Brita Fiess, M.A.

Translator, Medical Writer, Linguist

 

  • Since 2007 full-time freelance translator specialised in medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and biotech translations.
  • Since 2013 member of the proz.com Certified PRO Network for the language combination English to German.   
  • Since 2018 freelance medical writer.

Education:

  • 1990 –1997  General and Historical Linguistics, English, Social Anthropology: George August University Göttingen, Germany, M.A. (“Distinction”).

  • 1994  Exchange student: University of Jyväskylä, Finland (scholarship by DAAD (Germany) and CIMO (Finland)).

  • 1998  International summer school for Greek language and culture: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece (scholarship by the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens).

  • 1998  International summer school for Greek language and culture: Institute of Balkan Studies, Thessaloniki, Greece (scholarship by the Greek Ministry of Culture).

 Memberships/Affiliations: 

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

  • European Medical Writers Association (EMWA).

  • Mediterranean Editors and Translators (MET).

  • Women in Localization.

 Continuing Professional Development in Translation Studies: 

  • "Translation for environmental organizations I+II". Webinar. proz.com.
  • "Translating for Food Industry". Webinar. proz.com.
  • "Medical Journals: Translating like A Writer, Not A Scientist". Webinar. proz.com.
  • "The Patient's Perspective: Best Practices for Translating ICFs and PILs". Webinar. proz.com.
  • "How to align your legacy translations in order to obtain a Translation Memory for future use". Webinar. proz.com.
  • "The Anatomy of a Clinical Trial Protocol: Important Concepts and Essential Terminology for Accurate Translation". Webinar. 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.
  • "Understanding Cancer for Medical Language Professionals". Webinar. 8 January 2019. eCPD Webinars and Jason Willis-Lee. 
  • "Blood Tests Made Easy for Medical Language Professionals". Webinar. 5 February 2019. eCPD Webinars and Jason Willis-Lee. 
  • "Let's Talk About Capturing the Patient's Voice in Translation". Webinar. Multilingual Summer Series 2021. 26 August 2021.

Continuing Professional Development in Medical Writing:  

  • "Inflammation Basics for Medical Writers." Webinar. 16 July 2020. Diana Ribeiro. European Medical Writers.
  • "Veterinary Articles for Scientific Journals: Case Reports. Webinar. 12 February 2021. Dr. med. vet. Cemile Jakopoglu. European Medical Writers.
  •  "Introduction to Medical Writing: A Beginner's Guide for Future Medical Writers." Zoom Session. 17 September 2021. Dr. Mohamed Salman.
  • “Health Writing for a Healthier Life.” Webinar. 27 September 2021. Andrea Rossi. European Medical Writers (EMWA).

Continuing Professional Development in Medicine: 

  •  "Exploring Cancer Medicines". MOOC. University of Leeds on FutureLearn.
  •  "Vital Signs: Understanding What the Body is Telling Us".MOOC. University of Pennsylvania on Coursera.
  • "Introduction to the Biology of Cancer". MOOC. Johns Hopkins University on Coursera. 
  • "Understanding Cancer Metastasis". MOOC. Johns Hopkins University on Coursera. 
  • "Personalizing the Management of Multiple Sclerosis: Current and Emerging Therapies." Webinar. 14 September 2017. Bruce Cohen, MD, Professor in Neurology, via Med Learning Group. 
  • "Understanding Dementia". MOOC. University of Tasmania and Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.
  • "Preventing Dementia". MOOC. University of Tasmania and Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.
  • "Progress in MS Research Live Update 2018". Live-Stream. 28 August 2018. MS Research Australia.
  • "3. Lungentagung Worms: Asthma, COPD und häufige Begleiterkrankungen." Conference. Worms. 22 September 2018.
  • "Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics". MOOC. University of Birmingham on FutureLearn.
  • "Good Brain, Bad Brain: Parkinson's Disease". MOOC. University of Birmingham on FutureLearn.
  • "Good Brain, Bad Brain: Drug Origins". MOOC. University of Birmingham on FutureLearn.
  • "It Starts with Your Heart: Understanding Heart and Circulatory Diseases". MOOC British Heart Foundation on FutureLearn.
  • "The Rise of Coronavirus Diseases." Webinar. 21 May 2020. Dr. Sergey Sulima. European Medical Writers.
  • "Inflammation and Type 2 Diabetes: Pathogenesis and Current Treatment Protocols". Webinar. 10. November 2020. Prof. Marc Y. Donath on Curaden Academy.
  • virtual.MEDICA + virtual.COMPAMED 2020. International medical trade fair. 16 - 19 November 2020.
  • "Causes of Human Disease: Understanding Cardiovascular Disease". MOOC. University of Leeds on FutureLearn.
  • "Understanding Multiple Sclerosis". MOOC. University of Tasmania and Menzies Institute for Medical Research.
  • Nationale Konferenz zu Seltenen Erkrankungen (NAKSE) 2021 (National Conference on Rare Diseases). 23-24 September 2021.

Continuing Professional Development in Dentistry: 

  • "Introduction to Dental Medicine". MOOC. University of Pennsylvania on Coursera.
  • "Implant Dentistry". MOOC. University of Hong Kong on Coursera.
  • 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.
  • "Sofortimplantation und Sofortversorgung". Live Webinar. 27  September 2018. Dr. Joachim Beck-Mußotter on Dental Tribune DT Study Club. 
  • "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. 
  • "Deutscher Zahnärztetag 2020: Orale Medizin und Immunkompetenz". Online Conference. 13 November 2020.
  • "Periodontitis: A Crash Course in the Context of the New World Workshop Classification, from Diagnosis to Treatment and Maintenance". Webinar. 8 March 2021. Dr. Jonathan du Toit on Curaden Campus.
  • "Digital Solutions in Implant Dentistry - Tools to Increase Predictability and Success in Your Implant Cases". Live Webinar. 17 June 2021. Dr. Marcus Dagnelid on Ostell Campus.
  • International Dental Show 2021 (IDS 2021) via IDSconnect. 

Continuing Professional Development in Medical Technology: 

  • "Genomic Medicine: Transforming Patient Care in Diabetes". MOOC. University of Exeter on FutureLearn.
  • "Ultrasound Imaging: What Is Inside?" . MOOC. University of Twente on FutureLearn.
  • "MedTech: Digital Health and Wearable Technology" . MOOC. University of Leeds on FutureLearn.

Continuing Professional Development in eHealth: 

  • "Protecting Health Data in the Modern Age: Getting to Grips with the GDPR." MOOC. University of Groningen on FutureLearn."
  • "Managing Your Health Data". MOOC. European Institute of Innovation and Technology on FutureLearn.

Continuing Professional Development in Biotechnology: 

  •  "Introduction to Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Technology". Webinar. 12 January 2017. Dr. Wolfgang Krebs, QIAGEN AG. 
  • "Bioprinting: 3D Printing Body Parts". MOOC. University of Wollongong on FutureLearn.

Continuing Professional Development in Biology: 

  • "Understanding Plants - Part I: What a Plant Knows". MOOC. Tel Aviv University on Coursera.
  • "How does the Body Use DNA as a Blueprint?". MOOC. University of Aberdeen on FutureLearn.
  • "Soils: Introducing the World Beneath Our Feet". MOOC. Lancaster University on FutureLearn.

Continuing Professional Development in Cleanroom Technology: 

  • Cleanzone 2020. International trade fair for contamination control and cleanroom technology. 18-19 November 2020.

 

Selected Published Translations:  

Published Blogs:

 Publications:  

  • "Der Genitiv bei Modalverben im Finnischen: Seine Syntax und Semantik in unpersönlichen Nezessivkonstruktionen." Göttinger Linguistische Abhandlungen 1. Göttingen, Peust & Gutschmidt, 2000.
  • Co-worker of the revised edition of the Greek/German Euro Dictionary published by the renowned publishing house Langenscheidt: Griechisch: Griechisch-Deutsch/Deutsch-Griechisch. Völlige Neubearbeitung. Berlin: Langenscheidt, 2008.
  • Various publications in linguistics' and philological journals. 

Volunteering: