Unsolicited Testimonials: What Past and Present Clients Say about Leslie


Dan Miron, Prof. of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, Columbia University; an internationally recognized literary critic and winner of a 2010 National Jewish Book Award for From Continuity to Contiguity:

I thank you for your excellent work and for a cooperation I thoroughly enjoyed. I hope we'll have further opportunities to work together.

Christine Sprengler, Prof. of Art History, University of Western Ontario; author of Screening Nostalgia:

Thanks . . . for all your hard work — I couldn't be happier with the index; it was such a pleasure to work with you.

Alan Mintz, Prof. of Hebrew Literature, The Jewish Theological Seminary; author of Sanctuary in the Wilderness:

The joint expertise of Miles Cohen and Leslie Rubin . . . generously enforced a high standard of accuracy and elegance.

Todd Lapidus, Founder and President of C3 Corporation:

I appreciate your work and expertise greatly. All your comments made sense and about 95% of your edits were spot on. Brilliant editing. . . . Thank you!

Tamara Eskenazi, Prof. of Bible, HUC-JIR, Los Angeles; editor/author of the award winning titles The Torah: A Women’s Commentary; The JPS Bible Commentary: Ruth

We both know how much you have contributed to [these books]. My modest mention in the preface [to Ruth] does not suffice to do justice to the help you gave me. 

Ron Ghatan, formerly of URJ Press:

Your work is thorough and your comments are focused and constructive. Your specific concerns about tone and word choice will help strengthen the final product. I appreciated it when you pointed out structural inconsistencies. . . . Candidly, I wish more editors were as thorough and attentive as you. 

In a note to Stanford University Press, Moshe Rosman, editor of The Jews of Pinsk, 1506 to 1880 wrote:

Finally, I am overwhelmed by Leslie Rubin's work. Her masterful categorization demonstrates real understanding of the book, sophisticated imagination and professional confidence. Her generous, but judicious, cross-referencing bespeaks tremendous dedication to the project and infinite patience. Her selective indexing of the footnotes is a bold and useful stroke. We are indeed fortunate to have someone with such intelligence and such professional integrity working on the book.

Shari Noland of Urban Ministries, Inc. (UMI)

I wish I could clone you and bring you to UMI. Thanks again for your thoroughness.

Raymond P. Scheindlin, Prof. of Medieval Hebrew Literature, The Jewish Theological Seminary wrote of the index to Song of the Distant Dove:

I think you did a wonderful job, especially with the conceptual entries. Thanks for your patient and intelligent work . . .

Upon receiving a list of typos Leslie found in the manuscript, Professor Scheindlin added:

Blessings on your eagle eyes. I showed this list [of errors] to [the copy editor], and she remarked, "I've met my match!" I never thought I would hear her say such a thing.

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