MEDICAL / PHARMACEUTICAL

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With a background in the medical and pharmaceutical industries, I can help convert your texts into clear and coherent English. I provide a range of medical and pharmaceutical translation services with a specific expertise in vaccines. Having worked as a scientific writer for vaccines, I am conversant with most vaccine preventable diseases, public health programmes, epidemiological studies and health policies. I have a special interest in global health issues and development, and I enjoy applying my knowledge to my work with international organisations, government agencies, NGOs, etc., in both the pharmaceutical, and medical sectors.

 

MACHINE TRANSLATIONS

Health information is one area that requires a skilled translator. According to a study in 2020 at the UCLA Medical Center and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Google Translate still isn’t reliable enough to use for medical instructions for people who don’t speak English. Overall, the translated instructions were over 80% accurate. This sounds good and reflects continuous improvement in Google translate's algorithm. But you only need one error to slip through and you could end up with a medical emergency.  One example cited in the study was directions on when to take insulin. The instructions “take in the evening at bedtime” was mistranslated to “take at night and bedtime.” “This is a high-risk medication that may cause a hypoglycemic event if taken twice." 

I translate and can certify the following documents: