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Meet the Academic Language Experts Team

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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
CEO
Avi Staiman is the founder and CEO of Academic Language Experts, a company dedicated to assisting academic scholars to prepare their research for publication and bring it to the world. He also is the ​co-host of the New Books Network 'Scholarly Communication' Podcast. Avi has been a guest lecturer at NYU's Master's Program in Translation & Interpreting, The University of Tokyo, and Bar Ilan University. His essays have appeared in the Cambridge University Press Blog, Scholarly Kitchen, Multilingual, and Times Higher Education.
Liron Kranzler
COO
Liron Kranzler is the COO 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
Director of STEM Division
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
Director of Humanities and Social Sciences Division
Susan Doron graduated from Princeton University and Fordham University Law School. After clerking at the New York State Appellate Court, she moved to Israel, where she has been editing books, articles and academic 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
Director of Foreign Languages Division
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.
Dr. Joshua Amaru
Director of Jewish Studies & Philosophy Division
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 Lichtenstein. 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.
Tamara Brill
Associate Managing Editor
Tamara Brill graduated from University College London with a combined languages degree, focusing primarily on German, Hebrew and Yiddish. She then received a Master's Degree in Education, after which she pursued a career as a high school languages teacher and inter-departmental consultant. Tamara's experience as a curriculum developer, editor and teacher contributes to her signature blend of language expertise, project management skills and creative problem-solving.
Yonina Izsak
Associate Managing Editor
Yonina holds a BSc in Agroecology from the Hebrew University and has pursued additional studies in Sustainable Agriculture at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Before joining ALE, she worked as a freelance editor and reviewed and analyzed academic articles for Research & Development teams in the AgriTech sector. Yonina is also active in the global transition to sustainable agronomy practices and she advises community farms on the formation of long-term development plans.
Helen Rode
Associate Managing Editor
Helen Rode received a double Master’s degree from Stellenbosch University and the University of Leipzig in the Science of German as a Foreign Language in a German–African context. She was able to follow her passion for language when teaching German literature and language classes at the Department of Modern Foreign Languages at Stellenbosch University. Helen has published for the eDUSA (the online journal of the Association for German studies in Southern Africa).
Alex Barneche
Administrative Associate
Alex holds a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the Federal University of Pelotas, and is currently working towards a second Bachelor’s Degree in Law at the same Institution. He has experience working at the Catholic University of Pelotas’ Development Office, establishing and managing a wide range of international projects, from simple student exchange all the way to joint research developed under the UNITWIN/UNESCO Chairs Programme.
Davide Cymbalist
Associate Managing Editor
Davide Cymbalist completed his undergraduate studies at Concordia University in the Classics, with a focus on ancient history and literature. This was followed by graduate studies in international relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. In addition to experience as an academic editor and proofreader, he has a strong interest in interdisciplinary research methodologies and the intersection of the humanities and social sciences in contemporary scholarship.
Meredith Armstrong
Associate Managing Editor
Meredith is an interdisciplinary qualitative research psychologist, with a PhD in Higher Education from Rhodes University in South Africa. She has completed a myriad of projects relating to developmental psychology, literacy, English as a foreign language, gender equity, art therapy, as well as social inclusion and diversity studies. Her past work has displayed a deep interest in research with the potential to create positive social change by means of practical intervention and community development. She has completed numerous courses specifically geared toward writing and editing for article publication in academic journals within the social sciences.
We are a member of the following associations
American Translators Association
Israel Translators Association אגודת המתרגמים בישראל
Slator Language Service Provider Index (LSPI)
European Language Industry Association