Attend NOTIS Career Day 2021

  • 10/02/2021
  • 09:30 - 16:00
  • Online via Zoom


  • Join NOTIS for only $15/year (students) or $45/year (individuals) for discounts on events and other benefits of membership.


Translators and interpreters in all fields are invited to attend NOTIS’s online career day on October 2, 2021. Are you looking for new opportunities? Thinking of exploring a new field or learning new skills? Want to share your expertise with colleagues and potential new clients? We’re planning a full day of panel presentations, networking events, and opportunities for one-on-one chats with employers, educators, and other organizations serving professional linguists. All events are free to attend for NOTIS members. Students are especially encouraged to join us and learn about career options. All participating organizations will be listed on a special website accessible to event registrants prior to the event and throughout the month of October.

Your Zoom link gets you admission to all of the events listed below. You may come and go throughout the day, and attend the events that interest you the most.

Saturday, October 2, 2021 – All events on Zoom. Times are Pacific Daylight Time.

9:30 – Welcome from NOTIS

9:45-10:55 – Educator panel. Invited representatives from college/university/certificate programs will discuss opportunities for training and continuing education.
Chair: Zakiya Hanafi
Richard Watts, University of Washington Translation Studies Hub
Svetlana Ruth, Svetlana's Training
Saori Sampa, Seattle Central College T&I Program
Patrick Blaine, American Literary Translators Association (ALTA)
Veronika Demichelis, American Translators Association (ATA)
Andrea Menz, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Translation & Interpreting Studies program

11:00-12:15 – Translator & Interpreter panel. Working language professionals will discuss the perks and challenges of their specific fields of expertise.
Chair: Pinar Mertan
Melody Winkle, freelance translation
Maria Lucas, court interpreting
Rosemary Nguyen, freelance translation & interpreting
Lola Rogers, literary translation
Barbara Robertson, medical interpreting

1:00-2:00 – Employer panel. Recruiters from companies or institutions who hire freelancers or in-house linguists will discuss the jobs they have open, the qualities of their ideal candidates, and current and future opportunities or industry trends.
Chair: Shelley Fairweather-Vega
Daniel Ediger and Dusty LaMay, Northwest Justice Project
Parker Falke, AMN Healthcare Language Services
Yvonne Simpson, Harborview Medical Center
Brenda Kehoe, Spokane International Translation
James Wells, WA State Administrative Office of the Courts
Yeonsoo Kim, Academy of Languages (AOLTI)
Shoichi Takasaki,
Blueprint Technologies

2:00-4:00 – Networking sessions. Registered recruiters and other organizations will host breakout rooms. Visit the ones that interest you to speak with their representatives and to chat with your colleagues. Hosts include all the organizations represented on the Educator and Employer panel, and more:

EDUCATORS University of Washington Translation Studies Hub - Seattle Central College - ATA - ALTA - University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Translation & Interpreting Studies program - Svetlana's Training - OSTI

HOSPITALS Harborview Medical Center - UW Medical Center - Providence Health - OHSU

NONPROFITS Northwest Justice Project - Americans Against Language Barriers

AGENCIES AND TECH COMPANIES Blueprint Technologies - Universal Language Service - Academy of Languages - Spokane International Translation - AMN Healthcare Language Services - Dynamic Language

COURTS Eastern District of Washington (AOUSC) - Washington State Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC)

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