About

Portrait of the Miguel as a Young Writer - copia.JPGMiguel Bernardo Olmedo Morell is a writer, proofreader and translator who has specialised in linguistics, literary criticism, and EN>ES and ES>EN translation. He is currently a member of the Oxford society for published authors Writers in Oxford, an associate member of the Society for Editor and Proofreaders, and a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

He works as the Head of the Philosophy, Social Sciences, and Education departments at the Blackwell’s bookshop in Oxford, Broad Street. He frequently volunteers as a proofreader for Project Gutenberg, where he undertakes work on texts written in English as well as in Spanish. He has also written for a number of magazines, including GamnesiaZelda InformerBright Young Scribes, and Deus Ex Machina.

He holds an Undergraduate Degree in English Studies and a Master’s Degree in Spanish Linguistics, both awarded by the Universidad de Granada. His master’s thesis analysed the sociolinguistics of a number of TV shows. He also enjoyed an introductory research scholarship, which culminated in the publication of an article on literary criticism. He is currently studying a Level 4 Certificate in Marketing (Digital Marketing) at the Oxford College of Marketing.

As for professional experience, he has worked as a translator at a local newspaper, Ideal (March 2009 to January 2010) and for some media critics, such as Henry Jenkins and Jesper Juul, whose essays he translates from English into Spanish. He has also been a librarian at the library of the Romance Philology department of his university (Universidad de Granada), where he did a number of tasks ranging from book lending to cataloguing new books (October 2011 to July 2012), thanks to a collaboration scholarship.

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  2. Pete Hulme

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I just dipped quickly into yours and got derailed before I could really get started by the Goodreads mention of ‘The Worm at the Core.’ I shall return to your blog with interest later but just wanted to expressed my thanks for this unexpected benefit. I attend a Death Cafe regularly, as you may know from my blog, and this book looks like obligatory reading for me.

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    1. Thank you for your kind words! I find that really interesting, since I have an academic interest in death–in fact, next month I’ll be giving a conference at the Universidad Complutense on the subject! Some other very interesting books are Becker’s “The Denial of Death” and Fran Kermode “The Sense of an Ending”; they are my primary sources. I would love to discuss this topic further!

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      1. Pete Hulme

        Thanks for the heads up on the two other books. The Becker one, which I had never heard of, looks particularly intriguing. I’ve ordered ‘Worm at the Core’ which is on its way. I’m at the beginning of a journey in terms of such perspectives about death as my interest so far has either been personal (death has been at the centre of many of my experiences since childhood) or psychological (usually in terms of what strange experiences close to death might suggest about the nature of consciousness.)

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      2. I’m glad to be of help! Death is indeed fascinating, and I feel intrigued by your perspective on it. All the work I’ve done on it has been on a social or an anthropological level—I like to see what defence mechanisms whole civilisations put in place when faced with such a strange and intriguing event in our lives.

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  6. You went and done it. You went and followed Uncle Bardie’s Stories & Such. You are now one of Uncle Bardie’s Band of Merry Followers. Just so you know, Uncle Bardie’s a hoot, and he’s got quite a few whoppers in his bag of stories. Some funny, some not so funny. But all told for your entertainment. Thank you for following his blog.

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  7. Hi! Thank you for dropping by on my page. 🙂 It’s my pleasure. Also, I can see that your blog is very interesting.It all about books, books books and read, read red and read; :0 I will be reading all of your articles soon. Happy Blogging 🙂

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  8. Hello! So, you are a wordsmith?! I suppose you are good at other things too. I like the name of your blog…will check it out in more depth later, but now…comida! Nice to ‘ meet’ you. Cheers.

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  9. I’m very impressed by your list of professional qualifications, and your present occupation in the Oxford bookshop sounds wonderful to a book lover like me. Where would we be without our books? I adore Oxford, too, having once lived in a nearby village for six years. I try to review the books I’ve read, and have written quite a few reviews in the past. Unfortunately both my reading and reviewing is at a much slower pace nowadays due to lack of time.
    I’ll enjoy having a browse through some of your posts as soon as I can. 🙂

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      1. My pleasure! Well done for self-publishing. How’s it going and how are you finding the process? Do you have a plan in place re marketing – surely one of the hardest aspects? All the best with it – I hope it goes brilliantly 🙂

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  10. Hi. *steps in, circles the floor with tippy-toes of one foot, blushes* I saw yesterday that you followed me, and even liked my blog-post. Thank you so much for that. How on earth did you find it?? You are my first real follower (website-wise) and I am absolutely flashed by your site. Your blog is very extensive, I can only hope mine will grow into something similar:) I’ll check out what you have done on wattpad so far 😉 All the best to you!

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    1. Aw, you’re so sweet ^^ well, I do spend a lot of time looking for new and interesting blogs, so no wonder I ended up finding yours! You seem to have quite a following on Wattpad, too. I will make sure to give The Soul Reaver a read ^^

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      1. Haha! Thank you! I started with Wattpad about two years back, and it has been a very rewarding experience, although I don’t have a huge following:) But those that do read my stuff are amazing people. (And not just cause they read my scribblings)
        Tell me what you think about TSR if you get a chance to pick it up. I started reading your work, it has amazing artwork! Loving the whole concept so far. Laters!

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