Indexing, Editing, and Proofreading Projects

Freelance Indexing
  • Pirkei Avot Lev Shalem: The Wisdom of Our Sages Martin S. Cohen, editor
    Publisher: Rabbinical Assembly, forthcoming in 2018
  • Biblical Narratives of Israelites and Their Neighbors: Strangers at the Gate by Adriane Leveen
    Publisher: Routledge, 2017
  • The Boxing Kings: When American Heavyweights Ruled the Ring by Paul Beston
    Publisher: Rowman and Littlefield, 2017
  • Ve-Eleh Divrei David: Selected Studies of S. David Sperling on Semitic Philology, Hebrew Bible and the History of Jewish Bible Scholarship by S. David Sperling
    Publisher: Brill, 2017
  • THE WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS: 1936–2016. Menachem Z. Rosensaft, editor
    Publisher: World Jewish Congress,
  • Ancestral Tales: Reading the Buczacz Stories of S. Y. Agnon by Alan Mintz
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2017
  • A Remembrance of His Wonders: Nature and the Supernatural in Medieval Ashkenaz by David I. Shyovitz
    Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017
  • Gender-Play in the Hebrew Bible: The Ways the Bible Challenges Its Gender Norms by Amy Kalmanofsky
    Publisher: Routledge, 2017
  • Leopold Zunz: Creativity in Adversity by Ismar Schorsch
    Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016
  • Jewish Salonica: Between the Ottoman Empire and Modern Greece by Devin E. Naar
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2016
  • Winner: 2016 National Jewish Book Award, The JDC-Herbert Katzki Award for Writing Based on Archival Material
  • Gates of Shabbat: A Guide for Observing Shabbat. by Rabbi Mark Dov Shapiro
    Publisher: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 2016
  • Divrei Mishkan HaNefesh: A Guide to the CCAR Machzor. Rabbi Edwin Goldberg, editor
    Publisher: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 2016
  • Lingering Bilingualism by Naomi Brenner
    Publisher: Syracurse University Press, 2015
  • Intra-Industry Trade: Cooperation and Conflict in the Global Political Economy by Cameron Thies and Timothy Peterson
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2015
  • Revelation and Authority: Sinai in Jewish Scripture and Tradition by Benjamin D. Sommer
    Publisher: Yale University Press, 2015
  • Race on the Move: Brazilian Migrants and the Global Reconstruction of Race by Tiffany D. Joseph
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2015
  • Hasidism Incarnate: Hasidism, Christianity, and the Construction of Modern Judaism by Shaul Magid
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2014
  • Bringing Zion Home: Israel in American Jewish Culture, 1948-1967 by Emily Katz
    Publisher: State University of New York Press, 2014
  • Babel in Zion: Jews, Nationalism, and Language Diversity in Palestine, 1920-1948 by Liora Halperin
    Publisher: Yale University Press, 2014
  • Poetic Trespass: Writing between Hebrew and Arabic in Israel/Palestine by Lital Levy
    Publisher: Princeton University Press, 2014
  • Mediterranean Enlightenment: Livornese Jews, Tuscan Culture, and Eighteenth-Century Reform by Francesca Bregoli
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2014
  • Finalist: 2014 National Jewish Book Award, Sephardic Culture
  • The Business of Identity: Jews, Muslims, and Economic Life in Medieval Egypt by Phillip I. Ackerman-Lieberman
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2014
  • Finalist: 2014 National Jewish Book Award, Sephardic Culture
  • Hitchcock and Contemporary Art by Christine Sprengler
    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
  • Dangerous Sisters of the Hebrew Bible by Amy Kalmanofsky
    Publisher: Fortress Press, 2014
  • Mishkan Moeid: A Guide to the Jewish Seasons Peter S. Knobel, editor
    Publisher: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 2013
  • Dressed as in a Painting: Women and British Aestheticism in an Age of Reform by Kimberly Wahl
    Publisher: University Press of New England, 2013
  • Further Studies in the Making of the Early Hebrew Book by Marvin J. Heller
    Publisher: Brill, 2013
  • Holocaust Literature: A History and Guide by David G. Roskies and Naomi Diamant
    Publisher: Brandeis University Press and The University Press of New England, 2012
  • The Jews of Pinsk, 1881 to 1941 by Azriel Shohet. Edited by Mark Jay Mirsky and Moshe Rosman
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2012
  • Jewish Concepts of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction. Benjamin D. Sommer, editor
    Publisher: New York University Press, 2012
  • Pledges of Jewish Allegiance: Conversion, Law, and Policymaking in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Orthodox Responsa by David Ellenson and Daniel Gordis
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2012
  • Finalist: 2012 National Jewish Book Award, Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award for Scholarship
  • The Unfolding Tradition: Philosophies of Jewish Law by Elliot N. Dorff
    Publisher: Aviv Press, 2011
  • Business Networks in Syria: The Political Economy of Authoritarian Resilience by Bassam Haddad
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2011
  • Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry by Alan Mintz
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2012
  • Forsaken: The Menstruant in Medieval Jewish Mysticism by Sharon Faye Koren
    Publisher: Brandeis University Press and The University Press of New England, 2011
  • Swans, Swine, and Swindlers: Coping with the Growing Threat of Mega-Crises and Mega-Messes by Can M. Alpaslan and Ian I. Mitroff
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2011
  • Beyond Expulsion: Jews, Christians, and Reformation Strasbourg by Debra Kaplan
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2011
  • Literary Passports: The Making of Modernist Hebrew Fiction in Europe by Shachar Pinsker
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2011
  • The Seventeenth Century Hebrew Book: An Abridged Thesaurus by Marvin J. Heller
    Publisher: Brill, 2011
  • Journey to Heaven: Exploring Jewish Views of the Afterlife by Leila Leah Bronner
    Publisher: Urim Publications, 2011
  • From Continuity to Contiguity: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking by Dan Miron
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2010
    Winner: 2010 National Jewish Book Award, Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award for Scholarship
  • The Book of Amos in Emergent Judah by Jason Radine
    Publisher: Mohr Siebeck, 2010
  • Glorious, Accursed Europe: An Essay on Jewish Ambivalence by Jehuda Reinharz and Yaacov Shavit
    Publisher: Brandeis University Press and The University Press of New England, 2010
  • Dirty Rotten Strategies: How We Trick Ourselves and Others into Solving the Wrong Problems Precisely
    by Ian I. Mitroff and Abraham Silvers

    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2010
  • The Invention of Hebrew by Seth Sanders
    Publisher: University of Illinois Press, 2009
    Finalist: 2009 National Jewish Book Award, Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award for Scholarship
  • How Hebrew Poetry Thinks: Hermeneutic Studies in Israeli Mystical Poetry by Aubrey Glazer
    Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press, 2009
  • Screening Nostalgia: Populuxe Props and Technicolor Aesthetics in Contemporary American Film
    by Christine Sprengler

    Publisher: Berghahn Books, 2009
  • "And You Shall Teach Them Diligently": A Concise History of Jewish Education in the United States 1776-2000
    by Gilbert Graff

    Publisher: The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 2008
  • Seeing with Both Eyes: Ephraim Luntshitz and the Polish-Jewish Renaissance by Leonard S. Levin
    Publisher: Brill, 2008
  • The Torah: A Women's Commentary
    Publisher: Union for Reform Judaism Press, 2008
    Winner: 2008 National Jewish Book of the Year Award
  • The Song of the Distant Dove by Raymond P. Scheindlin
    Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2007
  • The Jews of Pinsk, 1506-1880 by Mordechai Nadav. Edited by Mark Jay Mirsky and Moshe Rosman
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2007
  • Living Faith: How Faith Inspires Social Justice by Curtiss Paul DeYoung
    Publisher: Fortress Press, 2007
  • Down the Up Staircase: Tales of Teaching in Jewish Day Schools by Carol K. Ingall
    Publisher: The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 2006
  • The Education of Jews and the American Community: 1840 to the New Millennium by Eduardo Rauch
    Publisher: Tel Aviv University, 2004
Indexes for Computer Software Manuals (Print and Online)
1995-2005: As a permanent employee of two prominent computer software companies, performed indexing and trained others to index.
  • Created or edited indexes to over 50 print and online technical manuals, including an online index to a master documentation set.
  • Developed and delivered over 20 indexing workshops to technical writers and editors.
1988-1995: Editor/Indexing analyst for the Canadian Periodical Index: print, online, and CD versions.
Freelance Copy/Developmental Editing and Proofreading
  • Luah Hashanah 5772; 5773; 5774; 5775; 5776; 5777; 5778 (annual editions) by Miles B. Cohen and Leslie Rubin
    Publisher: Miles B. Cohen, 2011-2017
  • Developmental editing in history, religion, literature, Jewish Studies, and education (2012-current)
  • Business reports and articles for C3 Corporation (2011-current)
  • THE WORLD JEWISH CONGRESS: 1936–2016. Menachem Z. Rosensaft, editor
    Publisher: World Jewish Congress, 2017
  • Ancestral Tales: Reading the Buczacz Stories of S. Y. Agnon by Alan Mintz
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2017
  • Divrei Mishkan HaNefesh: A Guide to the CCAR Machzor. Rabbi Edwin Goldberg, editor
    Publisher: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 2016
  • For Our Grandkids by Phil Sunshine
    Publisher: self-published, 2016
  • The Sacred Calling: Four Decades of Women in the Rabbinate. Rabbi Rebecca Einstein Schorr and Rabbi Alysa Mendelson Graf, editors
    Publisher: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 2016
    Winner: 2016 National Jewish Book Award, Barbara Dobkin Award for Women's Studies
  • Ta Shma Come and Learn halakhic source guides
    Publisher: Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA), 2016
  • From Mesopotamia to the Mishnah: Tannaitic Inheritance Law in Its Legal and Social Contexts by Jonathan Milgram
    Publisher: Mohr Siebeck, 2016
  • Palestinian Commemoration in Israel: Calendars, Monuments, and Martyrs by Tamir Sorek
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2015
  • Jewish Magic by Daliah Mizrahi, dissertation, 2015
  • Sorrows and Songs: The Sway of an Ad Man by Janice Wood Wetzel
    Publisher: Fullarton Press, 2015
  • Ottoman Sephardic Communal Identity as Manifested in the Levirate Marriage Discourse
    by Binyamin Cohen,
    dissertation, 2014
  • Lights in the Forest: Rabbis Respond to Twelve Essential Jewish Questions. Paul Citrin, editor
    Publisher: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 2014
  • A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586-1987 by Kathryn Hellerstein
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2014
    Winner: 2014 National Jewish Book Award, Barbara Dobkin Award for Women's Studies
  • Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century,
    Volume Two
    by Pauline Wengeroff; translated with an Introduction, Notes, and Commentary by Shulamit S. Magnus
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2014
  • What Money Wants: An Economy of Desire by Noam Yuran
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2014
  • Dangerous Sisters of the Hebrew Bible by Amy Kalmanofsky
    Publisher: Fortress Press, 2014
  • Jewish Luck: A True Story of Friendship, Deception, and Risky Business by Leslie Levine Adler and Meryll Levine Page
    Publisher: Salt Mine Books, 2013
  • Mishkan Moeid: A Guide to the Jewish Seasons. Peter S. Knobel, editor
    Publisher: Central Conference of American Rabbis, 2013
  • The Jews of Pinsk, 1881 to 1941 by Azriel Shohet. Edited by Mark Jay Mirsky and Moshe Rosman
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2012
  • Jewish Concepts of Scripture: A Comparative Introduction. Benjamin D. Sommer, editor
    Publisher: New York University Press, 2012
  • Sanctuary in the Wilderness: A Critical Introduction to American Hebrew Poetry by Alan Mintz
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2012
  • Learning and Community: Educating for Identity in Pluralistic Jewish High Schools by Jeffrey S. Kress
    Publisher: Academic Studies Press, 2012
  • Winner: 2012 National Jewish Book Award, Education and Jewish Identity
  • The JPS Bible Commentary: Ruth Commentary by Tamara Cohn Eskenazi
    Publisher: The Jewish Publication Society, 2011
  • Winner: 2011 National Jewish Book Award, Barbara Dobkin Award for Women's Studies
  • On Flexibility: Recovery From Technological and Doctrinal Surprise on the Battlefield by Meir Finkel
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2011
  • The Seventeenth Century Hebrew Book: An Abridged Thesaurus by Marvin J. Heller
    Publisher: Brill, 2011
  • From Kabbalah to Class Struggle: Expressionism, Marxism, and Yiddish Literature in the Life and Work of Meir Wiener by Mikhail Krutikov
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2011
  • From Continuity to Contiguity: Toward a New Jewish Literary Thinking by Dan Miron
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2010
    Winner: 2010 National Jewish Book Award, Nahum M. Sarna Memorial Award for Scholarship
  • Ramah at 60: Impact and Innovation. Mitchell Cohen and Jeffrey S. Kress, editors
    Publisher: National Ramah Commission, 2010
    Finalist: 2010 National Jewish Book Award, Education and Jewish Identity
  • Memoirs of a Grandmother: Scenes from the Cultural History of the Jews of Russia in the Nineteenth Century,
    Volume One
    by Pauline Wengeroff; translated with an Introduction, Notes, and Commentary by Shulamit S. Magnus
    Publisher: Stanford University Press, 2010
    Winner: 2010 National Jewish Book Award, Barbara Dobkin Award for Women's Studies
  • “Methodological Musings on the Study of Kelalei Pesak" by Jonathan Milgram
    Publisher: Journal of Jewish Studies 61:2, Autumn 2010
  • Thinking With Irigaray. Mary C. Rawlinson, Sabrina L. Hom, and Serene J. Khader, editors
    Publisher: SUNY Press, 2010
  • Biblical Metaphor Reconsidered: A Cognitive Approach to Poetic Metaphor in Biblical Prophecy
    by Job Y. Jindo (Harvard Semitic Monograph Series)
    Publisher: Eisenbrauns, 2010
  • Tiferet Yisrael: Jubilee Volume in Honor of Israel Francus
    Publisher: The Jewish Theological Seminary of America, 2010
  • Money Matters Curriculum: Teacher materials, workbooks, and family lessons
    Publisher: Union for Reform Judaism Press, 2010
  • Ta Shma Come and Learn halakhic source guides
    Publisher: Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance (JOFA), 2008
  • The Jewish Woman's Prayer Book. Aliza Lavie, editor
    Publisher: Random House Doubleday, 2008
    Winner: 2008 National Jewish Book Award, Barbara Dobkin Award for Women's Studies
  • Psalms of the Jewish Liturgy by Miriyam Glazer
    Publisher: Aviv Press, 2008
  • The Politics of Heaven by Joseph A. Marchal
    Publisher: Fortress Press, 2008
  • Christ's Body in Corinth: The Politics of a Metaphor by Yung-Suk Kim
    Publisher: Fortress Press, 2008
  • The Arrogance of Nations: Reading Romans in the Shadow of Empire by Neil Elliott
    Publisher: Fortress Press, 2008
  • Apostle to the Vanquished: Rethinking Paul's Mission by Davina C. Lopez
    Publisher: Fortress Press, 2008
  • The Torah: A Women's Commentary
    Publisher: Union for Reform Judaism Press, 2007
  • From Jesus to the Gospels by Helmut Koester
    Publisher: Fortress Press, 2007
  • The Messiah. Magnus Zetterholm, editor
    Publisher: Fortress Press, 2007
  • Tracing the Footsteps of God by C. S. Song
    Publisher: Fortress Press, 2007
  • Articles for Health Affairs, the leading peer-reviewed journal of health policy thought and research (2011-2013)
  • Quarterly newsletters and reports published by Alliance Bernstein, a financial services firm (2010-2013)
  • Education materials (semiannually) published by UMI (Urban Ministries Inc.) (2011-2012)
  • IJFAB: The International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics
    Publisher: Indiana University Press (2007-2009)
1988-2006: As a permanent employee of four high tech companies, wrote/edited numerous software user guides and training manuals.
1997-1998: Edited a monthly newsletter, wrote policies and procedures manuals, and prepared miscellaneous publications for a large non-profit organization.

Training Projects

  • 2004–2005: Developed and delivered over 20 indexing workshops to technical writers and editors.
  • 2006: Developed and delivered several editing workshops and communication skills training sessions.
  • 2007: Delivered business communication skills training to a Canadian service organization.
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