Jewish Culture, Judaism, Judaica Holocaust Studies
LISA BALTHAZAR has published over 100 books, including several award-winning and bestselling titles. She is also a publishing executive and editor with over 20 years of professional experience in the industry. She has been Editorial/Publishing Director for Golden Books, Price Stern Sloan-Penguin Random House, Intervisual Books, Gateway Learning Corp (Hooked on Phonics), and other established publishing houses.
Lisa is the lead writer for Writing Children’s Books for Dummies Second Edition (2013). Her latest YA, Surviving the Angel of Death: The True Story of a Mengele Twin in Auschwitz, with Eva Kor, got a stellar review by Archbishop Desmond Tutu; it was released in paperback in 2012 and has been published in numerous languages.
Lisa has edited dozens of novels for publishers such as Tanglewood Books, Simon & Schuster, Merrylane Press, and others.
Lisa has been editing fiction and nonfiction for 20 years—and she’s loved every minute. She has helped hundreds of writers hone their skills in the craft of writing. Her editing, whichever service you choose, always covers plot and storyline, character arc and development, drama and pacing, and writing style. Lisa is a writer’s advocate, mentor, cheerleader, and toughest critic, but you will come away from her with a better book.
Her awards include: Pennsylvania School Librarians Association (top 40 nonfiction titles for young adults), IParenting Media Award, Kirkus Best Books for Teens (2011), rave Horn Book review (2011), New Voices Award (Best Books for Kids, 2011, from the Association of Booksellers for Children), YALSA Readers Picks (2011), and the Parents Choice Silver Honor Award. (The LONG list is available on request.)
You will learn how to fix whatever ails your book. And you will increase your chances of success in the marketplace.
Lisa wants to help you make your book the best it can be. Her editing will make you wish you had found her sooner.
Manuscript Evaluations, Critiques, Organizational and Developmental Editing, Line Editing, Writing Assistance, Ghostwriting
CARLY CANTOR is a meticulous hands-on editor who “becomes one” with every project, paying close attention to both the big picture and the small details. For several years, she was an acquisitions editor at Carol Publishing Group, a mid-sized press in New York, where she acquired and edited numerous hardcover and trade paperback titles on a variety of nonfiction subjects, including Judaica and other ethnicity-focused books, memoir, self-help, and psychology.
She currently represents authors as an agent with a well-established NYC agency (Joëlle Delbourgo & Assoc.), which provides her with a foot in the New York publishing world (and access to the current thinking about what is hot and what is not!).
Carly has authored two books: Francisco Vásquez de Coronado and The Mexican War(The Child’s World, 2003).
Some of the Jewish-themed books she has edited include:
Two Jews Can Still Be a Mixed Marriage
The Jewish Family Fun Book
The Jewish Woman’s Book of Wisdom
The Moses Mystery
A Thriver’s Journey
Carly also edits fiction, with an understanding of the importance of subtlety and nuance. She approaches fiction with an appreciation for how the brain works and for the idea that a reader likes to pick up clues and figure some things out for himself rather than be told everything directly about how characters are thinking and feeling.
One novelist client said, "I have been guided by a number of different editors throughout my career. Without any hesitation, I can say that [she] is the best editor I have ever worked with."