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all you can translate - Brita Fiess
Medicine, Dentistry, Biotechnology

Germany
Local time: 23:30 CEST (GMT+2)

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Welcome to my proz.com profile!

I am a freelance translator and medical writer.

My areas of expertise are: 

- Medicine and Medical Technology (including robotics, eHealth, and mHealth)

- Dentistry 

- Pharmaceuticals and Pharmacology

- Biotechnology and Biochemistry

- Genetics and Genomics

- Chemistry

- Clean Room Technology


Education/Work Experience:

- M.A. degree in General and Historical Linguistics, English, and Social Anthropology.

- Lecturer of Modern Greek at the George August University Göttingen (Germany).

- First steps as an in-house translator at the Göttingen Genomics Laboratory of the Institute of Microbiology and Genetics of the George August University Göttingen (Germany).

- Since 2007 full-time freelance translator specialised in medical, dental, and biotech translations.

- Since 2018 freelance medical writer.


Continuing Professional Development in Translation Studies:

-"Translation for environmental organizations I+II" on proz.com.

-"Translating for Food Industry" on proz.com.

-"Medical Journals: Translating like A writer, not a scientist" on proz.com.

-"Die Across Translator Edition v6.3 für Einsteiger". Webinar. 17 January 2017. Across Systems GmbH.

- "Quality Assurance in TWB Kató with lexiQA". Webinar. 27 February 2018. Translators Without Borders in collaboration with lexiqa. Certificate of Participation.

-"Understanding Cancer for Medical Language Professionals" by eCPD Webinars and Jason Willis-Lee. Certificate issued on 8 January 2019.

-"Blood Tests Made Easy for Medical Language Professionals" by eCPD Webinars and Jason Willis-Lee. Certificate issued on 5 February 2019.


Continuing Professional Development in Medical Writing:

- "Inflammation Basics for Medical Writers." Webinar. 16 July 2020. Diana Ribeiro. European Medical Writers. 


Continuing Professional Development in Medicine:

-"Exploring Cancer Medicines" by the University of Leeds on FutureLearn. Statement of Participation issued 27 November 2016.

-"Vital Signs: Understanding What the Body Is Telling Us" by University of Pennsylvania on Coursera. Certificate earned on 7 December 2016.

-"Introduction to the Biology of Cancer" by Johns Hopkins University on Coursera. Certificate (with honours) earned on 9 December 2016.

-"Understanding Cancer Metastasis" by Johns Hopkins University on Coursera. Certificate earned on 30 December 2016.

-"Personalizing the Management of Multiple Sclerosis: Current and Emerging Therapies." Webcast by Med Learning Group. Bruce Cohen, MD, Professor in Neurology. Certificate earned on 14 September 2017.

- "Understanding Dementia". by the University of Tasmania and the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre. Certificate issued February 2018.

- "Preventing Dementia". by the University of Tasmania and the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre. Certificate issued May 2018.

- "Progress in MS Research Live Update 2018". Live Stream. 28 August 2018. MS Research Australia.

- Attendance of the "3. Lungentagung Worms: Asthma, COPD und häufige Begleiterkrankungen" (3rd lung conference on asthma, COPD and common concomitant diseases). Worms, 22. September 2018.

- "Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics." by University of Birmingham on FutureLearn. Certificate of Achievement earned on 10 March 2019. 

- "Good Brain, Bad Brain: Parkinson's Disease." by University of Birmingham on FutureLearn. Certificate of Achievement earned on 12 March 2019. 

- "Good Brain, Bad Brain: Drug Origins." by University of Birmingham on FutureLearn. Certificate of Achievement earned on 15 April 2019. 

- "It Starts with Your Heart: Understanding Heart and Circulatory Diseases." by the British Heart Foundation on FutureLearn. Certificate of Achievement earned on 14 January 2020. 

- "The Rise of Coronavirus Diseases." Webinar. 21 May 2020. Dr. Sergey Sulima. European Medical Writers. 


Continuing Professional Development in Dentistry:

-"Introduction to Dental Medicine" by University of Pennsylvania on Coursera. Certificate earned on 21 October 2016.

-"Implant Dentistry" by The University of Hong Kong on Coursera. Certificate earned on 12 November 2016.

- Visit to the International Dental Show 2017 (IDS 2017). 

-"Success and Failure with Dental Implants: Comprehensive Maintenance of Patients with Dental Implants". Webinar. 28 March 2017. Nikos Mattheos, DDS, MASc, PhD, on Curaden Campus. Certificate earned on 29 March 2017.

- "Sofortimplantation und Sofortversorgung". Live Webinar. 27 September 2018. Dr. Joachim Beck-Mußotter on Dental Tribune DT Study Club. Certificate earned on 28 September 2018.

- "Mundgesundheit und Allgemeinerkrankungen - Welche Zusammenhänge gibt es?". Live Webinar. 28 November 2018. Priv. Doz. Dr. Dirk Ziebolz M.Sc. on Dental Tribune DT Study Club. Certificate earned on 28 November 2018.


Continuing Professional Development in Medical Technology:

- "Genomic Medicine: Transforming Patient Care in Diabetes." by University of Exeter on FutureLearn. Certificate of Achievement earned on 25 April 2019.

-"Ultrasound Imaging: What Is Inside?" by University of Twente on FutureLearn. Certificate of Achievement earned on 17 July 2020.

-"MedTech: Digital Health and Wearable Technology" by University of Leeds on FutureLearn. Certificate of Achievement earned on 21 July 2020.


Continuing Professional Development in eHealth:

- "Protecting Health Data in the Modern Age: Getting to Grips with the GDPR." by University of Groningen on FutureLearn. Certificate of Achievement earned on 9 March 2019.

-"Managing Your Health Data?" by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology on FutureLearn. Certificate of Achievement earned on 20 July 2020.


Continuing Professional Development in Biotechnology:

-"Introduction to Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Technology". Webinar. 12 January 2017. Wolfgang Krebs, PhD, QIAGEN AG.

-"Bioprinting: 3D Printing Body Parts" by University of Wollongong on FutureLearn. Statement of Participation issued 26 March 2017.


Continuing Professional Development in Biology:

-"Understanding Plants - Part I: What a Plant Knows" by Tel Aviv University on Coursera. Certificate earned on 11 February 2018.

- "How does the Body Use DNA as as Blueprint?" by University of Aberdeen on FutureLearn. Certificate of Achievement earned on 29 April 2019. 


Memberships/Affiliations:

Mediterranean Editors and Translators (MET)

European Medical Writers Association (EMWA)

European Academy of Neurology (EAN)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde (DGZMK)


Stays abroad:

1994: University of Jyväskylä (Scholarship granted by DAAD/CIMO)

1998: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Scholarship granted by the University of Athens)

1998: Institute for Balkan Studies (Scholarship granted by the Greek Ministry of Culture)


Volunteer Translations:

Translators without Borders, RareConnect, Cochrane.


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This user has earned KudoZ points by helping other translators with PRO-level terms. Click point total(s) to see term translations provided.

Total pts earned: 215
PRO-level pts: 211


Top languages (PRO)
English to German103
German to English81
French to German16
Greek to German7
German to Greek4
Top general fields (PRO)
Medical115
Tech/Engineering44
Other16
Science12
Law/Patents8
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Medical (general)62
Medical: Instruments31
Medical: Dentistry22
Chemistry; Chem Sci/Eng15
Agriculture12
IT (Information Technology)11
Medical: Cardiology8
Pts in 11 more flds >

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Keywords: medicine, histology, pathology, oncology, ophthalmology, cardiology, urology, life sciences, wound care, surgery, orthopedics, medical technology, medical devices, dentistry, implant dentistry, implantology, orthodontics, dental technology dental instruments, pharmaceuticals, pharmacology, clinical trials, biotechnology, in vitro diagnostics, genetics, genomics, next-generation sequencing, proteomics, virology, immunology, biology microbiology, cell biology, plant biology, chemistry, laboratory technology laboratory devices, cleanroom technology, waste water management, waste management, air pollution control, renewable energies, English, French, Greek, Latin, German, translation, translator.


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