Translating technical documents

Different audiences for technical translations

Companies often require technical translations tailored to either internal experts or a wider public readership. These translations cater to two distinct types of readers. On one hand, they are crafted for individuals with a deep understanding of the subject matter, such as international colleagues and engineers. On the other hand, they are directed at readers without prior technical knowledge.

These technical translations play a crucial role in various contexts, including conference presentations, peer-reviewed journals, tender documents, safety data sheets, and B2B client communications. Some technical translations also target end users with limited expertise, covering materials like printer manuals, electric gadget instructions, and sales brochures. Consequently, the language complexity varies, ranging from technical jargon-heavy content to easily comprehensible language.

Technical Translations for the General Public

When seeking precise technical translations from English to German or German to English, count on my extensive expertise and confidence. I specialize in translating diverse technical materials, including product descriptions, user manuals, specifications, and certificates of conformity. While I lack an engineering degree, my experience ensures accurate translations. Feel free to reach out via phone or email to discuss your translation needs.

Matching Translation Expertise with Your Document

For determining the specialization level of your document, consider your intended readers. If your target audience comprises software developers, you’re likely to require a specialized English or German translator. However, if your content employs simple language to explain concepts to non-experts, a translator with general proficiency can assist. I have the ability to intelligently research relevant terminology online, guaranteeing the accuracy, readability, and informativeness of your translated content, mirroring the quality of the original.

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Translation of a portfolio for lift installations

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Translation of a brochure for a software package enabling petrol stations to determine their prices

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Ongoing translation of material data sheets and method statements from English into German


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