Northeast Editing, Inc. began in 1992 when Tracey Vasil Biscontini, an educator, author, and journalist, left her day job as an editor for an educational publisher to spend more time with her children. Biscontini’s skills were sorely missed, and her former employer asked her to continue providing the company with consulting, editing, and writing services on a freelance basis. Word of her availability spread, and she soon acquired other clients-Northeast Editing, Inc. was born.
Biscontini’s children grew quickly and so did her business. She soon hired a pool of freelancers to assist her. When her home office overflowed into a spare bedroom and nearby hallway, Biscontini and her family decided Northeast Editing, Inc., needed a new address and some full-time employees. First located on the fifth floor of the Penn-Park Office Building on Main Street in Pittston, Pennsylvania, the business thrived. In time, however, Northeast Editing, Inc.’s creative (and eccentric) staff grew tired of gray walls and fluorescent lights and desperately needed more space.
In 2006, Biscontini and husband/business partner Nick purchased a historic home in Jenkins Township that once served as a rectory. The spacious building boasted a kitchen, backyard, large parking lot, and many rooms perfect for conversion into offices. In a few short (exhausting) months, they completed renovations and the employees of Northeast Editing, Inc., moved into their new home away from home. Around this time, the company hired additional on- and offsite staff and was welcomed into the American Book Producers’ Association.