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Jay F
Editor #3334
South Pasadena, CA
Joined 12/17/2018
5 Star Rating
364 Projects
Jay has been a writer-editor for 20+ years, both on staff and freelance, for The Washington Post, The Hollywood Reporter, the Los Angeles Times, USA Today, L.A. Review of Books, Time Out New York, and many other publications. He has written and/or edited just about every kind of content there is: cover stories and personality profiles, business pieces and Q&As, marketing copy and op-eds, reviews and health articles, humor pieces and columns -- even a few crossword puzzles. He is a versatile, reliable, creative, and thorough professional with a steady storytelling hand.
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Specialties

Jay's specialties include the literary world, film, art, and most every aspect of pop culture. He offers a strong, helpful hand in shaping other writers' criticism, fiction, essays, and commentary. He excels at using narrative techniques to tell engaging stories even when the subject matter is dry or cold.

Interests

Jay's interests include literature, poetry, art, music, film, addiction/recovery, parenting, activism, health, journalism, sex, and relationships. He's also knowledgeable about politics.

Publishing

100 Projects Completed

I assign and edit book reviews, essays, and commentary for the L.A. Review of Books. In the past, I have assigned and edited long- and short-form pieces for Code, The Hollywood Reporter, and IndieWIRE.

Entertainment

50 Projects Completed

As a staff reporter for The Hollywood Reporter, I had a hand in organizing, executing, and editing a number of content packages built around film festivals, power lists, and other industry elements.

Medical

30 Projects Completed

As a freelancer, I edited dozens of pieces about cancer and other health-related news for City of Hope's Breakthroughs blog. I also edited several human-interest stories about cancer survivors for them.

Article

150 Projects Completed

I've edited many pieces for L.A. Review of Books, including literary criticism, essays, and commentary. As a staff writer for The Hollywood Reporter, I edited pieces included in larger content packages that I had designed. As news editor for IndieWIRE, I edited long-form pieces for the website. As a freelancer for City of Hope, I edited dozens of pieces related to cancer breakthroughs and health news for its blog, Breakthroughs. As managing editor of Code, I edited many pieces for its print issues, everything from personal essay to food to advice column.

Blog Post

30 Projects Completed

As a freelancer for City of Hope, I edited dozens of pieces related to cancer breakthroughs and health news for its blog, Breakthroughs.

Grant/Proposal

3 Projects Completed

I copyedited and proofed several research funding proposals for City of Hope's development division.

Book

1 Projects Completed

I did developmental editing on the first few chapters of a writer's paranormal romance novel.

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