Technical Translation

12
May

RFP Translation for Winning Proposals

In today’s global marketplace, your company can participate in competitive bidding processes worldwide. But when responding to a request for proposal (RFP) from a company in another country, you need to submit a compelling proposal that communicates clearly in their target language and avoids cultural pitfalls.  When responding to a request for proposal from a client who uses a different

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1
Apr

Industries That Need Professional Technical Translation Services

In this article, we will examine several industries that benefit from professional technical translation services, as well as the types of documents that technical translators often handle.

11
Dec

Your Guide to Creating a Glossary for Technical Translation

When growing your business involves entering new markets, how you manage terminology across multiple languages becomes critically important. Accurate and credible translations represent a competitive advantage in today’s market. This is especially so for technical translation.  What would happen if your translated material was inconsistent? How can you make sure your brand’s voice isn’t diluted or drowned out? How can

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29
Nov

File Types and Technical Document Translation

Technical document translation encompasses much more than Word documents, PDFs, and even InDesign files. For example, complex technical documentation requires specific software packages. Programs like Adobe FrameMaker and MadCap Flare allow companies to create and format large and sophisticated documents such as instruction manuals, help files, and learning user guides.  These programs offer special features that standard word processors do not, such

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26
Oct

Technical Translation: Best Practices for Usability

Every document or application has both a target audience and a purpose. Usability is how we measure whether the target reader can use the document for its intended purpose. Let’s take an example from everyday life. If you purchase an electric pressure cooker and you have never used one before, you will need to read the user manual. If the

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28
Sep

The Return on Investment of Technical Translation Services

When companies begin planning their expansion into new markets, they quickly realize that technical translation is vital to their success. Accurate translation—delivered on-time and on budget—can make or break an expansion. In other words, an investment in technical translation services is an investment in the company’s future growth. But all too often, translation and localization are wrongly perceived as a
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18
Aug

The High Cost of Inaccuracy in Translating Technical Texts

The High Cost of Inaccuracy in Translating Technical Texts (or What Can Go Wrong in Technical Translation) Inaccuracies when translating technical texts can lead directly to problems such as misuse of a device. But the initial error can also cause a domino effect that leads to a cascade of other problems, some of which may not be apparent right away.

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14
Jul

Why Technical Documentation Translation Services Still Rely On Human Translators

If you pay attention to news from the translation and localization world, you are undoubtedly aware that machine translation has become increasingly sophisticated in the past few years.  Using machine translation (MT) for technical documentation translation might sound appealing. After all, technical documentation translation services can be costly: documents are often long, they require specialized translators, and they may need

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23
Jun

What You Need to Know to Better Prepare for Your Arabic Translation Project

The Middle East region has been a very promising market in the past years due to its significant economical development. Therefore, it presents a massive opportunity to businesses for market expansion. Arabic is a growing language spoken by an estimated 420 million people, mainly from the Middle East and parts of Africa. Addressing this audience in their native language is

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13
May

What You Need To Know Before Translating Your Technical Document To Spanish

Chances are that you landed on this page because you are considering or have decided to translate your technical documents to Spanish. You probably have to make critical decisions regarding how to do it best. Technical translation is one of the most underrated localization projects. No matter how time-consuming and challenging it might be, it counts when it comes to

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