Category Archives: Spanish-English translation

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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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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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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AEMPS, CEIm and REec: 3 terms in Spanish Royal Decree 1090/2015

The unofficial English translation of the Royal Decree on the AEMPS website: thoughts on 3 terms and a tmx version of the alignment Continue reading

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Brexit, Clinical Trials and Medical Translators

Changes in clinical trial regulations in post-Brexit UK. How will medical translators be affected? Continue reading

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MedDRA: new version 19.0

News of the March 2016 update to the MedDRA terminology databases Continue reading

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An introduction to MedDRA for medical translators

Medical translators need to be conversant with MedDRA. Are you? Continue reading

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