Judy Gruen

Copy Editor, Copywriter, Developmental Editor, Editor, Ghostwriter, Writer

Experienced, enthusiastic, diligent non-fiction writer and editor, ready to add value to your projects right now!

I’m an author, journalist, developmental editor and ghostwriter who loves helping clients get their messages across with a maximum of clarity and a minimum of fuss. I have decades of experience writing about psychology, societal issues, marriage and family, complementary/holistic health, and Jewish spirituality. My goal is to make my clients’ work accessible and clear, in the appropriate voice for the intended audiences.
I’m the author of 5 non-fiction books (3 humor; 1 business; 1 memoir), and in the past two years have ghostwritten one book on self-help, another on Jewish philosophy.
My essays and features have been published in the Wall Street Journal, Chicago Tribune, Boston Globe, L.A. Times, Jewish Journal, Aish.com The Wisdom Daily, and many other media outlets.
My clients return to me and refer others because I deliver outstanding, detail-oriented work on time. I work enthusiastically and diligently, and am flexible in meeting changing parameters of various projects.
Content Types
Article, Ebook, Website Copy
More Information
Northwestern University, Master's degree, journalism

Published Content

Being Nana: An active-duty grandmother embraces her new job

Essay about discovering a new meaning of "ambition" once I became a grandmother.

December 6th, 2019
Even in Auschwitz: Choosing the Possible

Feature on psychotherapist Dr. Edith Eger and her memoir about surviving the Auschwitz concentration camp and becoming a leading expert on PTSD.

October 27th, 2019
Get Along With Everyone: Especially Those You Find Most Challenging

I edited and rewrote much of this self-help book on how to deal with exceptionally sensitive personalities. Although we share the same last name, we are not related.

December 22nd, 2017
Getting older, and looking it too: The struggle of aging gracefully in America today

Op-ed about the mixed messages our culture gives about aging: if 50 is the new 35, then why are cosmetic procedures a multi-billion dollar industry?

January 13th, 2019
Unleashing My Inner Marie Kondo

Humor essay about my stealth operations to liberate my husband's closet of things I consider too "vintage."

October 30th, 2019
Seven Ways to Strengthen Your Friendships

Good friends are essential for your emotional health. This article explains why that is, as well as how people can deepen the friendships they have by becoming more available and authentic.

December 8th, 2019
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