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Barbara Gilles

Barbara Gilles - Editor

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Overview

I am a highly skilled editor and proofreader of nonfiction materials. I have 35 years of professional editing and proofreading experience, plus considerable independent research experience. My strongest areas are the arts, humanities, and sciences (especially history, musicology, dance ethnology, information science, and physics).

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Architecture Art Design Engineering History Life Sciences Mathematics & Statistics Music Photography Social & Behavioral Sciences Technology

Work experience

Editor, Writer, Taxonomist

Access Innovations, Inc.
April, 1998 – August, 2015 (over 17 years)

• Helped develop and maintain software user and technical documentation
• Edited and wrote blog posts
• Wrote proposals
• Did abstracting and indexing for bibliographic records
• Project manager for abstracting and indexing of American Society for Quality articles
• Helped create and develop numerous taxonomies/thesauri for professional societies, including the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), the American Institute of Physics (AIP), the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), JSTOR, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and the Public Library of Science (PLOS)
• Performed indexing rule base development and testing
• Provided recommendations and text for modernization of the widely used Ei Classification Codes for Elsevier’s Engineering Village platform

Technical Editor

Los Alamos Technical Associates
August, 1990 – September, 1994 (about 4 years)

• Edited proposals
• Edited reports on environmental regulatory compliance and on nuclear safety for Sandia National Laboratories
• Edited Sandia National Laboratories reports for the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project

Technical Editor

Los Alamos Technical Associates
August, 1990 – September, 1994 (about 4 years)

• Edited proposals
• Edited reports on environmental regulatory compliance and on nuclear safety for Sandia National Laboratories
• Edited Sandia National Laboratories reports for the Yucca Mountain Site Characterization Project

Proofreader

Dataco, Inc. (now LithExcel)
February, 1987 – August, 1990 (over 3 years)

• Proofread galleys to ensure accuracy before they were set up for printing.
• Maintained art archive
• Provided type and layout specifications

Portfolio (3 selected works)

The Taxobook: History, Theories, and Concepts of Knowledge Organization, Part 1 of a 3-Part Series (Synthesis Lectures on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services)

Marjorie M.K. Hlava

This is the first volume in a series about creating and maintaining taxonomies and their practical applications, especially in search functions. In Book 1 (The Taxobook: History, Theories, and Concepts of Knowledge Organization), the author introduces the very foundations of classification, starting with the ancient Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle, as well as Theophrastus and the Roman ... read more

This is the first volume in a series about creating and maintaining taxonomies and their practical applications, especially in search functions. In Book 1 (The Taxobook: History, Theories, and Concepts of Knowledge Organization), the author introduces the very foundations of classification, starting with the ancient Greek philosophers Plato and Aristotle, as well as Theophrastus and the Roman ... read more

The Taxobook: Principles and Practices of Building Taxonomies, Part 2 of a 3-Part Series (Synthesis Lectures on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Sevices)

Marjorie M.K. Hlava

This book outlines the basic principles of creation and maintenance of taxonomies and thesauri. It also provides step by step instructions for building a taxonomy or thesaurus and discusses the various ways to get started on a taxonomy construction project. Often, the first step is to get management and budgetary approval, so I start this book with a discussion of reasons to embark on the taxo... read more

This book outlines the basic principles of creation and maintenance of taxonomies and thesauri. It also provides step by step instructions for building a taxonomy or thesaurus and discusses the various ways to get started on a taxonomy construction project. Often, the first step is to get management and budgetary approval, so I start this book with a discussion of reasons to embark on the taxo... read more

The Taxobook: Applications, Implementation, and Integration in Search, Part 3 of a 3-Part Series (Synthesis Lectures on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services)

Marjorie M.K. Hlava

This book is the third of a three-part series on taxonomies, and covers putting your taxonomy into use in as many ways as possible to maximize retrieval for your users. Chapter 1 suggests several items to research and consider before you start your implementation and integration process. It explores the different pieces of software that you will need for your system and what features to look f... read more

This book is the third of a three-part series on taxonomies, and covers putting your taxonomy into use in as many ways as possible to maximize retrieval for your users. Chapter 1 suggests several items to research and consider before you start your implementation and integration process. It explores the different pieces of software that you will need for your system and what features to look f... read more

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