Leigh Ann Hirschman

Leigh Ann Hirschman, owner of Hirschman Literary Services, is a freelance writer and editor who helps authors develop their proposals and manuscripts. Leigh Ann received her M.F.A. in creative writing from the University of Alabama, where she was editor in chief of the national literary magazine The Black Warrior Review. She went on to work as an editor at Ballantine Books, a division of Random House, and at HarperCollins. Leigh Ann now lives in Indianapolis, Indiana, with her husband and two children.  Her projects include:

LIVE A LITTLE: What the Research Really Says About Living a Pretty Healthy Life. Susan Love and Alice Domar with Leigh Ann Hirschman. Crown. Books for a Better Life finalist.

IT’S NOT ABOUT THE BROCCOLI: Three Habits to Teach Your Kids for a Lifetime of Healthy Eating. Dina Rose, Ph.D. Perigee.

THE 90-MINUTE BABY SLEEP PROGRAM: Follow Your Child’s Natural Sleep Rhythms For Better Nights and Naps. Polly Moore, Ph.D. Workman.

WHAT YOUR DOCTOR HASN’T TOLD YOU AND THE HEALTH-STORE CLERK DOESN’T KNOW: The Truth About Alternative Treatments and What Works. Edward Schneider, M.D. and Leigh Ann Hirschman. Avery.

THE RENAISSANCE SOUL: Life Design for People with Too Many Passions to Pick Just One. Margaret Lobenstine. Broadway Books.

ONE SMALL STEP CAN CHANGE YOUR LIFE: The Kaizen Way. Robert Maurer, Ph.D. Workman.  Books for a Better Life finalist.

THE CHRONIC PAIN SOLUTION: Your Personal Path to Pain Relief. James Dillard, M.D., D.C., C.Ac. and Leigh Ann Hirschman. Bantam. Books for a Better Life finalist.

SHOULD I MEDICATE MY CHILD? Sane Solutions for Troubled Kids with–and without–Psychiatric Drugs. Lawrence Diller, M.D. Basic Books.

Praise for Leigh Ann’s work

“You are a magician. When I told friends and colleagues about our plans for this book, they all said the same thing: ‘There is no way that a writer will be able to blend the voices of a surgeon and a shrink into one compassionate yet authoritative voice.’ Yet you proved them all wrong. There is one voice in this book and it so carefully and elegantly combines the way that Susan and I speak and think. Thank you for your skill, your empathy, your friendship, and your dedication to this project.”  —Alice D. Domar, Ph.D., author with Dr. Susan Love of LIVE A LITTLE!

“I owe you more than words can say. For your clarity of thought, fluidity of style, and your passion to make this book better than I realized it could be, thank you. Every single thing you did made it better.”  —Polly Moore, Ph.D., author of THE 90-MINUTE BABY SLEEP PROGRAM

“Leigh Ann’s wonderfully gifted worked smoothed out all my rough drafts, making it possible for my book to see the light of day.” —Margaret Lobenstine, author of THE RENAISSANCE SOUL

“Leigh Ann worked at reshaping and polishing the structure and language of my initial manuscript. Leigh Ann’s brilliant conceptions and crystal-clear rewriting have enormously contributed to the success of the final product. Her rigorous demands on herself and me were a perfect response to my sometimes flagging effort of nearly three years.”  —Lawrence Diller, author of SHOULD I MEDICATE MY CHILD?