Gillian Bagwell

Berkeley, CA USA

Professional Experience

Writer and editor, adept at completing projects on deadline and with attention to detail. I copyedit fiction for Samhain Publishing and provide substantive editing and copyediting to freelance clients. I’m the author of three historical novels and have written much non-fiction in many areas.


Copy Editor
2 Years
Book Author
8 Years
20 Years


Books & Literature
8 Years
25 Years
20 Years


Marketing (in-house) - Small to mid-sized corp. cl
10 Years
Book Publishing Consumer
8 Years
25 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

25 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Samhain Publishing (10+)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

DepoSums (10+), Steve Fisher Deposition Summaries (10+), Epstein Becker & Green (1-2)

Other Work History

Founder and producing artistic director, Pasadena Shakespeare Company, 1993-2003. More than twenty years of experience summarizing transcripts of depositions and other legal proceedings on topics that are frequently technical and complex, in litigation involving business, finance, medical issues, science and technology, labor, construction defects, intellectual property, entertainment industry, law, finance, and economics, including much testimony by expert witnesses.

Foreign Language Skills

Some Spanish; a little French and Italian.


Actors' Equity Association, SAG/AFTRA.

Computer Skills

Word, WordPerfect, Windows 8, Microsoft Publisher


Imogen Howson, Editorial Supervisor, Samhain Publishing Heather Osborn, Editorial Director, Samhain Publishing


Bay Area Editors' Forum, Historical Novel Society, Historical Writers' Association, Romance Writers of America, Shakespeare Theatre Association


Writing Samples

I wrote this article for the History in an Hour blog, as part of the commemoration of the the seventieth anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation in World War II.