Lectio Translations

Your One Stop Partner For A Wealth Of Services


Since 1996, Lectio Translations has specialized in medical translations. We provide top-notch services while adhering to the tightest schedules and at very affordable prices.  We also provide a wide range of other services, so we can meet all of your demands in terms of language services.



Since its founding in 1996, Lectio Translations has been meeting the medical translation needs of the Greek market.  As a result of our clients’ confidence in our skills, we have worked with a variety of clients both in Greece and beyond to establish long-lasting commercial relationships. 

Our clients include some of the largest multinational enterprises, Greek businesses, and healthcare organizations.

Additionally, as a result of our extensive expertise, we have the know-how and a dependable group of independent professional translators to meet your needs across a variety of language pairs.

Since 1996, Lectio Translations, a leader in the field of medical translation, has counted some of the top pharmaceutical corporations and organizations among its clientele.

Your medical translation tasks will turn out perfectly thanks to thorough planning and flawless accuracy.  Your projects are translated by professional translators with many years of experience and knowledge of the industry, as well as full knowledge of medical terminology.

The Lectio Translations quality assurance system ensures complete consistency and expert project management based on the quality standards we have set and put into practice.

Furthermore, we analyze the quality of our translators’ work on a regular basis and monitor our performance by actively soliciting the feedback of our clients and partners in order to improve the most important aspect of our company activity, namely customer satisfaction.

We adjust to your requirements.

Language is fluid, and words can be used correctly in a variety of ways.

Lectio Translations is aware that each organization could have a specific jargon that it prefers to be utilized throughout the entire organization.

We are willing and able to adapt our translations to the style of the client and to learn about their preferences and the language they use internally.

The Lectio Translations professional team

The translation of medical texts is a collective effort at Lectio Translations.  Our team, which has been closely bonded and working together for more than 20 years, guarantees the highest quality of your translation projects in the shortest amount of time and with the greatest results. Members of our team include:

  • A crucial member of the team is the experienced and qualified medical translator. A word may need to be translated differently based on the organ system or the specialty, or even two terminologies may be equally correct but one may be more widely used than the other. The skilled medical translator is aware of these quirks and has the experience to immediately adapt the translation to the context given by the customer. The end product is flawless, top-notch translation that satisfies our clients’ needs and meets the strictest deadlines.
  • The proofreader, who in the case of medical translation is a medical doctor, is another crucial member of the Lectio Translations team. The medical doctor proofreads the complete translation, or at least the sections with medical content, based on your budget.
  • The translation team may consist of additional people depending on the project and the sort of translations being done, such as a statistician to translate clinical trial statistical considerations and other relevant content, or a graphic artist to help with non-editable text that must maintain a consistent visual style.

While at Lectio Translations we completely appreciate the significance of a good translation, we also understand how valuable your time is.  Therefore, we make it our goal to consistently adhere to the deadline you specify.  If we set the deadline, we guarantee that your project will be delivered to you as soon as feasible.

This is made possible by our many years in the industry and the many pages we have translated since 1996.

We can therefore:

  1. Make a reasonable assessment of the task at hand.
  2. Determine the precise amount of time needed to complete a task.
  3. Include a time buffer
  4. Use all possible means to achieve this goal (use CAT Tools, have an extensive terminology database accumulated from experience and more).
  5. Target a time before the deadline and remain structured and focused until the translation is complete.

Lectio Translations is equipped to handle urgent requests for certified translations on the same day thanks to our experience and knowledge in the field. 

So, if there is a crisis, please get in touch with us. We will do everything we can to help.

Confidentiality: Lectio Translations values confidentiality as being of the utmost significance.  We guarantee complete secrecy and confidentiality, and if desired, we will sign a non-disclosure agreement to safeguard both your medical information and your personal data. We are fully aware of how crucial it is to maintain strict confidentiality in medical translation.  In order to safeguard our clients’ private information, we need each new employee to sign a confidentiality agreement as soon as they begin working with us.

Therefore, you may be sure that your files are fully safe with us because this promise of confidentiality is an essential component of the Lectio Translations policy.

We are now a helpful partner and adviser for our clients in translation and other language services thanks to our nearly 30 years of experience in the field.  Our goal is to be our clients’ most trusted partner and advisor in all translation and language-related concerns.

At Lectio Translations,

  • we stay close to our customers,
  • we are always available to help them in all of their language service needs, and
  • we reply to their questions about our language services long after our job is assumed to be completed.
  • we stay up to date on new approaches, translation technologies, and best practices because we closely watch the global translation market.
  • As a result, we are able to guide our clients in selecting the optimal translation option each time, helping them to save both time and money.


You will get the most cost-effective language solutions at Lectio Translations.

Lectio Translations guarantees that you will always find the solution that best fits your needs and budget when you contact us for a quote. We will ask your questions to fully understand your needs before suggesting the best course of action for you, even if it results in less profit for us. This is because our goal is long-term cooperation with you rather than maximizing our profit from a single interaction.

Friendly and direct communication

At Lectio Translations, we answer your phone call or respond to your email instantly and discuss your needs to determine your exact requirements and timeline.  We also assist you in determining the optimal solution for your requirements.

We are constantly available to make any adjustments necessary while working for you.

Therefore, even after providing the best language services possible to meet your needs, we remain at your disposal.

Certified translations are those that have the seal of a Certified Translator and are recognized by all Greek and foreign authorities. A lawyer can also certify a translation if necessary.

All of your translations at Lectio Translations, conveniently located in Psychiko, Athens, Greece, near to the majority of foreign embassies in Greece and the heart of Athens, can be validated by a qualified professional translator who holds a Degree from the Department of Foreign Languages, Translation and Interpreting, the only University offering translation and interpreting studies in Greece, and/or by a lawyer.

We offer a comprehensive range of language services, including translation, interpreting, text editing, dubbing, subtitling, typing, transcription, and more.

Additionally, we offer desktop publishing or printing services because we have established relationships with publishers and graphic designers that enable us to meet any requirement.


Because Proper Translation Is Outsourced To Professionals

Medical translation has unique requirements: it must combine tight uniformity in terminology throughout the project, solid language management, and a zero tolerance for errors.

We choose our collaborators based on strict criteria, with a focus on their efficiency in producing translations of the highest caliber as well as their experience in translating for the healthcare industry.

Professional translators’ qualifications

All of the medical translators at Lectio Translations have

  • substantial expertise,
  • a degree in translation, or
  • are healthcare professionals with experience in medical translation, and
  • they approach each translation project as though it were a research paper.
  • use a comprehensive vocabulary and database,
  • stay current on new information, and
  • read continuously relevant literature

Advantages of Using a Professional Medical Translator

Qualifications of professional translators

  • Complete fluency in the working languages, allowing for natural communication.
  • Editing that goes into great detail to produce a translation that is just as good as the original.
  • Knowledge and familiarization with terminology.
  • Proficiency in the unique scientific/academic writing style governing medical texts in the target language.
  • Use of translation tools for medical translation (dictionaries, translation memory software, terminologies of various specialties, etc.).
  • Proper approach to medical texts each time based on their unique characteristics bridging the linguistic gap that exists between the source and the target languages.
  • Thorough understanding of all the differences and connections between the source language and the target language.
  • Deep comprehension of the function that the translation serves (using correct terminology, wording, syntax, etc.) as a result of which the intended meaning of the source text is accurately transferred.


Medical translation, like medical science, meets the needs of different specialties.  Throughout our many years of experience, we have built extensive terminology databases for the following specialties:

  • Angiology
  • Hematology
  • Radiology
  • Allergology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Gynecology
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrinology
  • Cardiology
  • Microbiology
  • infectious disease
  • Neurology
  • Oncology
  • Urology / Andrology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Pathology
  • Paediatrics
  • Pharmacology
  • Surgery
  • Psychiatry
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • CROs (Contract Research Organizations)
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Medical Equipment Companies
  • Medical & Professional Associations
  • Hospitals
  • Biotechnology Companies
  • Healthcare Software Vendors


At Lectio Translations, we translate the following document types, among others:


  • Clinical Study Protocols
  • Case Report Forms (CRFs)
  • Informed Consent Forms (ICF)
  • Medical Questionnaires
  • Patient Recruitment for Clinical Trials Forms
  • Patient Education Materials
  • Clinical Study Agreements
  • Medical Documents for Regulatory Authorities
  • Product Monographs
  • Patient Diaries / Patient Cards
  • Clinical Study Agreements
  • Pre-clinical study Reports
  • Support Materials for Clinical Studies
  • Scientific Articles
  • Clinical Investigator’s Brochures
  • Training Material Intended for Pharmaceutical Company Personnel “For Internal Use Only”
  • Promotional Material for Medical And Paramedical Products
  • Data Sheets
  • Patient Information Leaflets / Package Leaflets (PILs)
  • Summaries of Product Characteristics (SmPCs)
  • Information For Use
  • Product Dossiers
  • Packaging and Labelling
  • Patents
  • Market Research Reports
  • Articles on Medicinal Products
  • Dermatological Products
  • Cosmetics
  • Baby Products
  • Pharmaceutical Industry Documentation
  • Quality Management System Documentation
  • Medical Student Theses, Diploma Research Thesis & Medical Books
  • Medical Blogs, Pharmaceutical Blogs, Medical Websites, Pharmaceutical
  • Websites
  • Safety Reports
  • Prescriptions (Rx)
  • Hospital Documentation
  • Documents with Medical Terms
  • Medical Documents Certified by a Lawyer
  • Medical Device Guarantee Documentation
  • Hospitalisation Certificates
  • Medical Reports, Medical Opinion Forms
  • Articles published in Medical Journals, Medical Books
  • Certificates
  • Health Booklets
  • PCR Covid-19 Tests
  • Scientific Posters
  • Specifications
  • Treatment Methods
  • Medical Text in Regulatory Frameworks
  • Product Catalogues
  • Medical Text in Legal Frameworks
  • All types of Pharmaceutical Documentation
  • Medicinal Product Ingredients
  • School of Pharmacy Theses
  • Books in Pharmacology
  • Medical Opinions and Reports
  • World Health Reports
  • Medical Device Brochures and Manuals
  • Urinalysis
  • Other Urology Tests (DRE, PSA, BUN etc.)
  • CBC
  • Other Blood Tests
  • Chemistry
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • CT-scan
  • Mammograms
  • Test Findings
  • Histological Evaluation
  • Ultrasounds
  • COVID -19 tests
  • Positive / Negative COVID-19 Test Certificates
  • PET/ CT scans
  • Radiography
  • DEXA scan
  • US/CT-guided punctures
  • Dynamic Renal Scintigraphy
  • Static Renal Scintigraphy
  • Radionuclide Cystography
  • Scintigraphy
  • Medical History
  • Medical Opinions
  • Medical Reports
  • Hospital Discharge Forms
  • Medical Documentation Intended for Insurance Funds/Agencies*
  • Hospital Invoices
  • Radiology Reports (CT-scan)
  • Radiology Reports (MRI)
  • Radiology Reports (PET SCAN)
  • Radiology Reports (X-ray)
  • Radiology Reports Mammograms (MG)
  • Radiology Reports (DGA)
  • Radiology Reports (Coronary Angiography)
  • Biopsy Reports
  • Cytology Reports
  • Histopathology Reports

Medical Translation: An Extremely Challenging Profession

Medical translation is the process of translating documents relating to Clinical Studies (Protocols, Consent Forms (ICFs), Patient Information Forms), relations with regulatory authorities (SmPCs, PILs), or documents relating to the promotion of pharmaceutical products, or to the training of pharmaceutical company personnel.  It also entails translating patient exams, user manuals for medical equipment, and virtually any other document pertaining to healthcare. 

Translation in the fields of cosmetics and veterinary medicine are two additional sub-specialties that fall under the umbrella of medical translation.

As it pertains to health, the field of medical and pharmaceutical translations requires absolute precision, knowledge, and familiarity with the subject, the appropriate terminology, and the general style of writing.

Medical Translation Challenges

  • The obvious difficulty in medical translation is knowledge and experience in the use of terminology, which is very demanding and complex and must be rendered with absolute precision every time because the slightest misinterpretation can have serious consequences on the result.
  • The correct use of the Greek language (or English, depending on the situation) also presents a challenge. Because the Greek language is so rich, it gives its speakers a lot of options, which makes it hard to choose.
  • Translations in the pharmaceutical sector are another significant issue that requires special attention. It is necessary to have an understanding of chemical terminology and elementary biology in order to correctly render the various drug terms.
  • Often, even an experienced translator isn’t enough to translate a long medical text, like a clinical study protocol.
  • If a translator wants to succeed in the medical translation industry, it is nearly impossible given the requirements of that industry to move into other fields. Specialization, in other words, is required for good translation.
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The specialized field of medical translation presents certain challenges that only an experienced language professional can overcome:

  • Medical Terminology: Medical terminology has Greek and Latin roots. Of course, the fact that our mother tongue is Greek helps, but the difficulty remains, necessitating constant engagement and knowledge cultivation.  At the same time, because of how quickly things are changing, new terms are always coming up. This makes it important to keep track of the issues.  As a result, in addition to a large library (both electronic and physical) of medical dictionaries and access to online resources, the translator must stay informed and renew his knowledge on a regular basis in order to deal with the complexity of medical texts.
  • Writing Abilities: The style of medical texts varies significantly from text to text. While Clinical Trial Protocols should be written in a tentative and scientific manner. Patient Diaries and Consent Forms require a more patient-friendly language.  As a result, in addition to perfect translation, the translator should be able to adapt the style of the text to the target audience.  It is crucial that the reader can easily read and comprehend the text, based on his or her level of subject knowledge.
  • Abbreviations: Abbreviations present another challenge for medical translators. Two problems come up: the first is the obvious one: how are they translated, since they occasionally need to be translated.  The second question is whether they should be translated.  When translating from English to Greek, the English initials are frequently used in the Greek language, and a Greek translation is uncommon.

Our approach to them

  • Specialization is essential for medical translation because of the numerous challenges involved. A medical translator must focus solely on this field in order to be successful. Most translators can’t do this because it would hurt their ability to make a living.  Since 1996, Lectio Translations has been able to specialize solely in medical translations, and we work with a carefully selected small group of translators who are familiar with medical terminology.
  • Language experts: One critical factor is the use of the Greek language, which, due to its richness, provides many options, not all of which are appropriate for medical texts.  A good medical translator has experience and knowledge in both medical terminology and the Greek language.  Lectio Translations places a great deal of importance on this issue.
  • We use official terminologies, prescriptions, and the pharmacopoeia: while options are generally provided in the wording, in order to facilitate the approval of pharmaceutical products by regulatory authorities, certain terms must be translated in a particular manner imposed by specific bodies. We, at Lectio Translations, understand this need and make every effort to adhere to official terminology.
  • We work with doctors: no one knows the correct and commonly used terminology better than the doctors themselves, whom we consult according to their specialty.
  • We collaborate with other experts, such as statisticians: a thorough understanding of statistical terminology is especially important when translating Clinical Trial Protocols. We meet this requirement through the translation of a specialist statistician.
  • We collaborate with our client (concerning larger translations such as Clinical Study Protocols): because there may be multiple correct terminology options for the Greek language, we send our clients our suggested glossary for review prior to each collaboration in order to weed out any potential issues in the translation that are solely related to the customer’s preference.

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