Ben Tompkins

Ben Tompkins

Ben Tompkins lives in beautiful Fukuoka, Japan, where he began translating professionally in 1994. Ben specializes in pharmaceutical and biomedical translation. He owns Tompkins Biomedical Communications, a provider of translation and other language services to pharmaceutical companies, research organizations, and universities. Ben served as President of the Japan Association of Translators (JAT) from June 2016 to June 2017 and has helped organize three IJET conferences in and outside Japan. He can be reached at ben@tompkinsbiomedical.com (mailto:ben@tompkinsbiomedical.com).

Sessions

PRE-IJET29: JAT PHARMA SESSIONS

This year, we decided to focus on a hands-on program that should prove useful to all biomedical and med/pharma translators regardless of where they are in their careers. The entire day will be interactive starting with a CAT tools workshop with Ben Tompkins, followed by an...

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Trados, Felix, or Something Else?: Choosing a computer assisted translation tool

I’m often surprised when my biomedical translation colleagues tell me that they don’t use a CAT tool. Perhaps they’re intimidated by the learning curve? Or perpaps the price scares them. In this presentation I'll cover some of the basic features of SDL Trados and Felix and show...

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