Literary Language Translator Resume Template

Commercially successful books are treated with translated editions in as many languages as possible.  Book publication bureaus often employ a team of translators in various languages in a full time or part time tenure to make the necessary translated editions of these books.  Market reception is often the gauge in translating these books.  If publisher believe there’s a sufficient market to provide a return on the investment, then they make some titles available in the language of that market.  Harry Potter books, for instance, enjoys translations in virtually all the major languages on the planet.

Literary Language Translator Resume Template

Franz Ludwig B.  Heidelberg

Williamsburg, Virginia

Phone: 757-254-4476


To be a lead Literary Translator/Interpreter from English to German and Vice Versa in a large publication house

Summary of Qualifications

  • About 10 years of experience as a Literary Translator for a large publication house with more than 1500 books already translated in the Germanic languages.
  • Portfolio of books translated available on request during interview
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and the Germanic Languages of German, Austrian and Swiss.

Career Experience / Job History

2000 – Present: Literary Translator, McIntosh Publication House

  • Translate original manuscripts of novels, biographies, elementary textbooks and documentaries from English to German as assigned by the publication management for distribution of successful books to German markets.
  • Accept proofreading of works from other translators
  • Submit translations for printing within the prescribed timeframes.


2000 – 2003:  MS in Social Linguistics, New York Language Institute

1997 – 2000:  Bachelor of Arts in the Romance Languages, Boston Language Institute

Professional reference will be furnished upon request.

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