Allison Goldstein

Allison Goldstein - Editor

Jersey City, NJ, United States

Jack-of-all-trades editor specializing in literary fiction and academic work (journal articles, book chapters, dissertations).

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Overview

I'm a freelance editor who loves fiction most of all but is quite compatible with the work of academics, business owners, and other writerly folk. (I will also write virtually anything for hire; so far I've written magazine articles, marketing copy, blog posts, web bios, romance novels, and more, so just ask!)

I see my clients as partners: we both want to take what you’ve written and make it as concise, clear, creative, and compelling as it can possibly be. That's why I'm happy to work with you at any stage of the writing process. Have an idea that needs more development? I can coach you through character profiles, plot outlining, and finding the direction you want to take your work. Have a first/second/third draft? We can talk about your concerns and get it ready for prime time. I'm invested in helping you succeed, so let's have a conversation about your project and your goals, and I'd love to help you get there.

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

Publishing Experience: I worked for a global publisher for more than six years in both editorial and marketing roles.

Other Interests: I am Secretary of Jersey City Writers (JCW) and moderate The Full Story, a JCW subgroup that specifically supports novelists. I'm also a 2:50 marathon runner, 5:43 half ironman triathlete, beginner knitter, and half-decent chocolate chip cookie baker, among other things.
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Humanities & Social Sciences
Life Sciences
Sports & Outdoors
Writing & Publishing
Fiction
Literary Fiction

Work experience

Freelance Editor & Writer

Self-employed
August, 2015 – Present (over 4 years)

Ambitious and hard-working writer and editor with a passion for literature and 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.

Editorial & Marketing Roles

Wiley
September, 2008 – November, 2014 (about 6 years)

Marketing Manager (Life Sciences): Developed global promotional strategy for Wiley’s collection of life science books, with a focus on the areas of biological life sciences and food science & technology. Assessed book proposals as part of publications committee. Created, executed, and monitored the effectiveness of both traditional and social media campaigns, operating with an independent budget.

Editorial Dept (Neuroscience): Managed Wiley's list of neuroscience journals, coordinating with marketing and production departments to retain and grow institutional subscriptions and attract authorial and editorial talent. Also commissioned three books in neuroscience and liaised with authors throughout publication.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Running Is My Therapy: Relieve Stress and Anxiety, Fight Depression, Ditch Bad Habits, and Live Happier

Scott Douglas

From a New York Times–bestselling author and lifelong runner, a groundbreaking guide to fighting depression and anxiety one run at a time There’s no other book like this. Longtime running writer Scott Douglas marshals expert advice (especially his own, cultivated from more than 110,000 miles of personal experience), and a growing body of scientific research to show how running can make us happ... read more

From a New York Times–bestselling author and lifelong runner, a groundbreaking guide to fighting depression and anxiety one run at a time There’s no other book like this. Longtime running writer Scott Douglas marshals expert advice (especially his own, cultivated from more than 110,000 miles of personal experience), and a growing body of scientific research to show how running can make us happ... read more

The Athlete's Guide to CBD: Treat Pain and Inflammation, Maximize Recovery, and Sleep Better Naturally

Scott Douglas

A guide to safely and legally using CBD to treat injuries and enhance performance.CBD has officially gone mainstream, but many people are still confused about the uses, effects, legality, and safety of the product--and many have yet to realize the incredible benefits CBD offers active people. In this comprehensive guide, veteran sports author Scott Douglas breaks down the many ways athletes ca... read more

A guide to safely and legally using CBD to treat injuries and enhance performance.CBD has officially gone mainstream, but many people are still confused about the uses, effects, legality, and safety of the product--and many have yet to realize the incredible benefits CBD offers active people. In this comprehensive guide, veteran sports author Scott Douglas breaks down the many ways athletes ca... read more

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

Glass Eyes

Edwin Hernandez

A horrifying story of an unlikely warrior who uses his supernatural abilities and razor-sharp weaponry to battle against the forces of evil. Demon slayer Norrin Knighton is in a race against time to find the artifact, an ancient key created by God that could unlock the Gates of Heaven. If the demons get a hold of the artifact, they will open the portal to Hell and bring upon the end of days. U... read more

A horrifying story of an unlikely warrior who uses his supernatural abilities and razor-sharp weaponry to battle against the forces of evil. Demon slayer Norrin Knighton is in a race against time to find the artifact, an ancient key created by God that could unlock the Gates of Heaven. If the demons get a hold of the artifact, they will open the portal to Hell and bring upon the end of days. U... read more

Stronger Than a Bronze Dragon

Mary Fan

Liang Anlei wants a life of glory and revengeAs a warrior who protects her village from shadow spirits, Anlei has never been beyond the borders of her town. All of that changes the day the viceroy and his fleet of mechanical dragons arrives. It’s the protection her village is desperate for, but it will only be given in exchange for Anlei’s hand in marriage. Torn between wanting to protect her ... read more

Liang Anlei wants a life of glory and revengeAs a warrior who protects her village from shadow spirits, Anlei has never been beyond the borders of her town. All of that changes the day the viceroy and his fleet of mechanical dragons arrives. It’s the protection her village is desperate for, but it will only be given in exchange for Anlei’s hand in marriage. Torn between wanting to protect her ... read more

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