chapter  6
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Pitfalls, Problems and How to Deal with Them

ByJody Byrne

This chapter builds on the general approaches outlined in the previous chapter to examine specific features, challenges and problems which arise in technical documentation. These will include areas such as terminology, language constraints and register, as well as practical issues such as knowing when to contact the client, what to do with confusing or inaccurate source texts, and even how to manage your files in a translation project. By the end of this chapter, you should be able to identify the main features of technical documentation and then select an appropriate strategy in order to produce an effective translation.