Working languages:
Latvian to English
English to Latvian
German to Latvian

Inese Poga-Smith
Medical translations and content

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Local time: 17:06 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: Latvian 
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Medical translator with clinical experience
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified site user
Services Translation, Interpreting
Specializes in:
Medical (general)Medical: Pharmaceuticals
Medical: InstrumentsMedical: Cardiology
Medical: Health CarePoetry & Literature
PsychologyArt, Arts & Crafts, Painting
Environment & EcologyBiology (-tech,-chem,micro-)

KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 1373, Questions answered: 586, Questions asked: 2
Project History 2 projects entered    2 positive feedback from outsourcers

Portfolio Sample translations submitted: 1
Glossaries Complicated terms, English Latvian, Medical terms
Translation education Master's degree - Latvian University
Experience Years of translation experience: 36. Registered at Oct 2004. Certified PRO certificate(s) N/A
Credentials N/A
Memberships N/A
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office Pro, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS, Wordfast
Professional practices Inese Poga-Smith endorses's Professional Guidelines.
Professional objectives
  • Meet new end/direct clients
  • Network with other language professionals
  • Stay up to date on what is happening in the language industry
  • Other - Widen my professional range

I've been working in the translation industry for almost 4 decades.

I am interested only in translations.

Trusting your translation to a professional means getting the best results without any problems. A professional and experienced translator is aware of any potential issues. I am not only a professional and highly experienced translator, but also a very reliable partner to work with.

If you are looking for a serious medical translator in either Latvian into English, or English into Latvian language pairs, I have the expertise and knowledge to help.

I am familiar with and aware of any regulatory requirements in the medical field, EMA templates and their application, FDA requirements, as well as medical and legal terminology.

I might be the best translator also if you have written an e-book, a novel, a fiction or non-fiction book, scientific article or story, or if you need translation of blog and website content, since I am successfully writing my own stories, articles and blog content not only in English, but also in Latvian.

I am also a visual artist and art and lifestyle blogger (blogs in English) with large number of followers.

NOTE: I am interested only in translations, not review, editing or proofreading. I will consider only decent volume jobs which are paid at a reasonable rate. I don't review machine translations.


Latvian into English translations, especially medical/medicine/clinical research related texts

Content writing and translations, especially Latvian into English

Fiction, scientific, lifestyle or health related texts and books

On-site interpreting

Back-translations (Latvian into English) in medical and health related fields, health, nutrition, lifestyle and natural treatments

Blog/website content, psychology, magazine articles, stories, novels

Medical and health related texts:

Clinical trial documentation, clinical research, synopsis for clinical trials, hospital and medical records, informed consent forms, case reports, discharge summaries, investigation site contracts and other clinical research documents, forms, agreements and contracts

Cardiology, psychiatry, surgery, diabetes, emergency care

Diabetes, blood testing devices, medicinal products and treatment of type I diabetes

Pharmaceutical technology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, toxicology, Summaries of Product Characteristics, Package Leaflets, labeling, orphan medicinal products

Medical instruments and medical devices, diagnostic devices

Native Latvian with excellent command of English and German, academic background and outstanding creative experience

Master's degree in teaching, psychological aspects of teaching and foreign linguistics

Completed extensive studies in Practical Medicine and Pharmacology, extensive experience in medical research, assistance with clinical trial audits and in-depth knowledge of the newest medical technologies, products and treatments

Remarkable experience in creative writing and content writing (online and regular magazines/newspaper articles, blogs, websites), stories, novels, fiction and non-fiction

About me
My most valuable assets are my experience, personal features and the unique location. I live in the English-speaking part of Canada but still retain excellent native language skills. I've been working and residing in Canada for 16 years.

I have been employed (and still am) as an editor, writer, translator, art instructor and teacher. I love tackling complicated tasks and seeking answers to challenging questions which appear during the translation process. The huge experience in translation enables me to be and stay at the top of any given translation tasks.

Along with translations of medical materials, I'm also writing my own articles about treatments, nutrition and natural treatments. My extensive skills in the medical field include physical and mental health, as well as remarkable knowledge about instruments and medical devices, ability to interpret medical test results and diagnostic reports, and most importantly, I have understanding of clinically significant health related aspects.

I have contributed to marketing and translation of many medicinal products. Their list includes many thousands of brand and generic names (36+ years).
I am also writing and advising about lifestyle, health issues, management of type I diabetes, dietary requirements and the importance of creative activities in improvement of one's daily routine.

This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 1400
PRO-level pts: 1373

Top languages (PRO)
English to Latvian982
Latvian to English279
German to English48
German to Latvian43
English to German21
Top general fields (PRO)
Pts in 4 more flds >
Top specific fields (PRO)
Medical (general)284
Medical: Instruments110
Law (general)96
Medical: Pharmaceuticals87
Finance (general)36
Construction / Civil Engineering35
Pts in 63 more flds >

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