A veteran of over thirty-five years in publishing, I have worked at a number of publishers including Bantam Dell/Random House, Little, Brown and Co., Avon Books, and Macmillan Publishing Co. I edit nonfiction only, but within that boundary everything from memoir to biography and autobiography, history, popular science, investigative journalism, psychology, Judaica, health and wellness, and yoga. I also edit and write proposals, and do ghostwriting and collaborations. I was co-author, with Olga Silverstein, of The Courage to Raise Good Men.
My specialty is in-depth re-working of the text, including re-structuring, re-writing, heavy line editing, and cutting. But I also know when to step back and apply only the most delicate of touches if the quality of the manuscript merits such light treatment. I love helping writers who have something serious to say to express it with elegance, efficiency, and clarity. I have worked on Pulitzer Prize–winning books, National Book Award finalists, and a number of New York Times bestsellers, including: In Pieces, Sally Field; The Four Tendencies and Better Than Before, Gretchen Rubin; Provence 1970, Luke Barr; House in the Sky, Amanda Lindhout; The Grand Design, Stephen Hawking and Leonard Mlodinow; The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, Alice Schroeder; Little Heathens, Mildred Kalish; Mother-Daughter Wisdom, Christiane Northrup, M.D.; Peace, Love & Healing, Bernie Siegel, M.D. (ghosted); Revolution from Within, Gloria Steinem; The Trial of Socrates, I. F. Stone.
Other authors I’ve worked with include Dr. Edith Eger, Richard M. Cohen, Heather Ann Thompson, Richard Prum, David Willman, Daniel Coyle, Kate Moses, Nancy Jenkins, Elizabeth Hess, William Ury, Peggy Brill, Timothy McCall, M.D., Masha Gessen, Eileen Welsome, Blanche Wiesen Cook, Candace B. Pert, Ph.D., Yaffa Eliach, John Edgar Wideman, Ethel Spector Person, M.D., and many others.