Meet the Academic Language Experts Team

Dedicated to Your Success

ALE is able to maintain the highest level of quality and service thanks to our dedicated team of professionals. We are passionate about academic scholarship and helping you publish your research. You can read more about us below or even better, pick up the phone or send us an email to introduce yourself and learn how we can help you publish your research.


Avi Staiman
Avi Staiman is the founder and managing director of Academic Language Experts, a company dedicated to assisting academic scholars to translate, edit, and prepare their research for publication. Avi has helped thousands of scholars share their invaluable research in prestigious academic fora around the world.
Liron Kranzler-Feldman
Director of Operations
Liron Kranzler-Feldman is the Director of Operations at Academic Language Experts. She holds a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.A. from the University of Haifa. Liron has been involved in research in the liberal arts for many years, with a background in environmental science, psychology, and the arts. Before coming to ALE, Liron worked as a freelance editor and translator. Liron's mission is to provide every client with professional, polished work that meets their individual needs.
Gabrielle Fine
Director of Recruitment & Translator Relations
Gabrielle Fine is the director of recruitment and translator relations at Academic Language Experts. She has an undergraduate degree in Government from the London School of Economics. Prior to working at ALE, Gabrielle worked for many years in the nonprofit sector, as well as in public relations for Finn Partners. Gabrielle’s mission is to ensure that every client is matched with the perfect language expert for their project.
Dr. Aviva Loew
Managing Editor
Aviva is an interdisciplinary scientist with diverse research experience. Her bachelor's degree is in chemistry from Brown University, and her doctorate is in engineering and public policy from Carnegie Mellon University, with a focus on interactions between energy and water use. Previously she has worked in laboratory research, public health, and government-industry partnerships. She has co-authored multiple scientific articles on topics such as nanoparticle catalysis, electricity generation, and water conservation, and published in journals including Environmental Science & Technology, Chemistry of Materials, and Environmental Research Letters.
Susan Doron
Senior Managing Editor
Susan Doron graduated from Princeton University and Fordham University Law School. After clerking at the New York States Appeals Court, she moved to Israel, where she has been editing books, articles, academics manuscripts for over 30 years. During this time, she has also engaged in legal research and writing and medical documentation. She received a certificate of distinction in editing from David Yellin College and has been active in music and music education.
Avital Tsype
Managing Editor
Avital Tsype is a quadrilingual literary and academic editor and translator. Having grown up between Latvia, Israel, and Australia, she finally settled in France, where she received a Masters in Literature from the Sorbonne Nouvelle (Paris 3). She has translated works by prominent Israeli authors such as Ayelet Shamir, Sami Berdugo, Anat Mashiah, and Yitzhak Livni. Avital is also active in community organizing, music, and music education.
Mia Eshel
Managing Editor
Mia is a translator and editor with extensive background in the humanities and social sciences. She holds a B.A. with honors in history and sociology/anthropology from Hebrew University and a translator's degree from Beit Berl College. Before joining ALE as a managing editor, Mia worked as a freelance translator and editor, partnering with a number of universities and research institutions as well as translating prose from English to Hebrew. Previously, Mia served as a project manager at the Peres Center for Peace and as a research coordinator in history and archaeology at Hebrew University, in partnership with the University of Cologne.
Rabbi Dr. Joshua Amaru
Managing Editor
Rabbi Dr. Joshua Amaru has a doctorate in philosophy from Bar Ilan University (dissertation on John McDowell) and was ordained by the Chief Rabbinate of Israel. Josh studied for many years at Yeshivat Har Etzion under Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstien. He presently is head of the Jewish Philosophy department at Yeshivat Eretz HaTzvi in Jerusalem. He was coordinating editor of the Koren/Steinsaltz Talmud – a translation of the entire Talmud into English with Rabbi Steinsaltz’s commentary and has worked on a wide variety of translation and editing projects.
Sarah Levin
Managing Editor
Sarah has been an academic translator and editor in the humanities and social sciences for nearly a decade. Sarah holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from St. John's College, where her senior thesis received the College's annual award for the best thesis written that year, and is currently working towards an M.A. in English Literature at Bar-Ilan University. She has also studied and taught Jewish texts and philosophy at the Shalom Hartman Institute, Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, and Nishmat, and was a member of the inaugural class at Yeshivat Drisha. Her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been featured in various publications, including Tablet Magazine and Mosaic.
Elana Lubka
Marketing Manager
Elana Lubka is the Marketing Manager at Academic Language Experts. She holds a B.A. from Macalester College in Religious Studies and an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Tel Aviv University. Before joining Academic Language Experts, Elana worked in the nonprofit sector where she specialized in marketing, communications, and resource development. She has also written reflective essays that have been featured in The Times of Israel and Kveller.
We are a member of the following associations
American Translators Association
Israel Translators Association אגודת המתרגמים בישראל
European Language Industry Association