ABOUT THE EDITOR


I began my freelance career in the early 1980s, providing screenplay typing to writers and TV/film production companies in Hollywood.  After a few years I began offering editing services under the dba The Objective Eye.  I edited film and small business copy - newsletters, promotional copy, employee manuals, musicians' promotional bio-graphies, proposals, audio instruction booklets, and film treatments. Then I began securing nonfiction book editing assignments and continued this work throughout the 80s and 90s. 


As I moved into nonfiction book editing, I thoroughly enjoyed the analytical and stylistic challenge of helping a writer put his words, paragraphs and chapters into the optimum sequence and evaluating all the other factors that go into crafting prose that communicates with impact.  In January, 1999, I relocated to New York, where I changed the name of my business to WordsArt Nonfiction Book Editing.  I also found it exciting to be able to help people who had discovered new ways to create their art, or run a business, or do something else innovative and creative and wanted to document it in a book.  In January, 1999, I relocated to New York, where I changed the name of my business to WordsArt Nonfiction Book Editing.  .  


In 2000 and 2001, I worked for a company with the brilliant name Not Harvard.com as content editor of online course curricula being developed for the learning websites of corporate clients such as Barnes & Noble, Dell Computers, VISA and Bloomberg.  I helped writers and curriculum developers develop interesting and challenging online courses in a variety of subjects ranging from fine art appreciation to consumer investing and finance.  I was disappointed when the company had to change its name for legal reasons and became Powered.com. 


In 2002, Powered disbanded and I picked up my nonfiction editing services again with my own editorial service, WordsArt.


                                                                                   --D.E. Lamont