Working languages:
English to Italian

Sonia Bartoli
Medical Translation English > Italian

Alexandria, Virginia, United States
Local time: 10:12 EST (GMT-5)

Native in: Italian Native in Italian
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Born, brought up and educated in Italy (Diploma di Maturità Scientifica, Liceo Scientifico Paolo Frisi, Monza; Politecnico di Milano, Milan), I currently reside in Alexandria, VA (USA), and am self-employed, full-time, as a technical translator. I started my career the non-traditional way, thanks to a passion for language, life sciences, and medical technology. After an initial stint working in-house at a translation agency and learning the ropes, I debuted my freelance career as a Medical Translator in 1990.

Since then, I have translated a wide variety of texts into my native language, Italian.

I have honed my expertise through hands-on translation experience and in-depth terminological research in several medical areas, such as medical devices (with emphasis on endovascular and other interventional/diagnostic minimally invasive surgical devices), IVD, medical laboratory equipment, and clinical studies. I also enjoy working on harmonized translation of health outcomes and QOL questionnaires.

I am detail-oriented, sensitive to each project's specific requirements, and aware of cultural adaptation and ethical issues. I constantly seek knowledge in order to achieve a better understanding of my end-clients', needs, products and services. I aim to provide engaging and technically accurate texts that read as if they had been authored in the target language, specifically for their intended target audiences.

While I do not use MT (machine translation) or cloud-based applications due to quality and confidentiality issues, I avail myself of up-to-date translation technologies, and can assist with the various stages of the translation workflow.

​My core mission is to make my clients' translation experience simple, enjoyable, collaborative, and worry-free, by consistently providing uncompromising quality and a high degree of efficiency, accuracy and punctuality, with a personal touch and definite emphasis on direct, clear communication. Aware that getting it right the first time is the best way to maximize my end-clients' return on their translation investment, I strive to go beyond the basics by offering a highly professional service, complete with cultural insight and expertise, knowledge and reliability. I consider myself a partner in translation, and am committed to building sustained relationships based on integrity, loyalty and trust.


Terminology Development/Glossary Compilation

Medical Translation

Technical Editing


Harmonized Translation

Pre-Print Review

For private clients, I also provide notarized (US) translation into Italian of certificates (birth, death, marriage).


Through the years, I have translated and reviewed millions of words, primarily within the following types of documents:

Medical device IFUs

Medical device spec sheets and brochures

Clinical trial documents (clinical trial protocols, informed consent forms, patient diaries, health outcomes/QOL
questionnaires, rating scales)

Patient/clinician-facing information booklets

Operator’s manuals, installation guides and QRGs for laboratory and surgical equipment, and various other hospital/OR systems

Training materials (brochures and e-learning courses)

Patient-facing software

Medical device/lab equipment firmware

Medical marketing texts ​​and Powerpoint presentations

Specific Fields

Following are just some of the medical subject areas that I've had the pleasure to work in:

Endovascular repair of AAAs

​Drug-eluting stents/expandable stents


Patient transport systems

Urological devices (e.g. urethral/ureteral stents)

OB/GYN devices

RF equipment for use in the OR

Disposable sensors (temp, SpO2, etc.)


Fistula plugs

Blood gas ​analyzers


Contact lens care products

Safety syringes

Electronic and paper patient diaries


Urgent field safety notices for pharma and med dev

Inflation devices

Balloon catheters

Virtual reality tools for patient assessment

Glucose meters​

SVC filters

Wound dressings

Breathing systems/assisted ventilation

Multi-component stent systems

Automated assays

Coronary scaffold systems

Surgical instrument sterilization systems

Bipolar surgical instruments/irrigators/generators

Bone cements/bone cement mixers

Electric hospital beds

Powered OR equipment

Wound drainage systems​

Pharma press releases


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Total pts earned: 8
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English to Italian8
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Medical (general)8

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Profile last updated
Nov 26

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