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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'm a book editor with a special interest in nonfiction, particularly health. Much of my ten-year career has been spent working for traditional publishing houses with Big Five editors, agents, publicists, and marketing agencies. I’ve been fortunate to work with many New York Times bestselling authors who have been featured on the TODAY show and in the New York Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today, ELLE magazine, and Publishers Weekly, to name a few.

I'm proficient in Chicago and AP styles and have years of experience editing with APA and MLA styles. I love working one-on-one with authors to transform their manuscripts and help them fulfill their visions. I aim for a perfect, polished piece every time!

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Christian Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Literature Romance 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 (almost 2 years)

Edit monthly magazine, press releases, podcasts, emails, and other company promotional materials; edit onsite content, books, automated email marketing messages, and press releases for clients; research market competition and materials for clients and optimize content for SEO; write 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 for the Historic Photos, Remembering, and Things series to ensure accuracy on a per-title basis and across each series; created series style sheets to reference when editing subsequent books by the same author or in the same series; copyedited seasonal catalogs; assisted authors in culling photos from digital archives for Historic Photos series; edited press releases; applied for Library of Congress and Copyright data for all new titles; maintained editorial records and files

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 and provided suggestions for publishing plans; created and input title descriptions, sales and marketing metadata, and content in title management system; managed photo/artwork rights and permissions; wrote engaging and relevant jacket copy; copyedited marketing materials and digital and print ads; wrote copy for, edited, and managed production for seasonal catalogs; presented list for company planning meetings and Ingram seasonal sales conferences; 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; researched relevant, intriguing artwork for covers and brand development; maintained production schedule to ensure timely preparation of books; managed inventory replenishment for 2,000 backlist titles (2011–13); worked with designers to create galleys; managed printers and e-book converters; signed off on final pages before print; reported on progress in weekly managers’ meetings; managed and organized all editorial and production documents; updated company website with upcoming titles; 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 Editorial

January, 2006 – Present (almost 11 years)

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

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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.

Kevin Riley, November 2016

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