Will Hodgkinson is looking for a conlang expert to create a language for a novel he is planning to write next year. In the context of the novel the conlang itself is fictional, created by one of the characters who uses it to write diary entries in it, and it serves as a kind of encryption method for both other characters of the novel and the readers themselves to crack, if they wish to do so.
The job itself consists of:

  • Developing a full conlang with a 1000-word vocabulary and a complete grammatical description;
  • Translating texts for the novel. This does not fall under the original compensation scheme and compensation for it will have to be negotiated between employer and applicant.

An orthography may be requested for the language at a later time. Compensation for it can be negotiated if the need arises.


Will Hodgkinson

Application Period

Closed due to reached deadline


The employer is looking to start writing the novel itself in May 2016. The conlang is part of the preparatory work and should be ready before then. The employer is expecting the chosen applicant to set up a working schedule with regular updates in order to keep track of progress.


$600 ($300 upfront, $300 on final delivery) for the language, grammar description and original lexicon. Compensation for translations and other additional work to be negotiated.

To Apply

Email “at” “dot” to express your interest in the project. Examples of previous work are welcome.

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