Technical Translation Service in Dutch

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Working together with our experienced and qualified translators, voiceover artists, interpreters, audiovisual translators, transcribers and subtitlers, we offer a wide range of language services.

Available in over 200 languages within the UK and beyond, our linguists can get you heard in any language of your choice. While we do not offer a walk-in service, we are only one phone call away from discussing your language requirements.

Translations completed by qualified technical Dutch linguists

We’re sometimes asked, “What makes a good technical translator?”  Afterall, translation is translation, isn’t it?  Basically substituting one word in one language for the equivalent in another?  A technical translator does of course do this at a very basic level – but also, so much more.  When we recruit our Dutch technical translators, we look for:

  • Advanced language knowledge
  • A technical background, experience or academic qualifications related to the subject matter
  • The ability and thirst to research.  Technology constantly changes and together with these changes so does the terminology
  • Willingness to adopt a client’s in-house style and technical terminology
  • Ability to adopt a tonally correct flavour within the translated text while not jeopardising technical precision

What sort of material do our technical Dutch linguists translate?

Here are just a few examples:

  • Handbooks
  • Instruction manuals
  • Patents
  • Safety data sheets
  • Health and safety information
  • Technical reports
  • Maintenance manuals
  • Tenders

 

If you don’t see your technical material listed here, don’t worry, just tell us what you need and we’ll let you know how we can help you.

Who are our technical Dutch translators?

All translation work is conducted by highly qualified Dutch translators. We ensure that each individual project is undertaken by the most suitable translator whose educational and professional background matches the project in hand.

Based on their performance, our translators are monitored against key performance criteria: accuracy, consistency, knowledge of subject terminology, formatting and completeness. They are re-evaluated regularly to ensure the high standards are maintained.

With the exception of linguists covering languages with rare status, as a minimum, our translators:

  • must have a relevant first degree, postgraduate qualification or corresponding qualification
  • are able to demonstrate a number of years full time work in an appropriate field.

We assign a project manager to every assignment to ensure the project runs smoothly and is delivered on time and within budget.

Just let us know how we can help you.

How is the cost for Dutch technical translation calculated?

  • The cost depends on the volume
  • Translation is calculated per source word of original content
  • Proofreading/revision is calculated by the hour

 

Get in touch with one of our lovely project managers and they would be very happy to discuss all the available options with you. Do also take a look at the security procedures and infrastructure we already have in place to protect your data.

While you’re here… some quite interesting facts about the Dutch language.

Dutch is a West Germanic language with about 28 million speakers (in 2012), mainly in the Netherlands and Belgium. There are small Dutch-speaking communities in northern France, around Dunkerque. Dutch is also spoken in Aruba, the Netherlands Antilles, Suriname and in Indonesia. The official or standard form of Dutch is known as Algemeen Beschaafd Nederlands (ABN), ‘General Civilized Dutch’. It is taught in schools and used by authorities in the Netherlands, Flanders (Belgium), Suriname and the Netherlands Antilles. An association known as the Taalunie (Language Union), which was set up by governments of the Netherlands and Flanders, regulates the orthography and spelling of ABN. Alternative names for ABN are Algemeen Nederlands (AN), General Dutch, and Standaardnederlands, Standard Dutch. The Dutch dialects spoken in Belgium are collectively known as Flemish (Vlaams). They differ to some extent from the Dutch spoken in the Netherlands in terms of intonation and pronunciation, and there are minor differences in vocabulary, including loanwords from French and English not found in Standard Dutch.

Where is Dutch most widely spoken?

Dutch is spoken not only in the Netherlands, but it is also the official language of Flanders, the neighbouring northern provinces of Belgium. Worldwide, Dutch is a national language in Suriname (South America), Aruba and the Dutch Antilles (Caribbean).
Get in touch with one of our lovely project managers and they would be very happy to discuss all the available options with you.

Do also take a look at the security procedures and infrastructure we already have in place to protect your data.

Alternatively, you can call us or send an email:
info@knockhundred.com
+44 (0)1544-388040

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