Northeast Editing, Inc. began in 1992 when Tracey Vasil Biscontini left her day job at an educational publishing company to spend more time with her young children. Her skills were sorely missed, so Tracey’s former employer asked her to work on a freelance basis. Word of Tracey’s availability spread and she soon acquired other clients as well. Northeast Editing, Inc. was born.
Within a few years, the company moved into a three-room “suite” on the fifth floor of a building on Main Street in Pittston, Pennsylvania. With a small onsite staff, Northeast Editing, Inc. began to thrive. (The building’s elevator, however, did not. Tracey and team developed strong leg muscles climbing five flights of stairs carrying briefcases, books, and other supplies.)
Northeast Editing, Inc.’s next move was into a Victorian home on historic William Street in Pittston. While this “office” provided more space, it lacked parking and insulation—the house’s enormous windows felt as if they were open in the winter. In 2006, Tracey and husband Nick purchased a beautiful one-story building near Pittston that once served as a rectory. The spacious structure boasted everything the company’s editors needed—a large parking lot, a backyard for breaks, a sunroom that could be used for conferences, and many rooms that could be easily converted into offices.
The company soon earned an outstanding reputation and began landing contracts from some of the largest educational publishers and testing companies in the country, including Cengage Learning, Pearson, CTB/McGraw-Hill, and the American Institutes for Research (AIR). In 2009, Tracey was named one of the Top 25 Women in Business in Northeastern Pennsylvania by the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). In 2011, Northeast Editing, Inc. received the Alfred P. Sloan Award for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.