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Malcolm Pittman

Volunteer Proofreader
Malcolm Pittman
Cambridge, Massachusetts
A bit about me

I bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the proofreading job, including having plenty of spare time, being detail-oriented to the point of neurosis (and beyond), and being the brother-in-law of Run the Alps founder Doug Mayer.

My other life

I am a retired Boston lawyer. My wife, Doug’s sister, is a children’s book author. She has not written a book about trail running in the Alps but it is probably only a matter of time. We have two children, both of whom are married and live near us, in Medford and Somerville, Massachusetts.  Each has a child, so we are delighted to have regular visits with our granddaughter (born 2016) and grandson (born 2021).

In my free time

When I am not taking care of my granddaughter or proofreading for the site, I am an amateur banjo player in two groups that play informally at farmers markets and the like, the Incorrigible String Band. Both of my grandchildren sing songs with me. I also cook, bake, read, bicycle, and enjoy volunteering two mornings a week in the music program at a local elementary school.

Fun fact

I have an identical twin brother who lives in Takoma Park, MD. He is an antitrust economist for the US Dept. of Justice. Like me, he has an accomplished wife and children.

Favorite Alp trail run

It’s so hard to pick just one!  I don’t run, but I do hike.  I guess my favorite hike would be the one from The Hub Chamonix to Big Mountain Brewing Company.