SWEATe is Eldon Sarte’s sweatshop.
For over 25 years, Eldon has been neck deep in all aspects of media and the publishing industry. As a pro, he started working a variety of editorial and data processing/marketing jobs for magazines, including The New Republic, Friends of WINE (Managing Editor, Circulation Director) and Computer Digest (Editor-in-Chief). In the 90s, he went off on his own, developing books, publications and courseware for corporate clients.
Unfortunately, in 1996, Eldon had to undergo four extensive and lengthy brain surgeries to remove what the doctors thought at first was a massive brain tumor. To his luck, it was non-cancerous, but the extremely difficult and delicate procedures took their toll: Eldon spent a considerable amount of time in therapy and rehab afterwards, and has had to adjust to living with a number of resulting disabilities since.
But to his good fortune, the Internet happened! He could continue serving and helping people “virtually” online, without any of his physical challenges getting in the way.
Eldon started writing and publishing e-Factory Newsdesk. an email “ezine” newsletter that became The Dirtsmart Netpreneur, a popular small business ezine. It was acquired by e-publishing pioneer Intellectua.com, who also hired Eldon to help them develop and produce a line of over 80 business and career ebooks.
In 2000, Eldon launched Wordpreneur.com, a business site for independent writers, which gained in popularity for a spell, earning a spot on Writer’s Digest magazine’s annual list of Top 100 Websites for Writers.
Today, Eldon continues to take on freelance assignments (writing/editing, WordPress development, graphic design); publishes and runs his own websites and blogs; and authors books he releases independently on Amazon.