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Author Resume

An author resume is written by a person who has written a book on any subject or genre. An author is a highly creative person with excellent language and grammatical knowledge (in his writing language) and has a knack for observing things and putting them articulately into strings of comprehensible sentences and phrases.

The market for books is a large one, where there are numerous writers working on their books and selling them through agents and various publication houses. An agent plays an important role in marketing an author's book to various publication houses. If these publications see any marketability worth in the manuscript, they usually take it up for printing and sale.

An author doesn't need any specific educational qualifications. What he actually requires is the creative thinking ability and an eye for detail along with the ability to write in a good, appealing language.

While writing a resume, the following points need to be taken care of:

Objective statement - This section underlines your objective behind applying for the specific job. This is what the reader will first read in any resume and this is what should impress him. The applicant's objective should be aligned with the objectives of the company in which he is applying.

Profile summary - This is the part where you write and summarize all the important points of your entire professional career. This, in short, is a part which concisely describes your abilities and USP.

Skills summary - Write a collective account of all your professional skills under this heading. This is used as a precedent by the reader in deciding whether you are capable enough and apt for the job at hand. Use bullet points in this section and don't overpopulate it. Make it a point to keep the sentences short and crisp.

Work Experience - In a reverse chronological form, encapsulate the details regarding all your past and current companies and the respective posts you have worked at. Also, mention the important responsibilities handled by you at each job position.

Educational Qualifications - In the same way as the 'work experience' section, give the names of all the courses that you have completed along with the names of the respective colleges or universities.

Achievements - As the name suggests, this section is for stating your industry achievements - any awards, recognition, special mention, outstanding work, etc.

References - Include this section if you are asked to include references in the resume by the hiring company.

Here is a sample of author resume for your reference.

John Flynn
123, Utopia Boulevard
Boston, MA, 01234
(123) 422-1234

Objective Statement:

To write good and self-realization books for the readers and reach out to the people in ways that money can't.

Profile Summary:

  • Published author of 2 titles till date
  • 2 years of professional experience with TIME Magazine, LA as a writer and sub-editor
  • Worked as a professor of economics in XYZ University, CA. Highly motivated individual with great interest in history and economics
  • Extremely driven towards writing good literature for the readers

Skills Summary:

  • Good in English language, both written and verbal
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to finish drafts within the given deadline period
  • Team player - always works with the editors in a coordinated and professional manner
  • Excellent management skills that I used and polished while my stint as a sub-editor with TIME Magazine, LA

Work Experience:

Author of:
The Cassidy Corner of Blueman Burge, 2014
In the Winter of June's Place, 2013

XYZ University
Professor of Economics

  • Taught the students about macro economics
  • Conducted seminars on various subject related topics
  • Conducted classes for the MBA students

TIME Magazine

  • Handled the editing of business and other related articles such as those related to global markets and stock exchange
  • Worked in close coordination with the senior editor of the magazine
  • Compiled weekly reports for sending them to the higher management

New York Post
(June 2006 - September 2006)

Educational Qualification:

  • Doctorate in Economics, AAA University, CA, 2010
  • Post Graduation in Journalism, FGH College, CA, 2007
  • Graduation in Arts, FGH College, CA, 2005


(Fill out this section suitably with your achievements.)


Ken Smith

TIME Magazine, LA
(123) 332-0234

This is how one writes an author resume. If you have already written a book then, first of all, mention about the book in your resume application. This will provide an added leverage to your resume.

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