The Coming of Age of Technical Translation: an Introduction

Editorial first published as: Byrne, Jody (2009) The Coming of Age of Technical Translation. The Journal of Specialised Translation, Issue 11, Special Issue on Technical Translation, pp.2-5.

Scientific and technical knowledge has always been a prized commodity throughout history (Tebeaux 1997) and the communication of this information through translation has played a tremendous role in development of human civilisations and the advance of science and technology (see for instance Delisle 1995 and Montgomery 2000). Its importance is without doubt growing Continue reading