A craft as intricate as writing…
Just like writing, editing is a craft. I love to take up my favorite green pen and shape a piece of writing into its best self. I pride myself on helping other writers create polished, elegant work that is a pleasure to read. The relationship between editor and writer involves trust, patience, clear communication about expectations, and a mutual belief in the potential of the written word. I take that relationship very seriously whenever I take on an editorial project.
My editorial experience includes:
Journals and e-journals
~Inaugural editorial director and content curator of the E-journal of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies at jewishstudies.washington.edu (2012-2017). In this role I personally edited hundreds of contributions by faculty, students, and community members. I engaged in all aspects of preparing articles for publication, including copy editing; back-end formatting; layout; adding graphics, captions, hyperlinks, and offset quotes; selecting featured images; sourcing illustrations and acquiring appropriate legal permissions; embedding videos; writing headlines and sub-headers; and working with SEO (Search Engine Optimization), slugs, and key words.
~Editor of the Stroum Center for Jewish Studies Annual Impact Report (2012-2017). In this role I planned and executed a strategic communications plan to optimize content and showcase the Stroum Center’s progress each year. I copy-edited all written content, supervised graphic design, and worked with the Stroum Center development team to integrate donor-related information. Examples can be viewed here: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
~Editorial and Translation Work, Hebrew Studies–The Journal of the National Association of Professors of Hebrew (Summer 2006).
~Editorial work on academic articles appearing in the catalogues at the Reuben and Edith Hecht Museum, University of Haifa, Israel (March-June 2000).
~Co-editor of Choosing Yiddish: New Directions in Language and Culture (Wayne State University Press, 2012). Working with my co-editors, Dr. Lara Rabinovitch Neuman and Dr. Shiri T. Goren, I developed a core group of conference papers into a widely praised anthology highlighting the emerging generation of Yiddish scholars around the world. As co-editor, I solicited and reviewed additional manuscript submissions, provided extensive copy-editing and stylistic feedback, assisted with indexing, and consulted on the volume’s overall structure.
Private consultation for manuscripts, dissertations, and articles-in-progress
~Estimates available upon request.