Substantive Editing, Developmental Editing, Line Editing, Copy Editing, Rewriting, Ghostwriting, Evaluations
E. M. Levy, a professional editor for over thirty years, has edited books for Doubleday, Random House, Princeton University Press, Macmillan, Paulist Press, Prentice-Hall, SUNY Press, Scholastic, Scholars Press, Praeger, Solution Tree Press, and many other publishers and private individuals. His projects have received publishing and professional awards. For over seventeen years, he worked in-house as a senior editor focusing on developmental and substantive editing.
With a strong academic background, an advanced degree from Columbia University, and experience teaching at both secondary and college levels, he is at home in the social sciences and humanities. He has edited important works of religious scholarship. In the area of general nonfiction, he has worked in a variety of genres, including biography, public affairs, spirituality, and memoir. Many authors who are nonnative English speakers have turned to him to perfect their English written expression.
Having edited and ghosted in the self-help genre, E.M. Levy also knows how to prepare books for this specialized market. His particular focus has been books on alternative, functional, and integrative medicine. A consultant and editor for Rudolph Ballentine, MD's path breaking Radical Medicine (Random House), he has more recently edited works on detoxification, Lyme disease, autism, and methylation. He has been praised for his ability to translate this type of scientific and medical material into readable prose without losing the acuity of the original text.
Many authors, particularly first-time authors, find the task of structuring their material daunting. E. M. Levy is skilled at creating a solid scaffold for a written work, placing the broad themes, topics, and subtopics in right relationship to each other.
His writing and political cartoons have appeared in magazines and newspapers.
- Association of Academic Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award
- Foreword Magazine's Book of the Year
- Independent Publishers Book Award
- Learning Magazine's Teacher's Choice Award
- V. O. Key Award of the Southern Political Science Association
Selected Books Edited
- Our Shadows Love to Tango: An Energy Healer and Intuitive’s Practical Everyday Guide to Inner Transformation, by Layma Lankmane. Angelspotion LLC.
- Blacks and Social Change: Impact of the Civil Rights Movement on Southern Communities, by James Button. Princeton University Press.
- The Life and Times of Menachem Begin, by Amos Perlmutter. Doubleday.
- The Zen Approach to Project Management, by George Pitagorsky. International Institute for Learning.
- Adoption: Uncharted Waters-—A Psychologist's Case Studies, by David Kirschner. Juneau Press.
- Facing Discouragement, by Kathleen Fischer and Thomas Hart. Paulist Press.
- Radical Healing: Integrating the World's Great Therapeutic Traditions to Create a New Transformative Medicine, by Rudolph Ballentine. Harmony.
K–12 Education (Solution Tree Press)
- Aligning School Districts as PLCs, by Mark Van Clay, Perry Soldwedel, and Thomas W. Many.
- Boys in Poverty: A Framework for Understanding Dropout, by Ruby Payne and Paul Slocumb.
- Breaking Through: Effective Assessment and Instruction for English Learners, edited by Margarita Calderón.
- Collaborative Action Research for Professional Learning Communities, by Richard Sagor.
- Common Language Assessment for English Learners, by Margo Gottlieb.
- Design in Five: Essential Phases to Create Engaging Assessment Practice, by Nicole Dimich Vagle.
- Elements of Grading: A Guide to Effective Practice, by Douglas Reeves.
- Enriched Learning Projects: A Practical Pathway to 21st Century Skills, by James Bellanca.
- Essentials for Principals: Data-Based Decision Making, by Edie Holcomb.
- Focused Instruction and Focused Assessment, by Gwen Doty.
- From Tired to Inspired: Fresh Strategies to Engage Students in Literacy, by Mary Kim Schreck.
- Leading a Learning Organization: The Science of Working with Others, by Casey Reason.
- Leading With Trust: How to Build Strong School Teams, by Sue Stephenson.
- Mastering Digital Literacy and Leading the New Literacies, edited by Heidi Hayes Jacobs.
- Redefining Fair: How to Plan, Assess, and Grade for Excellency in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, by Damian Cooper.
- RTI & Differentiated Reading in the K–8 Classroom, by William N. Bender and Laura Waller.
- Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists, by Maria C. Grant, Douglas Fisher, and Diane Lapp.
- Turning Your School Around: A Self-Guided Audit for School Improvement, by Robert D. Barr and Debra L. Yates.
- Using Technology to Enhance Writing: Innovative Approaches to Writing Instruction, edited by Richard E. Ferdig, Timothy V. Rasinski, and Kristine E. Pytash.
- What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Science, by Eric Sheinberg and Keith Devereaux.
- Why Culture Counts: Teaching Children of Poverty, by Donna Walker Tileston & Sandra Darling.
- The School Leader's Guide to Grading, by Ken O'Connor.
- What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Writing, by Ruth Culham.
- The School Leader's Guide to English Learners, by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey.
- Mobile Learning Devices, by Kipp D. Rogers.
Religion and Spirituality
- Lacan and Theological Discourse, by Edith Wyschograd. State University of New York Press.
- Hasidism; Between Ecstasy and Magic, by Moshe Idel. State University of New York Press.
- Jewish Philosophy in a Secular Age, by Kenneth Seeskin. State University of New York Press.
- The Canon of Supreme Mystery: A Translation with Commentary of the T'ai hsuan ching, by Michael Nylan. State University of New York Press.
- Modern Indian Interpreters of the Bhagavad Gita, by Ronald Neufeldt and Robert Minor. Sri Satguru Press.
- Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism: The Life and Thought of Kaibara Ekken 1630-1740, by Mary Evelyn Tucker. State University of New York Press.
- Bridge-Makers and Cross-Bearers: Korean-American Women and the Church, by Jung Ha Kim. Scholars Press.
- Energies of the Spirit: Trinitarian Models in Eastern Orthodox and Western Theology, by Duncan Reid. American Academy of Religions.
- Kindle My Heart, by Swami Chidvilasananda. SYDA Foundation.
- The Korean Neo-Confucianism of Yi Yulgok, by Young-chan-Ro. State University of New York Press.
- The Artful Universe: An Introduction to the Vedic Religious Imagination, by William Mahoney. State University of New York Press.
- The Splendor of Recognition: An Exploration of the Pratyabhijnahyrdayam, an Ancient Text on the Science of the Soul, by Swami Shantananda and Peggy Bendet. SYDA Foundation.
- Tibetan Dream Yoga: The Royal Road to Enlightenment, by Michael Katz. Bodhi Tree.
- Veda and Torah: Transcending the Textuality of Scripture, by Barbara Holdredge. State University of New York Press.
- Yiddish Proletarian Theatre: The Art and Politics of the Artef, by Edna Nahshon. Praeger.
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