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  Nan Goldberg
Professional/Personal Overview
  Nan Goldberg writes about authors and books, literature and non-fiction both. Because books are about anything and everything, she also writes about history, the Middle East, baseball, money, Coney Island, heroism, Zionism, terrorism, self-mutilation, foster children, bureaucracies, hypocrisy, corporate crime, journalism, ethics, sex, AIDS, medicine, politics, the kibbutz movement, objectivism, obsession, schizophrenia, ghosts, murder, wars, peace, religions, race, genocide, language, theater, movies, writing, literary frauds, the very rich, the very poor, the middle class, marriage, divorce, love, hatred, birth, death, grief, aging, memory, secrets, myths, misunderstandings, truth, lies, evil, grace, and dogs.
Interviews: Among many others, Renata Adler, Alan Dershowitz, Dore Gold, Norman Mailer, Queen Noor of Jordan, Cynthia Ozick, Ron Rosenbaum, Calvin Trillin, and Scott Turow. She desperately wants to interview Philip Roth, but does he care? He never even returns her calls.
Work Info
Production (print) 5 Years
Writer 15 Years
Editor 25 Years
Books & Literature 25 Years
Business (general) 12 Years
Israel-related, Jewish-related, Holocaust-related, WWII-related 25 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
35 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Boston Globe (11+), New York Observer (11+), Salon.com (6-10), The Forward (6-10), Atlantic Monthly (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Adizes Institute (6-10)
Other Work History
Bergen Record, Hackensack, NJ
1996-1997: Associate Publisher/Books Division: I created a books division for the Bergen Record, which launched with "Choosing a Hometown in North Jersey" and "Buying and Selling Your House in North Jersey."
1995-1997: Editor, Books & Music section: Created Books & Music, a full-color tabloid inserted in the Sunday Record and distributed in bookstores.
1992-1995: Features Editor, Books Editor: Assigned and edited three weekly feature sections: Health (Mondays), Home & Family (Thursdays), and Living (Sundays).
1989-1992: Entertainment Editor, Books Editor: Edited the Weekend section, and the Sunday Arts & Entertainment section, as well as daily entertainment pages. Created and edited a weekly book review page in the Sunday Record.
New York Post, New York, NY
Associate Editor, Entertainment Department: Editing and layout of the daily entertainment pages.
Computer Skills
MS Office and other writing/editing applications
various e-mail clients
Mac OS 10.6.8 and everything before it
Can use a Windows system
Technical Skills
iPhoto editing
iMac 2011
iBook (old)
Canon digital camera
digital audio recorder
recording equipment for telephone interviews
Foreign Language Skills
French and Hebrew, but neither fluently
Work Permits & Visas
I was most recently in Israel, for the entire summer of 2010, but I don't believe I needed a visa.
Authors Guild
I am committed to doing excellent work, no matter what the job happens to be.
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Boston, MA. I am willing to travel regionally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Contact Info
  Nan Goldberg
Eastham, MA 

Tel: 774-722-2255  
E-Mail: nan@thebookmaven.com
Website: http://