E. M. Levy, a professional editor for over thirty years, has edited academic works for Princeton University Press, State University of New York Press, Scholars Press, Prentice-Hall, and many other publishers and private individuals. For over seventeen years, he worked in-house as a senior editor focusing on developmental and substantive editing.
With a strong academic background, an advanced degree from Columbia University, and experience teaching at both secondary and college levels, E. M. Levy is at home in the social sciences and humanities and has edited important works of religious scholarship. In addition, he has edited numerous papers and journal articles—many of them for non native English speakers who turned to him to perfect their English written expression.
Authors, particularly first-time authors, often find the task of structuring their material daunting. E. M. Levy is skilled at creating a solid scaffold for a written work, placing the broad themes, topics, and subtopics in right relationship to each other.
Publishing awards that books he’s edited have received include the Association of Academic Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award and the V.O. Key Award of the Southern Political Science Association.
- Association of Academic Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award
- Foreword Magazine’s Book of the Year
- Independent Publishers Book Award
- Learning Magazine’s Teacher’s Choice Award
- V. O. Key Award of the Southern Political Science Association
Social Sciences and Health
- Blacks and Social Change: Impact of the Civil Rights Movement on Southern Communities, by James Button. Princeton University Press.
- Adoption: Uncharted Waters—A Psychologist’s Case Studies, by David Kirschner. Juneau Press.
- Radical Healing: Integrating the World’s Great Therapeutic Traditions to Create a New Transformative Medicine, by Rudolph Ballentine. Harmony.
- Lacan and Theological Discourse, by Edith Wyschograd. State University of New York Press.
- Hasidism; Between Ecstasy and Magic, by Moshe Idel. State University of New York Press.
- Jewish Philosophy in a Secular Age, by Kenneth Seeskin. State University of New York Press.
- The Canon of Supreme Mystery: A Translation with Commentary of the T’ai hsuan ching, by Michael Nylan. State University of New York Press.
- Modern Indian Interpreters of the Bhagavad Gita, by Ronald Neufeldt and Robert Minor. Sri Satguru Press.
- Moral and Spiritual Cultivation in Japanese Neo-Confucianism: The Life and Thought of Kaibara Ekken 1630-1740, by Mary Evelyn Tucker. State University of New York Press.
- Bridge-Makers and Cross-Bearers: Korean-American Women and the Church, by Jung Ha Kim. Scholars Press.
- Energies of the Spirit: Trinitarian Models in Eastern Orthodox and Western Theology, by Duncan Reid. American Academy of Religions.
- The Korean Neo-Confucianism of Yi Yulgok, by Young-chan-Ro. State University of New York Press.
- The Artful Universe: An Introduction to the Vedic Religious Imagination, by William Mahoney. State University of New York Press.
- The Splendor of Recognition: An Exploration of the Pratyabhijnahyrdayam, an Ancient Text on the Science of the Soul, by Swami Shantananda and Peggy Bendet. SYDA Foundation.
- Veda and Torah: Transcending the Textuality of Scripture, by Barbara Holdredge. State University of New York Press.
- Yiddish Proletarian Theatre: The Art and Politics of the Artef, by Edna Nahshon. Praeger.