Part of the Golson Media team in 2015.
J. Geoffrey Golson
Geoff Golson began his professional editorial career in the late 20th century at the now venerable OMNI Magazine as an associate editor, responsible for the Mind (psychology) department, among other duties. Over the next decades, he worked for Rand McNally, moving up to senior editor, and produced and edited numerous atlas products. Further, Golson held other editorial management positions, including starting a trade and professional book division as a publisher for Lebhar-Friedman. Finally, he served as a publisher at Macmillan USA, in charge of single-volume trade and library reference.
In 2001 Golson founded and managed an editorial production company, specializing in providing trade and academic titles to major publishers, including HarperCollins, SAGE Publications, and EBSCO Publishing. He produced some 75 multivolume encyclopedias, series, and other editorial products for both print and digital publishing, building a profitable small business with seven staff members. He recruited freelance staff and supervised all author recruitment, editorial, and production functions. His company won more than 20 awards over the years for outstanding editorial from the American Library Association, Booklist, Choice, RUSA, and other organizations. Just one example includes The Encyclopedia of Health Communication chosen as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title.
Selected Subjects and Awards
Alcohol: Social & Cultural Perspectives: Outstanding Reference (RUSA)
Transportation: Choice Outstanding Best Reference
Deception: Outstanding Academic Title (RUSA)
Social Media & Politics: Library Journal Best Reference
Sociology of Work: Choice Outstanding Academic Title
Street Crime in America: Booklist Editors' Choice
History of Crime and Punishment: Booklist Editors' Choice
New Venture Management: ALA BRASS Outstanding Reference
Crisis Management: ALA BRASS Notable Reference
Consumption & Waste: Library Journal Best Reference
Crime & Punishment: Library Journal Best Reference
Sports Marketing & Management: ALA BRASS Outstanding Reference
Social Networks: Library Journal Best Reference
Mathematics and Society: Library Journal Best Reference
Women in Today's World: Booklist Editors' Choice
Business in Today’s World: ALA BRASS Outstanding Reference
Cancer and Society: Booklist Editors' Choice
Global Warming and Climate Change: Booklist Editors' Choice
Cancer and Society: Library Journal Best Reference
Environment and Society: Library Journal Best Reference
World Poverty: Library Journal Best Reference
Politics: The Left and the Right: NY Public Library Best of Reference
Golson was born in Mexico City to a French father and American mother and lived in Monaco, Paris, Brussels, and The Hague before receiving his secondary education at The Canterbury School, a preparatory school in New Milford, Connecticut, and the University of Connecticut, Storrs. He has been married for 30 years and raised three sons in the Chicago and New York City metro areas.