Lilith Dorko

Lilith Dorko - Editor

New York, NY, USA

Academic book editor with a decade of experience editing 100+ books in psychology, non-fiction, biography, and the social sciences.

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What does it mean to be a person in the world today? How do we relate to one another? What can be learned from the past? If you're a writer interested in helping readers understand the human condition, I'm your editor!

Over the years I've helped authors develop manuscripts that explore this from any and all angles, including psychology, philosophy, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, biographies, and the social sciences and humanities in general. I'm passionate about the work I do, and deeply enjoy meeting new writers and authors, while paying strict attention to detail and time frames. I would prefer to work with completed manuscripts, though I am happy to evaluate outlines for instructional purposes.

I also have experience with translation projects, if you are a writer looking to expand your audience!

Author Testimonials:

"I had the wonderful privilege of working with Lilith on my textbook "Training for Change." The textbook is a mix of neuroscience, history, and psychology. Lilith was able to quickly catch my vision, and buoyed the effectiveness of the textbook through editing for clarity and precision. She was able to help me connect my expertise to a wide audience. At the end of the day, having a bright, thoughtful editor is critical in establishing a sophisticated, polished, and useful communication tool - in my case, it was my textbook. I was so moved by Lilith's work, that I have asked for her expert editing for another book I am writing. She will help amplify and edify anything you are writing." --Alisha Moreland-Capiua, MD

" I had the pleasure of working with Lilith on my first book in philosophy and critical theory. She patiently guided me through the process, while also staying laser focused on each task at hand. Correspondences from Llith were always thorough and timely, including her line edit of my book. I would work with Lilith again and strongly recommend her services "--Valerie Oved Giovanini, PhD

English (UK)
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Computers & Internet
Health & Wellbeing
Political Science & Current Affairs
Writing & Publishing

Work experience

Editorial Manager

Oxford University Press
October, 2021 – Present (11 months)

I oversee a team of 10 editors in the medicine and science book program.

Senior Editor

March, 2015 – Present (over 7 years)

I commission and edit 25+ books a year with an international remit across the disciplines of cognitive, experimental, and theoretical psychology, as well as books in the broader social sciences and those with interdisciplinary, trade, and general audience appeal.


McGraw-Hill Education
March, 2012 – March, 2015 (about 3 years)

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Lilith has 2 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Raymond Prior
Lilith was amazing. She line editing was technical and accurate. Her revisions were insightful and concise. Her ability to track with my voice as an author and then help me bring that out was invaluable. She was flexible and patient and worth every penny.

Raymond Prior, January 2022

Ron Kagan
I found Lilith Dorko's editorial work to be exceptional. She assisted in organizing my narrative, keeping my text clear and my phrasing concise. She went beyond the basic editing and was able to provide guidance in many key areas that were extremely helpful. I highly recommend Lilith Dorko for all aspects of the editing process.

Ron Kagan, May 2021

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