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English to Italian
Italian to English

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August 2020

Claudio Porcellana
DVM MITI 20+ years medical linguist

Local time: 17:55 CEST (GMT+2)

Native in: Italian (Variant: Standard-Italy) Native in Italian
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I am a DVM (owner of a pet practice for 18 years), a Qualified Member of ITI having passed my exam first time round in the Medicine and pharmaceuticals area, and a Subject Matter Expert in medical translation, with 19+ years spent translating EMA templates, trials, surveys, IVRS/IWRS, ICFs, medical softwares, textbooks and doing editing, Language Quality audits and Linguistically Validated Translation

Value-added services: finding mistakes or ambiguities in the source, consulting with the customer about the objective and target audience of the text, suggesting adaptations, i.e. transcreation

Being both a senior specialized translator/editor and a Subject Matter Expert, I can avoid jargon traps and translate without losing sight of compliance to e.g. QRD templates, EU Medical Directives, ATC-codes, ICD-10, medDRA and Meddev databases, EDQM, ISOs, etc.

Since 2014 I work for a couple of CROs and a functioning-scale developer, doing reconciliation, harmonization, and back-translation, acting as the the Expert Reviewer at the Expert Review Stage

Apart from doing the above mentioned tasks, I don't manage the so-called cognitive debriefing, but I'm asked to give linguistic advice if there is a particularly difficult issue to solve based on the interviews

I have a Professional Indemnity Insurance that covers of EUR

Latest projects:

English translator (after due revision work by their English mother-tongue expert) for the 5M Clinical Veterinary Echography, by Federica Rossi, Giliola Spattini

Ongoing projects:

Italian translator for the app Atlante di anatomia umana by Visible Body 2014 to 2019

Italian translator for Veterinary Focus (former Waltham Focus) magazine and monographs since 2004

Past projects:

PEMT auditor (to understand what is involved) Just in case you will be asked to do some PEMT

Builder of the Babylon English to Italian glossary: Statistica epidemiologica

Italian translator for some major textbooks:

  1. Elsevier Clinica medica veterinaria Malattie del cane e del gatto di Ettinger & Feldman, sesta edizione
  2. UTET Pronto Soccorso Veterinario by Signe J.Plunkett
  3. UTET 5-Minute Veterinary Consult by  Larry Tilley
  4. UTET Anestesia e Analgesia Cane, Gatto, Animali esotici by Seymour & Gleed
  5. UTET Il secondo Cervello di Michael D. Gershon
  6. CSE Nuove Indicazioni nel trattamento del dolore neuropatico 

Special tasks:

Italian to English medical translation: as far as deadlines are adequate and an English mother-tongue reviser follows

Language Quality Assurance audits, English to Italian (finding errors and grading them) and Expert Review in Linguistic Validation (back-translation and harmonization work-flows): 40 EUR/hour - Minimum fee: 40 EUR

Keywords: medical app, Patient Reported Outcomes, Linguistic Validation, Linguistically Validated Translation, transcreation, Accident and emergency medicine, Allergology, Anaesthetics, Biological hematology, Cardiology, Clinical biology, Clinical chemistry, Clinical neurophysiology, Craniofacial surgery, Dental, oral and maxillo-facial surgery, Dermato-venerology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Gastro-enterologic surgery, Gastroenterology, General hematology, General Practice, General surgery, Geriatrics, Immunology, Infectious diseases, Internal medicine, Laboratory medicine, Maxillo-facial surgery, Microbiology, Nephrology, Neuro-psychiatry, Neurology, Neurosurgery, Nuclear medicine, Obstetrics and gynecology, Occupational medicine, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedics, Otorhinolaryngology, Paediatric surgery, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physical medicine and rehabilitation, Plastic surgery, Podiatric Surgery, Radiation Oncology, Radiology, Respiratory medicine, Rheumatology, Stomatology, Thoracic surgery, Tropical medicine, Urology, Vascular surgery, Venereology, veterinary medicine, Animal behavior, Animal welfare, EMA QRD, SMPC, PIL, IFU, IVRS/IWRS, ICF, medical software localization, trials, ATC-code, ICD-10, medDRA, Meddev, EDQM, medical app

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Aug 11

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