Resume Skills and Keywords for Translator

Translators convert written material from one or more 'source languages' into the 'target language'. A Spanish-English translator would translate works in one language into the other, ensuring the essence of the text remains the same. The majority of translators are self-employed, but there are ample opportunities with international organizations, translation agencies, and embassies. 

Skills required for a fund-raising role

  • Project management
  • Communication 
  • Translation 
  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Cultural Competence
  • Team Coordination
  • Cross-functional collaboration 
  • Targeted research 
  • Knowledge of editing software
  • Attention to detail 
  • Strong command over two or more languages 

What recruiters look for in a translator’s resume: 

  • Good understanding and in-depth knowledge of language/country-specific cultures
  • Knowledge of translation-oriented applications and software
  • Ability to comprehend concepts and translate them without altering meanings 

What can make your resume stand out:

A strong summary that demonstrates your skills, experience, and background in the translation industry:

  • An enthusiastic development associate, skilled in creating fundraising campaigns, driving increased donor engagement, volunteer engagement, and developing new partnerships. Positive attitude and resilience in the face of challenges, along with excellent communication abilities.

Targeted job description 

  • Read through original material and rewrite it in the target language, retaining the meaning of the source text 
  • Use specialist dictionaries, thesauruses, and reference books to find the closest equivalents for terminology used
  • Research legal, technical, and scientific phraseology to find the correct translation

Related academic background 

  • Diploma in Spanish Language 
  • Bachelors’ and/or masters degree in one or more language 

Sample Resume of Translator in Text Format


English-Spanish Translator 

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A qualified Spanish Translator with proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. Strong abilities in converting  concepts in the source language to equivalent concepts in the target language. 


May 2021 - Aug 2021

Assistant Translator - Exigent Services 

  • Assisted senior translator in drafting US Visa petitions which were further approved by USCIS. Worked on global immigration documents with a team of translators to edit and proofread every document individually. 
  • Collaborated with a team of 4 to draft L, H, and PERM applications, L-1 petition support letters,  RFE matters related to the H and L process. 

Jan 2021 - Apr 2021

Spanish Tutor - RML Tutors 

  • Provided home tuition to children of 6th, 7th and 8th standard and created a personalized  lesson plans for each student  
  • Monitored each student's performance with weekly Spanish tests and took meaningful action to improve the grammar and style of writing. 
  • Interacted with customers (parents) and set realistic expectations with respect to delivery of service. 


  • Nov 2020 Diploma in Spanish Language (Espanol) - Langma School of Languages May 2019 B.A. (English Hons.) - Jesus and Mary College 


  • Translation 
  • Grammar and Punctuation
  • Editing & Proofreading
  • Cultural Competence
  • Team Coordination


  • English 
  • Spanish 
  • Hindi