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Sven Hans Emil Borei

Sven Hans Emil Borei, American translator, writer, educator.


  • Borei, Sven Hans Emil was born on December 21, 1941 in Stockholm, Sweden. Arrived in United States, 1953, naturalized, 1960. Son of Hans Georg and Maj Ellen (Österlin) Borei.

  • Education

    • Associate of Arts, Valley Forge Military Academy, 1961. Bachelor in English, University Pennsylvania, 1964. Postgraduate, Syracuse University.


    • English and writing teacher Meadowbrook School for Boys, Philadelphia, 1964-1965. Basic skills instructor adult education Syracuse Public Schools, New York, 1965—1967. Associate director Educational and Cultural Center Onondaga and Oswego Counties, Syracuse, 1966-1967.

      English instructor Maria Regina Junior College, 1967-1968. President, founder, trustee, Chief Executive Officer Center for Literacy, Inc., Philadelphia, 1968-1978. Literacy project coordinator Appalachia Educational Laboratory, Charleston, West Virginia, 1980-1981.

      Founder, president, Chief Executive Officer Literacy Institute, Inc., Syracuse, 1981-1988. Co-property H.E.S. Konsult AB, Transförlag, Lerum, Sweden, since 1986. English language coordinator Språkverket AB, Göteborg, 1987-1989.

      Member National Advisory Council on Interpreting and Translating, 2001-2003. Chairman Human Rights committee International Federation Translators, since 2009. Consultant, presenter in field.


    Supervisory tutor trainer Laubach Literacy Action (ProLiteracy United States of America), Syracuse, 1975, master tutor trainer, 1977, regional trainer consultant, 1985, board directors 1972-1980. Co-founder, chair Tutors for Literacy in Pennsylvania, 1975-1976, West Virginia Literacy Coalition, 1980-1982, Tennessee Literacy Coalition, 1982-1985. Member Lerum Municipal Council, 1991-1998, since 2006, municipal executive committee, 1995-1998, municipal building board 1999-2006, municipal long range planning board 2006-2010.

    Board governors American-Swedish History Foundation, 1973-1980, vice president, 1975-1977, treasurer, 1977-1978. Member Swedish Association Professional Translators (board directors 1997-2003, vice chairman 1998-1999, chairman 1999-2003, chairman various committees since 2003, chairman professional standards committee since 2008, Named Distinguished Member), Föreningen för Västgötalitteratur.



    Music, local history.


    • Married Gisela Wilms (Möller). Children: Bethany, Rolf, Emil, Cecilia, Anja, Martin.
    • father: Hans Georg Borei
    • mother: Maj Ellen (Österlin) Borei
    • spouse: Gisela Wilms
    • children: Bethany Borei
    • Rolf Borei
    • Emil Borei
    • Cecilia Borei
    • Anja Borei
    • Martin Borei
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    Born December 21, 1941
    (age 75)
    • 1961
      Valley Forge Military Academy
    • 1964
      University Pennsylvania
    • 1964 - 1965
      English and writing teacher, Meadowbrook School for Boys
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1965 - 1967
      basic skills instructor, adult education Syracuse Public Schools
      New York, United States
    • 1966 - 1967
      associate, director Educational and Cultural Center Onondaga and Oswego Counties
      Syracuse, New York, United States
    • 1967 - 1968
      English instructor, Maria Regina Junior College
    • 1968 - 1978
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
    • 1980 - 1981
      literacy project coordinator, Appalachia Educational Laboratory
      Charleston, South Carolina, United States
    • 1986
      co-prop. H.E.S. Konsult Bachelor of Arts
      Lerum, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden
    • 1987 - 1989
      English language coordinator, Spr+Nkverket Bachelor of Arts
      Göteborg, Vastra Gotaland, Sweden
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