Science, Technology and Software Translations

Science, Technology and Software Translations

NZTC specialises in technical translations services, including partnering organisations involved in engineering, manufacturing, mining, information and communications technology (ICT) and science.

Many of NZTC’s long-standing, core clients are industry leaders in providing technology-based products and services to their customers. Products ranging from GPS devices, remote controlled consumer goods, electronics and engineering equipment are just some examples of technical translations that NZTC undertakes for our clients. 

NZTC often works closely with our client’s technical writing or product development teams to ensure impeccable quality and customer satisfaction.

The well-proven Quality Assured Technical Translation process is developed to ensure that even the most technical content can be translated with the highest possible assurance of accuracy. In particular, our unique ‘reverse editing’ stage involving linguists from both the source and target languages ensures that all complexities of the original text are understood perfectly and translated with absolute precision.

This process exceeds the provisions of the International ISO 17100 certification for Translation Services, for which NZTC is officially certified by the Language Industry Certification Standards body.

Foreign Language Technical Translation Writers

NZTC technical translators are also experienced multilingual technical writers with expertise in the formats and conventions for technical communications. Our translators understand the structure and purpose of your technical documents to ensure we deliver translated content that meets the highest technical communication standards in your target languages. Experience in cognitive psychology, information mapping and usability engineering also allows us to maximise the clarity and effectiveness of critical process information and safety instructions.

NZTC 30 Years of Technical Translation Services Experience

NZTC has 30 years of experience in technical translation which means we’ve translated close to every technical translation topic possible. 

Types of documents translated include:

  • Online help
  • User guides
  • Operation
  • Maintenance and safety manuals
  • Data sheets
  • Scientific studies and reports 
  • Product briefs
  • Specifications and application notes

A sample of technical topics we have deep experience in includes:

  • Automotive engineering
  • Medical devices
  • Mining technology and processes
  • Aeronautics
  • Agriculture
  • Structural engineering
  • Manufacturing
  • Consumer products
  • Computers and IT

Technical Translation Services & Publishing Formats

NZTC has in-house expertise in the most popular tools for technical translation services and publishing, including FrameMaker, InDesign, RoboHelp (and other Online Help formats) as well as XML, XLIF and DITA. Work on technical drawings can also be handled in CAD applications if required.

NZTC is also a leader in translation for clients using single source content management systems such as Author-it and MadCap Flare and Lingo. NZTC maintains a close working relationship with Author-it to ensure seamless integration of our translation processes into the Author-it Localisation Manager workflows.

Experience and Partnerships

NZTC is also a wider industry partner with the New Zealand Technical Communicators Association and regularly hosts joint events and collaborative initiatives.

A small collection of our technical clients include:

Trimble Navigation, ADInstruments, Daimler/Mercedes Benz, Dynamic Controls, ResMed, Fonterra, Pharmaceutical Management Agency of New Zealand (PHARMAC), Hamilton Jet, Rolls-Royce Controls and Data Services (NZ) Limited, GLCC Research Organisation Ltd

Please call our friendly team on 0800 366 4000 or +64 4 801 4814 for international clients. Alternatively, please use our enquiry form for an obligation-free consultation and quote.