Translating Pharmaceutical Documents (German --> English)

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Duration

70 minutes

Learning Objectives

During this webinar, the presenter and participants will discuss, analyze and translate a variety of clinical trial/pharmaceutical texts. Issues relating to such documents will be presented, including the use of passive vs. active voice, future vs. present tense, verb phrase vs. noun phrase and the translation of impersonal constructions. Strategies will also be presented to enable translators to produce better translations of such documents. The presenter will also discuss resources specific to the German --> English language combination that are very useful in translating such documentation.

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A translation workshop for translators working from German into English.
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During this webinar, the presenter and participants will discuss, analyze and translate a variety of clinical trial/pharmaceutical texts. Issues relating to such documents will be presented, including the use of passive vs. active voice, future vs. present tense, verb phrase vs. noun phrase and the translation of impersonal constructions. Strategies will also be presented to enable translators to produce better translations of such documents. The presenter will also discuss resources specific to the German --> English language combination that are very useful in translating such documentation.

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June 20, 2014

Trainer Bio

Carmen Cross - Carmen Cross has been a professional medical translator of German and Arabic medical documents since 2005. She holds a Bachelor's and two Master's in Arabic language and linguistics, as well as an Arabic-English translation certificate from New York University. In addition to medicine and biotechnology, she is also interested in foreign language acquisition and linguistics. Like her page on Facebook.

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cclover
over 6 years ago

I was very happy to have this added material on translating medical documents - I feel more secure after taking this course. The glossary and term base are real gifts - Thank You!

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