The Medical Translator's First-Aid Kit

Learn what it takes to become a successful medical translator!


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Develop the skills you need to succeed as a freelance medical translator

  • Self-paced course including video modules, multiple quizzes and assignments
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Looking for a speciality? Feeling bogged down by medical acronyms? In this course, we will guide you through the basics of medical translation, preparing you to handle a variety of documentation--from clinical trials to exam reports--while building your confidence and terminology.

This five-part introduction to medical translation will let you hit the ground running on your next medical translation job. With multimedia and video presentations by our expert medical translator, Erin M. Lyons, you will gain the knowledge and competences to accurately and skilfully tackle even the most complex medical translation jobs.

In this spotlight course, we will guide you through everything you need in your "kit" to get started in medical translation. From terminology, to tricky acronyms, to structure, documentation and resources, you will be ready to build up your clients and expand your field of expertise. Plus subscribers get access to this course for free.


What You'll Learn


✓ Why specialise?
✓ The basics of medical translation and points of entry and barriers to entry
✓ How to get clinical terminology right and edit real-life clinical trial documentation
✓ Where medical translation and marketing meet
✓ Patient or physician: finding your voice
✓ What to expect when translating medical reports
✓ Intro to SOAP notes
✓ How to navigate terminology, resources, jargon and acronyms/abbreviations
✓ How to approach clients and present your medical credentials
✓ Real-life examples and challenges


What’s included?


MODULE 1 – Introduction To Medical Translation

MODULE 2 – Clinical Trials

MODULE 3 – Medical Reports

MODULE 4 – Marketing Materials

MODULE 5 – Final Evaluation And Feedback



    • This course includes:


      + Lifetime access to the eLearning modules

    • + Free access to any future update

    • + Unlimited email support for 2 months


      How long does it take to complete?


      This is a self-paced course and so you can work through the video modules in your own time. There are 5 modules and the recommended rhythm is 1-2 modules per week, so most students should complete the course within 1 month.


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Created by: Erin Lyons

About the trainer


unnamed (1)    Erin M. Lyons is a full-time French/Italian/Spanish/Swedish/Arabic (Levantine) to English translator, medical writer, and consultant and the Owner of BiomedNouvelle. Her primary areas of focus include clinical research, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and cosmetic products and she has split her professional career between Europe, the Middle East and the U.S. She holds a BA in Romance Languages and Literature from the University of Chicago, an MA in Italian and French Translation from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and is an ATA-certified translator. She has presented at several ATA annual conferences, as well as at the 2011 World Congress of the International Federation of Translators and the 2013 International Conference (Porto) and 6th Annual Congress and Training in France (Biarritz). Her publications on medical translation can also be found in the ATA Chronicle.


Who is this course for?

All translators and interpreters. No previous experience needed.



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Participation includes:

• certificate of completion;
• Unlimited access to course videos;
• Journal tasks at the end of each module;
• Monthly live coaching sessions with the trainer. eLearning comes with a 7-day no questions asked, money back guarantee.  If for any reason, you are unsatisfied with your purchase and you are within 7 days of purchase, contact the Support Center and request a 100% refund.

It is recommended that you use the Google Chrome browser to access these courses. Here is a full list of system requirements:

• Windows: Internet Explorer 10 or later, Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome, Firefox 
• Mac: Safari (latest version), Google Chrome (latest version), Firefox (latest version)
• Mobile: Safari in Apple iOS 8 or later, Google Chrome in Apple iOS 8 or later, Google Chrome in Android OS 4.1 or later

Training materials, links to the live sessions and certificates of completion will be available in your personal training cabinet. If you have not received the link to the training platform or have any doubts, contact the Support Center for details.