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Be Beautifully spoken

Judy Linguist is committed to facilitating multilingual communication around the globe. 

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Judy Um

Founder & 

Language Specialist

Judy Um is a polyglot, language specialist and language teacher based in Seoul, South Korea. She has worked as a translator at SBS (Seoul Broadcasting System) and a court interpreter at the Seoul Administrative Court, and she has interned at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Geneva, Switzerland.


She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Seoul National University with a B.A. in French and Hispanic literature and language and has studied at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation. She is also an associate member of the American Translators Association and the International Association of Hyperpolyglots. 


Having grown up in both Seoul and Vancouver, she has always had an interest in cultural diversity and languages. She speaks Korean, English, French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Italian, and Portuguese at different levels, with a couple more languages in progress. 


Languages are her true passion, love, and life. As a person who cannot imagine her life without languages, she has made it her life-long mission to perfect her language skills and share her passion with people around the world.



Coaching Sessions 

& Linguistic Services

Coaching Sessions

We provide coaching sessions for aspiring multilinguals. We can help you achieve any language-related goals you have. 

Sessions available in:

Korean, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese

Legal Translation & Editing

We provide linguistic services (translation, proofreading, editing) to public and private enterprises and non-profit organizations. 

Voice over & Narration
Interpretation Services

We provide voice over, narration and interpretation services in seven languages. 


(Korean, English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German) 

We would be delighted to provide you with samples tailored to your project needs.


Brazilian Federal Prosecution Service

"Thank you for the accurate and quick translation and revision!"

Julia K.

"French was really difficult and I found myself coming across many obstacles. Taking lessons made it so much more understandable and easier!"


"Thank you for this wonderful voice project!

The voice over went really well."

Hong Kong cruise

Korean voice over project

Hire me as a Speaker!


How to Learn Languages

the Polyglot Way 


Becoming a

Pronunciation Master


Korea and

the Korean Language


International Humanitarian Organizations & Languages



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