The Word Garage is owned and operated by writer and editor Harley Lond.
With more than three decades of experience in editing, writing and publishing, Mr. Lond will tackle the most difficult job with ease and expertise:
- Editing books, magazines, newspapers and websites
- Fine-tuning press releases or brochures
- Creating and maintaining blog and website content
“You’re the one at The Hollywood Reporter I really miss working with — anyone not hiring you is missing a good bet.” — Robert Osborne
Copy Editor, Written By (Writers Guild of America West)
Editor and webmaster: OnVideo
West Coast Night Editor: AOL/Moviefone
News Editor: The Hollywood Reporter
Book editor: Giant: George Stevens, a Life on Film; Raoul Walsh: The True Adventures of Hollywood’s Legendary Director
Editor: Boxoffice Magazine
Publication consultant: Entertainment Data Inc.
Production manager: Filmrow Publications
Administrative director: Century City Educational Arts Project
Film and home video columnist: McNaught Syndicate and TelAire Publications
Editor: InterMedia Magazine
I have known Harley since 2016 when I began my position at Written By Magazine, where he was a freelance copy editor. I have always known Harley to give the utmost attention to detail when it comes to his work, finding grammatical and spelling errors that everyone else had missed. He would often see our layouts just before publishing and would catch things for us at the last minute: an inconsistently spelled name, an errant comma, an extra period. You name it, Harley would catch it. He would even assist with article rewrites or restructuring when asked. Our bi-monthly magazine ranges from 56 pages to nearly 100 pages, and he would be available on very short notice to copy edit the entire thing—often overnight for a morning ship date. Harley was always jovial and happy to work, with a good attitude and a passion for his craft. In addition to being an eager copy editor, he was also a great reader and would never fail to have nice things to say about the pieces he was editing. – Jacqueline Primo Lemmon, Editor, Written By, Writers Guild of America West
Harley is that editor you always wanted to work with: the one who’s immersed in whatever he does. He smells stories before they walk through the door. He can peel back the layers of a press releases or a publicity statement and know the score before the reporter writes the story. Also a great manager, he’s capable of keeping a newsroom flowing, no matter what stories are breaking or how insane things become right before deadline. I recommend him without hesitation. – Mark McDougal, Owner of Mark McD Design
Harley is a smart, capable, well-liked professional who would be an asset to any company. I recommend him wholeheartedly. – Ray Richmond, Journalist/Author/Playwright
I highly recommend Harley Lond as an editor. He is someone who is professional, courteous, easy to work with, intelligent and competent. Harley is among one of the best editors I have worked with in my career as a journalist. He was always easy to approach and had the right answer. He has an institutional knowledge of AP Style and was great about spotting common style errors and sharing them with the reporters. Despite his expertise, Harley never assumed he was right and would always call to make sure something he had edited or changed was correct. (It always was.) When he felt someone deserved praise, he gave it, from reporters to copy editors to designers and others.
Most importantly, Harley was a newsroom leader who treated those he supervised and worked with as equals.- Leslie K. Simmons, Communications & Field Services Director for CAPE
Harley is a grinder with serious newsdesk (editing) skills, and broad knowledge of the entertainment business and its products. In addition, he was an early adopter on the Web, possessing the coding skills you’d expect from a seasoned webmaster. Any organization would be lucky to have him. Please feel free to contact me regarding Harley. – Glenn Abel, CEO and owner of Internet Forestry
I’ve worked with Harley Lond for many years and he’s simply the best! He has a straight forward, professional approach and is very knowledgeable of the television and DVD industry. I look forward to working with him again. – Eva Marie Damore, Public Relations Contractor
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The 2017 Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award
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Our first eBook, “The Hollywood Guide to Marilyn Monroe,” is an insightful look at the most significant facts and dates in the life of one of the most loved cultural icons of the 20th century. Inside you’ll find a comprehensive timeline of Marilyn’s life; fascinating details about her films (both on and off the set); information about the censorship battles her films faced; as well as a rundown of some of the conspiracy theories surrounding her death.
Available for the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook.