Pharmaceutical Document Translation in Practice: Summary of Product Characteristics (SmPC) (German to English)

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Topics: Getting established in the translation industry
Medical translation

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Availability:This training is available on-demand

Duration: 80 minutes.

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Summary:This webinar will present a practical introduction to translating a Summary of Product Characteristics (German: Fachinformation), which is an essential document in drug development and authorization.
In the first part of this webinar, I will briefly discuss the purpose, structure and highly specialized terminology of an SmPC (or SPC as it is sometimes called) using an actual German SmPC. As I discuss the preferred English equivalents for the German terms, I will also discuss some of the linguistic pitfalls that translators should be aware of when translating SmPCs into English.

The second part of the webinar will be practical in nature during which attendees will be asked to translate part of an SmPC and ask the instructor any questions about the translation. There will also be a short translation assignment for you to complete off-line and send to the instructor for personalized comments.

Attendees will receive unlimited access to the recorded version of the webinar, a .pdf file of the slides and a resource handout.
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Translators at any stage in their career
There are no prerequisites for this course.
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 Carmen Cross    View feedback | View all courses
Bio: 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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