Professional Book Reviewer CV Template

Professional Book Reviewers provide an indicative means to determine which books to purchase.  They are tasked to read newly published works or literary manuscripts and document their expert criticism in assessing the work which also sees the light of print in various newspapers and online reviews.  This helps readers make a purchase decision.  Book Reviewers often have specialties like biographies, science fiction, technical self help books, fiction and non-fiction novels, and research documentaries to mention some.  They work as part time or freelance reviewers as well as in bookstore chains, newspapers and journals, and broadcast media including online media.

Sample Professional Book Reviewer CV Template

Percy G. Walton

Baker St., London, UK

Phone:  020-6654-2243


I’m looking forward to working as a Book Reviewer for fiction and non-fiction novels in a large publishing house

Professional Experience

2000 – Present:  Freelance Book Reviewer for the London Times

  • Read and critique new book titles in fiction and non-fiction categories for submission to the editor
  • Proofread assigned reviews from novice writers and submit within prescribed deadlines
  • Interview authors as requested by the publication for printing on their book jackets.

1999 – 2004:  English Professor, Missouri Southern State University

  • Conduct English Literature and English classes for journalism and English majors
  • Assist the Faculty Head English professor in developing the subject curriculum.


  • About 10 years of experience as a freelance book reviewer for a large state broad sheet while working as a college professor of English.
  • Excellent written communication skills in English



Portfolio of book reviews and criticisms available on interview


1999 – 2001:  Master in Creative Writing, Imperial College, London

1995 – 1999:  BA English Literature, Thames Valley University, Berkshire


To be furnished upon request