Karlo Hameder


Born on July 10th 1951 in Sombor, Vojvodina, Serbia; happily married for 45 years, father to 2 adult children (43 & 42); graduated from the Grammar School in Sombor (1970) and the Faculty of Philosophy – English Language and Literature at Novi Sad University (B.A. 1974). He did a specialist course in Scientific and Professional Translation in Belgrade (1979). He spent most of his working life teaching English, business correspondence and translation at grammar schools, secondary technical and teacher training school. In the early 1980s Karlo Hameder was the Official Translator at the Dujailah Project in Iraq. In 1993 he founded Olympos Language School and Technical Translation Service in Sombor, which he ran until his retirement in 2015.

He has written a number of essays and articles on various topics, which were used in the teaching process or examples within the framework of exam preparation courses though they never aimed to be published. However, Karlo has written a number of articles for the electronic magazine Mason (Scribd) and Neimar (Builder), both in English and Serbian in the last nine years. His book Freemasonry through the Funnel and its Serbian equivalent Somborski sinovi udovice were published at Smashwords.com together with 8 Masonic books of translation from English into Serbian: Poema Regius, Rukopis Cooke and Rukopis Dowland, Bolonjski Statuti iz 1248. Godine, Strazburski Statuti iz 1459. Godine, Zbirka Zidarskih Propisa Venecije iz 1307. Godine, Rkopis Lansdowne and Rukopis Papworth.

Karlo Hameder is also a keen photographer (apply to connect to old.cemeteries2@gmail.com ), an ecologist (including human relations). He respects hard work, peace, recognition of cultural diversity and global patriotism.

Smashwords Interview

What motivated you to become an indie author?
Shortly, it was my belief in the unavoidable advance of technology and the changes in lifestyle it brings.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
In ex-Yugoslavia, a conglomerate of cultures, traditions and mindsets. Anyone trying to understand the working of a myriad of rooted interactions in that part of the world has to be equipped with patience and open-mindedness. Of course, such an environment gets you to the bone.
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Slobodnozidarski Rukopisi
Price: Free! Words: 71,160. Language: Serbian. Published: July 6, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Freemasonry & Secret Societies
Ovo je zbirka prevoda engleskih rukopisa o Starim dužnostima, regulative života, rada i ponašanja u zidarskim cehovima. 11 rukopisa u prozi i jedan u stihu, bave se istorijatom metamorfoze operativnog u slobodno zidarstvo. Onima koji se bave Slobodnim zidarstvom, knjiga će dati priliku da se upoznaju sa korenima te civilizacijske pojave, a drugima proširiti saznanja o osnovama modernog masonstva.
Freemasonry Through the Funnel - The Widow's Sons of Sombor 1897-2017
Price: Free! Words: 114,320. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Europe / Austria & Hungary, Nonfiction » Social Science » Freemasonry & Secret Societies
This book is about Freemasonry, what it actually is, about its character and its world, a theory of its origin and life, about its ubiquity and mutual interweaving with the secular world. To avoid inflating the size of this work, we selected only those materials and elements that we considered informative for those who have little or no prior knowledge of the subject.
Somborski sinovi udovice - Storija o masonstvu - Slobodno zidarstvo u Somboru u periodu 1897-2017
Price: Free! Words: 96,130. Language: Serbian. Published: February 20, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Europe / Austria & Hungary, Nonfiction » Social Science » Freemasonry & Secret Societies
Ova knjiga je informativnog karaktera namenjena onima koji žele da znaju više o masonstvu. Koristeći postojeće dokumente i arhivsku građu, pokušali smo da damo odgovore na mnoga pitanja u vezi nastanka i uloge masonstva putujući kroz istorijske epohe, od pradavnih vremena do slobodnog zidarstva u vojvođanskom gradu Somboru između 1897. i 2017.

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