Scientific, technical and medical translation basics

Format: Webinar presentations

Course summary
Start time:Mar 10, 2015 15:00 GMT     Add to calendar

The session has already taken place. A link to the video will be added for purchase within one working week after the session at http://www.proz.com/translator-training/course/9088

If you purchased the webinar please find the video at your My videos page http://www.proz.com/videos/my_videos

A certificate of attendance can be downloaded at http://www.proz.com/profile/?show_mode=standard#trainings

Language:English
Summary:This session gives practical advice about translating scientific papers, medical terminology (including doctors' notes) and technical manuals for those who would like to enter this lucrative transation field. Tips on terminology searches, style and practical exercises.
Description
Advice for translating scientific papers, medical terminology and technical manuals for those who would like to enter this lucrative translation field. Tips and practical exercises.

Course program:

- Instructions manuals.
- Essential style rules for technical language.
- Questions to ask the client.
- Search tips.
- Layout of scientific papers.
- Latin and Greek roots.
- Doctors' shorthand.
- Practical exercises.

Here is some feedback from others on this course's trainer:

"A very good code of conduct for freelance translators dealing with the most frequent situations in a translator´s every-day business life - easy to understand, easy to practice, hands-on."

Dr. Tilmann Kleinau

"The trainer was very thorough and answered everyone's questions. Extremely satisfied with the trainer."

NancyBerube
Target audience
Freelancers with limited experience in scientific translation
Learning objectives
Participants will learn the basics about meeting scientific clients' needs in terms of structure and terminology.
Program
Click to expand
- Instructions manuals.
- Essential style rules for technical language.
- Questions to ask the client.
- Search tips.
- Layout of scientific papers.
- Latin and Greek roots.
- Doctors' shorthand.
- Practical exercises.
Software and system requirements (click to expand)
Click to expand
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.

Courses will be open half an hour before the start time. Please login before the start time to ensure that everything on your system is working correctly.
Registration and payment information (click to expand)
Click to expand
To purchase your seat at this session please click on the "buy" button. Available slots are limited and will be assigned to registered and paid participants as soon as payment is reported. Early payment is advised in order to secure participation. Allow some time for payment processing if you are paying by wire transfer.

After your payment is received, your status will be changed to “registered and paid” and your spot for the session will be secured. An invoice and receipt of payment will be sent to you for your records.

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
 Gary Smith    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: Freelance translator. His clients include the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Cardenal Herrera University (CEU), the Polytechnic University of Cartagena, the University of Valencia, the University of Granada and ESADE, mostly for scientific and financial texts. Also translates mercantile and labour contracts. Board member of XARXATIV. Contributor to the ATA Chronicle.

Traductor autónomo. Entre sus clientes figuran la Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, la Universidad Cardenal Herrera (CEU), la Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, la Universidad de Granada, la Universidad de Valencia y ESADE, sobre todo con textos científicos y financieros. También traduce contratos mercantiles y laborales. Miembro de la junta de XARXATIV y colaborador de la revista de la ATA (The Chronicle).


Comments about this course


Course registration
To view pricing and payment options for this course, you must login to your ProZ.com account.

Do you have any questions about ProZ.com training?
Read the training FAQ »

Still need help? Submit a support request »

Would you like to share your thoughts about the ProZ.com training platform? Click here to discuss this feature in the forums »

Feedback on this course (4)
Extremely satisfied (5 out of 5)
Extremely satisfied (5 out of 5)
Extremely satisfied (5 out of 5)
"Great investment. I learned a lot from this session."
Extremely satisfied (5 out of 5)
"Excellent material. The information provided was essential and useful."

Attendees (20)
Matthew Bricker
Registered and paid 
Christiana Grunwald
Registered and paid 
Nelly Thomas
Registered and paid 
Anke Noack
Registered and paid 
Francesca_D (X)
Registered
Shelley Gehret Sechler
Registered
Bárbara Hammerle López-Francos
Registered
Lucile EL MAJBRI - BIDEL
Registered
mgodfrey
Registered and paid 
afnanlinjawi
Registered
Margaux LaVere
Registered and paid 
Ilaria Di Loreto
Registered
valentina_alice
Registered
Marianela Ramírez
Registered and paid 
Dr.Manal Elewah
Registered and paid 
Muhammad Said
Registered
Denise Pavao
Registered and paid 
Marina Carreiras
Registered
Giulia De Gioia
Registered and paid 
Ailsa Wylie
Registered and paid 
Laura Messer
Registered
Nandinipande
Registered
Meghan O'Shea
Registered and paid 
Unchalind Phongsamai
Registered
Karen Govaerts
Registered and paid 
Thomas Boyle
Registered
Jose Francisco Ugalde
Registered and paid 
Ioanna Tarpinidou
Registered and paid 
Vivi T.
Registered and paid 
nkingles
Registered
Carolina Bonansea
Registered and paid 
maranc
Registered and paid 
Luiza Kipper
Registered and paid 
Chiara Mirri
Registered and paid 


All of ProZ.com
  • All of ProZ.com
  • Term search
  • Jobs
  • Forums
  • Multiple search