Line editing, reading for continuity and historical correctness, character development, helping with transitions, general “book doctor” duties.
August 2012 to November 2012 – On History’s Trail: Speeches and Essays by the Texas State Historian 2009-2012 by Light Townsend Cummins.
March 2012 to August 2012 – Consulting with Houston writer Jeff Lanier on work in progress.
January 2011 to April 2012 – Vigilare, trilogy. Supernatural/action novels by Brooklyn James.
February 2010 to July 2010 – The Boots My Mother Gave Me, a coming-of-age novel by Brooklyn James.
December 2009 to July 2010 – Christmas Comes Today or Tomorrow, a novel set in World War II. Release title Inside the Walls of Santo Tomas, by Betty Byron.
December 1996 – December 1998 – Pioneer Postcards – Wrote, published, and marketed historical trivia for children; individual cards sold by subscription and mailed out monthly.
September 2000 – December 2000 – www.drkoop.com – Health correspondent for Arthritis Center; researched and wrote on-line articles about newest treatments; interviewed rheumatoid arthritis sufferers and wrote profile articles.
August 2012 – Present – Website www.janetkilgore.com with blog, “The Soapbox.”
October 2000 – September 2001 –Nurseweek/Healthweek Magazine – Wrote several articles, including twelve nurse profile pieces; first article, “Kid-Proof Solution,” a profile of nurse/inventor, was finalist in “Best Interview or Profile/Trade” category of Maggie Awards – Western Publications Association.
September 2001 – Round Rock Today – Annual publication promoting Round Rock, TX; contributed 10,000 words on why one should move to Round Rock.
September 2004 – January 2005 – Resumed writing for Nurseweek; four research articles published.
1998 – 2000 – San Gabriel Writers League, Georgetown, TX – Editor of league newsletter, The Gabriel Writer.
2000 – 2001 – Writers League of Texas (Austin Writers League) – Wrote a monthly kudos column for the League’s newsletter, “You/AWL,” re-titled “Texas Leaguers” when league changed its name.
Newspaper Special Inserts
March 7, 2001 – Hill Country News, Cedar Park, TX – Contributed two articles (“A Helping Hand is No Hand-Out for the Uninsured” and “County Emergency Medical Services Pass Test of Time”) for annual magazine insert, Horizons, for newcomers.
May 2005 – Annual magazine insert, featuring information on local businesses and services for newcomers; contributed four articles (Cleo Bay Honda, Scott & White Health Plan, Jimmy Jacobs Custom Homes, and Senior Services in Georgetown).
July, 2006 – Williamson County Sun, Georgetown, TX – Article for parenting insert on stretching school clothes budget by buying clothes at local resale shops.
Williamson County Sun, Georgetown, TX
September 1998 – December 2002 – Hall and Kilgore – Weekly humor column in point/counter-point format with Joan Upton Hall; alternated weeks; topics of our choice, i.e., absurdities of life; regional (including Southern/Texan) humor.
October & November 1998 – “Book Review” for Literary Page.
January 2005 – December 2005 – The Happy Camper – Monthly travel column on minimalist tent camping in Texas; expanded topics included daytrips, camping recipes, tips, etc.
January 2005 to December 2006 – Resumed Hall and Kilgore on monthly basis.
January 2006 to January 2007 – As I See It – Monthly humor/opinion column. Topics include absurdities of life; regional (Southern/Texan) humor; political commentary.
Madcap Classics – One-act comedies, parodies of classic literature or movies, produced and performed over two weeks at The Palace Theatre in Georgetown, TX.
June 2003 – Scarlett: A Tale of Two Trailers; a parody of Gone With the Wind, in which Scarlett, an aging Country Western diva, struggles to hold on to her ranchette and double-wide, “Tara Firma.” Features signature song, “Stand By Your Land.”
June 2004 – Casabronco; parody of Casablanca, which takes place in Rick’s truck stop near the border; anti-NAFTA activists Ilsa and Victor ask for Rick’s help. Features signature song, “As Trucks Go By.”
Ghost Writing & Anthologies
June 2004 – Building Your Power Structure – Self-help/exercise book co-written with Cindi Koch.
July 2005 – America’s Haunted Jails – Contributed a chapter on haunted prisons in Massachusetts in Joan Upton Hall’s anthology, published November 2006.
November 2005 to January 2007 – A Life Well-Lived: Memories of a Milwaukee Cowgirl (Working Title) – Transcribed and edited autobiography of 88-year-old inductee in the Cowgirl Hall of Fame.
October 2010 – Flashes of Fear – Contributed a flash fiction piece in keeping with the Halloween theme, in San Gabriel Writers League anthology.
Writers League of Texas – Austin, TX – Active member since 2000.
San Gabriel Writers League – Georgetown, TX – Active member since 1998, President January 2013 to Present.