English to German Technical Translation
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Technical texts often have a high degree of specialized terminology and usually deal with complex products and processes. Therefore, it is crucial that a technical translator has in-depth knowledge of the subject matter and the skill to convey the meaning in an accurate and concise way that will be easy to understand for the reader.
As an experienced technical translator with a background in engineering, I can provide you with high-quality translations that are easy to read, while ensuring consistent terminology, adherence to technical writing conventions as well as general scientific soundness.
Category: Agricultural machines (harvesters & attachments)
Editing of an operator’s handbook
Category: CNC vision measurement system
Translation of installation guides
Category: High-volume low-speed fans (HVLS)
Translation of e-learning material for operators
Category: Logistics (forklifts)
- Data Sheets
- Technical Documentation
- Operating Manuals
- User Guides
- Device Manuals
- Installation Instructions
- Technical Drawings (CAD, BIM etc…)
- Patents (Applications, Supporting Documentation)
- Online Help Files
- Animations & Product Videos
- “Getting Started” Guides
- CE declarations of conformity
- Mechanical Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Metrology & Measurement Technology
- Integrated Circuits (ICs)
- Aerospace Engineering
- Safety at Work
- Networking and Control Systems
- Industrial Automation
Why is a Good German Technical Translation so Important?
We’ve all encountered poor technical translations when trying to navigate an old TV menu or install a Chinese-made WiFI router, and it’s always a humbling experience trying to piece together whatever sense is hidden in their foldable 26-language paper manuals. In some cases a poor translation is no big deal. Someone who just bought a cheap TV was probably already expecting low-quality documentation and on-screen menus.
But there are many cases where an excellent technical translation is outright crucial to business success. Take, for instance, a manual for a robotic arm, a stamping press or a PLC, and imagine a technical translator who doesn’t really understand what’s going on there – the translation will render your operator idle in the best case, and at risk of injury in the worst.
This is why many types of technical translations require a qualified and experienced professional pair of eyes, hands and cerebral hemispheres to really get it right – which, in turn, means less hassle and headache for you!
Of All Consumers¹…
¹According to Nataly Kelly at Harvard Business Review, 2012, based on a survey by Common Sense Advisory.
What Does That Mean For You?
- Almost half of your potential customers will not buy your product unless they can do it in their own language
- More than half of them will pay more if they can read about your product in their own language
- Over two-thirds would rather buy something they can read about than something sold in English
The Peculiarities of German Technical Translation
German is a great language for technology!There‘s an accuracy to German which is matched by very few languages, with Ancient Greek showing many similarities (some people argue that the ample philosophical tradition in both countries is rooted in that very linguistic accuracy!)
That precision is what makes German such an ideal language for technical content; indeed, while most English–German translations end up being around 20% longer in the target language, technical content can sometimes miraculously contract. Often that’s because there’s a much more concise way of describing a technical issue in German; dropping the spaces between words certainly helps as well.