Category Archives: Medical

Ambulance logistics and linguistics

As a medical translator with a background in nursing, I was delighted when my son Leo chose to train as an emergency medical technician (EMT) and join the Madrid ambulance service. He’s shown me round various ambulances and we often … Continue reading

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AntConc version 4: first impressions

A new version of AntConc was released at the end of last year. I spotted the announcement on Twitter and was quick to download and start testing the tool, taking advantage of some downtime over the holidays. Read on for … Continue reading

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Endometriosis: disease, disorder or condition?

Last week a colleague asked the Twittersphere whether endometriosis is a disease, disorder or condition. Always keen to accept a challenge, I went off to investigate. Join me on my journey down the rabbit hole!

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Switching from science to translation?

I often receive emails from aspiring translators who are switching from a career in the fields of science or healthcare and are seeking advice from someone with the same language combination who made a similar change, albeit several decades ago. … Continue reading

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Three terms in clinical trial documentation

Three terms unravelled and a shout-out to the Cosnautas clinical trials dictionary. Continue reading

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A new resource for Spanish to English back translators?

A look at the new Dictionary of Anglicisms of US Spanish and its application in informed consent forms Continue reading

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New information for excipients in package leaflets

New safety warnings in medicine package leaflets published in all EU languages, Icelandic and Norwegian. Continue reading

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European Society of Cardiology annual congress

A write-up of a visit to a non-translators’ conference, by Jane Marshall. Continue reading

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Legalese in medical translation: a problem paragraph solved

How to tackle a legal paragraph in a medical text? Ask a colleague! Continue reading

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Using corpora to query cardiology terminology

How a good corpus can help make translation decisions Continue reading

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