What is the TPX format?

The Translator Profile eXchange format (TPX) is a proposed standard for the exchange of profile data for translators and interpreters.

In practice, translators will be able to create TPX resumes/CVs and send these to language service providers (LSPs) in lieu of, or in addition to, their regular resumes/CVs.

The proposed standard contains a unique TPX identifier that will make it possible to obtain up-to-date profile data from TPX-registered translators from time to time, in a standardized or even automated manner. It will make sense for information such as availability to be updated regularly in one place by a translator, and then passed automatically using TPX standard tagging to all interested clients.

The current version of TPX is an early draft being evaluated and improved by the TPX working group.