Seaman Medical: Who We Are

Lee Seaman

Lee Seaman began her lifetime study of Japanese language, culture, and scientific research at Waseda University in Tokyo. She worked as a professional translator, editor, and teacher for 15 years in Japan and the US before founding Seaman Medical, Inc. Lee began developing the 3Cs™ concepts in 2011, and authored International Medical Writing: English for a Global Audience with Tom Lang in 2019.  Her goal is effective documents that can be read quickly and understood accurately.

Amanda Austin, MD

Dr. Amanda Austin received her MD from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 2015 and joined the Seaman Medical team as a medical writer in 2018. She has extensive overseas experience, including a year at Oxford University in England and three months at the Prathima Institute of Medical Sciences in India, and is currently learning Japanese. In addition to her medical training, Dr. Austin understands how to explain research practices and scientific methods and to support Japanese physicians and researchers who are writing for publication.

About Our Company

Seaman Medical was founded by Lee Seaman in July 2000, to meet the growing need for high-quality, accurate, readable medical translation from Japanese to English. As business increased and more clients requested editing as well as translation, we began to incorporate basic principles of effective medical editing, and to offer workshops on creating readable medical translations.

By 2015, our clients were sending projects that required both micro and macro editing, medical writing, document organization, and reference management. As we developed those skills, we also continued to work closely with our clients to help them improve their own English medical writing, and in 2019 we published International Medical Writing: English for a Global Audience.

Today we continue to provide writing support through

  • In-person and online seminars on medical writing for Asian authors
  • Consultation on publication strategies and international presentations in English
  • Medical translation from Japanese to English
  • Micro and macro editing
  • Medical writing based on the client’s outline and reference materials

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