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Translating Medical Notes Can Be Very Challenging! | One Hour Translation

At one time or another we’ve all asked ourselves the question: ‘Why is our doctor’s handwriting so difficult to read?’ Perhaps it’s because they have so many scripts and other forms to complete each and every day that they’re simply tired of writing, or maybe they don’t want the patient to understand what they’ve written; but the overriding question and cause for concern is this: ‘What would happen if the pharmacist misunderstood the doctor’s writing and issued the wrong medication – a medication that could well make our condition even worse’? ... Continue

The Medical Field and Interculturality | One Hour Translation

Probably the clearest example of a multicultural society is the United States, which is home to people from almost every country in the world. It’s estimated that 50 million people in the United States have a language other than English as their mother tongue; and of these 50 million people, almost half don’t speak or understand English very well. ... Continue

Cultural Differences with Medicine | One Hour Translation

As translators, we can certainly understand the havoc that can be caused by miscommunication, or no communication at all; and one can only imagine the damage this might cause in the medical arena. That’s why it’s so important to translate treatments or medications used in other cultures to enable health professionals to become more aware and to acquire new knowledge, thus knowing what their patients are talking about and to be able to provide the service that they are requesting. ... Continue

Translation of Medications and Drugs | One Hour Translation

The translation of any medical text requires translators who are experienced and highly specialised in the field in question; ones who are pedantic about the correct translation of words. ... Continue

Translation: Protecting the Rights of Everyone | One Hour Translation

We all know that doctors can, and do, make mistakes; and unfortunately when people who don’t speak our language require urgent medical attention and they don’t have access to translation and interpreting services, unnecessary medical mistakes can be made.  ... Continue

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When Jimmy Carter was the United States President in 1973 he held a news conference in Poland. This was the first time such an event had been held in a communist country. An official from the State Department served as interpreter and translator for this very important event, but unfortunately he was not very professional, or efficient. ... Continue

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New South Wales Health Minister, Killian Skinner, believes this situation could change. She said: ‘I understand Victoria has been reviewing how these things can be handled. They’re very interested in what we’re doing here in New South Wales and I'm really happy for our wonderful services to be collaborating with Victoria, and indeed with all the other states.’ ... Continue

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Shahad Abboud was on a boat with her family (her mother, two brothers and her sister), trying to reach Australia: the boat was intercepted and taken to Indonesia. For eight months the family lived in a detention centre in Jakarta, until they were released and permitted to live in the city. They then applied to Australia for refugee status, desperately wanting to be reunited with their father and other siblings who were also attempting to make it to Australia. It took almost five years for the family to be permitted to relocate to Australia, and finally this family were reunited. ... Continue

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Management at the University believe there’s a shortage of employees and interpreters who can speak both English and Spanish, and this is across most fields. It’s their opinion that the need for professionals who are able to effectively communicate in Spanish and assist in addressing the safety, health, social and legal needs of the Hispanic population in the United States has now become urgent. ... Continue

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Like every other industry in the world, translation is constantly being squeezed and pressured into lowering costs. Whether you’re a freelance language translation professional like me or part of a larger company, chances are you know what I mean: Everything is supposed to get cheaper, while your own expenses stay flat or rise. It’s normal: You get a new client and for a while everything is rosy, then they feel like they’ve worked with you long enough that their needs and procedures ought to be a given. Thus they think you’re working more efficiently, and that means you should be charging less. ... Continue


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