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Medical Journals: Translating Like A Writer, Not A Scientist

Format: Webinar presentations
Topic: Medical translation

Course summary
Start time:Jul 10, 2015 13:00 GMT     Add to calendar

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Language:English
Summary:Do you struggle finding your voice when translating medical articles? What is the right register? Structure? How do you ensure that your translation does not read like a "translation?
Description
Learn how to make your healthcare communications (journal articles, research results, presentations, etc.) publication-ready and avoid stiff translations that are too close to the source. We will take a closer look at how to best translate articles for medical journals with a section by section review of structure and language. Learn to translate with a writer's artistry, while remaining faithful to structured medical content. For translators interested in the intersection of translation and medical writing, learn to write with clarity and plain language, perfecting your writing craft. We will also finish the webinar with a checklist to ensure that your translation meets expectations for polish and readability, while complying with style guidelines, ethical standards, and Good Publication Practice for Communicating Company Sponsored Medical Research.
Target audience
Translators already specialising in medical translation.
Translators considering crossing over into medical translation.
Translators with experience translating for academia.
Translators interested in medical writing.
Learning objectives
At the end of this session, participants will be able:

To understand the basics of writing articles on medical topics.

To identify best practices to translate publication-ready articles for medical journals.

To effectively and accurately translate structured content.

To implement a checklist to review clarity section by section and carry out a final polish of the publication.


Prerequisites
No prerequisites.
Program
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Overview of health publications
Section by section review of articles for medical journals
Translation vs. medical writing
Clarity, communication, and perfecting your writing
Plain language
Polish and readability
Virtual platform system requirements
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For PC-based Users:

• Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
• Required: Internet Explorer® 7.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Recommended: Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)

For Mac®-based Users:

• Required: OS X 10.7 Lion, 10.8 Mountain Lion, 10.9 Mavericks and 10.10 Yosemite
• Required: Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 3.0 or newer or Google™ Chrome™ 5.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Internet Connection Required: Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Required: Intel processor (1GB of RAM or better recommended)

To Use VoIP (microphone and speakers or headset):

• Required: Fast Internet connection (384 kbps or more recommended)
• Required: speakers or headset (USB headset recommended)
• NOT required: Microphone - attendees can communicate with the trainer through incorporated chat.

Recommendations

• For the visual section of the training course, we recommend that you have a 64kbps link. This means using an ISDN line or Broadband. Wireless connection is NOT recommended.
• For the audio section of the training course, we recommend that you have a headset or speakers.
• We recommend that you log in 30 minutes in advance of the start time to prepare for the training course.

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How do I access the online platform?

72 hours before the webinar takes place, you will receive an invitation to join the session. Please, click the registration link or button provided in the invitation email and complete the registration form.
Trainer
 Erin Lyons    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Erin M. Lyons is a full-time French to English and Italian to English translator, medical writer, and consultant and the Owner and President of BiomedNouvelle. Her primary areas of focus include clinical research, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and cosmetic products and she has split her professional career between Europe and the U.S. She has a BA in Romance Languages and Literature from the University of Chicago and an MA in Italian and French Translation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She has presented at several ATA Annual Conferences, as well as at the 2011 World Congress of the International Federation of Translators and the 2013 ProZ.com International Conference (Porto) and 6th Annual Congress and Training in France (Biarritz).
Comments about this course

Medical Journals: Translating Like A Writer, Not A Scientist

Victoria R
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Paid but not registeredJul 10, 2015

I have paid for the webinar through DineroMail, but I didn't receive the invitation to access the link to the online session. Unofrtunately I didn't check sooner. I have already sent a support request but I hope someone can help me fix this before the online session begins!!

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Paid but not registeredJul 10, 2015

Victoria R wrote:

I have paid for the webinar through DineroMail, but I didn't receive the invitation to access the link to the online session. Unofrtunately I didn't check sooner. I have already sent a support request but I hope someone can help me fix this before the online session begins!!


Hello Victoria,

Thanks for the email. As mentioned before, a join link has been emailed to you and you can join the session. The course will start in about 35 min at 1pm GMT.

Hope this helps.

My bests,
Helen


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