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.
Jay's interests include literature, poetry, art, music, film, addiction/recovery, parenting, activism, health, journalism, sex, and relationships. He's also knowledgeable about politics.
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.
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.
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.
I did developmental editing on the first few chapters of a writer's paranormal romance novel.
I copyedited and proofed several research funding proposals for City of Hope's development division.
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.
As a freelancer for City of Hope, I edited dozens of pieces related to cancer breakthroughs and health news for its blog, Breakthroughs.