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Christina Roth

Christina Roth - Editor

Asheville, NC, Estados Unidos

Professional editor of more than 200 published books; specializing in nonfiction, specifically health & wellness, business, and history.

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I love working one-on-one with authors to transform their manuscripts, help them fulfill their visions, and get their books into readers' hands. No matter what level of editing you need, I aim for a perfect, polished piece every time.

I've spent much of my ten-year career in traditional publishing, but I enjoy the freedom of working with self-published authors. I’ve been fortunate to collaborate with Big Four editors, designers, agents, publicists, and marketers, as well as with many New York Times bestselling authors who've been featured on the TODAY show and in the New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, ELLE, and Publishers Weekly, to name a few.

As a professional editor, I’ll work closely with you to identify issues, resolve problem areas, clarify intended meanings, improve style, maintain your voice, and ensure your message gets across clearly to your target audience.

With my work background, proficiency in Chicago style, and attention to even the smallest details, you can be sure your book will meet professional industry standards—and, just as important, your readers' standards.

I love editing books of many genres, but I have a special interest in nonfiction, particularly health and wellness. Perhaps this is because I grew up in family with many health care professionals and enjoy living an active, healthy lifestyle. I am also interested in the sciences and try to keep up with the latest research.

Although my job is to help coach you through the editing process, I intentionally collaborate with authors whose books will teach me something new or reveal an interesting perspective.

I spend much of my free time cooking, exercising, watching a good movie or TV show, exploring, traveling with friends and family, enjoying the outdoors, drinking coffee and tea, and, of course, reading—usually thrillers and general literature (especially British).

Services
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Christian Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Thriller
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Health & wellbeing History Politics & Current Affairs Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Digital Content Editor

SmartBox Web Marketing

February, 2015 – Present (about 2 years)

Edit onsite content, books, e-books, automated email marketing messages, and press releases for clients

Edit books, monthly magazine, press releases, podcasts, emails, white papers, and other company promotional materials

Research market competition and materials for clients and optimize content for SEO

Write and edit original, unique onsite content and blogs

Editor

Turner Publishing Company

May, 2009 – May, 2011 (about 2 years)

Edited manuscripts for content

Copyedited using Chicago Manual of Style and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, fact-checked, and proofread manuscripts to ensure accuracy on a per-title basis and across each series

Created style sheets to reference when editing standalone books or subsequent books by the same author or in the same series

Senior Editor and Production Manager

Turner Publishing Company

April, 2009 – December, 2014 (over 5 years)

Oversaw production of entire print and digital frontlist of approximately 36 fiction and nonfiction titles per year for Turner, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Howell Book House, and Fieldstone Alliance imprints

Developed and edited manuscripts, including fact-checking and researching, to ensure clarity and accuracy while meeting tight deadlines

Worked closely with agents and authors, including New York Times bestselling authors, to ensure high-quality, error-free books appealing to target markets

Strategically developed seasonal lists in conjunction with marketing department

Wrote engaging and relevant jacket copy

Copyedited marketing materials and digital and print ads

Managed work, schedules, and budgets for a team of 20+ freelancers, including designers, typesetters, illustrators, copyeditors, proofreaders, and indexers

Reviewed copyedits per The Chicago Manual of Style, house style, and Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary

Assisted in creating book titles

Provided art direction for covers and interiors

Prepared materials for and promoted titles at annual BookExpo America conference in New York

Editorial Intern and Freelance Proofreader

HarperCollins Christian Publishing

May, 2007 – June, 2008 (about 1 year)

Proofread manuscripts, including New York Times bestselling author Frank Peretti's Monster, using The Chicago Manual of Style and house style, ensuring timely delivery for editor

Editor

Christina Roth is self-employed

January, 2006 – Present (over 11 years)

Perform substantive/developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, proofreading, research, and fact-checking for book manuscripts

Guide authors through publishing process, from manuscript to production to print

Edit online sales copy for e-tailers and jacket copy for print books

Edit dissertations, theses, medical and law school personal statements and admission essays, professional lecture and conference materials, government reports, nonprofit organization literature, web copy, and general marketing and ad copy

Portfolio (18 selected works)

Bob Dylan: The Biography

Dennis McDougal

The ultimate biography of the musical icon. Bob Dylan is a music hero to generations. He’s also an international bestselling artist, a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, and an Oscar winner for “Things Have Changed.” His career is stronger and more influential than ever. How did this happen, given the road to oblivion he seemed to choose more than two decades ago? Dylan’s 72, and this final act of... read more

The ultimate biography of the musical icon. Bob Dylan is a music hero to generations. He’s also an international bestselling artist, a Pulitzer Prize–winning author, and an Oscar winner for “Things Have Changed.” His career is stronger and more influential than ever. How did this happen, given the road to oblivion he seemed to choose more than two decades ago? Dylan’s 72, and this final act of... read more

Rainbows on the Moon: A Novel

Barbara Wood

Set in the beautiful landscape of nineteenth-century Hawaii during the most pivotal period in its history, this colorful story of power, lust, sorrow, and joy will have Barbara's readers, both old and new, positively enraptured. “I was born for adventure. I flout convention. I am a New Woman on a holy purpose.” Newlywed Emily Stone and her husband, Isaac, are young missionaries who have travel... read more

Set in the beautiful landscape of nineteenth-century Hawaii during the most pivotal period in its history, this colorful story of power, lust, sorrow, and joy will have Barbara's readers, both old and new, positively enraptured. “I was born for adventure. I flout convention. I am a New Woman on a holy purpose.” Newlywed Emily Stone and her husband, Isaac, are young missionaries who have travel... read more

Beat the Heart Attack Gene: The Revolutionary Plan to Prevent Heart Disease, Stroke, and Diabetes

Bradley Bale, Amy Doneen

A revolutionary, personalized guide to preventing heart disease—America’s #1 killerHeart disease is the #1 cause of death in America. It affects 81 million Americans and is the culprit in one of every two deaths in the United States. Most people think that they are not at risk of a heart attack if they control their cholesterol and blood pressure, but they aren’t aware of other major risk fact... read more

A revolutionary, personalized guide to preventing heart disease—America’s #1 killerHeart disease is the #1 cause of death in America. It affects 81 million Americans and is the culprit in one of every two deaths in the United States. Most people think that they are not at risk of a heart attack if they control their cholesterol and blood pressure, but they aren’t aware of other major risk fact... read more

Gluten Freedom: The Nation's Leading Expert Offers the Essential Guide to a Healthy, Gluten-Free Lifestyle

Alessio Fasano

World-renowned gluten-related disorders expert Dr. Alessio Fasano presents the groundbreaking roadmap to a gluten-free lifestyle, and how millions can live better by going gluten free. For centuries, bread has been known as the “staff of life.” But for millions of Americans affected by gluten-related disorders, consuming gluten, the complex protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, can be hazar... read more

World-renowned gluten-related disorders expert Dr. Alessio Fasano presents the groundbreaking roadmap to a gluten-free lifestyle, and how millions can live better by going gluten free. For centuries, bread has been known as the “staff of life.” But for millions of Americans affected by gluten-related disorders, consuming gluten, the complex protein found in wheat, rye, and barley, can be hazar... read more

Candy at Last

Candy Spelling

The followup to the New York Times bestseller Stories from Candyland has even better stories to tell—about Candy Spelling’s notorious rift and reconciliation with her daughter, Tori, her misadventures in dating and sex, and her new life as a producer, writer, and businesswoman. After thirty-eight happy years of marriage to influential producer Aaron Spelling, raising two children in Hollywood,... read more

The followup to the New York Times bestseller Stories from Candyland has even better stories to tell—about Candy Spelling’s notorious rift and reconciliation with her daughter, Tori, her misadventures in dating and sex, and her new life as a producer, writer, and businesswoman. After thirty-eight happy years of marriage to influential producer Aaron Spelling, raising two children in Hollywood,... read more

Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide, Eighth Edition

Dinah L. Moche

NOW IN FULL COLORFor a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner's guide has been completely revised to bring it up to date with the latest discoveries. Updated with the latest, most accurate information, new online resources, and more than 100 new graphics and photos, this Eighth Edition f... read more

NOW IN FULL COLORFor a generation, Astronomy: A Self-Teaching Guide has introduced hundreds of thousands of readers worldwide to the night sky. Now this classic beginner's guide has been completely revised to bring it up to date with the latest discoveries. Updated with the latest, most accurate information, new online resources, and more than 100 new graphics and photos, this Eighth Edition f... read more

The New Mediterranean Diet: Meal Plans and Recipes for a Slimmer and Healthier Life

Harry Papas

THE BESTSELLING MEDITERRANEAN DIET BOOK IN THE MEDITERRANEAN Join the hundreds of thousands who are eating well and getting slimmer with the new Mediterranean diet book. Featuring delicious, fat-burning, easy-to-make Mediterranean diet recipes, a simple plan, and the psychological tools to stay slimmer, this international bestselling diet sensation takes the incredible flavors of the Mediterra... read more

THE BESTSELLING MEDITERRANEAN DIET BOOK IN THE MEDITERRANEAN Join the hundreds of thousands who are eating well and getting slimmer with the new Mediterranean diet book. Featuring delicious, fat-burning, easy-to-make Mediterranean diet recipes, a simple plan, and the psychological tools to stay slimmer, this international bestselling diet sensation takes the incredible flavors of the Mediterra... read more

Becoming China's Bitch: And Nine More Catastrophes We Must Avoid Right Now

Peter D. Kiernan

In Becoming China’s Bitch, Peter D. Kiernan presents an unflinching manifesto in which he explores five factors that keep us frozen. He then uncovers the ten challenges that pose the greatest threat to our future. Presented from a fresh yet informative perspective, these ten impending catastrophes include our semiconscious dependency on China, our lack of a coordinated intelligence effort, our... read more

In Becoming China’s Bitch, Peter D. Kiernan presents an unflinching manifesto in which he explores five factors that keep us frozen. He then uncovers the ten challenges that pose the greatest threat to our future. Presented from a fresh yet informative perspective, these ten impending catastrophes include our semiconscious dependency on China, our lack of a coordinated intelligence effort, our... read more

The Diary of B. B. Bright, Possible Princess

Alice Randall, Caroline Randall Williams

A lively tale of one young woman’s adventure to pass her Official Princess Test, discover a means of escape from her island, and reveal her true destiny.Thirteen-year-old orphan Black Bee Bright (B. B. for short) is funny, quirky, precocious, and adventurous. But B. B. has a secret. She’s captive on an island in “the middle of very tropical nowhere” because she’s forced to hide her true identi... read more

A lively tale of one young woman’s adventure to pass her Official Princess Test, discover a means of escape from her island, and reveal her true destiny.Thirteen-year-old orphan Black Bee Bright (B. B. for short) is funny, quirky, precocious, and adventurous. But B. B. has a secret. She’s captive on an island in “the middle of very tropical nowhere” because she’s forced to hide her true identi... read more

Deadly Faux

Larry Brooks

Set in the gritty allure of a Las Vegas casino, Deadly Faux is an unstoppable thriller of deceit and seduction. Wolfgang Schmitt, ex-underwear model, self-proclaimed wisecrack, and cynical copywriter turned undercover agent, is biding his time, unsure how to spend the millions he scored after his recent undercover mission for the FBI. Complicating matters is the fact that he might be called in... read more

Set in the gritty allure of a Las Vegas casino, Deadly Faux is an unstoppable thriller of deceit and seduction. Wolfgang Schmitt, ex-underwear model, self-proclaimed wisecrack, and cynical copywriter turned undercover agent, is biding his time, unsure how to spend the millions he scored after his recent undercover mission for the FBI. Complicating matters is the fact that he might be called in... read more

Secrets of a Dog Trainer: Positive Problem Solving for a Well-Behaved Dog

Victoria Schade

Fast and easy fixes for common dog problemsAs the owner of a puppy, professional dog trainer Victoria Schade is well aware how easily things can go awry. Frustration, confusion, and a basic lack of knowledge can make even a simple behavior problem blossom into something huge and??unwieldy. Now, in Secrets of a Dog Trainer, she gives pet parents a trainer's point of view, explaining why dog own... read more

Fast and easy fixes for common dog problemsAs the owner of a puppy, professional dog trainer Victoria Schade is well aware how easily things can go awry. Frustration, confusion, and a basic lack of knowledge can make even a simple behavior problem blossom into something huge and??unwieldy. Now, in Secrets of a Dog Trainer, she gives pet parents a trainer's point of view, explaining why dog own... read more

Rampage

William P. Wood

An explosive courtroom thriller from bestselling novelist and former California deputy district attorney William P. Wood—now a major motion picture A killer so savage (and so sly) that the brutal frenzy of his crimes makes an unassailable insanity defense—such is the opponent facing Tony Fraser, a young district attorney willing to risk anything, everything, for a sentence of death. Plotted ag... read more

An explosive courtroom thriller from bestselling novelist and former California deputy district attorney William P. Wood—now a major motion picture A killer so savage (and so sly) that the brutal frenzy of his crimes makes an unassailable insanity defense—such is the opponent facing Tony Fraser, a young district attorney willing to risk anything, everything, for a sentence of death. Plotted ag... read more

The Open Window: 8 Weeks to Creating an Extraordinary Life

Catherine Galasso-Vigorito

America’s bestselling author and inspirational columnist Catherine Galasso-Vigorito brings practical Biblical advice and true, modern-day stories to serve as illuminatingencouragement in the face of life’s challenges.Filled with encouraging true stories, rich Biblical passages, and pragmatic words of wisdom, The Open Window provides workable suggestions and concrete ways to help deal with the ... read more

America’s bestselling author and inspirational columnist Catherine Galasso-Vigorito brings practical Biblical advice and true, modern-day stories to serve as illuminatingencouragement in the face of life’s challenges.Filled with encouraging true stories, rich Biblical passages, and pragmatic words of wisdom, The Open Window provides workable suggestions and concrete ways to help deal with the ... read more

The Divining

Barbara Wood

From New York Times bestselling author Barbara Wood: A riveting, historical tale set in first-century Rome, The Divining chronicles one young woman’s spiritual quest to discover her destiny through the powerful gift of second sight—and save entire future generations. Ancient Rome: 54 C.E. Nineteen-year-old Ulrika is plagued with strange visions and dreams. In order to discover the truth behind... read more

From New York Times bestselling author Barbara Wood: A riveting, historical tale set in first-century Rome, The Divining chronicles one young woman’s spiritual quest to discover her destiny through the powerful gift of second sight—and save entire future generations. Ancient Rome: 54 C.E. Nineteen-year-old Ulrika is plagued with strange visions and dreams. In order to discover the truth behind... read more

War Front to Store Front: Americans Rebuilding Trust and Hope in Nations Under Fire

Paul Brinkley

As the top-ranking official at the U.S. Department of Defense in charge of economic rebuilding, Brinkley and his organization of hundreds of business volunteers struggled against bureaucratic policies to revolutionize foreign aid by leveraging America's strength—its private sector. In doing so, his team demonstrated success in the midst of failure, and created hundreds of thousands of jobs in ... read more

As the top-ranking official at the U.S. Department of Defense in charge of economic rebuilding, Brinkley and his organization of hundreds of business volunteers struggled against bureaucratic policies to revolutionize foreign aid by leveraging America's strength—its private sector. In doing so, his team demonstrated success in the midst of failure, and created hundreds of thousands of jobs in ... read more

Transformed!: The Science of Spectacular Living

Judith Wright, Bob Wright

Winner of the 2013 Nautilus Silver Award In the radical new book Transformed!, bestselling author Dr. Judith Wright and acclaimed speaker Dr. Bob Wright explore how individuals can achieve lifelong transformation—in their careers, their relationships, and their lives. Transformed! integrates cutting-edge findings across many fields with groundbreaking research about the highest performing stud... read more

Winner of the 2013 Nautilus Silver Award In the radical new book Transformed!, bestselling author Dr. Judith Wright and acclaimed speaker Dr. Bob Wright explore how individuals can achieve lifelong transformation—in their careers, their relationships, and their lives. Transformed! integrates cutting-edge findings across many fields with groundbreaking research about the highest performing stud... read more

Friendships Don't Just Happen!: The Guide to Creating a Meaningful Circle of GirlFriends

Shasta Nelson

This essential go-to guide reveals how women can enhance their lives by creating valuable friendships in today’s busy, mobile world, from nationally recognized friendship expert and CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com. Every woman is searching for a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. Many realize the significant role that an intimate, tightly knit circle of friends plays in creating a more ful... read more

This essential go-to guide reveals how women can enhance their lives by creating valuable friendships in today’s busy, mobile world, from nationally recognized friendship expert and CEO of GirlFriendCircles.com. Every woman is searching for a happier, healthier, more fulfilling life. Many realize the significant role that an intimate, tightly knit circle of friends plays in creating a more ful... read more

Lighthouse: First Novel in the St. Simons Trilogy

Eugenia Price

First Novel in the St. Simons TrilogyA compelling, vibrant saga of conflict, love, and a young man's search to fulfill his dreams.In this enthralling first novel of the St. Simons Trilogy, Eugenia Price shares the compelling story of James Gould, a young man with a passionate dream. Raised in post-Revolution Granville, Massachusetts, Gould could only imagine the beauty and warmth of lands to t... read more

First Novel in the St. Simons TrilogyA compelling, vibrant saga of conflict, love, and a young man's search to fulfill his dreams.In this enthralling first novel of the St. Simons Trilogy, Eugenia Price shares the compelling story of James Gould, a young man with a passionate dream. Raised in post-Revolution Granville, Massachusetts, Gould could only imagine the beauty and warmth of lands to t... read more

Christina has 4 reviews

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Heidi Roberts

Christina's attention to details, high-level thinking, and prompt communication have helped me make tremendous strides towards completing my guidebook. What I really appreciate about Christina is her willingness to hop on Skype to really drill down the messaging and come to a clear understanding of what I am trying to say to my reader. This one-on-one with Christina has been priceless!

, April 2017


Will Collette

Christina offered WAY more than what I expected. I felt like I had a whole team of editors, mentors, and experienced readers looking at my work at the same time. Against other editors, she clearly was more passionate about making my project great, and continued to help even after she was paid in the end. Above and beyond work - would highly recommend.

, April 2017


Kevin Riley

Christina takes a personal approach to each project. She takes time to understand the objectives of the author and applies industry standard proofreading, editing criteria to achieve the objectives. She is a total professional and the results of her work reflect her dedication to the industry.

, February 2017


Kevin Riley

Christina provided professional, quality proofreading work that exceeded my expectations. She had an sincere interest in making my manuscript better. She is easy to work with and answered my questions quickly and clearly.

, November 2016

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