Author: Oliver Thalmann

  • The Medical Writer

    The Medical Writer

    Are you are a writer new to the speciality of Medicine? Do you find yourself in unknown territories with some medical content? Do not despair. Trough experience you will soon feel comfortable when writing any kind health-related content. Types of medical content Medical journalism:This kind of content is generally for the general public. Such materials…

  • Keep your office clutter-free

    Keep your office clutter-free

    My boss used to say “A tidy office is a happy office!” This was well before Marie Kondo glamorised decluttering, and in those days he got on my nerves with his regular tiding. Today, I follow his advise and keep my surfaces clear. For a simple reason: I work more efficiently this way. Most freelance…

  • The future of stroke treatment

    The future of stroke treatment

    Until recently stroke was a non-treatable disease – the management consisted of rehabilitation and prevention. Reversibility of this dreadful event was wishful thinking. But much has been happening over the last few years, and it is worth keeping up to date with the latest therapies. Stroke is becoming a treatable condition After the successful introduction…

  • Never miss a translation deadline

    Never miss a translation deadline

    9 Tips on how to meet Translation Deadlines in a breeze Regardless if you’re a freelance or employed translator, every workplace has its fair share of commitment and deadlines. Being able to complete your assignment on time is crucial to corporate productivity and the effective use of time. Although lots of us feel pressured by…

  • Patient-centred writing

    Patient-centred writing

    Medicine is evolving at an ever-increasing rate and getting more complex. It is no surprise that the transfer of medical knowledge to target audiences (i.e. patients) will consequently become more challenging. Medical content aimed at patients must not only comply with clinical standards and follow publication guidelines but should also convey information in a concise,…

  • Improve your vocabulary

    Improve your vocabulary

    Disposing of a vast active vocabulary is a great advantage for a translator, along with proficient knowledge in punctuation, grammar, and style. Even though your projects are frequently linked to a strict glossary, there are many instances throughout a text where you need to come up with that “ideal” word. An extensive vocabulary will empower…

  • The Morning Coffee

    The Morning Coffee

    To get a focused start of the day, I start with a mug of coffee – or two. It gets me going. I am sure there are many translators like me who like to kick off with a hot brew of Java. According to a study that was published in the Journal of Nutrition in…

  • Machine translation is here to stay

    Machine translation is here to stay

    Over the last few years, innovations through Artificial Intelligence have improved the quality of machine translations by a great deal. It is today a sector that is growing at an incredible speed and likely to change the role of the translator radically – especially for scientific and technological content. Machines will not replace the human…

  • Immunotherapy – a revolution in blood cancer therapy

    Immunotherapy – a revolution in blood cancer therapy

    If you are keeping up to date with the latest events in the world of medicine, you cannot have missed the promising new immunological blood cancer therapy. Below, I have summarised the salient points of this revolutionary new treatment to get us Medical Linguists up to speed for the new class of drugs that need…

  • How to speed up your Reading Skills

    How to speed up your Reading Skills

    Whether you flick through a newspaper, glance through a blog post or peruse a brochure, you do some reading every day. But embracing dense passages of literature can be time-consuming, mentally demanding, and a strain on your eyes. There are some ways you can achieve faster Reading while still comprehending the essence of the content.…