Joy Netanya Thompson

Writer and Editor


Joy Netanya Thompson is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles. She currently serves as editorial director and senior writer at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, California.

In her 15 years of writing and editing, Joy has edited and proofread for FULLER magazine, Patagonia, Inc., Azusa Pacific University, the Fuller Youth Institute, Outreach magazine, and more. Her writing has appeared on sites like, Motherwell,, RELEVANT, and No Sidebar. Use the links on this page to read some samples of Joy’s writing. View other projects on her profile at Working/Not Working.

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.

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. Connect on social media using the links below. You can also sign up for her occasional newsletter, Midweek Joy.


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