I have always been keenly interested in the human body and the causes and treatment of diseases. When I started working as an in-house translator in 2010, I decided to specialise in medical translation.
Over the years, I have been working towards a specialisation in medicine/pharmacy, with a special interest in oncology and immunology. I take Open University courses in medicine and pharmacy, read the two Finnish medical journals and international and local news regularly, study independently (we have very good public libraries in Finland), take CPD courses, and attend training events and conferences.
In my work, I make use of termbases and glossaries I have built over the years, medical literature, publications and training courses and events, as well as the knowledge of colleagues working in the same specialisation. I also consult medical professionals when necessary, always with prior consent from the client.