chapter  3
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Understanding Technical Documentation

ByJody Byrne

This chapter looks in greater detail at the different types of texts which are translated by technical translators. By the end of the chapter, you will have learned about the key features of typical scientific and technical texts and how these features affect translation. These factors will include issues relating to language, structure, content and non-verbal features. You’ll learn some strategies for identifying various text types and the challenges they pose.