Karin Band trained as a translator and interpreter at Vienna University, and subsequently became a freelance translator, conference interpreter and teacher. For the past 20 years she has specialised in medical translation. Karin is the author of papers on linguistic and medicolinguistic subjects, and of single-subject glossaries in the medical field. She is author/editor of Glossary of the Theatre (Elsevier Glossaria Interpretum 1969) and a reviewer of medical dictionaries. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Translation and Interpreting and a former member of AIIC (Association Internationale des Interprètes de Conférence).