Lesson 57: "You need a CV that works" – ebook on CV-writing in translation

ebook on CV-writing in translation

Lesson 57: "You need a CV that works" – ebook on CV-writing in translation

Previous ebook

When I wrote “Curriculum Vitae that works in the translation industry” back in 2011, I never expected it to be read by over 25,000 colleagues. It’s a great honour and I’m happy that so many have found my publication useful.

Since then I’ve also helped over 500 translators and interpreters to improve their CVs. Many wrote to me saying that they saw a real increase in positive responses and projects as a result. This revised guide reflects what I’ve learned in the past two years and will hopefully help you get a CV that works. I believe that with a large number of clients, CVs are still our most basic marketing tool. It’s better to get this right rather than lose a project.

New ebook

The long-awaited (by you and me) updated version of my ebook on CV-writing in translation industry is finally here. Apart from a section-by-section review of what to include on your CV, you’ll also find tips and suggestions from translation companies and some most troubling questions answered.

In this guide you’ll find information that will help you to:

• Ensure your CV reflects your professional profile
• Increase your chances of landing a project
• Work well with clients within the translation industry.

Access the whole book

You can access the ebook for free here.

Apart from the preparation and planning, you’ll have a chance to look at CV section-by-section, language that works, the benefit of online CVs, layout and design, tips from translation companies, questions answered and a printable CV checklist.

How does that sound?


  1. Damian Harrison , on Jul 26, 2013 at 14:24 Reply

    Yes, please!

  2. Joana Simão , on Jul 27, 2013 at 16:23 Reply

    Hello Marta,

    Congratulations on your new e-book and thank you for sharing it with all of us!
    The task of writing/reading a CV will be much easier for translators and translation agencies alike thanks to “You need a CV that works!”.

    Best regards,

    Joana Simão

  3. Malu , on Jul 28, 2013 at 03:17 Reply

    Hi, Marta! I’m already subscribed but I didn’t receive the e-book. Would you send it again for me?
    Thank you!

    • Marta Stelmaszak , on Aug 26, 2013 at 08:41 Reply

      Maybe you never clicked on the confirmation link, it gets lost in the inboxes every now and then. Drop me an email at marta@wantwords.co.uk and I’ll send a copy your way!

  4. Juan , on Jul 28, 2013 at 20:32 Reply

    Thanks for your advice and your offer. 😀 You are most generous

  5. Manuel Silva , on Aug 3, 2013 at 09:40 Reply

    Hello Marta

    Thank you for all your work and sharing.
    I’d like to read the whole publication. Could you please send the full version.

    Kind regards

  6. Alex Duta , on Aug 6, 2013 at 15:46 Reply

    Hi Marta,

    Thank you for your email and congratulations on your new book!

    Kind regards,


  7. Ekaterina Tatarenko , on Aug 6, 2013 at 16:47 Reply

    Dear Marta,
    Your work is so fantastic and inspiring!

    What is the way to actually read your book again? 🙂

    Best wishes,

  8. Marianna Antonella Todero , on Aug 6, 2013 at 16:48 Reply

    Thanks for sharing you experience.

  9. oscar j. ardiles , on Aug 6, 2013 at 17:25 Reply

    Marta, pls send me a copy of your publication “You need a CV that works”. I´m working for a non-metallic mining Co in Chile as a partime translator. Sometimes full of job; sometimes no job…. Maybe TRANSLATORS way on earth.

    best regards,

    Oscar J. Ardiles

  10. Sam Berner , on Aug 7, 2013 at 00:49 Reply

    Thank you very much for all that you are doing for this profession, Marta. I would like to suggest a “Donate Here” button on your website, because it really isn’t fair that we skip the cream off the milk for free like this 🙂

    You are such an inspiration!

  11. Konstantin Z. , on Aug 7, 2013 at 08:38 Reply

    Could I have a copy of the book please? Thanks in advance!

  12. Emad , on Aug 26, 2013 at 08:35 Reply

    Dear Marta,
    Congratulations on your new e-book.
    Although I am subscribed, I did not get the e-mail with the link of the full version. Can you kindly send it to me.
    May all efforts be blessed.
    Emad Hamza
    Senior Translation Specialist & Simultaneous Interpreter

    • Marta Stelmaszak , on Aug 26, 2013 at 08:38 Reply

      Sorry about that! I want to make sure that only people who want to receive emails get them, so I have a double opt-in system in place. Sometimes you can miss a confirmation link and then you won’t get any emails from my system. Drop me a line at marta@wantwords.co.uk and I’ll send a copy your way!

  13. Bridgie Nic Dhonnacha , on Sep 5, 2013 at 19:01 Reply

    Hi Marta,

    I’m intrested in receiving a copy.

    Thank you.



  14. Catherine Demaison-Doherty , on Nov 10, 2013 at 21:27 Reply

    Hi Marta,

    I would love to subscribe to your blog and get a copy of “You need a CV that works!”. Thank you so much.

  15. Mattia T. , on Jan 15, 2014 at 09:08 Reply

    Hello Marta,

    I would love to read the whole eBook about building an effective CV. I think my activity could profit greatly from your advice.

    Thank you very much!

    • Marta Stelmaszak , on Jan 15, 2014 at 09:09 Reply

      Dear Mattia,

      All you need to do is to subscribe to my newsletter and you’ll get your copy. Let me know if it works fine!

      • Mattia T. , on Jan 15, 2014 at 09:31 Reply

        Dear Marta,

        thank you, I got the link and downloaded the eBook. Now, to rewrite the actual thing 😉


  16. Nada Djurovic , on Jan 27, 2014 at 11:12 Reply

    Dear Marta,

    thank you for the link for the book, I will follow your advices.

    W ogole to wole pisać po-polsku, ale tak dawno nie mowilam (studiowalam w Warszawie bardzo dawno, a tak to jestem w Serbii). Chialam Pani pogratulować na wspanialej pracy, keep up the good work!

    The site that I made under the given link is just a “playground”, it’s still under construction, but I wanted you to have an idea of who I am and what I do.

    Best regards,


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