Book Reviewer Resume Template

How would you know if a book is worth buying if there’s no one to review its contents?  That’s the job of a professional book reviewer who is tasked to read new literary works and publications and provide their expert commentary.  Some reviewers specialize in reviewing biographies, technical tutorials or self-help books, fiction novels, cookbooks, etc.  They are often employed by large bookstore chains, publishers, newspapers, broadcast media and the academe and the review may take them to interview authors.  A resume here would need to establish your expertise to review with a portfolio or membership in book review clubs

Book Reviewer Resume Template

Jeremiah G. Thompson

Chippewa St., St Louis, Missouri

Phone: 314-091-4921


To take on a management position as a Lead Book Reviewer in a large publishing house

Summary of Qualifications

  • About 6 years of experience as a freelance book reviewer for a large state newspaper with global reputation
  • Some reviews published in the broadsheet and used by publishers in promoting the books reviewed.
  • Full portfolio of book reviews available on interview.
  • Excellent written communication skills in English and Spanish

Career Experience / Job History

2000 – Present:  Freelance Book Reviewer for the New York Times

  • Accept book titles for reviews and submitted with prescribed timeframes.
  • Interview authors on some book titles as requested by the publication for printing in their book jackets.

2000 – 2004:  English Literature Professor, Missouri Southern State University

  • Handle classroom English and English Literature majors for the college
  • Assist the English Faculty Head professor in the planning and development of subject curriculum.


2000 – 2001:  Master in Creative Writing, Full Sail University, Florida

1997 – 2000:  Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Grand Canyon University

Professional reference will be furnished upon request.

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