Fiona Peterson

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

When it comes to medical translations, accuracy is imperative. Poorly translated documents can dent your reputation and the long-term welfare of your business. Most importantly, they could jeopardise patients’ health. Why take the risk?

Medical translation requires specialist knowledge, both theoretical and applied. I’m a British freelance translator and nursing graduate, giving me a strong academic and clinical background in medicine, nursing and healthcare. When you hire me, you will be working with a qualified expert in the medical translation field.

With over fifteen years' professional translation experience, excellent writing skills, and meticulous research abilities, you can expect quality texts with flair and precision. I approach every project with the utmost attention to detail and target register, and with attentiveness to meeting your needs and deadlines.

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. 

I was also awarded a degree in Modern Languages (Italian and German) from the University of Westminster in London in 1995.


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