Translator Resume

A translator resume is an important document that reflects the expertise of the translator with various languages, based on which the recruiter hires him.

A translator's nature of work ranges extensively from accompanying government attaches on their foreign visits to working for corporate firms and translating the conversations at international business conferences. A translator on such visits serves to lay down the basis for smooth understanding of words by each party, by translating the language of one party to another. Hence, they are an indispensable part of particular business meetings and international government summits.

In order to secure a job as a translator, one needs to have a thorough understanding of a foreign language-its grammar, vocabulary, language etiquettes, etc. one should be quick with translations while working in real time. On educational front, one needs to hold a diploma certificate, pertaining to that language, from a recognized institute.

Now, here you will find a translator resume sample that will provide you with useful insight about the basic structure of such a resume- in terms of tone, vocabulary, headings and sub-classifications.

Amanda Woods
5368 Scottsville Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42104
(270) 341-0324
[email protected]

January 9, 2011


An expert translator with skills of translating documents and real-time speech from Russian to American English and vice-versa, I am a highly motivated person with a drive to secure greater responsibilities and hence, achieve more.


  • Total ten years of experience while working with the White House staff
  • Two years of experience in private sector, working as a translator with MPC International.
  • Accompanied Secretary of States, on numerous occasions, to meetings with Russian delegates.
  • Certificate of Proficiency in Russian Language, Level-4 from the National Institute of Linguistics, Moscow.

Skill Set

  • Specialist in Russian and American linguistics
  • Fastidious and quick translation of documents and transcripts from meetings.
  • Excellent knowledge about Russian and English idioms
  • Expert at translations in real-time conferences and dialog.
  • Typing rate of 50 words per minute

Other Skills

  • Strong computer skills
  • Proficient with iPhone 4 and iPad technology
  • Well read. Have a personal collection of great Russian and American literature. Knowledge of the great works of Pushkin, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Mark Twain and George Orwell.

Work Experience

MPC International
Translator (2009-till present)

  • Used my linguistic expertise to translate official correspondence to Russian for our Russian business partners.
  • Accompanied the MD to various meetings with our partners and translated real-time speech for them- both, from Russian to English and vice-versa.
  • Interpreter coordinator in teleconferencing

White House
Interpreter (1998-2008)

  • Accompanied on meetings at the Russian Embassy
  • Went on 14 tours to Moscow
  • UN Meet, 2005 and 2007
  • Was assigned to the Russian Ambassador from 1999-2001 for translating English to Russian
  • Handled the official correspondence, letter, mails and fax and wrote speeches for events.

New York University
Professor of Russian language (1997-98)


  • Certificate of Proficiency in Russian Language, Level-4 from the National Institute of Linguistics, Moscow.
  • M.A. English from the University of Arizona


  • Qualified from the Russian National Institute of Linguistics, Moscow, with top grade.
  • Two official visits to the United Nations' Conference to my credit
  • Have held the post of Professor of Russian Linguistics
  • Have experience in both, the government sector as well as the private sector.
  • Have managed ample number of translations at numerous international conferences.


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This resume sample is that of an experienced and highly qualified translator. Such an applicant, actually wouldn't need to search for a job. Instead, jobs will come to him, once he uploads this kind of content-rich resume. Always try to make your resume more quantitative; you should have figures, or at least solid, conclusive work to show. Once you do that and structure a concise resume, there will be nothing to stop you.

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