In product development, the saying goes that you're never done until you're done. The same is true of technical translation. Just when you think you've translated all the content and made it available in all the right languages, another engineering change or product launch requires an update. And so the cycle begins anew.
Technical translation is essential to product development because it ensures that everyone understands the product, no matter what language they speak. It's also important for customer support and product training. Imagine trying to explain how a product works over the phone, when the person on the other end can't read the manual because it's in a different language.
Of course, technical translation can be a headache, but it's a necessary one. At least there are tools and services that can help make the process a little easier. And once you're done, you can take a well-deserved break - until the next product launch, that is.
This blog post will outline the seven essential steps to successfully translating your product manual into any language!
When it comes to translating technical documentation, companies cannot afford to take shortcuts.