Found in Translation

The Fourth Annual GSTILE


Lecture Series

September 25th at 12:15, Irvine Auditorium

Career Path for Language Professionals in a “Flattened World”

Macro-economic, political and technological trends point to an increase in demand for talented and skilled language professionals. Meaningful career opportunities for language professionals go beyond the conventional wisdom of working as translators and interpreters. The path towards the professionalization of our field requires those who excel in the art of our trade, as well as those in support of the practitioners. This talk will focus on how career paths for language professionals can be redefined, what the options are, where the resources are, and what mindset students need to adopt to maximize their potential.


Winnie Heh, a graduate of the Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), has worked in various capacities in the language services industry. She has worked as a Mandarin/English conference interpreter and was an Adjunct Professor for interpretation courses at MIIS. In her management career, she has extensive background in interpreter recruiting, testing, training, new market development, sales management, call center management, and software localization. Her current position is Senior Vice President of Global Operations at Language Line Services.  She is responsible for all aspects of Language Line Services’ 24/7 service delivery of over 5,000 language professionals serving clients in more than 20 countries from offices in 8 locations around the world. A strong proponent for the professionalization of the translation and interpretation industry, she is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities in the U.S. and overseas.

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