Translation of technical documents

Technical translation services by experts in Russian language

Need to translate a technical document? We’re here to help! We work with the majority of languages and pick translators for each particular topic. We need just 1-2 days to translate a small technical document. We also take part in major projects, involving teams of translators and tight schedules.

technical Translation Rates

We apply the rates listed below for most technical documents. However, if a document has a complex design, which should be kept in translation, or a document contains specific vocabulary, higher rates may be applied.

Common languages
Into Russian
$0,06 / word
From Russian
$0,10 / word
Common languages are the most popular ones (like English, French, German, Spanish etc.). There are lots of Russian translators of these languages, that is why we can offer lower rates.
Rare languages
Into Russian
$0,10 / word
From Russian
$0,15 / word
There are languages that only few translators work with, such as Icelandic, Japanese, or Pashto. We call them rare languages and charge more to translate from or into them.

Our expertise in technical translation

When we translate technical documents we make sure that translators assigned for the job understand the field perfectly well. We offer different translation layouts inlcuding the option of saving the original design. We use special software to translate repetitions much faster and let translators work on the same text simultaneously.

We translate technical documentation of any type

These are the most popular technical documents that we translate on the regular basis.

We’ll be happy to prove our expertise in translation of any other types of technical documents. Just send them over.

Operations manuals

operations manuals, user's guides, service instructions etc.

Learn more about translation of operations manuals


specifications, manufacturing standards, production standards etc.


electronics datasheets, MSDS etc.


we translate patent applications and descriptions

Schemes and Drawings

we translate schemes, drawings created in various CAD-software

Learn more about translation of technical drawings

Translators focus on particular topics

Our in-house translators mostly work with popular texts of medium complexity or with topics they specialize in. For all other texts and narrow topics we assign qualified freelance translators and industry experts.

It’s not enough to be just a good technical translator. One should clearly understand the meaning of the text to put it down correctly in the target language. As it is definitely impossible to master all possible technical topics, we divide the translators by specializations and assign to them correspondent projects only.
Inga Vlasikhina, SPB Translations editor

We know how to speed the work up and keep great quality

No, we won't make our translators work extra hours and die from exhaustion. No, we won't drag and drop your text to an instant online translation magic service. We just organize translators' work the right way and use all technologies at our disposal.

Group Work We use software that lets our translators and editors work on the text simultaneously. Thus translators's groups can be from 2 to any number of people depending on the project, and editors don't have to sit and wait until the text is finished, they can start proofreading as soon as the first parts are delivered.

Choice of Translators We choose from 100+ translators located all over Russia, and have teams of translators specializing in different fields. This saves us lots of hours that we would have needed if we had to build a team from scratch.

Smart Use of Repetitions Most technical texts contain repetitions, and we use special software to find them and prevent translators from translating the same text over and over again.

Access to Glossaries We create shared term glossaries, which can be accessed by several translators at the same time, that is why in most cases we can assign not just one translator but a team of translators for your documents.

3 options of translation layout

We always strive to preserve the format of the original document in the translated text, according to good practices of translators. Nevertheless it is sometimes impossible due to the peculiarities of technical documentation (images, schemes, graphs). A plain text translation is enough for internal use, but a layout may be necessary for further printing out.

1. No layout (plain text)

We offer this option only if you need the translation to be done as quickly as possible. We drop all the images, graphics, text formatting and any other layout elements. The final document will be just plain text. If you are not in a mad rush, choose basic layout option.

2. Basic layout

Translations with basic layout are most common if the final documents are not being prepared for publishing as advertising materials. We pay attention to the text content and don't spend time on graphics, colors, specific text decorations etc. The content will still feature basic text formatting and look a lot like its source document.

This type of translation layout is included in our rates.

A fragment of a source technical document

A fragment of a technical document in English

A fragment of a technical document translated to Russian (basic layout)

A fragment of a technical document that was translated into Russian with basic layout

3. Exact copy or very close to that

This option speaks for itself. If you want your translation to look exactly the same as the original document just let us know. Please provide high quality source files for best results.

Unlike options 1 and 2, which are included in our translation rates, option 3 is charged extra ($2-$5 per page depending on the complexity and quality of the source layout).

A fragment of a technical drawing in English

A fragment of a technical drawing in English

A fragment of a technical drawing translated to Russian

A fragment of a technical drawing that was translated into Russian with keeping the same layout

Certified translations in Russia

If you want your translations to have legal force in Russia, we can certify them for you.

Learn more about certified translation

Convenient payment options

You can pay via PayPal or by a wired transfer. All major payment options are available.

Can I get a discount?

Sure! Discounts are available for regular customers and are also made for large documents (30+ pages), and texts with repetitions.

Contact Us

Send your documents and tell us what needs to be done. We will get back to you with the cost and delivery date. Feel free to contact us with any language related inquires.