At LinguaLinx, words and languages are our business and our passion. Our success depends having a team of great people behind our work! We’d like to show you a little bit of who we are. With that, join us in welcoming Herick Andrade to the team as our newest Project Manager! Herick joined our team in June 2017. He brings years of project management experience with language services providers. We sat down with Herick during his first few weeks on the job to talk with him about his new role and what he is most looking forward to!
Welcome to our team! Let’s start with: “Why LinguaLinx?”
The reason I joined the team is the company’s culture itself; everyone seems to be really comfortable and happy working here (according to some research I had done). In addition, LinguaLinx offers the flexibility I was looking for in a company. Now I’m really happy to be part of this family, and I am sure I made the right choice.
Which skills from your previous project management roles will help you out with this new role?
My transcreation/transcreation account management skills from my previous company, along with my background in translation/interpreting for Brazilian Portuguese.
What excites you most about coming to work here?
Being part of a team where everyone helps and treats one another as equals. In addition, avoiding the intense NYC commute by working from my home!
Where did you attend school and what was your major?
I studied Translation and Interpreting back in São Paulo, Brazil where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree. In addition, I took an extension course in Translation Project Management from New York University (NYU).
You’ll be based in New York City. What brought you to that area?
New York City reminds me a lot of my hometown where you always have something to do and many places to yet visit. NYC allows me to meet new, interesting friends all the time, and it’s always mutually exciting to hear their stories on how they ended up moving to NYC. I moved to the city because, at first, it was my dream to visit it, then once I was here I asked myself, “Why leave?”
What do you like most about living in NYC?
The infinite variety of food you can find every corner you cross, art which is everywhere, and the diversity of the city itself.
Do you speak multiple languages? If yes, which ones?
Brazilian Portuguese, English and very basic Latin America Spanish.
Would you like to learn others? If yes, which ones and why?
Yes – after improving my Spanish – German and French.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
Going to the beach, movies, theater, and gym. Also cooking and any outdoor activities.
Tell us one random fact about you.
I am a morning person.