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Dave Fleming

Dave serves as SimulTrans’ Manager for Project Management in Dublin, overseeing a team of project managers who handle a multitude of diverse clients and projects. He regularly travels to our head office in California to liaise with our US team. Dave has spent over 19 years in the localization industry.

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3 Decisions to Make Before Starting Medical Device Translation

[fa icon="calendar'] February 20, 2018 / by Dave Fleming posted in Medical Translation

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In many respects, the basic localization workflow for medical documentation translation is comparable to any other localization and medical translation workflow: file preparation, glossary creation, medical translation and review, desktop publishing, final QA. However, for content related to medical devices, there are a few additional things to consider. While translating medical terms is quite difficult and niche-specific, medical device translation requires a different set of skills altogether. Why? Because the translation of medical device manuals requires expert quality control. 

Below are three key areas to decide upon before you start medical device translation:

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