George Heymont graduated from Brooklyn College in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts in speech and theater history. After three years in Providence, Rhode Island, Mr. Heymont moved to San Francisco, where he entered the field of medical transcription and also transcribed for court reporters.
An impressive career as a freelance journalist has witnessed more than 1,000 of Mr. Heymont's articles published in over 100 magazines and newspapers including Opera News, The Advocate, GQ, and various inflight magazines. He has served as Fine Arts Editor for Bay Area Reporter, as National Editor for Opera Monthly, and been a Contributing Editor to PEOPLExpressions and Amtrak Express magazines.
His opera column, "Tales of Tessi Tura" ran for 15 years in San Francisco's Bay Area Reporter and earned him three Cable Car Awards. He subsequently wrote the "Transcription Trends" column in For The Record Magazine from 1999-2003.
Mr. Heymont also has an extensive background as a motivational speaker. He has conducted master class seminars for apprentice programs at some of the nation's leading opera companies and been a guest speaker at conferences sponsored by the California Emergency Physicians Medical Group and the Northern California Podiatric Association.
He is the author of two other blogs (Dictation Therapy For Doctors and A Dying Art Form) and a regular contributor to the Arts Section of The Huffington Post.