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Translating for the Water and Wind Power Industries

This webinar provided by Dr Brian Mitchell covers water and wind power industries and presents concepts in the civil engineering of water systems, including hydroelectric power systems and water supply and control systems. Hydraulic engineering is an ancient subject and some of the terminology dates back for centuries. We shall see how we can obtain background information on the subject and where to find the appropriate terminology. These are systems in which the motion of a fluid can be turned into mechanical energy and thence into electrical energy. A bit of background knowledge of fluid mechanics is a help when doing translations in this area, especially concerning the terminology. Water is not the only fluid used to produce electricity. Wind power is rising in importance and it is not unusual to find translation projects on this related subject. We shall examine these subjects and present examples in which the choice of the right terminology can help you to avoid embarrassing errors and inaccurate translations.


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Dr Brian Mitchell


1 hour

Who should watch it?

Both new and established translators interested in technical translation for the wind and water power industries and the field of hydraulic engineering and wind power systems.

What are the benefits to you?

This video provides insight into this specialty within technical translation and tips on how to find reliable terminology.

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  1. Lucy Brooks

    We have collected some of the comments from the webinar viewers from the previous site. Here they are!

    Definitely the best seminar in the series on technical translation!

    Good technical content and less general theory on being a technical translator.

    Many useful tips/links/references.

    An excellent webinar on in an area I have done little work in!