Christina Roth

Christina Roth – Editor

15+ years' experience copyediting/proofreading fiction and editing nonfiction. Love thrillers and health and wellness. 300+ published books.

Overview

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 fifteen-plus-year career working with traditionally published and 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 unique voice, and ensure your message or story gets across clearly to your target audience. I know when to follow all the rules—and when it's appropriate to bend them. I also enjoy teaching authors how to write better by explaining edits and answering questions, setting them up for success in all their writing endeavors.


With my work background, my proficiency in Chicago and other styles, and my attention to detail, you can be sure your book will meet professional industry standards—and, just as important, your readers' high standards.


I love editing books of many genres, but I have a special interest in nonfiction, particularly health and wellness. I grew up in a family with many health-care professionals and enjoy living an active, healthy lifestyle. As a full-time medical editor, I am also interested in the sciences and keep up with the latest research.


Although my job is to help guide you through the editing process, I intentionally collaborate with authors whose books will teach me something new, reveal an interesting perspective, and make a positive impact on readers.


I spend much of my free time cooking, baking bread, running, watching a good movie or TV show with my husband, traveling, enjoying the outdoors, drinking coffee and tea, and, of course, reading—usually thrillers, Southern literature, and British literature (my favorite fiction genres/subgenres to edit).



Due to a very high volume of requests, I will do my best to respond within 24–48 hours.


Please note that I do not perform developmental editing for fiction. I also do not edit yogi or mystic memoirs; your manuscript would be better suited for an editor who specializes in those areas.

Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Health & Wellbeing Religion & Spirituality Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Christian Fiction Historical Fiction Mystery & Crime Thriller & Suspense
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • National Seminars Training: The Copywriter's Workshop
  • Writing in the Sciences, Stanford University

Work experience

Pediatric Neurosciences, Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin

Nov, 2021 — Present

Edit and prepare documents, including biomedical journal articles, book chapters, presentations, and biosketches

Coordinate with marketing for post-publication publicity

Write and edit official documents communicating the program's mission and objectives to key audiences

Create promotional content for events, including symposiums and conferences, and help coordinate publicity

Write, curate content for, design, and distribute program's internal and external newsletters

Generate content for the program's website and social media platforms

Facilitate and edit content for Doximity clinician-contributed articles

Obtain permission to republish material as needed

Validate and format manuscript references before manuscript submission

Perform administrative and editorial tasks, edit proofs, and create social media marketing content as Managing Editor, Annals of the Child Neurology Society

Self-employed

Jan, 2006 — Present

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

Guide authors through the editing and production process

Edit online sales copy and back cover copy

Edit research papers, government reports, nonprofit organization literature, web copy and blogs, general marketing and ad copy, and professional lecture and conference materials

SmartBox Dental Marketing

Feb, 2015 — Nov, 2021 (over 6 years)

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

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

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

Write and edit original, unique onsite content and blogs

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

Turner Publishing Company

Apr, 2009 — Dec, 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

HarperCollins Christian Publishing

May, 2007 — Jun, 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

Portfolio

Tragedy strikes America’s darling three-year-old Thoroughbred, Hyperion, when he’s injured in a Kentucky Derby qualifying race. Drs. Mark Thurman and Claire Hodgson are asked to treat his broken limb using their revolutionary fracture-healing methods, but when... read more
This book has helped thousands of men build their best bodies ever. Will YOU be next?If you want to get muscular, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, extreme dieting, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym . . . r... read more
This book has helped thousands of women build their best bodies ever. Will YOU be next?If you want to be fit, lean, and strong as quickly as possible without crash dieting, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym . . . regardless of you... read more
A safety pin was all that kept Spectacular Bid from becoming the eleventh Thoroughbred to take the Triple Crown. This work examines Spectacular Bid from his humble beginnings -- he was born in a mud puddle on a horse farm in Versailles, Kentucky -- to his reco... read more
Are You Married But Living Like Roommates? Do you sleep back-to-back or even separately? Do you feel lonely, bored, or sexually unfulfilled in your marriage? If you feel like roommates and want more connection in your marriage, you are not alone. Millions of c... read more
This new edition includes updated and enhanced information on the most recent topics added to the Pony Club curriculum, including land conservation, horse health and safety, nutrition and veterinary topics, better organization for easy reference, and a full up... read more
How do you live well when the physical foundation of your life is crumbling? This is the challenge for millions who live with diseases for which there is no cure. These incurable ailments produce a life of constant pain, fatigue, numbness, dizziness, and other... read more
In YOUR HIDDEN SUPERPOWERS, Dr. Becca North rewrites the story we tell ourselves about failure. She puts forth a captivating vision of how shifting our view of failure would change how we lead our lives, yielding profound benefits for us as individuals and as ... read more
International autism advocate and bestselling author Chantal Sicile-Kira provides this simple, concise explanation of one of the most prevalent disorders in America. Each year, 1 in every 100 children in America are diagnosed with autism. Although autism has r... read more
Cracking the CrossFit Open is a complete guide for those who want to improve in the sport of CrossFit. Whether you’re a beginner or have been training for years, this book will help you improve faster in the key CrossFit workouts and movements. It provides all... read more
New Lines takes the pulse of a society increasingly drawn to the power of the digital map, examining the conceptual and technical developments of the field of geographic information science as this work is refracted through a pervasive digital culture. Matthew... read more
Is pain forcing you to put your life on pause? Are you holding back on major life goals or adventures or hobbies because you’re always in pain? If you spend most of your day sitting, you’re likely suffering from back pain, neck pain, chronic body pain, obesity... 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 w... 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, healthie... 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 thei... 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 streng... 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 gener... 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 ... 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 pictureA killer so savage (and so sly) that the brutal frenzy of his crimes makes an unassailable insanity defense—such ... 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... 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 sp... 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. ... 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 perspec... read more
THE BESTSELLING MEDITERRANEAN DIET BOOK IN THE MEDITERRANEANJoin 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, a... 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. Up... 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, ... 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 million... 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 the... 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 flo... read more
The ultimate biography of the musical icon.A groundbreaking and vibrant look at the music hero to generations, DYLAN: The Biography digs deep into Bob Dylan lore—including subjects Dylan himself left out of Chronicles: Volume One.DYLAN: The Biography focuses o... read more

Christina has 61 reviews

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Elizabeth M.

Elizabeth M.

May, 2024

Christina was a wonderful proofreader!! I am so grateful for her help in preparing my book for publication. She went above and beyond to help me make this product the best it could be. She was very attentive to small details, incredibly knowledgeable about the rules of editing, and kind in her feedback. I was especially impressed by the thorough job she did proofreading the Notes section in the...
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Geof S.

Geof S.

Oct, 2023

I couldn't be happier with the results from the work Christina did on my manuscript.
Håvard S.

Håvard S.

Aug, 2023

Christina was very friendly and professional! She did a light copy-edit and proofread/formatted the manuscript. She has an incredible eye for detail and I couldn't have found anyone that would do a better job! 10/10
Jason & Kim K.

Jason & Kim K.

May, 2023

Christina was very thorough, detail-oriented, and professional, and communicated her progress as we went along. I have peace of mind knowing that my manuscript is way better than it was before I sent it to her.
Kevin H.

Kevin H.

Feb, 2023

Christina was great to work with. Very professional, very clear and concise in her markings and corrections and communicated all the way through when there were any clarifications required. I'd have no hesitation in recommending Christina. I'm very grateful she accepted this project as I know she's extremely busy and in demand.

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