My name is Andrzej (pronounced ‘Ahnd-jay’ in Polish, but ‘Andrew’ to those who have difficulty with that tricky ‘d’ ‘j’ combo), and I’m a Localization Engineer at Globalme.
My main duties consist of preparing source files for translation and creating target files for marketing and video projects. I’m also responsible for linguistic quality assurance and process improvement/automation.
Where I’m from
I grew up in the city of Kraków, Poland. Legend says Kraków used to be terrorized by a dragon, which is now one the city’s symbols. Kraków is the second-largest city in Poland (and certainly one of the oldest), and it’s famous for its medieval architecture, soaring churches, and impressive museums.
While living there, I completed a five-year Master’s program at Jagiellonian University (the oldest university in all of Poland) where I majored in Russian Philology and minored in Translatology. I also completed a Master’s program at Cracow University of Economy where I majored in International Relations and minored in Foreign Trade.
After all that studying, I can safely say I am glad to parted ways with my textbooks! Plus, the travel bug hit me hard by that point – I was itching for change and to explore a new culture.
How I ended up at Globalme
Upon graduating, I worked in Poland in several positions that combined both IT and my love for languages.
In 2015, I started working remotely for Globalme. But, after having spent almost my whole life in the same city, it was time to pack my bags and say “do widzenia!” to Poland.
I made the move to Vancouver to join the Globalme team in person and haven’t looked back since. I’d never been to North America, which only made the move more exciting – hellooo fresh air!
I am thoroughly enjoying the better climate, and getting to work with such a multicultural team.
I look forward to future challenges, to being involved in new trends in the tech and translation industry, and the opportunity to continue learning new things at Globalme.
Here are 2 truths and 1 lie about me – take a guess at what is what, and tweet it at us at @Globalmedotnet!
- I studied 12 languages
- I love traveling
- I’m a vegetarian