Publishers Marketplace
   home
   site guide
   help
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
   member search
   rights postings
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .


. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

This site is a service of Publishers Lunch, the e-mail newsletter known as "publishing's essential daily read." Join the thousands of people who read Lunch every day.
editor, publishing strategist : LiebermanEdit@socal.rr.com
Beth Lieberman
Beth Lieberman Editorial Services
Los Angeles and New York, NY
310.403.1602
http://www.theeditorscircle.com
twitter: http://www.twitter.com/liebermanedit

For nonfiction, I can help you craft a winning book proposal, and guide you on a work-in-progress. For fiction, I can help you tell your story by developmental editing and coaching on technique, specifically dialogue mechanics, characterization, plotting, and point of view/narration. I also strategize with all writers about publishing options -- traditional or independent.

In publishing since 1985. Have acquired, edited, and managed more than 500 published books. Former editor at Warner Books, senior editor at Kensington Publishing, and editorial director at Dove Books/NewStar Press.


years experience: 29
SKILLS
Line-editing, Developmental editing, Proposal writing/editing
GENRES & SPECIALTIES
Judaica, Fiction, Memoir, Motivational
BEST-KNOWN PROJECTS
Most recent Beth Lieberman Editorial Services projects:


THE PROPHET'S WIFE by Milton Steinberg (Behrman House, March 2010) www.prophetswife.com


RAV HISDA'S DAUGHTER: Book I -- Apprentice and Book II -- Enchantress (Novels of Love, The Talmud, and Sorcery) by Maggie Anton -- National Jewish Book Award Finalist (Penguin/Plume) www.ravhisdasdaughter.com


RASHI'S DAUGHTERS -- A Novel of Love and the Talmud in Medieval France (Books I, II, and III) by Maggie Anton (Penguin/Plume) www.rashisdaughters.com


BENDING TOWARD THE SUN: A Mother and Daughter Memoir by Leslie Gilbert-Lurie and Rita Lurie (HarperCollins, September 2009) www.bendingtowardthesun.com


JEWISH GUIDED IMAGERY -- Background, Resources, and Scripts for Rabbis, Educators, and Group Leaders by Dov Peretz Elkins (Behrman House, 2010)


OY VEY! ISN'T A STRATEGY: 25 Solutions for Personal and Professional Success by Deborah Grayson Riegel (Behrman House, 2012)


WHERE ARE WE GOING by Miriam Tasini, M.D. (Gordian Knot Books/UPNE, 2012) www.upne.com/1884092824.html


THE REBEL AND THE RABBI'S SON by Izzy Eichenstein (Oakstone Company Publishin, 2012)www.rabbisson.com


CONCIERGE MEDICINE: The New System to Get the Best Healthcare by Steven Knope, M.D. (Praeger)www.conciergemedicinemd.com/


CHICKEN LIPS, WHEELER-DEALER AND THE BEADY-EYED MBA: An Entrepreneur's Wild Adventures on the New Silk Road by Frank Farwell (John Wiley & Sons, May 2011)


LOSING CONTROL, FINDING SERENITY by Daniel Miller (2011), Amazon Personal Transformation Best Seller and ForeWord Reviews Book of the Year Award Finalist www.losingcontrolfindingserenity.com


THINK CONFIDENT, BE CONFIDENT: A Four-Step Program to Eliminate Doubt and Achieve Lifelong Self-Esteem by Leslie Sokol, Ph.D. and Marci Fox, Ph.D. (Penguin/Perigee, October 2009)


A COURSE IN HAPPINESS by Mardi Horowitz, M.D. (Penguin/Tarcher, 2009)


WILL I EVER BE GOOD ENOUGH: HEALING THE DAUGHTERS OF NARCISSISTIC MOTHERS FROM THE LEGACY OF DISTORTED LOVE by Karyl McBride, Ph.D. (Simon & Schuster/Free Press, 2008)


I HATE CONFLICT! SEVEN STEPS TO RESOLVING DIFFERENCES WITH ANYONE IN YOUR LIFE by Lee Raffel, M.S.W. (McGraw-Hill, 2008)


NOW AND FOREVER by Rosanne Bittner (Harlequin, 2008)


THE ADVERSITY ADVANTAGE: Seven Steps Towards Everyday Greatness by Erik Weihenmayer and Paul Stoltz, foreword by Stephen R. Covey (Simon & Schuster/Fireside, 2007)www.adversityadvantage.com


FATHERSTYLE: Surefire Techniques Every Parent Can Use to Raise Confident and Caring Kids by Kevin O'Shea and James Windell(Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2006)www.thefatherstyleadvantage.com


IN THE SHADOW OF SURIBACHI by Joyce Faulkner (Red Engine Press, 2005) www.intheshadowofsuribachi.com


LOSING PATIENCE by Joyce Faulkner (Red Engine Press, 2004)www.losingpatience.com


THE INTELLIGENT NEGOTIATOR (Prima/Crown - October 2002)


LEGALLY BLONDE, the novel by Amanda Brown (Dutton - Winter 2002)


A few published authors and titles I edited during my tenure in-house:


NOVELISTS: Jayne Ann Krentz, Eileen Nauman, Susan Andersen, Ellen Archer, Susan Crain Bakos, Rosanne Bittner, Leigh Bristol, Sandra Chastain, Cathy Crimmins, Ginna Gray, Laramie Dunaway, Martha Hix, Katherine Kincaid, Susan Kyle, Doreen Owens Malek, Garda Parker, Cheryl Saban, Victoria Thompson, Joe Trainor, Becky Lee Weyrich


MEMOIR: Chosen by Fate: My Life Inside Death Row Records by McKinley Lee, Jr. with Frank Williams, Once More with Feeling, ed. by Joanne Parrent, Close But No Cigar by Melissa Miller Berry, Worse Than He Says He Is by Anika Rodman


HEALTH/NUTRITION/LIFESTYLE: The American Yoga Association Wellness Book, The Complete Guide to Nutritional Supplements by Brenda Adderly, The Herbal Home Companion by Teresa Loe, Cooking Without Recipes by Cheryl Sindell (foreword by Joachim Splichal), Bitchin in the Kitchen: The PMS Survival Cookbook by Jennifer Evans and Fritzi Horstmann, Romance On the Run: Five Minutes of Quality Sex for Busy Couples by Tara Roth Madden; Why Don’t You Have Kids? by Leslie Lafayette


PSYCHOLOGY: Journal to the Self: Journal Writing as a Therapeutic Tool by Kathleen Adams, Living in the Solution: Understanding and Using the Wisdom of the Rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous by John W. with James A., Meditations on Relationships and Meditations for the 21st Century by Mary Sheldon and Christopher Stone, The First Year of Marriage: What to Expect, What to Accept, and What You Can Change by Miriam Arond ( current ed-in-chief of Child magazine) and Samuel Pauker, M.D., Happily Ever After by Doris Wild Helmering, Think Like a Shrink by Christ Zois, Ph.D.


BUSINESS: On Communicating by Mark McCormack, The Internal Frontier by Morris Shechtman, Confucius in the Boardroom


I also acquired for paperback and/or audio formats works by John Banville, Harold Bloom, Janet Burroway, Elena Castedo, Da Chen, Annie Dillard, Paula Fox, Stephen Jay Gould, Spalding Gray, Robert Hellenga, Thomas Klemperer, T. Jefferson Parker, and others.

PREVIOUS PUBLISHING EXPERIENCE
Education: BA Barnard College, Columbia University
Currently enrolled in Rabbinical program at the Academy for Jewish Religion California. www.ajrca.org


1988-92 Board Director, Women’s National Book Association/New York City Chapter, 1994-2001 Board Director, Women’s National Book Association/Los Angeles Chapter, 2001-2 Board Director, CyclopsMedia.com. Listed in NATIONAL DIRECTORY OF EDITORS & WRITERS (M. Evans, 2005). See also www.laeditorsandwritersgroup.com.

Speaker and guest instructor at NYU Publishing Program, Romance Writers of America Conference (national and regional), Pacific Northwest Writers Conference, San Diego State University Writers Conference, Palm Springs Writers Conference.