Working languages:
Italian to English

Fiona Grace Peterson
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Native in: English (Variant: UK) Native in English
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This person has translated 26,286 words for Translators without Borders
This person is a top KudoZ point holder in Italian to English
Account type Freelance translator and/or interpreter, Identity Verified Verified member
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, MT post-editing
Specializes in:
Medical: PharmaceuticalsMedical: Health Care
Medical: CardiologyMedical: Instruments
Medical (general)Nutrition
Art, Arts & Crafts, PaintingPhotography/Imaging (& Graphic Arts)
Cooking / CulinaryFood & Drink

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Words translated: 26,286
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 1980, Questions answered: 831, Questions asked: 446
Translation education Graduate diploma - CTI, Milan
Experience Years of experience: 20. Registered at Mar 2004. Became a member: Aug 2004.
Credentials Italian to English (CTI, Milan)
Italian to English (University of Westminster)
Italian to English (University of Bologna (School of Nursing) )
Italian to English (Institute of Linguists Educational Trust (Chartered Institute of Linguists))
Memberships CIOL, MET
Software Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, SDL TRADOS
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A British freelance translator with an academic and clinical background in nursing, I specialise in the translation of medical texts from Italian to English.

With over fifteen years' professional translation experience, excellent writing skills and superb research abilities, I focus on providing quality texts with flair and precision, attention to detail and target register, attentive to meeting client needs and deadlines.​

I translate all types of medical, pharmaceutical and healthcare documentation, with a special interest in cardiology, radiology, endocrinology and diabetes.

I also have broad experience in translating the arts and the humanities.


I offer both translation and editing services.
I will also consider post-editing projects if the output is of reasonable quality.


I am a member of the association Mediterranean Editors and Translators (MET) and the Chartered Institute of Linguists (CIoL). I am committed to ongoing professional development through these associations, as well as taking advantage of other educational and training opportunities as these arise.

Recent medical conferences attended:

Challenges in liver resection and transplantation
12 - 14 December 2018
Policlinico di Modena, Modena, Italy

Sperimentazioni cliniche in oncologia: scienza, etica e legge a confronto
3 December 2018
Centro Oncologico Modenese, Modena, Italy

Patrizio Parisini Memorial spinal surgery conference
23-24 November 2018
Istituto Ortopedico Rizzoli, Bologna, Italy

Il diabete è uguale per tutti 
21 November 2018
Novotel Bologna Fiera, Bologna, Italy

Uric Acid and Cardiometabolic Disease: From Bench to Bedside  
13-14 November 2018
Palazzo Re Enzo, Bologna, Italy

Workshops attended to date:

March 2017
The use of song in therapeutic and educational settings (L’uso della canzone nei contesti terapeutici ed educativi)
A workshop by Gaspare Palmieri and Cristian Grassili
Psicantria (

January 2017
A series of seven webinars on medical devices, specifically; cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery; orthopaedic surgery; neurosurgery; ophthalmology; laboratory diagnostics, medical imaging; intensive care
eCPD Webinars (

November 2016
Pharmacology for medical writers
EMWA conference workshop, Brussels

November 2015
Ethical Issues in Clinical Trials
EMWA conference workshop, The Hague

May 2015
European Regulatory Procedures for Medical Writers
Key Clinical Documents in Drug Development
From Protocol to Study Report: What's In-between?
EMWA conference workshops, Dublin

Please feel free to contact me for more information. I am more than happy to provide a free, no obligation quote, and no job is too small.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN)
University of Bologna, 2014
Thesis on the presence of family members during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and invasive procedures.
Included clinical placements in neurology, cardiology, general and orthopaedic surgery, accident & emergency and psychiatry.

Postgraduate qualification in medicine and pharmacology for translators (Master per Traduttori e Interpreti in Medicina e Farmacologia)
CTI, Milan, 2009

Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons) in Modern Languages (German and Italian)
University of Westminster, London, 1995


Authoring medical translations - to MD or not MD?​ (author)
Laura C Collada Ali, Fiona Grace Peterson
Medical Writing 2016: Vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 65-69

Accidents and injuries related to powered paragliding: a cross-sectional study (translator)
Francesco Feletti, Jeff Goin
BMJ Open, 2014: 4

Although I have translated many medical texts, these are the only two in the public domain.
To date, I have translated over a million words of medical documentation.


Volunteer translator for Translators Without Borders
Volunteer work with ambulance service (Pubblica Assistenza di Castello di Serravalle, Bologna)
Search and rescue work with K9 Response Unit (Unità Cinofila Torrefire, San Lazzaro, Bologna)

Italian to English volunteer translator
Italian to English volunteer translator

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: 2377
PRO-level pts: 1980

Top languages (PRO)
Italian to English1938
English to Italian38
German to English4
Top general fields (PRO)
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Top specific fields (PRO)
Medical (general)585
General / Conversation / Greetings / Letters135
Medical: Cardiology115
Medical: Health Care83
Medical: Pharmaceuticals71
Certificates, Diplomas, Licenses, CVs66
Poetry & Literature64
Pts in 63 more flds >

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