Meridian Linguistics Ltd. is a linguistic consulting agency incorporated in Hong Kong, with managers in New York, Seoul, and Lyon. Our over 2,000+ vetted linguists based all over the world offer translation, remote interpretation, localization, language testing, and other language services. Since we understand your language needs are often urgent, we make full use of our partners across all time zones in order to meet your deadline.
We leverage cutting-edge translation and publishing technology (SDL Trados, SmartCat, Lilt, ABBYY, and more) to keep your costs low while ensuring the highest level of quality assurance.
Our satisfied clients include Airbnb, Alibaba, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Human Rights Watch, and Naver, as well as dozens of law firms, advertising agencies, influencers, and startups who rely on our discretion and our commitment to quality.
SARA MARIA HASBUN, Managing Director, received her degree in Linguistics from Barnard College, Columbia University, and then trained in translation (Spanish and French into English) at New York University. She has worked in various capacities in the translation industry: as project manager, sales manager, freelance translator and, finally, founder of Meridian Linguistics. These experiences have given her the unique ability to work closely both with clients and translation vendors, ensuring customized deliverables from translators willing to go the extra mile. A native English speaker, Sara Maria can also speak Spanish, French, American Sign Language, Nicaraguan Sign Language, Russian, and Chinese, and is currently studying Korean, Cantonese, and Vietnamese.
In addition to millions of words of business and legal translations, Sara Maria Hasbun’s past work includes the English translation of the novel “Gates to Tangier” by acclaimed author Mois Benarroch, as well as simultaneous interpretation for the United Nations. Sara Maria is based in Seoul, and also blogs about language learning at misslinguistic.com.
ALEX GRASSI is an experienced Commercial Director with a strong track record of successfully driving corporate growth and strategy in several industries world-wide.
As a key stakeholder in various roles, Alex was able to leverage his technical abilities and understanding to ultimately achieve substantial growth for companies such as Sony, Capcom, Terravision and Superscape. Alex has now brought his commercial expertise to Meridian Linguistics by managing all of the Strategy, Sales and Marketing initiatives.
Raised in Rome, Italy and having worked and lived in different parts of the world, Alex has an avid appreciation for food and wine, a love for classical music, a passion for football (soccer) and enjoys the thrill of new frontiers in the beautiful depths of our oceans as a Rescue Diver.