Translating "Untranslatables" in Medical Translation

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Topic: Medical translation

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Find the training sessions from the series below:

* On-demand Where Regulatory Rules: Translating Drug Leaflets, Packaging and Labelling

* On-demand Medical Journals: Translating Like A Writer, Not A Scientist

* November 21 Translating "Untranslatables" in Medical Translation



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Language:English
Duration:60 minutes
Description
Medical translation is not just a question of technical language, terminology and specialised knowledge. As in other areas of translation, nuances and issues of linguistic non-correspondence and "untranslatables" also appear. In this webinar, we will identify distinctions in terminology between different languages. Is an "illness" the same as a "disease", "disorder" or "sickness"? What about common medical jargon, idioms and euphemisms (e.g. "mental health", "pins and needles", etc.)? Then, of course, there are the various departments, units, wards and teams that are specific to certain languages, locales, countries or regions. We will take a look at the variety of linguistic challenges and issues and develop guidelines to confront and manager these thorns in the translator's side.

At the end of this sessions, participants will be able:

- To understand the moods and gradations of "untranslatable" terminology
- To identify strategies to translate infrastructure- and insurance-related terms that do not match across the source and target texts
- To develop a systematic approach to circumnavigate non-correspondence of terms
Target audience
Translators already specialising in medical translation.
Translators in other specialties interested in working in medical translation.
Translators wishing to further explore interlinguistic terminological challenges
Learning objectives
At the end of this sessions, participants will be able:

- To understand the moods and gradations of "untranslatable" terminology
- To identify strategies to translate infrastructure- and insurance-related terms that do not match across the source and target texts
- To develop a systematic approach to circumnavigate non-correspondence of terms
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• Internet Connection Required: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)
• Recommended: 2GB or more of RAM (recommended)

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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).
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Translating "Untranslatables" in Medical Translation

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Double purchaseAug 22

Hi Erin. I'm so excited about your training that I ended up buying it twice. I bought your training here. Also, I ended up buying the bundle with three courses, which included yours. Am I going to be charged twice?

 
Double purchaseAug 23

Yone Simidzu wrote:

Hi Erin. I'm so excited about your training that I ended up buying it twice. I bought your training here. Also, I ended up buying the bundle with three courses, which included yours. Am I going to be charged twice?


Hello Yone,

Thank you for your interest in the training. From your ProZ.com profile wallet I do not see any dupe payment but please email me to training@proz.com or submit a support request so that we could investigate the issue further. Thank you!

Kind regards,
Helen


 

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