Fiona Grace Peterson

Contact details
Via Matteotti 2/1
Valsamoggia (BO)
Professional profile
Language pairs
Italian > English
Areas of expertise
Medicine and Health
Veterinary Science
Qualifications and experience

A British freelance translator with an academic and clinical background in nursing, I specialise in the translation of medical texts from Italian to English. With over ten years’ professional translation experience, excellent writing skills and superb research abilities, I focus on providing quality texts with flair and precision, attention to detail and target register, attentive to meeting client needs and deadlines. I translate all types of medical, pharmaceutical and healthcare documentation, with a special interest in cardiology. 

My nursing degree from the University of Bologna, gained in 2014, was taught in Italian and included a number of clinical placements (neurology, cardiology, general surgery, orthopaedic surgical oncology, accident and emergency and mental health). My degree thesis examined the issue of Family Presence - the presence of family members by the patient's bedside during cardiopulmonary resuscitation and invasive procedures. 


Authoring medical translations - to MD or not MD?‚Äč 
Laura C Collada Ali, Fiona Grace Peterson
Medical Writing 2016: Vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 65-69


Continuing professional development

March 2017
The use of song in therapeutic and educational settings
(L’uso della canzone nei contesti terapeutici ed educativi)
A workshop by Gaspare Palmieri and Cristian Grassili
Psicantria (

January 2017
A series of seven webinars on medical devices, specifically;
cardiac, vascular and thoracic surgery; orthopaedic surgery; neurosurgery; ophthalmology; laboratory diagnostics, medical imaging, intensive care      
eCPD Webinars (

November 2016
Pharmacology for medical writers

EMWA conference workshop, Brussels

November 2015
Ethical Issues in Clinical Trials  
EMWA conference workshop, The Hague

May 2015
European Regulatory Procedures for Medical Writers
Key Clinical Documents in Drug Development 
From Protocol to Study Report: What's In-between? 
EMWA conference workshops, Dublin