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Gail R. Bergan, President

 

Experience | Work History | Education | Publications

Experience


Digital Publishing

  • Produced numerous technical conference proceedings and reference works on CD ROM or DVD in cross-platform PDF format
  • HTML author and Web master of www.gcssepm.org (active)
  • HTML author of this Web site
  • HTML author and Web master for geological consultant's site (no longer active)
  • HTML author of Web site for a Houston-based blues and rock band (no longer active)

Desktop Publishing

  • 300+ page field trip guidebooks (course notes)
  • 400-page research symposium books
  • 200-page engineering training manual
  • Monthly newsletter for network computing professionals

Technical Editing

  • 200- to 300-page research reports to the National Science Foundation
  • Technical reports for environmental consulting firm
  • 200-page engineering training manual
  • Books about well logging tools for major oilfield service company
  • Books for medical doctors, and quarterly newsletter for a cancer research facility
  • Published geoscience papers and field trip guidebooks
  • Editor for Houston Geological Society Bulletin during 1995-96, a 50-page monthly newsletter

Technical Writing

  • Technical reports for geological consulting firms serving the petroleum industry. Responsible for writing, editing, organizational layout, and supervision of technical drawings.
  • On-camera interviews and script development for multimedia presentations and videos.
  • Condensed user guide for Microsoft Word 6.0.
  • Articles for professional society newsletters and industry magazines.
  • Published geological field trip guidebooks.
  • Petroleum and computer industry brochures.

Work History


January 2001-Present: President, Bergan et al., Inc.
August 2005-December 2007: Owner, Church Street Gallery of Rockport, Rockport, Texas
August 1992-December 2000: Sole proprietor, the write enterprise
May 1988-May 1993: Staff Geologist, Reservoirs, Inc., Houston, Texas
June 1979-April 1983: Reservoir Geologist, Core Laboratories, Inc., Dallas, Texas

Education


Formal Education

M.S. Geology, December 1987, University of Texas - Arlington, Arlington, Texas
B.S. Geology, May 1979, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Continuing Education

MicroType, FrameMaker-to-Acrobat Advanced Techniques Seminar: Two days, February 2002, Houston, Texas

L'Alliance Francaise de Houston: Conversational French, January 1999 to May 2000

Houston Community College:

  • Advanced Copyediting, Fall 1995
  • Graphics Illustration Using Adobe Illustrator, Summer 1995
  • Image Manipulation Using Adobe Photoshop, Fall 1994
  • Desktop Publishing Using Aldus PageMaker, Fall 1993

University of Houston - Downtown

  • Introduction to AutoCAD 2-D, May 1993
  • MS DOS Fundamentals, November 1992
  • Advanced UNIX Operating System Training, March 1992
  • Introduction to UNIX Operating System, February 1992

Publications


  1. Bergan, Gail, 1999, Just When You Thought You Knew the Language, Dateline Houston, Houston chapter, Society for Technical Communication, v. 37, n. 10, p. 4. Also appeared in The Independent Perspective, Summer 1999, v. 10, n. 1, p. 11, and the Houston Geological Society Bulletin, November 1999, v. 42, n. 3, p. 29.
  2. Bergan, Gail, 1998, Ethical Business Practices and the Independent Contractor, Dateline Houston, Houston chapter, Society for Technical Communication, v. 37, n. 5 , p. 5.
  3. Bergan, Gail, 1997, Independent Consultants and Small Businesses: Get on the Web!, Houston Geological Society Bulletin, v. 39, n. 7, p. 30.
  4. Bergan, Gail, 1997, Independent Contractors: Get on the Web!, Dateline Houston, Houston chapter, Society for Technical Communication, v. 36, n. 5 , p. 11.
  5. Bergan, Gail, 1996, Product Comparison: Geophysical Velocity Modeling Software, PetroSystemsWorld Magazine, v. 5, n. 5 (September/October), p. 30-33.
  6. Bergan, Gail, 1996, Oil and Gas on the Internet: A Book Review, Houston Geological Society Bulletin, v. 39, n. 2, p. 37.
  7. Bergan, Gail and Orchard, David, 1996, Using Deneba Canvas and Adobe Illustrator for Geoscience Graphics, Houston Geological Society Bulletin, v. 38, n. 8, p. 13.
  8. Bergan, Gail R., 1996, HGS Bulletin Wins Publications Award, Houston Geological Society Bulletin, v. 38, n. 7, p. 7.
  9. Bergan, Gail R., 1996, Making the Distinction Between Editorial and Advertising Copy in the Bulletin, Houston Geological Society Bulletin, v. 38, n. 6, p. 7.
  10. Bergan, Gail R., 1996, Rants and Raves, Houston Geological Society Bulletin, v. 38, n. 5, p. 7.
  11. Bergan, Gail R., 1995, Guidelines for Submitting Articles, Committee News, Advertisements, and Press Releases to the Bulletin, Houston Geological Society Bulletin, v. 38, n. 4, p. 7.
  12. Bergan, Gail R., 1995, Rising Costs of Producing the Bulletin, Houston Geological Society Bulletin, v. 38, n. 2, p. 7.
  13. Bergan, Gail R., 1995, Ancestral Passions: The Leakey Family and the Quest for Humankind's Beginnings-A Book Review, Houston Geological Society Bulletin, v. 38, n. 4, p. 27.
  14. Bergan, Gail R., 1994, Geo-Rafting in Big Bend: Part II, Houston Geological Society Bulletin, v. 36, n. 6, p. 42-43.
  15. Bergan, Gail R., 1994, Guidelines for Submission of Computer-Generated Articles, Committee News, and Advertisements to the Bulletin, Houston Geological Society Bulletin, v. 37, n. 4, p. 33.
  16. Bergan, Gail R., 1994, Plan Ahead for Successful Self-Employment, Intercom, Society for Technical Communication, v. 41, n. 5, p. 5.
  17. Bergan, Gail R., 1994, 10 Steps to Starting Your Own Technical Writing Business, Technically Speaking, Arkansas chapter, Society for Technical Communication, November issue, p. 6-7.
  18. Bergan, Gail R., 1994, 10 Steps to Starting Your Own Technical Writing Business, Dateline Houston, Houston chapter, Society for Technical Communication, v. 34, n. 1, p. 4.
  19. Bergan, Gail R, 1994, 10 Steps to Starting and Running Your Own Technical Writing Business, Writer's Forum, Manuscriptor's Guild, February/March issue, p. 3-4.
  20. Turmelle, John and Bergan, Gail, 1992, Report on the HGS/GCAGS Field Trip to the Sierra Madre Oriental of Northeast Mexico, Houston Geological Society Bulletin, v. 34, n. 5, p. 34-35.
  21. Bergan, Gail R., 1991, Facies analysis and sequence stratigraphic framework of the clastic-carbonate depositional system of the Glen Rose Formation (Lower Cretaceous), north-central Texas, in: Nearshore Clastic-Carbonate Facies and Dinosaur Trackways in the Glen Rose Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of Central Texas, Dallas Geological Society Field Trip Guidebook No. 5, American Association of Petroleum Geologists 75th Annual Convention, Dallas, TX.

    (This field guide is available for purchase through the Dallas Geological Society, One Energy Square, Suite 170, Dallas, Texas 75206. Request DGS Field Trip #5 associated with AAPG Annual Convention, 1991.)

  22. Bergan, Gail R., 1990, Nearshore clastic-carbonate facies in the Glen Rose Formation (Lower Cretaceous) in north-central Texas, in: Nearshore Clastic-Carbonate Facies and Dinosaur Trackways in the Glen Rose Formation (Lower Cretaceous) of Central Texas, Geological Society of America Field Trip Guidebook No. 8, Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.

    (This field guide is available for purchase through the Dallas Geological Society, One Energy Square, Suite 170, Dallas, Texas 75206. Request DGS Field Trip #5 associated with GSA Annual Meeting, 1990.)

  23. Bergan, Gail R. and Hearne, James H., 1990, Facies and reservoir characterization of an upper Smackover interval, East Barnett Field, Conecuh County, Alabama (abs), Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, 40th Annual Meeting, Lafayette, LA, p. 35-37.
  24. Bergan, Gail R., 1988, Shoreline depositional environments of the Glen Rose Formation (Lower Cretaceous) in the type area, Somervell and Hood Counties, Texas (abs), Gulf Coast Association of Geological Societies Transactions, 38th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, p. 588.
  25. Bergan, Gail R., 1988, Shoreline depositional environments of the Glen Rose Formation (Lower Cretaceous) in the type area, Somervell and Hood Counties, Texas (abs), Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists, Abstracts with Programs, Midyear Meeting, Columbus, OH.

 

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