Brita Fiess, MA

Medical Translator. Scientific Editor. Medical Writer.

"A real translation is transparent; it does not cover the original, does not block its light, but allows the pure language, as though reinforced by its own medium, to shine upon the original all the more fully."

Walter Benjamin


  • Since 2007: Freelance medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and biotech translator. 
  • Since 2018: Medical writer.
  • Since 2022: Scientific editor.

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Education

  • 1997: Magister Artium (MA); General and Historical Linguistics, English Studies, and Social Anthropology. George-August-University Göttingen, Germany.
  • 1994: Exchange student; University Jyväskylä (Finland), Scholarship (DAAD, Germany, and CIMO, Finland).
  • 1998: International Summer School for Greek Language and Culture, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece), Scholarship (University of Athens, Greece).
  • 1998: International Summer School for Greek Language and Culture, Institute for Balkan Studies (Thessaloniki/Greece), Scholarship (Greek Ministry of Culture).

Memberships

  • Cochrane.

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

  • European Association of Science Editors (EASE).
  • European Medical Writers Association (EMWA).

  • International Health Literacy Association (IHLA).
  • Mediterranean Editors and Translators (MET).

  • Πανελλήνια Ένωση Μεταφραστών (ΠΕΜ)  - Panhellenic Association of Translators (PEM)
  • Plain Language Association (PLAIN).

  • Society for Health Communication.

  • Women in Localization. 


Publications

  •  "Der Genitiv bei Modalverben im Finnischen: Seine Syntax und Semantik in unpersönlichen Nezessivkonstruktionen". Göttinger Linguistische Abhandlungen 1. Göttingen, Peust & Gutschmidt, 2000.
  • Co-editor: Langenscheidt-Euro-Wörterbuch: "Griechisch: Griechisch-Deutsch/Deutsch-Griechisch". Völlige Neubearbeitung. Berlin: Langenscheidt, 2008.
  • Various articles and reviews in peer-reviewed journals for linguistics and language studies.