NCATA – National Capital Area Translators Association 

March 2018 Meet-Up

Resume For Success



A well-written resume is one of the key marketing tools for any language services professional, especially free-lancers. What are employers looking for in a resume? Do formatting and style matter? What is the best way to respond to emails requesting resumes, whether sent in bulk or individually? What information, if any, about projects covered by non-disclosure agreements should be included? Is it prudent to include clearance-related information on a resume? How should you structure your resume if translation or interpretation is your second career or part-time work? 


This presentation will draw on actual resume samples, so if you are planning to attend, feel free to email your resume to after removing Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and replacing it with dummy data. All attendees are also encouraged to bring a hard copy of their resumes. After her presentation, Blanka will be available for individual consultations. 


Blanka Novotna, M.A., has extensive experience in recruiting entry-level to expert translators and interpreters for freelance and full-time positions, including government contracts and private sector jobs. She has managed conference interpreters in the US and abroad. Her educational background is in translation, interpreting, and linguistic anthropology, and she is licensed to train community interpreters. Her working languages are Czech, English, Slovak, and Russian. She can be reached at



Wednesday, March 28 2018 


Tenley-Friendship Neighborhood Library

4450 Wisconsin Ave, NW Washington DC 20016



Doors open at 6:00 PM

Presentation: 6:30 PM-8:30PM

Networking before and after the presentation. Bring your business cards!


Tenleytown-AU Station – Red Line (next the library)

Metered street parking around the library, free after 6:30 PM.

Public Parking Lot 853 Cityline At Tenley next to 4500 Wisconsin Avenue Shopping Center

Some free parking around the library


Meet-Up is open to the public free of charge! Please register at or send an email to the Programming Chair:


Please send your resume to Charo, the Programming Chair, at It will be send to Blanka so that she can review it before our meeting on Wednesday, March 28. 


Point of contact:

Charo 703-473-2504


See you there!


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