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MLA (8th ed.) Citation Style Guide: Other Contributors

Other Contributors

In addition to the author of a work, other people such as translators, editors, directors, performers etc. may have been important contributors to the work.  If they are considered important, name the contributors in your citation.  Common descriptions of other contributors are:

adapted by

directed by

edited by

illustrated by

introduction by

narrated by 

performance by

translated by

(MLA Handbook, 8th ed. p. 37)


Paz, Octavio. In Light of India. Translated by Eliot Weinberger, Harcourt, 



"If a source such as a film, television episode, or performance has many contributors, include the ones most relevant to your project.  For example, if you are writing about a television episode and focus on a key character, your might mention the series creator and the actor who portrays the character."


"Hush." Buffy the Vampire Slayer, created by Joss Whedon,

performance by Sarah Michelle Gellar, season 4, episode

10, Mutant Enemy, 1999.

(MLA Handbook, 8th ed., p. 38)



This element ends with a comma.


For more information, refer to pages 37-38 of the MLA Handbook, 8th ed.