After more than 25 years in scholarly and academic publishing, Art left “corporate” to pursue his true, life-long passion for writing, content editing, and the poetry of the well-written word. As a full time freelance ghostwriter, author, conceptual/developmental editor, and publishing industry consultant, Art excels in the creation of full-length business and technical books, nonfiction personal and business memoir and biography, and scholarly and academic monographs, as well as creative editing of fiction and nonfiction novel. In a word, Art specializes in reader-engaging storytelling. He has ghostwritten or developmentally edited more than 30 books over the past 9 years, as well as regularly editing articles in art, law, and psychology.
He is the former Editorial Director of Publishing for Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (LEA), which was one of the world’s leading and most respected publishers of psychology and the behavioral sciences right up until the company was sold in early 2005 (for $71 million), at which time LEA was publishing over 200 books and nearly 100 peer-reviewed, scholarly journals annually. At that post, he edited for publication literally hundreds of monographs, textbooks, and journal articles in psychology, education, literacy and curriculum studies, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, statistical methods, communication and rhetoric; topic areas in which he remains highly conversant.
In 1985, he helped launch The Analytic Press, which was formed specifically to publish scholarly research in psychoanalysis and psychotherapy, and in 1998, LEA acquired Hermagoras Press and continued to publish under that imprint studies in classical rhetoric and in the study of writing and reading. Art also edited and produced a series of books on hydroponic farming methods.
Highly versatile with respect to writing style and genre, Art brings a highly collaborative and compassionate partnership approach to the author-ghostwriter relationship (your story matters!), and has demonstrated a unique capacity for becoming the voice, heart, and soul of the author, in precisely the way an Oscar-winning actor becomes the role. His writing style has been described as, “intensely provocative, highly persuasive, and fiercely original.” He is the author of Nine Reasons Why You Need a Great Editor for Your Book.
Art studied Philosophy at St. Bonaventure University and NYU.