Phil Fox Rose

Phil Fox Rose – Editor

Editor/writer for 30+ years in books, periodicals and online, offering editorial services. Also coaching for creatives.


Professional editor and writer for 30+ years, including stint as editor-in-chief at a largish small book publisher, plus editorial leadership roles in periodicals, newspapers and a large content site. Most recently editorial director for an org with a quarterly journal. Offering freelance copyediting and line editing services. Also, coaching / mentoring for creatives through big decisions and discernment, facing creative blocks and unhelpful habits.

Business & Management Health & Wellbeing Humanities & Social Sciences Religion & Spirituality Self-Help & Self-Improvement
English (US)

Work experience

Spiritual Directors Internaional (Presence Journal)

Oct, 2022 — Jun, 2023 (9 months)

As editorial director, Phil is editor-in-chief of the revered Presence Journal and SDI Press, as well as overseeing newsletters and other content.


Apr, 2020 — Present

Freelance editorial services, including developmental, line and copy. Also, coaching / mentoring for creatives through big decisions and discernment, facing creative blocks and unhelpful habits.

Paraclete Press

Aug, 2015 — Aug, 2017 (about 2 years)

Functionally editor-in-chief on all publishing projects at the press except poetry and fine art books.
- Responsible for acquisitions, developmental edits, author negotiations and relationships.
- Develop cover concepts and make publishing decisions with ME and consultant.
- Develop and create product books.
- Acquire 35 books.
* Expand list into evangelical and fiction and strengthened progressive.

Underhill House

Jun, 2023 — Present

Lead nonprofit that provides an inner-city contemplative space to all, for meditation, prayer and quiet.


Oct, 2017 — Mar, 2020 (over 2 years)

Lead editorial for major content site on faith—from evangelical to atheist, Muslim to Pagan—with about 400 contributors, 100 posts a day, 6 million active readers, 15 million monthly pageviews.
- Curate featured posts, newsletters & contributor recruitment; manage section editors.
- Grow readers 66%, pageviews 34%.
- Oversee editorial use of WordPress & Sitecore content management systems.
- Develop, maintain and implement house style & acceptable content guides.
- Address top level strategy and business concerns with CEO, CMO and CTO


A Catholic Woman's Book of Prayers

Cooper O'Boyle, Donna-Marie

Christ the Merciful

d'Avila-Latourrette, Brother Victor-Antoine

Essential Celtic Prayers

McPherson, Thomas

That Baby in the Manger

Neuberger, Anne E.

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