The language employed by Healthcare and Medicine is as diverse as the range of topics that it covers.
Depending on the target audience the level of academic jargon can reach dizzy heights.
Not only lay readers struggle when they go through a paragraph of specialist medical literature but the heart of many translators burdened with such a task will sink too.
For this reason, hiring a specialist translator is the obvious choice. It will ensure an effortless translation process that results in a precision text and will make for happy readers.
When translating and editing medical content, I draw from knowledge acquired at Medical School and during my clinical practice. I also follow a lifelong learning approach with regards to developments in medical and linguistic faculties. A strategy that has helped me keep on top with all levels of the Medical Discourse. When dealing with a specialist subject, I know how and where to obtain more in-depth information.
With regards to technical literature, I am experienced in translating user manuals such as surgical equipment and laboratory devices. Furthermore, I am up to date with the 2019 standards for Medical devices such as ISO 9001 and ISO 13485.
How do I translate
Firstly, I read the document – as myself but also as the person for whom it is intended.
Once I have familiarised myself with the content and established the objectives, I start the translation process. I follow the concept of paraphrasing the text in German rather than translating it word by word. At the same time, I will keep my language concise and exact, localising it to the intended area and applying the regional directives.
Like every professional translator, I use computer-assisted translation (CAT) tools. I have opted for SDL Trados Studio 2019 Freelance because it is, in my opinion, the most sophisticated and reliable CAT-tool on the market. I am also familiar with MemoQ and Wordfast.
Covering Medical Content such as:
- Public Health
- Infectious Diseases
- General Practice
- Food supplements
- Fitness / Workout
- Medical Equipment
- Hospital IT systems
- Digital Patient Records
- Clinical Data Governance
- Health Apps
- Med specific SEO
- Laboratory software
- Diagnostic Aids