Technical Translation

For materials dealing with science or technological subject areas, you need technical translation services. Thao & Co. can translate specialized texts that require a high level of subject knowledge and mastery of the relevant terminology. Upon request, we’ll do industry terms research pre-translation and have industry experts review the translated content for accuracy post-translation. Whether for a user manual, software program, a scientific report or a patent, look to Thao & Co. to translate your most complicated technical documents.
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We set up your dashboard to track job progress.
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PROJECT EXECUTION
We translate your material. When requested, we can do industry terms research pre-translation and have an expert review the final work post-translation.
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RECEIVE FINAL WORK
We send you the translated files and can assist you with their publication if necessary.
REQUEST A QUOTE
Send us your technical material and instructions.
1
REQUEST A QUOTE
Send us your technical material and instructions.
2
VIEW QUOTE
Set up dashboard to track job progress
3
MAKE PAYMENT
Select from multiple payment options
4
MEET YOUR LINGUISTS
We choose who’s the best fit
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ACTIVATE CHATBOXⒸ
Communicate directly with linguists
6
PROJECT EXECUTION
We translate your material. When requested, we can do industry terms research pre-translation and have an expert review the final work post-translation.
7
RECEIVE FINAL WORK
We send you the translated files and can assist you with their publication if necessary.
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Our Technical Translation Services
Industry terms research©
When requested, our research service involves working with local market research agencies to conduct two Expert Interviews from which we’ll note industry terms, generate a glossary and develop Translation Guidelines. The entire project team will observe the Expert Interviews prior to doing the translation. Transcription and interpretation of the Expert Interviews provided upon request.
Technical translation
In today’s global marketplace, technical translations are often needed for items such as user guides, software, medical device instructions, patents and assembly diagrams for products sold to international markets. Because technical translations are more complex than general translations, you‘ll want to work with an experienced team of professionals like Thao & Co.
Expert review©
For highly technical content, consider ordering our Expert Review© service. We’ll assign an industry specialist to serve as editor for your project. Once the translation is done, they’ll go through it line by line, ensuring that the wording is consistent with industry terminology, the meaning is clear and the final product meets the highest professional standards.
FAQs
What is Industry Terms Research©?
Answer:
Our Industry Terms Research© service is designed to enhance accuracy. Upon request, we collaborate with local market research agencies for two Expert Interviews. This helps us create industry-specific glossaries and translation guidelines. Our project team observes these interviews before proceeding with translation. We’re also happy to provide transcriptions and interpretations upon request.

How to select the best technical translation services?
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When selecting a technical translation provider, it’s important to ensure they have skilled linguists familiar with your field, robust quality control processes, the ability to provide expert reviews upon request, and transparent pricing.

What makes a high-quality technical manual translation?
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The hallmarks of a high-quality technical manual translation are precision, consistency, localization expertise, and accurately translated technical specifications. Quality translations use consistent terminology, properly localize units and measurements, and precisely convey complex technical details.

What are the challenges of translation of technical terms?
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Translating technical terminology can be challenging. It requires relevant expertise to precisely convey the meaning of complex terms. Achieving consistency in the use of technical terms is also critical. Some terms may not have exact equivalents in the target language, requiring translators to find the closest suitable alternatives.

What are the types of technical translation?
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Technical translations encompass a wide variety of subject matter, including scientific research, medical texts, engineering manuals, patents, IT and software, and more. Each technical translation requires the linguists to possess expertise in that specific field to convey information accurately.

What are the best practices for medical device translation?
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Translating medical devices requires precision, domain expertise, and strict quality control. The best practices include employing translators with a medical background, conducting in-depth reviews of translations to verify accuracy, and working closely with the client to ensure full understanding of the device specifications and intended use. Localizing packaging, labels, and instructions in a culturally sensitive manner is also important.

How to find the best patent translation services?
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When looking for patent translation services, it’s important to find experienced translators with expertise in your technical field. Opt for a provider that uses rigorously vetted translators who are native speakers and understand patent terminology and legal requirements in the target countries. Ensure they have robust quality assurance processes to verify accuracy and consistency.

What makes a high-quality chemical patent translation?
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High-quality chemical patent translations require technical expertise, precision, and consistency of chemical terminology. Accurately conveying complex chemical structures, formulas, synthesis methods, and specifications in the target language is essential.

What are the challenges of electronic patent translation?
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Translating patents in electronics, IT, and other technical fields comes with unique challenges. The complex, field-specific terminology must be precisely translated while maintaining consistency across documents. Conveying intricate technical details, specifications, and processes requires in-depth knowledge of the subject matter.

How does your Expert Review© service work?
Answer:
For highly complex technical translations, we offer our Expert Review© service where we assign an industry specialist editor to review the completed translation, ensuring terminology aligns with established standards, the meaning is conveyed clearly, and the final product meets the highest professional standards.

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Our Technologies
Our Platform
Working with Thao & Co. is easy. Our proprietary platform helps keep your projects organized, facilitates interaction with your translation team and allows you to monitor the progress of your technical translation project.
Our ChatBoxⒸ
One of the unique qualities of Thao & Co. is open access. Use our ChatBoxⒸ feature to communicate your specific requirements to the translation team. The translators assigned to your project will confirm receipt of your instructions and ask questions if anything is unclear.
Our Industries
Healthcare
When translating medical information, we know that accuracy is imperative. Patient health may be at stake. We can translate medical records, equipment user guides, scientific research, pharmaceutical inserts, and other healthcare-related technical information with great precision.
Advertising + Marketing
We expertly translate marketing campaigns, technical product descriptions, and advertising materials, ensuring that your brand’s technical aspects are accurately represented to the target audience.
Banking + Finance
Tap into new markets for your financial services. We translate technical documents, forms, contracts, and promotions – everything you need to conduct business and gain market share in a new region.
Legal
We offer fast, accurate, legal translation services for documents, contracts, depositions, and court documents. Our strong technical knowledge and legal expertise comes into play when doing translations of technical material for this industry.
Real Estate + Construction
We have translators who specialize in architecture, construction, real estate, and civil engineering ready to make your communications effective, no matter how technical. We’ll meticulously translate your documents, paying attention to even the small details.
Retail + E-commerce
If you plan to sell technical products or equipment to global markets, you’ll want to translate items like your product descriptions, software, instructions, user manuals and warranties. We can do the translation, ensuring that any technical terminology is correct and localized to your audience.
Travel + Tourism
We excel in translating technical documents related to reservation systems, navigation tools, and hospitality software, ensuring seamless operations and optimal guest experiences for global travelers.
Entertainment
We specialize in translating multimedia production guides, software specifications, and equipment manuals, ensuring seamless production processes for film, television, and interactive media.
Automotive + Aerospace
Content for the automotive and aerospace industries can be highly technical. Our specialized linguists can successfully translate and localize everything from user guides to CAD drawings to repair manuals and business contracts.
Manufacturing
Translation of technical terminology must be on point for successful communications with customers, partners, and employees. When items such as instructions or cautions are unclear, the result can be safety hazards and quality or regulatory compliance issues.
Manufacturing
We specialize in translating the technical aspects of games, including user interfaces, in-game mechanics, and software documentation, ensuring a seamless and immersive gaming experience for players worldwide.
Education
We provide expert technical translations for textbooks, e-learning materials, academic research, and course materials, ensuring that complex concepts are clearly conveyed to students all around the world.
Technology
We adeptly translate user manuals, software documentation, technical specifications, and product catalogs, ensuring your technological advancements are communicated effectively worldwide.
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