owners manual translation
owners manual turkish translation

An owner's manual (also called an instruction manual) is an instructional book or booklet that is supplied with almost all technologically advanced consumer products such as vehicles, home appliances and computer peripherals. Information contained in the owner's manual typically includes:

  • Safety instructions; for liability reasons these can be extensive, often including warnings against doing things that no intelligent person would consider doing.
  • Assembly instructions; for products arrive in pieces for easier shipping.
  • Installation instructions; for productions that need to be installed in a home or workplace.
  • Setup instructions; for devices that keep track of time or which maintain user accessible state.
  • Normal usage instructions.
  • Programming instructions; for microprocessor controlled products such as VCRs, programmable calculators, and synthesizers.
  • Maintenance instructions.
  • Troubleshooting instructions; for when the product does not work as expected.
  • Service locations; for when the product requires repair by a factory authorized technician.
  • Regulatory code compliance information; for example with respect to safety or electromagnetic interference.
  • Product technical specifications.
  • Warranty information; sometimes provided as a separate sheet.

Until the last decade or two of the twentieth century it was common for an owner's manual to include detailed repair information, such as a circuit diagram; however as products became more complex this information was gradually relegated to specialized service manuals, or dispensed with entirely, as devices became too inexpensive to be economically repaired.

Owner's manuals for simpler devices are often multilingual so that the same boxed product can be sold in many different markets. Sometimes the same manual is shipped with a range of related products so the manual will contain a number of sections that apply only to some particular model in the product range.

With the increasing complexity of modern devices, many owner's manuals have become so large that a separate quickstart guide is provided. Some owner's manuals for computer equipment are supplied on CD-ROM to cut down on manufacturing costs, since the owner is assumed to have a computer able to read the CD-ROM. Another trend is to supply an instructional videotape or DVD along with the owner's manual.

Many businesses offer PDF copies of manuals that can be accessed or downloaded free of charge from their websites.


Area of concern of owner's manual translation involves technical writing, or particularly, texts containing extensive terminology. Essence of owner's manual translation is also a creative technical writing style rather than a reproductive transfer process. It involves the translation of a range of specialized text types, which requires a comprehensive knowledge of the subject and competence in the relevant terminology. To deal with technical texts, our technical translators have competence in text structure of both source and target languages, which would enable them to be technical writers, in addition to knowledge of subject and terminology.

For us, style is important in technical translation. Editors working for Turkish Translation Services cooperate with our translators to express the translated text in a clear, simple and conscise manner. 

Turkish Translation Services recruits technical translators with attention. The main fields of expertise for our technical translators are;

  • subject knowledge
  • writing skills
  • research skills
  • knowledge of genres and text types
  • knowledge of terminology in a specific area

Our technical translation expertise is deep and comprehensive, and the list of language combinations handled by us is even longer and more diverse, however; one factor is the same in all technical translation tasks: professionalism.

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