Netanya Thompson

Writer and Editor

Listen to Kelly Corrigan read my essay, “My Holocaust-Survivor Grandmother Found Happiness Everywhere. I See Her in My Daughter.” (6 minute listen)


Joy Netanya Thompson is a freelance writer and editor based in Los Angeles.

Her writing has appeared on sites like Parents, What’s Up Moms, Coffee + Crumbs, Kveller, Motherwell, Gloria, Sojourners, and RELEVANT. Use the links on this page to read some samples of Joy’s writing.

Joy is currently querying a middle grade historical fiction manuscript based on the true events of her grandmother surviving the Holocaust with her best friend.

In her 15 years of editing, Joy has edited and proofread for FULLER magazine, Patagonia, Inc., Azusa Pacific University, the Fuller Youth Institute, Outreach magazine, and more. Most recently she served as editorial director for Fuller Seminary. View some of her projects on her profile at Working/Not Working.

Joy lives on the eastern edge of Los Angeles County with her husband, Robert, their daughter, Zadie, and their emotionally high-maintenance dog, Asher Lev.


Joy is interested in contract writing, editing, and proofreading work. Reach her at joynetanyathompson [at] gmail [dot] com or connect on social media using the links below. You can also sign up for her occasional newsletter, Midweek Joy.


FULLER magazine (issues 13–present)

Faith in an Anxious World (curriculum by the Fuller Youth Institute)

Can I Ask That? by Jim Candy, Brad Griffin, and Kara Powell

How We Read the Bible by Matt Laidlaw

Miscellaneous editing for Patagonia, Inc., including catalogs, brochures, and employee handbook