Brita Fiess

  • Graduate Studies: General and Historical Linguistics, English Philology, and Social Anthropology at the George August University Göttingen, Germany.
  • Classical Studies:  Latin and  Greek ("Großes Latinum" and "Graecum").
  • Student assistant in the project "Current-Contents North America" of the State and University Library of Lower Saxony at Göttingen which was financed by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation).
  •  Magister Artium (M.A.).
  • Graduate assistant to the Chair of Byzantine and Modern Greek Philology as well as Lecturer of Modern Greek at the Seminar of Classical Philology of the George August University Göttingen, Germany.
  • First steps in translation as in-house translator at the Göttigen Genomics Laboratory of the Institute for Microbiology and Genetics of the George August University Göttingen, Germany.
  • Since 2007 full-time freelance translator specialised in medical, dental, pharmaceutical, and biotech translations.
  • Since 2013 member of the Certified PRO Network for the language combination English to German.   
  • Since 2018 freelance medical writer.

Stays Abroad:    

  • 1994: University of Jyväskylä (Finland): Scholarship by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and CIMO (Finland).
  • 1998: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece): Scholarship by the  University of Athens.
  • 1998: Institute for Balkan Studies (Thessaloniki/Greece): Scholarship by the Greek Ministery of Culture. 

 Continuing Professional Development in Translation Studies: 

  • "Translation for environmental organizations I+II". Webinar.
  • "Translating for Food Industry". Webinar.
  • "Medical Journals: Translating like A Writer, Not A Scientist". Webinar.
  • "The Patient's Perspective: Best Practices for Translating ICFs and PILs". Webinar.
  • "How to align your legacy translations in order to obtain a Translation Memory for future use". Webinar.
  • "The Anatomy of a Clinical Trial Protocol: Important Concepts and Essential Terminology for Accurate Translation". Webinar.
  • "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. 

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.

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.

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.

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 via FutureLearn."
  • "Managing Your Health Data". MOOC. European Institute of Innovation and Technology via 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:


  • "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.