When you read something that is well written, doesn’t it look as if the words just flew effortlessly from the writer’s keyboard? Excellent writing is smooth and deft, but it takes a great deal of work to achieve it.
If you have a message to get across, whether through something as brief as a resume or as long as a book, I can help you get your message across clearly, effectively, and in your own voice through my writing and editing services.
Here are the types of projects where I can value:
- Book editing, ghostwriting and publication planning: Too many people start writing their books without a plan or concern about who the audience is, how long it should be, and how it will be marketed. Without this roadmap, you will have to redo much of your work, probably leaving a great deal of material on the cutting room floor. Having written award-winning books of my own and ghostwritten or offered developmental editing on several others, including titles on psychology, memoir, and Jewish spirituality, I can help you avoid these pitfalls, while keeping your eye on the prize: a book that tells the story you want to tell, in your voice, with maximum impact and respect for the readers’ attention.
- Coaching: Are you an aspiring writer, or a published writer who wants to take your work to the next level? I’ve helped many, many writers get their first publication credit, and break into new non-fiction markets.
- Blogs and website writing — Clients have included business consultants, social service agencies, physicians, mediators, and non-profits.
- Resumes and cover letters: Effective resumes and cover letters require people to say a lot in very few words — something very few people know how to do. Through my 20+ years’ experience as a grad school admissions consultant, I have helped hundreds of people craft essays, resumes and cover letters that captured attention for all the right reasons.
Want to work with me? Email me at email@example.com and tell me about your project!
“Working with Judy on my first book has been a special experience. I had worked with two previous writers and had been unhappy with the results. I was naturally skeptical about trying yet another one and impatient for results. Judy’s understanding and respect for the author’s voice and message finally helped my manuscript take shape into something I am very proud of. Her thoroughness and professionalism is something extraordinary.” — Rabbi Shimon Gruen, author of “Get Along with Everyone — Especially Those You Find Most Challenging” and founder of LeHa’Ir.org
“Judy Gruen is an outstanding ghostwriter and you will be fortunate if you bring her on board. She has written several of her own books, and her work for our company is truly excellent. She has a very strong background in Jewish history and religion and you can rely on her expertise.
I am a New York Times bestselling author and have run BusinessGhost.com, a leading provider of ghostwritten books, for 24 years. I’ve hired many writers over the years and Judy is a true gift to work with. I urge you to hire her.” — Michael Levin, The Michael Levin Writing Company
“Judy Gruen is an asset to have on any writing team. She’s flexible, easy to work with and most importantly, a great writer. Audiences connect with her unique perspective and editors connect with the fact that she can get the job done.” — Richard Rabkin, Editor, Jewlarious, Aish.com
“Judy is a no-nonsense, tell ’em like it is, hands-on, professional editor. Several other self-publishing services agreed to take my money for a one-time read through of my manuscript, offering general, take-it or leave-it type of direction on how to improve the book before going to print.
Judy, on the other hand, was a committed partner throughout the entire process. She forced me to answer tough questions every step of the way about the context, content and structure of my manuscript, often leading to my reevaluating whole sections of the book. She never imposed her ideas on me; on the contrary, Judy often stressed that it was my book and the final word would always be mine. Judy stuck to her deadlines, kept me on track, and was a confidante in an often overwhelming process. I cannot recommend her book editing services highly enough. ” — Daniel Steinberg, author/blogger, TheRealDanielSteinberg.com
“As I entered into the world of writing, I was overwhelmed by how flooded the market was. How could a young, aspiring writer keep afloat among a sea of experienced authors? I turned to Judy for assistance. She taught me how to hone my skills and zero in on the audience I was trying to reach. Since then I have been had several published articles and am looking forward to many more to come. Thank you Judy!” — Avi Steinfeld
“Judy is an uplifting and entertaining event speaker and radio show guest. She is also a marvelous editor with the unusual capacity to go way beyond merely correcting an executive’s draft or report; she actually improves all future writing of her clients. My professional life has been vastly enhanced by Judy’s involvement.” — Rabbi Daniel Lapin, Author of “Thou Shall Prosper” and “Business Secrets from the Bible.”
“Judy has been supplying a great humor article for my web site, MommaSaid.net. Her work is always polished, requiring very little editing. She’s easy to work with and my readers love her column.” — Jen Singer, Digital Content Writer at NYU Langone Medical Center, formerly Judy’s editor at MommaSaid.net
“Judy serves our clients with dedication and excellence. With a reporter’s eye for a good story, she helps her clients tell their tales and pushes them to write clearly and persuasively. She is the first consultant Accepted ever hired, and she is the one I asked to co-author *MBA Admission for Smarties* with me.* It was as much a privilege to work with her on that book as it has been to have her on Accepted’s team for almost twenty years.” — Linda Abraham, President, Accepted.com
Here are a few testimonials from my Accepted.com clients. See more on my testimonials page.
“I have been accepted to John Marshall, Loyola, Chicago-Kent, Fordham, University of Cincinnati, and Georgetown. I also was offered a $20,000 scholarship to Loyola, a full scholarship and $10,000 stipend to John Marshall, a $10,000 scholarship to Cincinnati, and a full scholarship to Chicago-Kent. I really do not think I would have gotten all these offers if it was not for your help. Thank you so much for everything.” — testimonial from one of Judy’s Accepted.com clients.
|“I thought Judy was amazing. She was responsive and extremely helpful. I found her high level comments insightful and on point.”|
“Judy Gruen has been working with me since December 29. She did an incredible job. Completely outstanding. Absolutely, my chances increased a lot after her revisions. I am very satisfied with her attendance and reviews. Thanks for all accepted.com support.” –Accepted to Michigan Ross
|“Judy, Words can’t express how grateful and appreciative I am for your help. Well, at least not words that I know. I’m sure if I put a thank you note together, you would be able to whip it into a state that would properly describe how I feel. Anyway, thank you so much for all of your help. Once I get a little sleep, I am going to rave about you in response to the email evaluation Accepted has sent me a couple times now. I would love a chance to take you out to lunch or do something for you if I get in to any of these places. Again, thank you; you are amazing.”|