Brita Fiess

Contact details
Augustastr. 12
Herxheim
76863
Germany
Professional profile
Activities
Editing
Translating
Writing
Language pairs
English > German
French > German
Greek > German
Latin > German
Areas of expertise
Medicine and Health
Natural Sciences
Pharmaceuticals
Veterinary Science
Qualifications and experience
Short Biography:
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).
Degree: M. A. (Grade: "Excellent").
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 as an 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 proz.com Certified PRO Network for the language combination English to German.

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

Memberships/Affiliations:
Deutscher Verband der freien Übersetzer und Dolmetscher e.V. (DVÜD)
Mediterranean Editors and Translators (MET)
European Medical Writers Association (EMWA)
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Zahn-, Mund- und Kieferheilkunde (DGZMK)
European Academy of Neurology (EAN).
Publications
Selected Published Translations:
"Interventionen für den Ersatz fehlender Zähne: Behandlung von Periimplantitis". Cochrane Plain Language Summary. Original Version: "Interventions for replacing missing teeth. Treatment of peri-implantitis."
"Cholesterinasehemmer sind für Personen mit Parkinson-Krankheit und Parkinson-Demenz von Nutzen". Cochrane Plain Language Summary. Original Version: "Cholesterinase inhibitors are beneficial for people with Parkinson's disease and dementia".
"Die Verwendung von Bypasspräparaten zur Prävention von Blutungen bei Personen mit Hämophilie mit inhibitorischen Antikörpern". Cochrane Plain Language Summary. Original Version: "The use of bypassing agents for preventing bleeding in people with hemophilia with inhibitors".
"Instillationstechniken für topische Medikamente bei Grünem Star". Cochrane Plain Language Summary. Original Version: "Topical medicine instillation techniques for glaucoma".
"Vergleichende Wirksamkeit und Risiko-Nutzen-Verhältnis von Modulatoren und Suppressiva des Immunsystems bei Personen mit Multipler Sklerose." Cochrane Plain Language Summary. Original Version: "Comparative efficacy and risk-benefit balance of modulator and suppressant drugs of the immune system in people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)".
"1.3 Eine Assoziation bedeutet nicht unweigerlich eine Ursache-Wirkungs-Beziehung". Wissen was wirkt. 26 October 2018. Original Version: "Association is not the same as causation". John Castle. 23 June 2017. Students 4 Best Evidence.
"1.6 Die Meinung von Experten ist nicht immer richtig". Wissen was wirkt. 17 January 2019. Original Version: "Expert opinion is not always right". Eero Teppo. 7 July 2017. Students 4 Best Evidence.
"1.8 Mehr ist nicht notwendigerweise besser". Wissen was wirkt. 6 February 2019. Original Version: "More is not necessarily better". Ed Walsh. 14 July 2017. Students 4 Best Evidence.

Published Blogs:
"Multiple Sklerose: Eine Krankheit, viele Gesichter, wenig gute Informationen". Wissen was wirkt. 15 November 2017.
"Verlaufsmodifizierende Therapien bei MS - Recap der Cochrane Evicenz". Wissen was wirkt. 28 November 2017.
"Viel Angebot, wenig Evidenz: Ernährung und Nahrungsergänzung bei Multipler Sklerose". Wissen was wirkt. 13 December 2017.
Other
Continuing Professional Development in Translation Studies:
-"Translation for environmental organizations I+II" on proz.com.
-"Translating for Food Industry" on proz.com.
-"Medical Journals: Translating like A writer, not a scientist" on 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. Certificate of Participation.
-"Understanding Cancer for Medical Language Professionals" by eCPD Webinars and Jason Willis-Lee. Certificate issued on 8 January 2019.
-"Blood Tests Made Easy for Medical Language Professionals" by eCPD Webinars and Jason Willis-Lee. Certificate issued on 5 February 2019.

Continuing Professional Development in Medicine:
-"Exploring Cancer Medicines" by the University of Leeds on FutureLearn. Statement of Participation issued 27 November 2016.
-"Vital Signs: Understanding What the Body Is Telling Us" by University of Pennsylvania on Coursera. Certificate earned on 7 December 2016.
-"Introduction to the Biology of Cancer" by Johns Hopkins University on Coursera. Certificate (with honours) earned on 9 December 2016.
-"Understanding Cancer Metastasis" by Johns Hopkins University on Coursera. Certificate earned on 30 December 2016.
-"Personalizing the Management of Multiple Sclerosis: Current and Emerging Therapies." Webcast by Med Learning Group. Bruce Cohen, MD, Professor in Neurology. Certificate earned on 14 September 2017.
- "Understanding Dementia". by the University of Tasmania and the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre. Certificate issued February 2018.
- "Preventing Dementia". by the University of Tasmania and the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre. Certificate issued May 2018.
- "Progress in MS Research Live Update 2018". Live Stream. 28 August 2018. MS Research Australia.
- Attendance of the "3. Lungentagung Worms: Asthma, COPD und häufige Begleiterkrankungen" (3rd lung conference on asthma, COPD and common concomitant diseases). Worms, 22. September 2018.
- "Protecting Health Data in the Modern Age: Getting to Grips with the GDPR." by University of Groningen on FutureLearn. Certificate of Achievement earned on 9 March 2019.
- "Good Brain, Bad Brain: Basics." by University of Birmingham on FutureLearn. Certificate of Achievement earned on 10 March 2019.
- "Good Brain, Bad Brain: Parkinson's Disease." by University of Birmingham on FutureLearn. Certificate of Achievement earned on 12 March 2019.
- "Good Brain, Bad Brain: Drug Origins." by University of Birmingham on FutureLearn. Certificate of Achievement earned on 15 April 2019.

Continuing Professional Development in Dentistry:
-"Introduction to Dental Medicine" by University of Pennsylvania on Coursera. Certificate earned on 21 October 2016.
-"Implant Dentistry" by The University of Hong Kong on Coursera. Certificate earned on 12 November 2016.
- 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. Certificate earned on 29 March 2017.
- "Sofortimplantation und Sofortversorgung". Live Webinar. 27 September 2018. Dr. Joachim Beck-Mußotter on Dental Tribune DT Study Club. Certificate earned on 28 September 2018.
- "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. Certificate earned on 28 November 2018.

Continuing Professional Development in Biotechnology:
-"Introduction to Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) Technology". Webinar. 12 January 2017. Wolfgang Krebs, PhD, QIAGEN AG.
-"Bioprinting: 3D Printing Body Parts" by the University of Wollongong on FutureLearn. Statement of Participation issued 26 March 2017.

Continuing Professional Development in Biology:
-"Understanding Plants - Part I: What a Plant Knows" by Tel Aviv University on Coursera. Certificate earned on 11 February 2018.