Tips for Technical translations
Technical translation requires a variety of skills: Discrimination, background knowledge, term searching abilities, document layout, quality control, proof-reading, computing skills. It is also hard work. We shall explore these areas in this webinar and try to provide assistance in how to search for obscure items, how to select terms, specialized language, reference documents and recommended software and hardware. The advantages and disadvantages of CAT tools and why you must think twice before accepting machine translation assignments. Traps to avoid and dos and don’ts.
• Technically qualified translators
• Experienced translators
• Translators starting out
• Translation agencies
The student will get information on;
• searching skills,
• recommended software and hardware,
• reference documentation,
• advice for quality control,
• pitfalls to avoid.
The student will hone their translation and document preparation skills at gain an appreciation of the specific difficulties of technical translations and how to overcome these.
Examples will be taken from aeronautics, the electrical industry, the automotive industry.
There are no specific prerequisites for the course.
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• What do we mean by technical translations?
• What areas are you skilled in?
• Reference documentation and where to find it
• Internet searching
• Examples of term selection
• Specialized language
• Software: CAT tools, document preparation tools
• Machine translation
• Dos and Don’ts
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