Member since Sep '07

Working languages:
English to Italian
German to Italian

Francesco Pilloni
Biologist and pharmaceutical expert

Local time: 20:14 CET (GMT+1)

Native in: Italian Native in Italian, German Native in German
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Services Translation, Editing/proofreading, Website localization, Software localization
Specializes in:
Medical (general)Medical: Pharmaceuticals
Medical: CardiologyMedical: Health Care
Medical: DentistryBiology (-tech,-chem,micro-)
NutritionScience (general)
Games / Video Games / Gaming / CasinoAutomotive / Cars & Trucks

English to Italian - Rates: 0.07 - 0.10 EUR per word / 25 - 35 EUR per hour
German to Italian - Rates: 0.07 - 0.10 EUR per word / 25 - 35 EUR per hour
Preferred currency EUR
KudoZ activity (PRO) PRO-level points: 468, Questions answered: 261, Questions asked: 33
Payment methods accepted PayPal, Wire transfer, Visa, MasterCard
Experience Years of translation experience: 28. Registered at Sep 2007. Became a member: Sep 2007.
Credentials German to Italian (Camera di Commercio di Cagliari, verified)
English to Italian (Camera di Commercio di Cagliari, verified)
Memberships N/A
Software Across, Adobe Acrobat, MemSource Cloud, Microsoft Office Pro, SDL TRADOS, Translation Workspace, Wordbee
CV/Resume CV and references available on request
Training sessions attended Corso approfondito sulla traduzione medica [download]
Corso approfondito sulla traduzione farmaceutica [download]
Come tradurre acronimi e abbreviazioni nel settore medico [download]
Kurswechsel: Der Weg in die Selbständigkeit [download]
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About me
Personal Information

Nationality: Italian

German High School Diploma (Abitur) 1990
Master Degree in Biology in 1996 at the University of Cagliari (Italy)
Pharmaceutical sales representative from 1998 to 2012

Freelance translator since 1990 CAT Tools: Trados Studio 2011, Across, Memsource


Language skills

Fully bilingual Italian/German
Other source language: English

I am specialized on scientific-technical subjects and particularly skilled in biology, medicine (neurology, cardiology, gynecology, orthopedics, clinical trials, dietetics, nutrition, nephrology, medical devices) and pharmacology (Summary of Product Characteristics, Patient Information Leaflets).

Since 2008 I have focused on the translation and linguistic validation of Clinical Outcomes Assessments (COAs), mostly Patient Reported Outcome (PRO) questionnaires and the adaptation of PILs to QRD templates.
Thanks to my 14 years’ experience as former medical advisor, I’m able to guarantee fast contacts to a large number of patients and/or medical professionals in order to carry out interviews/reviews and set up focus groups for linguistic and cultural validation on a short term basis.


Direct work experience:
IBM Germany; Rottapharm Italia; Boehringer Ingelheim Italia; BiofuturaPharma/Sigma Tau Italia; Università degli Studi Cagliari, Italy
Through agency:
AbbVie; Covance; Icon plc; University of Texas, USA; University of California, USA; The Michael J. Fox Foundation; Bausch & Lomb; EORTC; Sirona/Siemens; Actelion; Array BioPharma; Astellas Pharma; Pfizer; Amgen; AstraZeneca; Bayer; Biogen; Sanofi Aventis; Merck Sharp & Dohme; Vexim S.A.; B.Braun Melsungen; Straumann Dental Implantology; Stada; Actelion Pharmaceuticals; Indiana Hemophilia and Thrombosis Center; Janssen-Cilag; MeritMedical; Alfa Wassermann; NeuraxPharm; Novartis; Cangene Europe; Teofarma srl; UCB Pharma S.A; Ratiopharm; PharmaLex; Sandoz; Baxter AG; Daiichi Sankyo; Lundbeck; Ranbaxy; EG S.p.A; Guerbet; Kwizda Pharma; Pierre Fabre; Ziehm Imaging
Non medical:
SAP; Asiago Cheese; Sigma-Aldrich; Davidoff; DuPont; Borer Chemie; Chemstations; BMW; Wirtgen-Group; Dow Corning; Moby Lines; Rex/Elektrolux; ClearEnergy; UBS; Minox; PriceWaterhouseCoopers; eBay Inc.; Merlin Entertainments UK; ZF Sachs; Consorzio Costa Smeralda; Henkel; Lidl; Bayerische Staatsbrauerei Weihenstephan; Santaverde Naturkosmetik; Siniat; Swarovski, Universal Studios


Sworn translations

Expert Translator and Interpreter for English and German, registered at the Chamber of Commerce of Cagliari, Italy.

Sworn translator and Interpreter for English and German, registered at the Court of Cagliari, Italy
Fields of expertise:
· Live interpreter during trials
· Legal documents
· Medical documents
· Personal documents
· Degrees and Diplomas
· Vehicle and naval registration documents


Rates are for estimation purposes only, and are subject to change upon review of the job.
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: 476
PRO-level pts: 468

Top languages (PRO)
German to Italian436
English to Italian32
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Automotive / Cars & Trucks93
Medical (general)37
Law (general)28
Business/Commerce (general)24
Engineering (general)18
Mechanics / Mech Engineering16
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Profile last updated
Nov 21, 2017

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