the accelerating academic movement and provide support to Japanese researchers for publishing their research and making it globally available through assistance by our English language editing services.

November 2013

Crimson organizes a seminar on “How to write an academic paper” in collaboration with Tri Service Hospital, Taiwan

Ching-Chi Chi Seminar

Crimson Interactive Pvt. Ltd. conducted a seminar on “How to write an academic paper” in Taiwan in association with our existing corporate client - Tri Service Hospital. The seminar was held on November 22, 2013 at the hospital, with an audience of over 200 doctors and postgraduate researchers from the hospital, to create awareness on academic writing.

Honorable professor Ching-Chi Chi conducted the seminar. He is also the Director at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chiayi. Professor Chi-Chi holds a PhD in Clinical Medicine from the University of Oxford and has published over 50 academic papers during the course of his career.

The presentation covered research methodology, paper elements and structuring, language style, and several other checkpoints related to academic writing. The seminar was followed by a question and answer session, during which professor Chi-Chi also shared his publishing experience and valuable insights with the doctors and researchers.

After the seminar, representatives of Enago briefly introduced our services to the doctors and researchers and demonstrated how to effectively use our online software for uploads and assignments.

The seminar was a huge success, with positive feedback received from the doctors, researchers, and hospital itself. Enago is committed toward helping the research community and will be conducting many more seminars and knowledge-building exercises in 2014.

Taiwan Seminar

November 2013

Crimson Interactive Pvt. Ltd. (Enago) appoints Don McClain as Vice President, North American operations

McClain as Vice President, North American operations

Crimson Interactive Pvt. Ltd. (www.enago.com) is pleased to announce the appointment of Don McClain as Vice President of North American operations. The move is part of Enago’s strategy to further strengthen its strong global position in North America. 

"We are delighted to have Don join our team to help us expand our services in North America. His experience and depth of understanding of the scientific, technical, and medical (STM) publishing industry in North America will complement our global presence and strong service offering and help to differentiate Enago in the market", said Rajiv Shirke, Business Head, Client Services.

Mr. McClain’s expertise includes 25 years of experience in working with STM publishers to produce and disseminate specialized professional content. Prior to joining Enago, he served as Director of Business Development at Allen Press, Midwest Regional Sales Manager at Cadmus Communications, and Senior Sales Director at The Sheridan Press.

“I am thrilled to join Enago and look forward to working with the company and its clients to improve the communication of scientific and scholarly research. My role will be to connect Enago’s multidisciplinary expertise and global reach with the seminal North American publishing brands and organizations”, said Mr. McClain.

September 2013

Crimson participates in the 86th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Biochemical Society

Japanese Biochemical Society

Sets up a booth at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Biochemical Society

Crimson Interactive Pvt. Ltd., Japan had set up a display booth at the 86th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Biochemical Society, held from September 11–13, 2013. This is a major exhibition targeting Globalizing Biochemistry’s future development, and approximately 4000 researchers participated from across the nation. We, Crimson, educated visitors on our English editing and translation services. We also held a special lottery campaign where one could win a ticket to use our editing services for free, and a total of 200 visitors participated in this campaign, including corporate researchers, students, and professors. Because we offer our services online, we have little opportunity to interact with our customers face-to-face, and this event gave us this opportunity. Our customers not only appreciated our services but also expressed their trust in us, which was very encouraging. Following the success of this event, we intend to participate in a wider range of exhibitions in the future and continue to support the researchers of The Japanese Academic Society.

July 2013

Crimson Interactive wins the first-ever “India SME Heroes Challenge” initiated by FICCI and Google India

India SME Heroes Challenge

On July 25th 2013, Crimson Interactive won the first prize in “India SME Heroes Challenge.” This nation-wide event was organized by Google and the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). On this momentous occasion, we sincerely thank you for your unwavering support and trust in Crimson and our team members. We dedicate this success to all our valued clients, translators, and business partners.

Quality, Technology, and Innovation has been the key driving forces at Crimson since our inception. It’s these principles that have led to this recognition by Google and FICCI, and strengthened our belief in ingenuity, hard work, and commitment. Among 970 businesses across the nation, Crimson emerged a clear winner for strongly demonstrating business vision, innovation, growth potential, viability, inspirational values, and highly competent core.

In a short span of time, Crimson has made significant contribution to the industry, and set standards and benchmarks for other companies to follow. We feel extremely proud and privileged to have led the industry through our technology and innovation.

Crimson has not only introduced innovative services but also has taken keen interest in knowing its clients. Inspired by authors who have overcome the barrier of English language, Crimson conducted interviews with 12 top-notch scientists in Japan, such as Nobel Prize candidates Shuji Nakamura (inventor of the blue diode), Takeshi Yoro, Chizuko Ueno, and Heizo Takenaka, and published a book based on these interviews in March 2009. This book offers an insight into the lives of top-notch researchers and their struggles with the English language, and is a source of inspiration for aspiring young researchers hoping to publish in international journals.

At Crimson, we employ latest technology and innovative ideas to serve you better. With our client support and recommendations, we have managed to assist researchers and authors across 67 countries in publishing their papers in international peer-reviewed English journals. We have local presence in Japan, China, Taiwan, Turkey, Korea, Middle East, Brazil, Germany, Russia/CIS, and the USA.

We deeply appreciate your constant encouragement and support for our efforts to bring innovation in the field of translation.

June 2013

Society for Scholarly Publishing: 35th Annual Meeting 2013

Society of Scholarly Publishing organised its 35th annual meeting in San Francisco Marriott Marquis, San Francisco, California between 5th and 7th of June 2013. This year’s meeting was focused on “Surviving (and Thriving!) in Our Multi-Access World: Navigating the New Publishing Paradigm".

Improving on last year’s exhibit, Crimson had a strong presence in SSP annual meeting this year. Focusing on industry learning, trends, and new opportunities, we networked with leading publishers from North America, Europe, and Asia.

SSP’s annual meet focuses on various STM industry-related issues, new trends, and upcoming technology, thereby helping drive quality publication. This year was no different, over 25 sessions were organised discussing various new business models - open access, academic social networking program, discovery sciences, automatic rights and permissions, reaching global audiences and non-profit publishing from all around the world. One of the most talked about topic was – the impact of increased submissions from East Asian countries on the world.

We have already started working on some new innovative ideas to help you achieve your publication targets. We urge all our clients to watch out for this space for some very interesting launches and news about our upcoming products.

September 2012

Our book was introduced in The Nikkei

Our book 「英語のバカヤロー」 (written and edited by Yuko Furuya, TAIBUNDO) was introduced in the morning edition of The Nikkei (pg. 19) on September 23. This book was published by Crimson Interactive. In the column about “Looking into the current”, the book shed light on the topic of how the Japanese language can survive with English in both business areas and academic fields.

Interviews of famous researchers: http://www.enago.jp/interviews/

October 2012

CRIMSON WINS THE WORLD QUALITY COMMITMENT AWARD 2012!

CRIMSON WINS THE WORLD QUALITY COMMITMENT AWARD 2012

On October 29, 2012, Crimson’s commitment to excellence in quality gained another international recognition with the World Quality Commitment (WQC) Award in the Gold Category at the 26th International World Quality Commitment Star Award. This award puts Crimson Interactive and its brands—Enago, Ulatus, and Voxtab—in a league of companies that deliver world-class services with uncompromised quality.

Crimson has a long-standing reputation for its quality-oriented approach and setting standards for the industry. The World Quality Commitment Award has re-strengthened our belief in the philosophy of treating quality above everything else and striving toward excellence.

World Quality Commitment Certificate1

The award is also a global recognition of our unceasing efforts toward innovating, creating a work environment that fosters new ideas, and making investments to execute and transform them into processes that deliver. All this, with a constant focus on impeccable quality, drives our operations. All the brands of Crimson—Enago, Ulatus, and Voxtab—constantly strive for excellence in client servicing. We believe in providing individual attention to each client and understanding that the clients’ “feelings” are always more important than “the facts of a case.” Our customer redressal system and prompt actions on customer requests have helped us achieve 99.55% customer satisfaction. With the World Quality Commitment Award to our credit, we now strive to increase that number.

Founded in 1984, the World Quality Commitment Awards are presented by Business Initiative Directions (B.I.D.), an organization that recognizes companies worldwide for their implementation and promotion of quality culture. This year, companies from 74 countries gathered to receive the awards in Paris. Voting for the awards is conducted during the B.I.D. World Congress over a period of 10 months, with meetings in Paris, London, Geneva, Frankfurt, Madrid, and New York. Companies are selected on the basis of the QC100 model of Total Quality Management (TQM). This model keeps quality at the center of all company activities, from customer satisfaction to leadership, technology, and business results.

World Quality Commitment Certificate2

The voting process is a lengthy one, comprising personal encounters with business leaders through mails and online polls. B.I.D. also gathers information through consultation with media, consultancy companies, advertising agencies, trade fairs and exhibits, chambers of commerce, and embassies. All this is analyzed by the World Quality Commitment Award Selection Committee, which makes the final decision to select the awardees.

With its impeccable customer satisfaction record and persistence toward quality-centric innovations at Enago, Ulatus, and Voxtab, Crimson has proved to be the obvious choice in this rigorous selection procedure. Crimson has achieved this recognition only with the support of its clients. The trust of our clients inspires us to further improve our services. We thank you for your inputs and would appreciate your guidance in the future.

For media enquiries, please contact us at partnership@ulatus.com

October 2011

Employment support for postdoctoral researchers and business cooperation with Acaric Co., Ltd.

Acaric Co Ltd

Crimson Interactive has tied up with Acaric Co., Ltd., which supports the employment of postdoctoral researchers and graduate students, helping them with English editing and translation of their academic theses.

With this new business relation with Acaric Co. Ltd., we aim to support young researchers and graduate students in writing/editing their theses. Acaric has a network of about 20,000 researchers from various universities and research laboratories throughout Japan.

Acaric Co., Ltd. was founded as a business venture by Kyoto University in 2002. With the corporate mission of “Optimization of the distribution of wisdom,” Acaric Co., Ltd. also supports the development of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers. Their business is aimed at building infrastructure needed to provide active intellectual support to the research community.

Acaric Co., Ltd.: http://www.acaric.co.jp/

March 2011

Interview article with Yuko Furuya from Crimson Interactive has been posted in the international information magazine SAPIO (Published by Shogakkan)

Interview article with Yuko Furuya

A three-page interview article with Yuko Furuya from Crimson Interactive has been posted in the international information magazine SAPIO. Yuko’s book provides a series of interviews with well-known and high-profile researchers about their struggle with the English language. These interviews are available on our website (http://www.enago.jp/interviews/). This project was initiated when Yuko encountered challenges with the English language after joining Crimson Interactive in India.

In her interview with SAPIO, Yuko shares untold stories of researchers Takeshi Yourou, Chizuko Ueno, Mariko Bando, and Yasushi Akashi. She also speaks about her views on how we should overcome the English language barrier to perform greater roles in the international research environment.

January 2011

Crimson wins red herring top 100 global award!

Crimson wins red herring top 100 global award

Crimson Interactive added another feather to its cap when it received the prestigious Red Herring Top 100 Global Award for 2010. This prestigious award recognizes the 100 "Most Promising" companies in the world, driving the future of technology. Crimson Interactive won this award in Los Angeles on January 26, 2011.

Earlier, it won the award for the Asia-Pacific region, which confirmed its eligibility to compete at the global level. This coveted distinction was awarded following rigorous evaluation by a panel that comprised, among others, venture capitalists and serial entrepreneurs.

Crimson has been instrumental in introducing several novel processes and systems. This recognition puts Crimson (and Ulatus) in the exalted company of Google, Yahoo, and YouTube, which have been accorded similar recognition in the past.

November 2010

Crimson wins red herring top 100 asia award!

Crimson wins red herring top 100 asia award

Crimson Interactive received the Red Herring Award for being among the Top 100 companies in the Asia-Pacific region for 2010 on 16th November 2010 in Shanghai, China. Hundreds of founders and CEOs of technology-innovation companies were invited. Crimson was represented by its CEO Sharad Mittal, who presented the winning strategy.

The culture of innovation at Crimson has been rewarded through this recognition. This coveted distinction was awarded following a rigorous evaluation by a panel that comprised, among others, venture capitalists and serial entrepreneurs. This recognition puts Crimson in the exalted company of Google, Yahoo and YouTube, which have been accorded similar recognition in the past.

August 2010

Crimson Interactive acquires ISO 9001:2015 Certification

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We applied for ISO 9001:2015 certification and successfully acquired it.Although we were already certified with ISO 9001:2000, our ISO certification has been upgraded with additional terms. We have also revamped our Quality Management System to meet these new standards.

We are committed to providing the highest quality and service to all our clients.

 

June 2010

The book "English idiot!" was introduced in the Western Japan newspaper.

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Our book “Eigo no Bakayaro!” (English idiot! ) (written by Yuko Furuya, Earth Star Entertainment Publication) was introduced in a leading article of the Western Japan newspaper on August 1, 2010.

Nowadays, companies whose official language is English, e.g., Rakuten, Inc. and Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., are in the limelight. This article covers aspects such as how to deal with the global standardization of English, with emphasis on the middle-age class, who are not proficient in English. Our book has been hailed as an inspiration to the middle-age class, which constantly gets discouraged due to difficulties with the English language. The article concludes with a quote by former United Nations Secretary General Yasushi Akashi: "Considering your English accent is your personality, Be confident in your English and Let's compete on content".

June 2010

The World Academic Conference Information can now be checked in Japanese! 

World-Academic-Conference-Information

Some people believe that "since information related to international conferences is available only in English, collecting information is difficult and thus it’ll be hard to join and participate in such conferences." Considering this problem, the Ulatus Translation team has translated "The World Academic Conference Information in Japanese."

The majority of our customers are Japanese academic researchers and hence we are very familiar with English editing for a variety of academic theses and Japanese–English/English–Japanese translation. Further, we feel it is our mission to support the customer’s research activity. This is not only through our existing English editing services but also through information provision centers at international academic conferences.

We collect information about academic conferences from all over the world and translate them into Japanese. This information is then made available to the public via our website. The link for academic conferences is available on our official website and browsing for information on our website is free for all; we believe this will save you a lot of time and money.

Information on international academic conferences (Japanese): http://www.ulatus.jp/conferences/

March 2010

Crimson Consultancy!

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Crimson Interactive has launched “Crimson Consultancy.” We believe we can provide a unique service through this venture because of our in-depth understanding of Japanese culture and society, which has been enhanced by operating businesses both in India and Japan. These days India is projected to be a huge business market along with China. Crimson Consultancy is ready to serve Japanese companies wishing to expand their business in India through its wide range of services.

January 2010

Crimson was mentioned on “Tsuyaku Translation Journal.”

Tsuyaku Translation Journal

Crimson Interactive Pvt. Ltd. was mentioned in an article in Tsuyaku Translation Journal. This article included an interview of our company’s CEO Sharad Mittal conducted from company headquarters in Mumbai, India, and also an interview with Yuko Furuya from the company’s Japan office.

They spoke about our background and corporate history, their expectation from the translation industry, our global expansion plans, their enthusiasm, and how they have managed to keep moving forward.

November 2009

Business tie-up with Global 30 University

We have Business tie-up with 30 Global Universities for international projects; establishing the core program of Japanese MEXT (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology - Japan)

The target universities of Global 30 have been selected. The University of Tokyo, Kyoto University, Waseda University, and Keio University have started accepting many international exchange students. Simultaneously, they have managed to expand the dispatch of Japanese students. With the goal of internationalization, these universities are rapidly increasing the use of English assignments, such as creating JE/EJ translation and English documents. Crimson Interactive Pvt. Ltd. will be offering English editing and translation services to accelerate the number of internal assignments and research efficiency.

MEXT International project for Establishing core (Global 30)
http://www.mext.go.jp/a_menu/koutou/kaikaku/1260188.htm

Global 30 project (Promotion Office)
http://www.uni.international.mext.go.jp/ja-JP/

March 2009

Crimson’s first publication

Crimson's first publication

In line with our efforts to help ESL authors publish their research in English journals, we released our first book in Japanese 英語のバカヤロー! ~「英語の壁」に挑んだ12人の日本人~. The title if literally translated reads "English idiot! I hate you—12 Japanese authors who tackled the English language barrier". Written by Yuko Furuya, the Head of Crimson Japan, the book presents the experiences of 12 Japanese authors, including Nobel Prize nominees Shuji Nakamura, Takeshi Yoro, Chizuko Ueno, and Heizo Takenaka, who overcame the English language barrier to publish their work in international journals. The book presents interesting accounts of authors who fought the non-native bias and became fluent English speakers. Humorous, insightful, and inspiring, the book is an initiative by Crimson to reach out to the academic community in Japan.

March 2009

Indian achievers award for corporate leadership

Indian achievers award for corporate leadership

Our CEO, Sharad Mittal, was awarded the Indian Achievers Award for Corporate Leadership by the All India Achievers Foundation. The award was conferred in recognition of Sharad’s excellent leadership skills that transformed Crimson Interactive from a 3-member team to 60-member organization within a span of 3 years. At the awards ceremony, Sharad was also lauded for being one of the youngest CEOs to receive the award.

March 2009

Crimson has a new address

Crimson has a new address

Crimson opened its first international office in Tokyo, Japan, on March 1, 2009. Our Tokyo office has 4 employees and already caters to over 250 corporate clients. In addition to translation & editing services , Crimson Interactive K.K. also offers interpretation and web designing services.

Japan site: http://www.crimsonjapan.co.jp/

October 2008

Crimson partners with publishing giants: Maruzen and DNP

Crimson entered into a partnership with Maruzen, Japan’s largest academic publisher, and Dai Nippon Printing (DNP), the world’s second largest printer and publisher. Crimson is proud to be associated with such esteemed organizations. Our partnerships are testimony of our unstinted efforts at improving the quality of academic publishing in Japan. Together with our partners, Crimson hopes to revolutionize the publishing industry.

About Maruzen:

Maruzen

Established in 1869, Maruzen is the oldest publishing house in Japan, with the largest chain of retail stores. Maruzen is a leading publisher of academic content in Japan with access to all universities. They also work closely with the Government of Japan on many research projects.

Source: http://www.maruzen.co.jp/corp/en

About DNP:

Dai Nippon Printing

Dai Nippon Printing (DNP) was established in 1876 and is the second largest printer and publisher in the world, with annual sales worth more than 1600 billion yen. It has more than 37,000 employees across many offices around the globe.

Source: http://www.dnp.co.jp/index_e.html

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