About the Video

Translating for the Automobile Industry

In the modern world, almost everyone needs an automobile, so it is not surprising that the automobile industry is enormous. In this webinar, Dr Brian Mitchell looks at different aspects of this business from car parts to car sales. He examine how and where to find the technical information necessary for translations such as patents, technical manuals, etc. He also looks at some of the accessory systems in a car, such as the air-conditioning or electrical systems and the means of supply. There is a vast infrastructure involved in the sales and maintenance of automobiles and a review of the terminology and the management concepts used here will also be given. Finally a review of dos and don’ts in the field of technical translations is presented.

James Brian Mitchell is an experienced technical translator and has published over 120 scientific papers and is the co-author of a textbook on Atomic Collisions Physics. He has been a consultant in the Aeronautics , Oil and Automotive industries and holds patents in these areas. As a Professor of Physics in Canada and France, he has given over 80 invited scientific presentations at conferences and Universities in North America, Europe and the Middle East.


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Dr Brian Mitchell


1 hour 7 min.

Who should watch it?

Both new and established translators interested in technical translation and the field of the automotive industry.

What are the benefits to you?

This video provides insight into this field, as well as tips on finding the right terminology.

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  1. Lucy Brooks

    We have collected some of the comments from the webinar viewers from the previous site. Here is one of them!

    Many thanks for this very comprehensive presentation and for answering my question.