Engineering Terminology & Document Translation Services

We deliver reliable quality and security, for engineering translation projects guaranteed to be clear, concise, and effective.

Accuracy and high quality are at the heart of all engineering translations, so finding a translation partner who values these same attributes is key. Our quality procedures are just one of the reasons why we are trusted by engineering giants worldwide to translate their material safely and precisely, no matter how technical the content. Together with extensive sector expertise, a truly scalable and responsive infrastructure and a wide range of specialist services, our expert linguists have the industry insight to produce accurate,

concise engineering translations guaranteed to make a timely impact on an international scale. Whether you need to translate a short technical text, produce a full set of translated installation and user manuals for a global project or to understand an RFP written in another language, our decades of experience will help ensure you can communicate effectively in any language.

Why trust us with your Engineering Translations?


Market-leading engineering companies come to The Translation People time and time again for precision and quality they can trust. Our exacting standards extend above and beyond our ISO 9001:2015 quality management certification to our continuous linguist onboarding procedures and professional accreditations. The result? Reliably accurate and engaging engineering translation projects with true impact, and projects delivered on time, on budget, and to plan.


Confidentiality is of critical importance to clients in the engineering sector, which is why we are committed to security in both the physical and virtual realm. Our highly-secure offices and rigorous technology controls ensure your files are processed safely and securely. Every single employee is bound by a strict Non-Disclosure Agreement, handling your sensitive documentation with the respect, reliability, and discretion it deserves.


You need a translation partner who can respond quickly and efficiently to your requirements. Our solutions and capabilities do just that. Our strategic global network of linguists combats time difference delays, and our workflow automation tools are ready to process your requests 24/7. We effortlessly keep pace with events in real time, so you can respond quickly to critical market changes and events, with engineering projects guaranteed to be on time and without compromise.

Industry Experience

Having worked with major players in the engineering industry for over four decades, we have the extensive organisational and linguistic experience to understand and employ the terminology used within the sector. We apply our knowledge with skill and sensitivity to produce engineering translation projects with clarity and integrity. Not only this, but our first-hand industry expertise ensures work is compliant with laws, regulations, and cultural norms.

Range of Services

Our complete mastery of a wide range of services means you can approach us with your requirements, safe in the knowledge that we deliver full service solutions, from software and website localisation through to interpreting and Desktop Publishing. Whether we are formatting your multilingual global newsletter, extracting text from product illustration artwork, or interfacing your software with our translation technology, we do so with unrivalled skill to guarantee a professional, quality result.


Our Engineering Translation Process:

  1. Receive the document: You send us the document/s for translation in a variety of methods, including secure file transfer.
  2. Translation Memory: We analyse the document against our Translation Memory database to see whether there is any previously translated content or repeated phrasing, both of which will be translated automatically saving you time and money.
  3. Translation and review: Our expert translators get to work translating the document/s, with draft translations reviewed for accuracy and suitability.
  4. Quality assurance and delivery: Before delivery, the translation undergoes our strict quality assurance process.


Engineering Translation FAQs

What is engineering translation?

Engineering translation refers to specialist services for translation of documents in the engineering industry. In an industry where precision and technical accuracy are of especially high importance, accurate translations grounded in a solid understanding of the field are crucial.

As well as technical accuracy, engineering translation services need to be adaptable and responsive to the high and shifting demands of the industry. This involves combining expertise with infrastructure to accommodate tight turnaround times, high levels of complexity, and whatever factors need to be taken into account to get the job done in a timely fashion.

Our engineering translation services are carried out to ISO 9001:2015 standards, guaranteeing exacting standards with a demonstrable audit trail, giving our engineering clients the confidence of a job well done.

Why is engineering translation important?

Engineering translation plays a crucial role in the global engineering industry, which itself plays a crucial role in the global economy. Facilitating effective collaboration, innovation, and compliance across different regions allows the industry to keep moving, and to keep achieving more for humanity.

Engineering translation services also allow the sector to grow, by helping businesses to expand their reach, to move into different markets, and to forge relationships with suppliers and customers in these new regions. All while ensuring that the highest levels of precision and accuracy are maintained, minimising the risk of misunderstandings, safety hazards, or even legal issues as expansion takes place.

What is an example of engineering translation?

One example of an engineering translation project along the lines of those we have worked on over the years, would be the translation of a technical manual for a piece of complex machinery from the source language to the local language of a new region. Such a translation would allow for the safe operation of the machine by operatives in this region, with instructions, specifications, and safety guidelines all legible in their local language.

Some other examples of engineering translation projects we have worked on include:

  • Software: to enable engineers to create and test designs in a digital setting before production begins. Engineering software is often complex, with translation requiring in-depth knowledge of niche terms.
  • Technical documents: to allow clients and other stakeholders to fully undertsnad instructions for the correct implementation of engineering projects.
  • Code of conduct documents: to enshrine and communicate codes of conducts for engineering organisations, enabling staff in all regions to understand and adhere to company codes.
  • Training courseware: to allow new members of staff to be onboarded and brought up to speed on company procedures, or to allow existing staff to refine their skill sets and progress within the organisation.
  • Product descriptions: to give end users full information about the features and benefits of engineering-related products, and to inform their purchase decisions.
  • Marketing publications: to allow engineering businesses to function and flourish in new markets by promoting their products and services, and accurately communicating the nature of their offering to prospective audiences.

This list is far from exhaustive. To find out more about our engineering translation projects, or to see whether we can meet your translation requirements, please get in touch.

How much is engineering translation?

Our pricing model is bespoke to the needs of our clients, meaning that there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question. Instead, when you fill in our inquiry form, our team will review the nature and requirements of your project, price this up into a unique quote, and get in touch to talk you through it.

We also factor the cost savings made possible by our translation memory process into future quotes. This process allows our translators to create a database of translations for terms and phrases associated with your projects, which can be automatically translated in future.

Why translate engineering products?

The translation of engineering materials makes effective communication possible within the engineering industry. This means that products and services are accessible and understandable by partners and customers in new regions, and that their safety is assured. In an industry with far-reaching activities and under the auspices of various different legal jurisdictions, engineering translation also allows for adherence to all relevant laws and legislation.

Engineering documents we can translate

  • Technical Reports
  • Manuals
  • Software
  • Marketing publications
  • Tenders, bids, and contracts
  • Newsletters
  • Code of Conduct documents
  • Ethics and compliance materials
  • Training courseware
  • Proposals, RFIs and RFPs
  • Internal communications
  • Product descriptions
  • Illustrations
  • Survey reports
  • License agreements
  • Website content and updates

Our Recent Projects

We’re a trusted translation provider for many leading global brands as well as smaller businesses.

  • Translation of 30,000 words into 16 languages for patients on how to improve health, fitness and reduce obesity.
  • Translation of User Manuals and Engineer's Notes into 14 languages for an engineering company.
  • Translation & subtitling of internal communications in 5 languages for a client in the food & drink sector.
  • Software Translations for an online payment system into over 50 languages.

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