BIO:

albertogomezfont@gmail.com

Philologist.

Former director of the Cervantes Institute in Rabat (Morocco).

Until 2012 he was general coordinator of the Fundación del Español Urgente (Fundéu).

Corresponding academic of the American Academy of the Spanish Language.

He worked as a proofreader in the Departamento del Español Urgente at the Agencia EFE (Madrid) from its foundation in 1980 until its transformation into the Fundéu BBVA in 2005.

Professor, since 1990, in the modernization of administrative language courses organized by Spain’s Ministry of Public Administration (MAP).

Professor in the “Agency Journalism” master’s program organized by the EFE Agency since 2001.

Speaker in versions I, II and III of the International Congress of the Spanish Language held in Zacatecas, Valladolid and Rosario.

Guest professor at the School of Law of the Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona) for the 2005-2006 academic year.

Guest professor at the University of Miami School of Communication since 2007.

Guest professor at other universities in Latin America and the United States.

Professor of workshops on the good use of Spanish for journalists in newspapers, radio stations and television channels, in Europe and America.

Collaborator in the Virtual Center of the Cervantes Institute, “Rinconete” section.

Co-author of Palabras Mayores, el libro: 199 recetas infalibles para expresarse bien (Barcelona: Vox, 2015).

Co-author of the Manual de Español Urgente (Madrid: Cátedra, 2008).

Contributor to the Diccionario panhispánico de dudas (Madrid: RAE-Santillana, 2005).

Co-author of the Libro de estilo Garrigues for lawyers (Madrid: Aranzadi, 2005).

Co-author and editor of the Manual de estilo de la NAHJ (National Association of Hispanic Journalists: United States, Washington, 2004).

Co-author of the Libro de estilo de Red Eléctrica Española, 2007.

Co-author of Editorial Standards for the Prensa Libre newspaper (Guatemala), 2007.

Co-author of the Libro de estilo del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Madrid, 2007.

Co-author of the Libro de estilo del Ilustre Colegio de Abogados de Granada, 2008.

Author of the Vademécum del español urgente (I) and (II) (Madrid: Fundación EFE, 1992, 1995) and of the Diccionario de español urgente (Madrid: Ediciones SM, 2000).

Author of Donde dice… Debiera decir… (Gijón, Trea, 2006 / Buenos Aires, Áncora, 2006).

Co-author of all the editions of the EFE Agency Manual de español urgente (Madrid: Ediciones Cátedra).

Co-author of a collection of files: Informe sobre el lenguaje (Madrid: ABRA Communication, 1992-1995).

Coordinator and compiler of texts in the publications of the EFE Agency on linguistic issues: “The Spanish language in news agencies” (Madrid: EFE and Germán Sánchez Ruipérez Foundation, 1990), “The Needed Neologism” (Madrid: EFE and Autonomous Community of La Rioja , 1992) and “The Spanish language in sports” (Logroño: EFE and Autonomous Community of La Rioja, 1992).

Creator of the “Notes on the Internet” discussion forum on the use of Spanish.

Coordinator and speaker at the International Seminar “Spanish Language in Press Agencies” (Madrid 1989). Organizer, coordinator and moderator of “The Necessary Neologism” Seminar (San Millán de la Cogolla 1991). Organizer, coordinator and moderator of the “Spanish Language in Sports” conference (Logroño 1992). Director of the communication workshops at the II Linguistics Colloquium: “Language and Communication” (Caracas 1994). Organizer and coordinator of the seminar “The Spanish Language before the New Millennium” (San Millán de la Cogolla 1996). Coordinator and professor of the courses “Correction of texts in the written press” organized by the Duques de Soria Foundation (Salamanca 1996, 1997 and 2000; Valladolid 1998). Organizer, coordinator and speaker at the seminar “Spanish and new technologies” (San Millán de la Cogolla 1997). Organizer, coordinator and speaker at the seminar “Spanish and the media” (San Millán de la Cogolla 1998). Organizer and coordinator of the course “The Spanish we speak, the Spanish we will speak” (Santander 2005). Organizer, coordinator and moderator of the international seminar “Spanish in the U.S. media” (San Millán de la Cogolla 2006). Organizer, coordinator and speaker of the course “The media and their role as directors of the future of the Spanish language” (San Roque 2006). Organizer and moderator of the seminar “The Spanish of television news on both sides of the Atlantic” (San Millán de la Cogolla 2007). Organizer and coordinator of the course “Gender in Spanish and non-sexist language” (San Roque 2007). Organizer and coordinator of the seminar “Spanish of young people” (San Millán de la Cogolla 2008). Organizer and coordinator of the “Practical theoretical course of text correction” (San Roque 2008). Organizer and coordinator of the course “The language of young people” (San Roque 2009). Organizer and coordinator of the seminar “Women, journalism and language” (San Millán de la Cogolla 2009).