One of the great things about working with in-country linguists is that they are native speakers of the target language, and they have knowledge of cultural nuances that can help guarantee the most accurate translations possible. On the flip side, this means we don’t get to see each other in person on a regular basis. We use a variety of communication methods to work around the clock, across time zones and bodies of water to ensure that projects are completed accurately and on time.
Just recently, though, LinguaLinx headquarters had a visit from one of our favorite Hungarian linguists, Gabor. He was in New York City for an interpretation assignment, and did not want to miss the opportunity to drive a few hours up the Hudson River to visit us here in Troy!
Gabor works closely with one of our project teams that handles a large, multinational, direct selling client. Our relationship with this client began a little over 4 years ago and we handle about 20 languages for them on a regular basis, but sometimes more! We caught up with Gabor to hear his thoughts on the United States, upstate New York, and working with LinguaLinx while he was here.
In his time here, Gabor was able to explore New York City, New Jersey, and the Albany, New York area. His first impression of the United States was that it is much more colorful, well-organized, and bigger than Europe in a sense. From what he saw, he’d like to have the opportunity to explore more parts of the country. He enjoyed the views of the Hudson River in upstate New York, as well as the historical atmosphere of Albany and Troy. But of course, most of all, he enjoyed meeting the team members he interacts with on a daily basis.
“From now on, we can put a real person behind an email address, which makes this relationship more personal,” Gabor says. After all, our business is built around our passions: words, languages, people, cultures – and bringing all of that together!