Medical Writing Authors Paolo Rega

Paolo Rega
Section Editor - Gained in Translation

Member of the National Association of Science Writers (NASW) and the European Medical Writers Association. After realizing that I liked a lot studying but not that much being in a lab all day long, I began looking around, until finally came across medical writing. Needless to say, that was a revelation to me: I started my own business as medical writer and translator back in 2014 and continue this adventure and journey today.  


Gained in Translation - Volume 31, Issue 2

In the March 2021 edition of Medical Writing, this column made a brief journey through the classical roots of medical terminology and showed how this developed in English over the centuries. Medicine was born in ancient Greece, where for the first…

Gained in Translation - Volume 30, Issue 2

With 10 years of experience in medical and pharmaceutical translation, I have translated for patients, pharmaceutical companies, researchers, and students many times. Translation is the process of understanding a text in a foreign language and…

Gained in Translation - Volume 30, Issue 1

Exploring the classical roots of medical terminology Introduction Teaching and learning medical terminology is considered a problem, both for teachers, who are supposed to convey scientific concepts hidden in ambiguous lexemes, and for students,…


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