Let’s Work Together!

I’m available to work with you on your next writing, translation, or editing project. 

See below for details and contact me today! 

Manuscript Editing

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Are you working on a manuscript in the humanities or social sciences? Want to submit an article for publication but feel the need to polish it before it lands on the desk of a busy editor? I can help.

I have more than five years of experience as associate editor to the interdisciplinary Journal of Levantine Studies. I currently edit the journal’s literary section “dock-ument.”

Having vetted submissions myself, I know what editors are looking for and will help you get your manuscript to the next level. Contact me for more information! 

“If you are looking for the perfect editor–one who can understand your potential claims and translate them into a clear argument–contact Nathalie. She is professional, intelligent, with a wide and deep knowledge of literature, history, and culture. She also possesses a great sense of humor and is a joy to work with. She was associate editor at Journal of Levantine Studies and my right hand in my capacity as a chief editor of the journal for five years. After a short period I had to admit that she was the one to lead the editorial team and we would not have a journal without her hard work, amazing skills, intellect and input. She polished the articles without losing the authors’ voice and style.”

–Dr. Anat Lapidot-Firilla, United States Israel Education Foundation

“I worked with Ms. Nathalie Alyon as the editor of my paper: “The Hybrid Women of the Arab Spring Revolutions: Islamization of Feminism, Feminization of Islam,” published in Journal of Levantine Studies (2014). Nathalie is a qualified, dedicated and sensitive editor, who took upon herself much more than an editor should. My interactions with her significantly upgraded my paper. Her academic knowledge and her preciseness of light aspects of editing as well as of weighty ones are remarkable. Ms. Alyon is a professional, perfectionist editor.”

–Dr. Mira Tzoreff, Tel Aviv University

“It was a pleasure to work with Nathalie in preparing my article for publication. Beyond the grammar and style improvements, I received substantive remarks that improved the article.”

–Dr. Moussa Abou Ramadan, Strasbourg University

The College Essay

Need help applying for college? The college essay can as daunting as the application process itself. Many people have trouble writing about themselves in a manner that is not narcissistic or self-obsessed. The college essay is not an expression of the ideal ‘you’ but the you that sets you apart from all other applicants with grades and scores just as good as yours. I will teach you how to write an essay that you will be proud of beyond your college application.

Your feedback reminded me to include vivid descriptions that in the end were critical to my essay. Your feedback was thorough and helped me perfect every paragraph, every sentence, and even every word.

–Jack Akerman, admitted to Stanford

Translation Projects

Contact me for your next translation project. I work with the following languages:  Hebrew, Turkish, English, and Spanish.

Here is a sample of a recent translation from Turkish to English.

Consulting for NGOs

I work with NGOs in grant writing, partnership building, and program development. My field of expertise is intercultural dialogue and cooperation. During my work as the manager of the Israeli Network of the Anna Lindh Foundation for Intercultural Dialogue, I built a wide network of civil society actors in the Euro-Med. I look forward to helping your organization prosper.