Celeste LeCompte

San Francisco, CA USA
Website: http://www.revolutionarygrammar.com

Professional Experience

I’ve been covering sustainability and green business for the last five years. That work has brought me in contact with everyone from high-tech execs and fashion models to politicians and small farmers. No matter who I'm talking to, I'm focused on providing savvy, in-depth reporting for both deeply entrenched sustainability practitioners and those new to the sector. I thrive on complex topics that feed my natural curiosity, and I'm passionate about green/sustainable business, cleantech and sustainability -- especially when it comes to topics such as trash, agriculture (and the food business, in general!), smart energy, and business metrics. As an editor, I like to think of my work as the salt in a writer’s recipe. Good, measured editing can add depth and bring out the best, the flavor, in an article. Too much editing will overpower it. As a writer, my job is to craft articles with enough flavor that they require just a pinch of salt from an editor. www.revolutionarygrammar.com


Content Editor (online)
5 Years
6 Years
5 Years


Business (general)
5 Years
Environment & Nature
6 Years
1 Year


Magazine - Local/Regional magazines
5 Years
Magazine - Trade magazines/publications (B2B)
5 Years
Online/new media
4 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

5 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

The GigaOM Network (GigaOM.com) (10+), BusinessWeek.com (10+), Sustainable Industries (10+), Bitch Magazine (6-10), Meeting Professionals International (1-2), Spa Magazine (1-2), Spot.Us (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Bryan Potter Design (6-10), Ecotrust (3-5), Blue Sky People (1-2), Celilo Group Media (1-2)

Other Work History

Currently, I’m the Special Projects Editor at The GigaOM Network, where I cover cleantech for Earth2Tech.com and am overseeing the development of GigaOM Briefings. Previously, I was the managing editor of Sustainable Industries magazine and an associate editor at the now-defunct utility news and analysis site NWCurrent.com.

Foreign Language Skills

Some Spanish (read, understand; speak some)

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office, WordPress, Clickability CMS (online publishing), Quark; Mac & Windows; some HTML


Happily supplied upon request!


I was the editor on a Sustainable Industries story that was awarded a FOLIO Gold Eddy Award for business feature excellence (2007)


Society of Environmental Journalists



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