Jack Lasky began his career at Northeast Editing, Inc. as a freelance writer in the late 2000s. Eventually, his natural penchant for words won him a full-time position as a content developer/editor in July of 2010.Prior to his arrival, Jack successfully earned an associate’s degree in journalism and a bachelor’s degree in communications from Luzerne County Community College and Wilkes University, respectively. He also spent time working as a staff writer and reporter for the Sunday Dispatch and the Times Leader, two local Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area newspapers.
Since joining the Northeast Editing team, Jack has worked on a wide variety of exciting and engaging projects through which he has gained an inestimable degree of experience as a writer, an editor, and a researcher. Two of his proudest accomplishments include being the lead author of Sourcebooks’ My Max Score: SAT World History Subject Test and making significant contributions to CliffsNotes’ EMT-Basic Exam Cram Plan guide. Working on the Cram Plan was particularly enjoyable and fulfilling for Jack, as he is the son of a long-time local leader in emergency medicine.
For Jack, working with Northeast Editing has been nothing short of a dream come true. He loves tackling the diverse array of challenges that are part and parcel of his job and revels in the never-ending opportunities for learning and personal growth it provides. In addition to his day-to-day responsibilities, Jack has also – because of his fondness for Northeast Editing’s roster of four-legged employees – adopted the title of “executive vice president of office pet wrangling.”
When he is away from his beloved writer’s garret, Jack enjoys pursuing a number of eclectic personal interests. An avid reader, he counts Edgar Allan Poe, Douglas Adams, and Dan Brown among his favorite writers. He also harbors great affection for partaking in the high drama and glorious pageantry of professional wrestling, watching classic cinema, and traveling through time and space in his TARDIS. Jack’s greatest passion, however, is his love of the written word, the importance of which he feels was best described by economist John Maynard Keyes:
“Words ought to be a little wild, for they are the assaults of thoughts on the unthinking.”