Technical Translation

Technical translation is a type of specialized translation of documents created by technical writers, or more specifically, texts which relate to technological areas or texts which deal with the practical application of scientific and technological information.

The role of the technical translator is to not only be a transmitter of information, but also to be a constructor of procedural discourse and knowledge through meaning, particularly because often, the technical translator may also take on the role of the technical writer.

Translation as a whole is a balance of art and science influenced by both theory and practice. Having knowledge of both the linguistic and the aesthetic features of translation applies directly to technical translation.