After working as a professor for many years, Marlene Heinemann decided to switch gears and focus on writing and translation. Prior to opening her full-service translation business, Heinemann Language Services, she obtained a Ph.D. in comparative literature, as well as degrees in French and German. As a professor, she taught German Expressionism, including poetry, drama and art, as well as essay writing to ESL students.
Dr. Heinemann’s areas of expertise include German-English interpretation and translation, teaching English as a second language, tutoring, twentieth century French literature, Holocaust studies and women’s studies. As the sole proprietor and president of Heinemann Language Service, she is able to provide top-quality German to English interpretations that are equivalent in both structure and tone. With the goal of helping people communicate better, she is responsible for translating medical, legal and technical documents from German to English using online and paper glossaries, maintaining records, soliciting payments, attending professional conferences and workshops and writing.
To date, Dr. Heinemann’s greatest accomplishment was the publication of her book, “Gender and Destiny, Woman Writers and the Holocaust.” Looking to the future, she would like to see agencies take a more active interest in translators and interpreters, as she recognizes the need for support and instruction. She would also like to be remembered for helping make the lives of many better.
Dr. Heinemann’s nearly 30 year career has been celebrated with the National Association of Professional’s Woman of the Year Award from 2013-2014. She has also received grants from the American Association of University Women and the Memorial Foundation of Jewish Culture. Furthermore, Dr. Heinemann is a member of the Northwest Translators and Interpreters Society, the National Association of Professional Women, the American Translators Association, Congregation Eitz Or, Toastmasters International, and The International Women’s Leadership Association. She is also a volunteer translator for American Red Cross. In her free time, Dr. Heinemann enjoys reading, walking, dancing, choral singing, photography and going to the movies.
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