FRESNEL Technical Translations specializes in engineering and science texts in French, Spanish, English, and Greek. Our services include:

  • Translation
  • Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Localization

We undertake specialized work that requires great accuracy and attention to detail. Quality and schedule are our top priorities, so you don't have to worry about them.

FRESNEL collaborates with aircraft, automotive, and software companies and with individual aerospace scientists, physicists and engineers both in industry and in academia. We regularly translate articles for scientific journals, proofread papers for publication in academic journals, posters and papers to be presented at academic and industry conferences, technical specifications for electronic devices, aircraft specifications, power plant specifications, and computer manuals.

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What does FRESNEL mean?

Augustin Fresnel was a French physicist who made significant contributions in optics. We have chosen to use his name as a tribute to him, given that our specializations include physics & optics, and also because the name conveniently contains the abbreviations of the languages we work with: French - FR, Spanish - ES, English - (E)N, and Greek (EL).

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Τη γλώσσα μου έδωσαν ελληνική,
το σπίτι φτωχικό στις αμμουδιές του Ομήρου...

Μονάχη έγνοια η γλώσσα μου
στις αμμουδιές του Ομήρου...

Οδυσσέας Ελύτης

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The art of translation lies less in knowing the other language than in knowing your own.

Ned Rorem

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Los escritores hacen la literatura nacional y los traductores hacen la literatura universal.

José Saramago

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Quelle que soit la chose que l'on veut dire,
il n'y a qu'un mot pour l'exprimer,
qu'un verbe pour l'animer et
qu'un adjectif pour la qualifier.
Il faut donc chercher jusqu'à ce qu'on les ait découverts,
ce mot, ce verbe,
cet adjectif
et ne jamais se contenter
de l'à-peu-près,
ne jamais avoir recours
à des supercheries,
même heureuses,
à des clowneries de langue
pour éviter la difficulté.

Guy de Maupassant

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The limits of my language mean the limits of my world.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

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Avoir une autre langue est de
posséder une deuxième âme.


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Even if language is a living evolving organism,
we don't have to embrace all the changes that occur during our lifetimes.
If language is so alive, it can get sick.

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt

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Όταν κάποτε φύγω από τούτο το φως θα ελιχθώ προς τα πάνω όπως ένα
ρυακάκι πού μουρμουρίζει.

Κι αν τυχόν κάπου ανάμεσα
στους γαλάζιους διαδρόμους
συναντήσω αγγέλους,
θα τους μιλήσω ελληνικά,
επειδή δεν ξέρουνε γλώσσες.
Μιλάνε μεταξύ τους με μουσική.

Νικηφόρος Βρεττάκος

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The difference between the right word and the almost right word is the difference
between lightning and the lightning bug.

Mark Twain

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El lector ideal es un traductor.
Es capaz de desmenuzar un texto, retirarle la piel,
cortarlo hasta la médula, seguir cada arteria y cada vena
y luego poner en pie a un nuevo ser viviente.

Alberto Manguel

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Who does not know another language,
does not know his own.