Technical Translation Services

Expert knowledge at your disposal in over 200 languages.

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What makes Kwintessential different from others?


We work with documents in almost any format

Specialist knowledge

Qualified translators that know your subject matter inside out

Pin-point accuracy

High quality, word-perfect translations in over 200 languages

Legal compliance

Experts in making sure your translated content complies with local regulations

What is Technical Translation?

Whether it’s a user guide, an operating manual, a product specification or a medical journal, some translations require advanced sector-specific technical knowledge. A translator can be the best linguist in the world, but if they don’t have sufficient expertise to understand the terminology in the document they are translating, then the end result will never be as good as you need it to be.

That’s where our technical translators come in.

We work with industry experts in a wide range of languages and subject areas, including medicine & pharmaceuticals, automotive, material sciences, IT, construction, aeronautics and engineering, to name just a few. We only work with the best, and that means qualified translators who can demonstrate to us their specialist knowledge in their chosen field. Our experienced team of project managers are used to dealing with documents from a broad range of specialist areas, and they will select the translator who is best suited for each project based on their specific experience.

We know that technical translation will often include industry-specific, or even client-specific terminology and vocabulary. If you have existing translations or glossaries, we will integrate these into our workflow for your projects to guarantee that the translations you receive from us say exactly what you need them to. If you don’t have glossaries of term bases, then we can help you create them. Our expert translators keep their finger on the pulse, making sure they stay on top of new developments within their field, so you can be sure that the translations we provide will be informed and up to date.

For more information on our technical translation services, or for a free, no-obligation quote, please call our team on 01460 279900 or click here.

Some of our technical translation clients

Precision is key

When it comes to technical translation, we understand the importance of getting it right. A linguistic mistake in a machine operating manual or in a set of safety specifications can have catastrophic consequences. That’s why we don’t leave anything to chance.

Both our translator recruitment and vetting process and our quality management systems meet or exceed the requirements of both the ISO 17100 international translation standard and the ISO 9001 international quality standard. Quality and accuracy are at the heart of everything we do. All of our linguists undergo rigorous testing before they are added to our pool of technical translators, and we monitor translation quality on a project by project basis, making sure we are continuously providing our linguists with relevant feedback. This all helps to ensure that we leave the smallest possible margin for error.

Whatever format your document is in, we will be able to send you back a translation in the same format, ready for use. Working with our multilingual DTP specialists, we can handle almost any format, including InDesign, Illustrator, PDF, Publisher and CSV.

Areas we cover

We have a wealth of experience providing technical translation services across a broad range of documents and subject areas, including:

Medicine & Pharma

  • Patient medical records
  • Clinical trials
  • Pharmaceutical patents
  • Medical instrument manuals
  • Personal care product packaging


  • Machine operating manuals
  • Accident reports
  • Safety guidelines/reports
  • Specifications
  • Technical training materials


  • Websites
  • Software & Apps
  • User guides
  • Network maps
  • E-commerce

Material Sciences

  • Chemical analysis
  • Geological surveys
  • Metallurgy
  • Mining & minerals
  • Power generation


  • Medical patents
  • Mechanical patents
  • Electronics patents
  • Software patents
  • Aerospace patents

Building Sciences

  • Survey reports
  • Architectural plans
  • Inspection reports
  • Construction specifications
  • Project proposals