Technical translation poses specific challenges. It is not enough just to understand the language – understanding how things work is also essential in order to convey the meaning correctly.
Technical texts typically use industry-specific or even company-specific terminology and can require significant research effort on the part of the translator.
The more specialised the text, the greater the challenge. We always assign a proven technical translator with the relevant background and skills, and also liaise closely with the client where necessary to ensure the right outcome. This may include requesting relevant background material, such as images or technical drawings, prior to starting work.
We have extensive experience of translating technical material across a range of fields, including the automotive sector, construction, e-commerce, environmental technology, IT, medical devices and lighting.
The document types involved range from assembly instructions to detailed technical descriptions and reports.