HOUSTON, TX – March 8, 2023. – MasterWord Services Inc. is delighted to announce Elena Langdon as their new Director of the MasterWord Institute, an exciting addition to their growing team of industry experts. The MasterWord Institute, www.MasterWord.Institute, delivers professional development through continuing education for language professionals in a wide range of settings, and assesses language proficiency and interpreting skills for professionals in healthcare, government, and enterprise organizations.
Elena Langdon is a Portuguese-English translator, conference and community interpreter, and an interpreter trainer. With over 20 years of experience in the field, she started as a translator and quickly realized that interpreting was her calling. In addition to her freelance work in a variety of settings, Elena worked at a large healthcare institution for over six years, supervising a staff of 50 interpreters in 11 languages and managing internal translations.
Elena is certified as a translator (Portuguese into English, ATA) and Core-certified as a healthcare interpreter (CCHI). She holds a MA in Translation Studies from the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst, and a BA in Journalism and Political Science from Indiana University Bloomington. She has been teaching interpreting and translation since 2005, including programs at the University of Chicago, Boston University, UMass Amherst, and Glendon College (York University).
Over the years Elena has volunteered for local and national professional associations, serving on the Board of Directors for the American Translators Association, the New England Translators Association, the National Council on Interpreting in Health Care (NCIHC), and the National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters, for which she briefly served as chairperson. Elena delivers workshops around the country and abroad and is recognized as an engaging and approachable speaker.
On her appointment, Elena said, “It is an honor to join the talented and dedicated professionals at MasterWord where training and ensuring proper assessment for language professionals is considered critical in providing language access where it counts most. At the MasterWord Institute, I will have the opportunity to reach thousands more than my students and workshop attendees–this is a true gift for me after the last two decades in this fascinating field.”
Founder and President Ludmila Golovine added, “We are all honored to work with Elena and confident that under her guidance the MasterWord Institute will be well positioned for strong growth, offering best-in-kind solutions to our clients and language professionals around the world. Elena brings a positive spirit and years of experience. She inspires those she works with.”
MasterWord Services, Inc., a woman-owned business established in 1993, is ranked in the top 4% of providers worldwide. A top-quality provider of industry-specific language solutions, the company works with more than 300 clients in Fortune 500 companies. These include energy and engineering, healthcare, life sciences, technology, government, and finance organizations with requirements in more than 250 languages and across four continents. MasterWord’s strength lies in understanding its clients’ unique challenges and tailoring custom solutions for success. The company delivers a broad spectrum of solutions for clients operating in a highly regulated, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, always striving to exceed client expectations.