Writer’s Resume

Editing Services

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 2010Christmas 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 PostcardsWrote, published, and marketed historical trivia for children; individual cards sold by subscription and  mailed out monthly.

Internet Publishing

September 2000 – December 2000 – www.drkoop.comHealth 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.”

Magazine Articles

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, 2001Hill 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. 

Plays Produced

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.