||What exactly does an editor do? Opinions vary. Here's mine:
An editor alters, adapts or refines the written word, making it shine prior to publication or presentation.
Equally important is what an editor should not do: unintentionally eclipse your voice with his or her own.
As your editor, my mission is to ensure that your prose is correct, clear and compelling. Yet it will be your unique voice not mine that resonates throughout your document. Take a look at these before-and-after illustrations:
My editorial services include book manuscripts, university application essays and editorial troubleshooting.
A Fire In His Soul, by Amos Bunim (Feldheim Publishers) A biography of Irving M. Bunim and his impact on American Orthodox Jewry
The Way It Was, by Edith Krohn (Artscroll/Mesorah Publications) Touching vignettes about growing up Jewish in the Philadelphia of long ago
Chasam Sofer on the Torah (Volumes I and II), by Rabbi Yosef Stern (Artscroll/Mesorah Publications) A translation of the 19th century rabbinic scholar's biblical commentary
Everyone Needs a Family a coffee table publication commissioned by OHEL, the family services agency, to commemorate its 30th anniversary
To contact me about your manuscript, click here.
University Application Essays
You've worked hard and it shows. You're proud of your GPA, your board scores, your recreational activities and your community service hours.
But now the final hurdle looms before you: the application essay. You've written it, and rewritten it, more often than you'd care to admit. It's okay, but you know that okay is not good enough.
I can help you, not by writing your essay for you but by tightening your structure and sharpening your prose. Take a look at this before-and-after illustration:
To contact me about your application essay, click here.
If your writing project be it big or small has hit a snag, I can help you set things right. To contact me about your troubleshooting needs, click here.
© 2017 Chava Willig Levy. All rights reserved.
No part of this site may be reproduced without written consent from Chava Willig Levy.