Jerry Ruff—Writing, Editorial and Publishing Services


Project Sampler

K-12, Academic, Special Projects

(This is only the tip of the iceberg.)


  • High Five Reading Program (concept development/editorial coordinator)

  • nuts and bolts of nonfiction (editorial coordinator)

  • ben and Allie's Bible Adventures (author)

  • teacher guides and other ancillaries (author/editor/editorial coordinator)



  • anselm academic study bible (editorial coordinator/editor)

  • green discipleship: Catholic theological ethics and the environment (editor)

  • an ethical life (acquisitions/editor)

  • interreligious dialogue: an anthology of voices bridging cultural and religious divides (acquisitions/editor)

Special Projects

  • Schools of Character: faith-inspired public schools in the catholic lasallian tradition (editor)

  • jerry ruff's notebook (project coordinator/editor)

  • Going, going, gone: dynamics of disaffiliation in young catholics (editor)






The editor wants to acknowledge with heartfelt gratitude and thanks the untiring support he received from Jerry Ruff, editorial and acquisitions director. Without Jerry’s constant encouragement and the the support received by his colleagues . . . the project would not have materialized the way it finally did.
— Christopher H. Grundmann, author, Interreligious Dialogue

I would like to thank Saint Mary’s Press and Jerry Ruff, my editor, who really made this a book through his expert advice, gift of time, and patience with an inexperienced author.
— Michael Fehrenbach, FSC, author, Schools of Character

My gratitude goes to the many who contributed articles, commentary, and peer reviews . . . and to the people with whom I dealt at Anselm Academic Press . . . and especially Jerry Ruff, editorial director, who kept the whole multi-ring circus going with balance, wisdom, and humor.
— Carolyn Osiek, RSCJ, General Editor, Anselm Academic Study Bible

To be sure, I owe a lot to Jerry Ruff. . . . His upbeat humor, wise advice, and keen eye have all been invaluable.
— Tobias Winright, editor, Green Discipleship: Catholic Theological Ethics and the Environment

Jerry made my book better. He gave thoughtful advice about content and style, while offering encouragement throughout and expressing enthusiasm for the project. At the same time, he kept a steady hand on the timeline and process. He also coordinated well the interactions with his team members. His management skills delivered a book on schedule. More pleasurably, I gained a colleague and collaborator.
— Dale Walker, author, Beyond the Obvious: Doorways to Understanding the New Testament