Gil Lamont

Sacramento, CA --

Editor ... Writer ... Webmaster

Dedicated professional committed to excellence and clarity in publications, with more than 30 years' experience as writer and editor, 5 years' experience in website design and maintenance.

Editor -- Extensive experience in editing copy in all stages, from initial proposal through to finished product, lightly or thoroughly as needed. (Major copyediting was required for Dushon Gersi's Explorer (Tarcher), as English was the author's third language.) During one year as Harlan Ellison's editor-in-residence, delivered five new books to publishers. As magazine editor, screened and bought fiction and non-fiction, saw copy through all necessary rewrites, fitted copy to layout, and wrote blurbs, titles, captions, etc. Layout and pasteup, both manual and computer.

Writer -- News stories. Newsletters. Feature articles. Fiction. Serial synopses. Advertising copy. Indexes. Book, music, and film reviews. Lecture outlines. Research. Translations. Interviews. Transcriptions.

Webmaster -- Set up web pages. Maintained and updated. Designed forms and animated gifs and implemented JavaScript menus.

Software: Windows 98, WordPerfect 10 (and earlier), Internet Explorer, Netscape, FrontPage, PaperPort, Visioneer OCR.

Professional Experience

Animal Protection Institute, Sacramento, CA.

Oversaw website ( from startup date. Worked through five redesigns. Modified JavaScript and HTML elements. Maintained and updated site as necessary, using FrontPage until new host server provided proprietary program. Current website is at more than 1100 pages.

Senior Writer/Editor
Animal Protection Institute.

Responsible for content of all publications, both hard copy and electronic. Duties include, but are not limited to:

Write and format for DTP Action Alerts calling for member volunteers to take action. Screen organizational correspondence for clarity of language and correct grammar. Edit press releases. Proofread all copy. Laid out brochures using Pagemaker.

Managing Editor
Animal Issues/Mainstream.

This non-newsstand magazine of the Animal Protection Institute is full-color 32-page quarterly, containing no outside advertising. Contents included up to three feature articles per issue, book reviews, short features, news of API activities both in-house and in the field, and "Thumbs Up/Down" encouraging readers to take personal action.

Chair editorial meetings, assign articles to staff and follow through to ensure completion of the assignment in a timely manner. Select, edit, and write feature articles; when necessary, thoroughly rewrite material. Supply all ancillary copy, including captions, titles, cover blurbs, assorted filler. Edit copy to fit layout. Write all correspondence, including replies to Letters to the Editor and requests for permission to reprint.

Freelance Proofreader and Copy Editor
dba Picky Picky Picky Proofreading.

Copyediting and proofreading articles, stories, television and movie scripts, novels, books, newsletters, etc. Assembling fiction and non-fiction collections. Conducting and transcribing interviews. Writing newsletters, record jacket copy, book introductions, press releases, speeches, biographical notes, etc. Reworking existing translations of French to English. Generating indexes manually. Rewrite book-length manuscripts. Creating layout and performing manual paste-up. Proofreading and correcting hard copy and computer files.

Holme Roberts & Owen, Denver, CO (Major legal firm preparing billion-dollar litigation involving a multinational corporation and the U.S. government.)

Proofread summaries of deposition transcripts, technical stipulations, and interrogatory responses. Researched stipulations references. Wrote instructional materials and glossaries of technical terms for the use of paralegals and legal assistants.

Copy Editor and Proofreader
Mile High Futures Magazine, Denver, CO. (A monthly publication of Mile High Comics, 42 or more pages.)

Edited, wrote, and proofread copy for both the monthly magazine and the quarterly catalogue.

Fiction Editor
Weird Tales Magazine, Los Angeles, CA.

Screened short-story submissions. Purchased short stories for publication. Edited in conjunction with the author.

Proofreader and Paste-up Artist
Reseda Typesetting, Reseda, CA.

Ran off computer typographic galleys. Proofread computer typographic galleys. Pasted up books and stripped in corrections.

Copy Editor and Proofreader
Cheap Street, New Castle, VA. (Small press publisher specializing in handmade letterpress chapbooks of minuscule print runs, issued four times a year.)

Screened, edited, and proofread copy.

Volt Directory Data, Anaheim, CA.

Proofread display advertisements for the Yellow Pages.

Copy Editor
Delap's F&SF Review, Los Angeles, CA. (A review journal for libraries.)

Edited copy, layout, and pasteup.

Contributing Editor
Tuesday's Child, Los Angeles, CA. (An alternative newspaper.)

Wrote feature copy. Did layout.

Night Editor
The Daily Cardinal, Madison, WI. (Student-owned and student-operated daily newspaper at the University of Wisconsin.)

Controlled Friday's front page. Assigned and edited news stories. Layout. Chose photos, wrote cutlines. Proofread galleys (hot type). Wrote headlines, teasers, kickers. Hand set headlines. (Only freshman Night Editor on this newspaper.)

(Posted 11/13/01)