Matt Elmore | Elance
Last Sign-in: Oct 14, 2015

Matt Elmore

Versatility in language services
  |   Barcelona, Spain
  |  1:14 am Local Time


U.S. citizen and resident of Barcelona since 1998, I am a technical writer specialized in academic articles. The majority of my clients are university professors seeking publication in academic journals. As a journalist, most of my articles focus on Spain, Barcelona and the local art market. I also work regularly as a translator (Spanish to English). Foreign journalists occasionally contract me as a local fixer to help them research articles in Spain, set up interviews and serve as a translator during the interview process.

I also have experience as a scriptwriter, having worked previously in the television and entertainment industry.
Service Description
TRANSLATION: Spanish to English

PROOFREADING: All types of texts revised, not only for orthography but for style and clarity, always keeping in mind the target readers.

ACADEMIC WRITING: Experienced in scientific papers, academic articles and PhD theses.

TECHNICAL WRITING: Instruction manuals, white papers, guides, tutorials.

JOURNALISM: Specialized in the art market and all things related to Barcelona and Spain.

LOCAL FIXER -- BARCELONA, SPAIN: Help for journalists in arranging stories. Backgrounding, setting up interviews, translating.
Egara Formació
Certificate in Web Creation, Graphics and Design
Awarded: 2006
Fak d'Art, Barcelona
Certificate in 3D Animation
Awarded: 2002
Cambridge University
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults
Awarded: 1998
Stanford University (via Coursera)
Writing in the Sciences Online Course
2012 - 2013
Virginia Commonwealth University
Bachelor's Degree in Fine Art,
1985 - 1990
Virginia Commonwealth University
Minor Degree in English
1985 - 1990
The Polytechnic University of Catalonia
Technical Writer, Proofreader, Translator
2007 - Present
I regularly help university professors prepare research articles for publication in English language academic journals. Publications include: The Bulletin of the World Health Organization International Statistical Review Annals of Operations Research Stroke Computers & Operations Research The Journal of the Transportation Research Board Polymer Testing The Marine Pollution Bulletin ... among many others.
Ferrer Grupo Pharmaceutical
Technical Writer
2012 - 2012
I served as technical writer for Ferrer Grupo in preparing the article, "Citicoline in the Treatment of Acute Ischaemic Stroke," which was published in The Lancet in June of 2012 (
Freelance Teacher
ESL Instructor
1995 - 2011
Freelance teacher of English as a second lenguage, specialized in preparation for TOEFL, 1st Certificate and Certificate of Advanced English. Seoul, Korea; Dubai, U.A.E.; Barcelona, Spain.
The Art Newspaper
Spain Correspondent
2008 - 2010
Spain correspondent for The Art Newspaper. I wrote 5-8 articles a month on the Spanish art market, management, acquisitions, auctions, museums and foundations.
Barcelona Metropolitan
Freelance Journalist
2004 - 2010
I was a regular contributor to Barcelona Metropolitan, a city magazine. Articles were of local interest and were regularly published as cover stories.
Payment Terms
None specified
Matt Elmore | Elance

Matt Elmore