The name of the translator usually appears on the title page of a book , following the name of the author . A translation may have a parallel title in the source language . In library cataloging , the note Translation of: is added in the bibliographic description , giving the title in the original language. Click here to see a typescript of Out of Africa by Karen Blixen (Isak Dinesen) with her translation into Danish written in pencil above the lines ( Royal Library of Denmark ). Abbreviated trans . See also : Index Translationum and machine translation .