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Allison Goldstein

Allison Goldstein - Editor

Jersey City, NJ, United States

Jack-of-all-trades editor who specializes in academic editing and yearns for more fiction work

Overview

I'm an academic editor with an interest in working with more fiction authors. I will also write virtually anything for hire. I've written magazine articles, marketing copy, blog posts, web bios, romance novels, and more. Just ask!

Education

I double-majored at the University of Rochester, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2008 with honors in English and Brain & Cognitive Sciences. My English concentration was in Creative Writing.

Publishing Experience

I worked for the global publisher John Wiley & Sons, Inc. for more than six years in both editorial and marketing roles. Consequently, I am especially familiar with the publishing requirements and processes for academic books and journals.

Other Interests

I belong to Jersey City Writers (JCW) and moderate The Full Story, a JCW subgroup that specifically supports novelists. I'm also a 2:53 marathon runner, 5:43 half ironman triathlete, beginner knitter, and half-decent chocolate chip cookie baker, among other things.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Life Sciences Social & Behavioral Sciences Sports & outdoor recreation
Fiction
Literature Romance

Work experience

Freelance Editor & Writer

Self-employed
August, 2015 – Present (about 2 years)

Ambitious and hard-working writer and editor with an extensive background in marketing and scientific publishing. Experience working in multiple genres, from marketing copy to fiction, with special expertise in academic editing, including journal articles, book chapters, and graduate dissertations.

Marketing Manager

Wiley
August, 2008 – October, 2015 (about 7 years)

Developed global marketing strategy for Wiley’s collection of biological life science and food science & technology books, including textbooks, major reference works and professional books.
Organize book displays at 25+ conferences globally, plan annual campaigns for 100+ titles, and design 20+ email and e-newsletter campaigns a year.
Create channel marketing campaigns in collaboration with our B2B and institutional teams, work on social media promotion across multiple subject areas, organize publicity campaigns for top titles, and work on print and digital advertising.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

The Shortcut

Mike Smith

When eighth-grader Lex gets stuck walking her nerdy neighbor Bobby to school one chilly spring morning, she is certain nothing could possibly be worse. But then an act of violence occurs along the way, and Lex is forced to confront her own conscience. Is violence ever deserved? Who was really at fault? And, in the moment of confrontation, was she actually powerless to stop it?

When eighth-grader Lex gets stuck walking her nerdy neighbor Bobby to school one chilly spring morning, she is certain nothing could possibly be worse. But then an act of violence occurs along the way, and Lex is forced to confront her own conscience. Is violence ever deserved? Who was really at fault? And, in the moment of confrontation, was she actually powerless to stop it?

Key Concepts in Measurement (Pocket Guide to Social Work Research Methods)

Brian E. Perron, David F. Gillespie

Measurement refers generally to the process of assigning a numeric value to, or ordering characteristics or traits of, entities under study. Measurement is necessary for building and testing theory, specifying problems, and defining goals. It is arguably one of the most important and diffcult tasks in social work research. Social work researchers who are not expert in developing, selecting, an... read more

Measurement refers generally to the process of assigning a numeric value to, or ordering characteristics or traits of, entities under study. Measurement is necessary for building and testing theory, specifying problems, and defining goals. It is arguably one of the most important and diffcult tasks in social work research. Social work researchers who are not expert in developing, selecting, an... read more

The Lavender Run

Mike Smith

Since moving to the small town of Woodland, Maya's early morning runs have contained few surprises: the same windy roads, the same suburban scenery, the same anonymous motorists. One rainy morning though, a chance encounter places Maya in a situation she never expected, and one that ultimately tests her very will to survive.

Since moving to the small town of Woodland, Maya's early morning runs have contained few surprises: the same windy roads, the same suburban scenery, the same anonymous motorists. One rainy morning though, a chance encounter places Maya in a situation she never expected, and one that ultimately tests her very will to survive.

Miss Mezzanine

Mike Smith

Jass Dietrich has everything a college senior could dream of: solid grades, a supportive girlfriend, and cushy job waiting for him the moment he graduates. But then, on his last spring break trip, he meets and falls for Annabelle, the mysterious free spirit who challenges him to reconsider his plans. When Jass returns to campus, he finds himself finally facing the questions he had avoided for ... read more

Jass Dietrich has everything a college senior could dream of: solid grades, a supportive girlfriend, and cushy job waiting for him the moment he graduates. But then, on his last spring break trip, he meets and falls for Annabelle, the mysterious free spirit who challenges him to reconsider his plans. When Jass returns to campus, he finds himself finally facing the questions he had avoided for ... read more

Including Students in Academic Conversations: Principles and Strategies of Theme-Based Writing Courses Across the Disciplines (Research and Teaching in Rhetoric and Composition)

Deborah Rossen-Knill, Tatyana Bakhmetyeva

This text responds to the new writing instructor's need to understand the complexity of classroom teaching before entering the classroom. Designed to complement studies in composition, this book brings the intructor-to-be into the classrooms of experienced writing instructors from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. These experienced instructors' successes, half-successes, failures,... read more

This text responds to the new writing instructor's need to understand the complexity of classroom teaching before entering the classroom. Designed to complement studies in composition, this book brings the intructor-to-be into the classrooms of experienced writing instructors from the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. These experienced instructors' successes, half-successes, failures,... read more

Being Fit: A collection of essays on achieving a healthy active lifestyle in the modern world

Jonathan Hoffman

The decision to become fit is always a good one, however, most people fail to maintain a healthy active lifestyle despite the abundance of exercise methods and multiple attempts.With down-to-earth logic and insightful illustrations, Being Fit uncovers the ingredients in which the body naturally finds its harmony, heals itself and gets fit as part of a balanced active lifestyle.Because any spor... read more

The decision to become fit is always a good one, however, most people fail to maintain a healthy active lifestyle despite the abundance of exercise methods and multiple attempts.With down-to-earth logic and insightful illustrations, Being Fit uncovers the ingredients in which the body naturally finds its harmony, heals itself and gets fit as part of a balanced active lifestyle.Because any spor... read more

60 Minute Seder: Complete Passover Haggadah

Robert Kopman

Celebrates all 15 parts of the Seder in their proper order Rabbinically approved--acceptable to any congregation Rabbi-edited to ensure all essential Seder rituals and traditions are present Essential prayers written in English, Hebrew, with transliteration Easy to follow color-coded cues and instructions for the leader and participantsPopular Seder songs as well as a fun Passover quiz are inc... read more

Celebrates all 15 parts of the Seder in their proper order Rabbinically approved--acceptable to any congregation Rabbi-edited to ensure all essential Seder rituals and traditions are present Essential prayers written in English, Hebrew, with transliteration Easy to follow color-coded cues and instructions for the leader and participantsPopular Seder songs as well as a fun Passover quiz are inc... read more

Student's Federal Career Guide: Students, Recent Graduates, Veterans- Learn How to Write a Competitive Federal Resume for a Pathways Internship for USAJOBS Federal Careers

Kathryn Troutman, Paul Binkley

Recent Graduates are seeking careers in public service. The government is hiring and the "Pathways Programs" have been created by President Obama to recruit students:as interns who are enrolled at least half-time in qualifying educational programsfor the Pathway Recent Graduates Program, which is for applicants who have completed qualifying post-high school educational programsand the Presiden... read more

Recent Graduates are seeking careers in public service. The government is hiring and the "Pathways Programs" have been created by President Obama to recruit students:as interns who are enrolled at least half-time in qualifying educational programsfor the Pathway Recent Graduates Program, which is for applicants who have completed qualifying post-high school educational programsand the Presiden... read more

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