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What is Technical translation?
It is a type of translation concerning documents produced by technical writers; technological subjects, practical and scientific information…
So, you understand that the translator have to well understand the terminology of the subject concerning his translation work.
Controlling the terminology alone is not sufficient; because the writing conventions are necessary to do a good work.
More the translator has knowledge about different disciplines, better he will be as a technical translator, because for many different subjects, many terms are common.
More the translator has knowledge about literary disciplines, better he will be as a technical translator, because the style is also important.
One advantage however for a technical translator, he could be easily assisted by a computer translation, thanks to the translation memories, the appropriate translation database, and the standard definition of the different words and terms.
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