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Judy Sternlight Literary Services provides editorial, consulting, and book doctoring services to authors, agents, and trade publishers.

Judy enjoys working with debut authors as well as seasoned writers. Her literary expertise is based on a long career in book publishing—acquiring, commissioning, and editing award-winning literary and commercial fiction, narrative non-fiction, paperback reprints, and major new translations for the Random House, Ballantine, and Modern Library imprints.

Acclaimed and bestselling authors and translators she has worked with include Rita Mae Brown, Ana Castillo, Caleb Carr, Peter Constantine, David Cordingly, Edith Grossman, Bret Anthony Johnston, Mark Kurlansky, Peter Matthiessen, Naeem Murr, Azar Nafisi, Joyce Carol Oates, Patricia T. O’Conner, Matthew Pearl, and Kwei Quartey.

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