Have your technical documents translated

In order to interpret technical texts accurately, a translator needs a great deal of technical aptitude. I can usually get a good grasp of the operation of a device or technology and am able to visualize it. This allows me to create a free-flowing translation of a user guide or maintenance manual of products and services.

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Key advantages of technical document translation:

    boost your competitive advantage

    exceed clients' expectations

    increase your distinctive ability

    reduce pressure on client-support resources

    enhance your ROI

As a technical translator and native speaker of Dutch I aim to translate your English technical documents into fluent, coherent Dutch equivalents. A positive customer experience will guarantee customer satisfaction and increase customer loyalty.

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Overview of the technical documents that Black Kite can process

There are almost no limitations to the technical publications you can have translated. Please contact me if your content type is not included in any of the categories specified below. You might also want to have a look at some examples of successfully completed translation projects and testimonials from happy clients in my translation portfolio.

Written instructions on how to use or do something.

  • Installation guide
  • Quick start guide
  • Instructions for use
  • Electronic IFU (electronic Instructions For Use, e-IFU)
  • E-labeling, electronic labeling
  • E-labelling, electronic labelling (UK English)
  • Operating manual
  • Operating instructions
  • Instruction booklet
  • Quick-reference guide
  • Handbook
  • Set-up instructions
  • Setup guide
  • User's guide
  • User's manual
  • Software manual
  • Users' guide
  • User manual
  • How to guide
  • Quick reference card
  • Owner's manual

Technical support information to address or tackle any issues, difficulties or problems the user or customer might face.

  • Online help
  • Help files
  • Help support
  • Help information
  • Service desk templates
  • Self-service knowledgebase
  • Self-service center
  • Incident templates
  • Help desk ticket templates
  • Service desk tool content
  • Troubleshoot templates
  • Escalation process templates
  • Issue management templates

Service and maintenance
Guidelines/instructions on how to maintain, service, lube or clean a machine/device.

  • Maintenance manual
  • Preventive maintenance plan
  • Preventive maintenance recommendations
  • Periodic maintenance plan
  • Periodic maintenance schedule
  • Service manual
  • Service requests
  • Maintenance instructions
  • Fault finding guide
  • Maintenance handbook
  • Fault handling routine
  • Maintenance advice
  • Maintenance overview
  • Maintenance schedule
  • Maintenance chart
  • Cleaning instructions
  • Care instructions
  • Lubrication plan
  • Lubrication specifications

Information on safety and health and instructions/regulations on how to mitigate risks.

  • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Product Safety Data Sheets (PSDS)
  • Safety information
  • Safety regulations
  • Operating requirements
  • Operating procedures
  • Safety instructions
  • Usage requirements
  • Safety labels

Schematic diagrams, drawings and specifications
Captions/notes to diagrams, drawings or pictures, and parts or accessories overview.

  • Parts lists
  • Schematic diagrams
  • Product specifications
  • Parts drawings
  • Technical manual
  • Accessory overview
  • Parts overview
  • Cutaway drawing
  • Cross-section drawing
  • Exploded view drawing

Release information
Release documentation distributed with software products. Release information contains a summary of the available features and/or changes made since the last build or version release.

  • Release summary
  • Software release notes
  • Change log
  • Service announcements
  • Release notes template
  • Update details
  • Upgrade details
  • Upgrade history
  • Build log
  • Version log
  • Compatibility requirements
  • System requirements
  • Bug fixes
  • Feature overview
  • Feature comparison sheet
  • Readme files

Commercial communication
Creative content for direct marketing. Translating service and product names, brands and slogans is called transcreation. I charge a specific (hourly) rate for transcreation.

  • White paper
  • Product pitch
  • Product brochure
  • Press release
  • Review
  • Website content
  • Advertising copy
  • Leaflets