Howard Lovy

Howard Lovy – Editor

I specialize in editing books on science, technology, business, and Jewish issues. I know how to help authors find their unique voices.


I began my career as a traditional newspaper journalist, but over the years have adapted to changes in my profession, covering everything from religion to science and technology. For much of the past decade, I've focused on independently published books, both as executive editor of Foreword Reviews and at the Alliance of Independent Authors.

I am an expert in Jewish issues. I am former managing editor of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency and I've written extensively on the Holocaust, antisemitism, Jewish engagement, Jewish literature, and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. My work has appeared in JTA, the Jewish Daily Forward, the Jerusalem Post, and many other publications.

I am also an experienced science and technology writer and editor. I helped launch a magazine covering nanotechnology. My work in nanotech was considered required reading among those who follow the societal implications of emerging technology. I specialize in making complex concepts understandable to a mainstream readership.

My journalism training has made me understand what a writer is trying to say and help them say it in as clear a way as possible. My book review experience has given me insight into what publishers, critics, and general readers look for in a manuscript. I work very closely with authors to make sure they are telling exactly the story they want to tell. I enjoy seeing their ideas and experience transform into a work ready for publication.
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Judaism Life Sciences Political Science & Current Affairs Technology Writing & Publishing
Science Fiction
English (US)

Work experience


Jan, 2018 — Present

I work with authors to improve their books, helping them hone their ideas, and make sure their own voices are heard clearly. I've contracted with small publishers in addition to individual clients looking for help in making tough decisions on final drafts, using my experience as a journalist, book reviewer, and book review magazine editor. I enjoy working closely with authors, who often tell me that I truly understand their message and their voice.

Alliance of Independent Authors

Dec, 2017 — Present

I help provide tools for the growing numbers of independently published authors worldwide. I produce a weekly podcast for the Alliance and host my own weekly show, interviewing inspirational indie authors.

Foreword Reviews

Feb, 2013 — Sep, 2017 (over 4 years)

Supervised, assigned, and edited the work of more than 150 freelance reviewers, editors, and bloggers for monthly print magazine and daily website devoted to books from independent publishers, ranging from self-published work and small publishing houses to larger publishers and university presses. Established review and commentary style, tone, and voice. Public speaker and analyst on indie publishing. I hosted a monthly podcast, IndieVoices, in partnership with Interlochen Public Radio, in which I delivered commentaries and interviewed publishers and authors. Newsroom leader and mentor to editorial staff and freelance writers.


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This text discusses nanotechnology, the science and the technical skill associated with manipulation of individual atoms and molecules. More specifically, it examines the current status of nanotechnology and the regulation of nanotechnology in different countr... read more
What Future: The Year's Best Writing on What's Next for People, Technology, and the Planet, edited by Meehan Crist and Rose Eveleth, is a best of the year anthology featuring new writing by and about the scientists, writers, journalists, and philosophers who a... read more

Howard has 44 reviews





Keith K.

Keith K.

May, 2023

It was a pleasure working with Howard! He is professional, punctual, and communicative. I highly recommend him for your next book!
Charles W.

Charles W.

May, 2023

I enjoyed working with Howard Lovy. This is the second book he edited for me and I find his work thorough pleasing. I look forward to have him edit another publication in the near future.
Patrick D.

Patrick D.

Jan, 2023

The project took longer than expected, but the final results were more than i expected. I am extremely happy with the final results of Howards work. My advice would to be very patient and let him do his thing. You wont be disappointed. He was also very punctual and answered all my requests in a timely manner. I would highly recommend him to anyone wanting there book to be done right.
Orah Y.

Orah Y.

Nov, 2022

Howard has approached his work with me with the professionalism and objectivity that I needed as a first-time author. Throughout our chapter by chapter review Howard was understanding and supportive . His guidance and his profound understanding of the complex issues my book dealt with is the reason I chose him to edit my memoir. He certainly more than met met my expectations. I am beyond grat...
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Pamela B.

Pamela B.

Nov, 2022

Howard Lovy is kind, gentle and thorough. He unerringly picks out weaknesses and suggests solutions. I am very impressed with his skill at pinpointing just what is wrong as well as what works. Very impressive