Rod Scher

Rod Scher – Editor

With years of experience under my belt, I can edit or proofread your article, dissertation, or book quickly and expertly.


I'm an experienced editor, proofreader, and writer, with several books and many magazine articles to my credit. I have written and edited content about computer technology, boats and boat-building, computerized testing, RV and travel, and much more.

I love to write, but I get almost as much enjoyment out of editing, whether it's an article, a dissertation, or an entire book. There's something gratifying about taking copy that's already good and making it great.
Computers & Internet Education & Reference Technology Travel Writing & Publishing
English (US)

Work experience


Mar, 2000 — Present

As a freelancer, I've edited book-length manuscripts for Rowman and Littlefield and McGraw-Hill/Int'l. Marine, and test-prep books and online tests for Peterson's Publishing. In addition, I've written many articles for technology- and computer-related magazines and websites and served as chief editor for a popular computing magazine.

Smart Computing Magazine (Sandhills Publishing)

Jan, 2000 — May, 2016 (over 16 years)

Edited articles from freelance and staff writers, designed editorial calendar, worked with graphic design and finance departments.


Anyone hoping to get into a pharmacy school must take the PCAT® (Pharmacy College Admission Test), a standardized exam that measures the aptitude and skills of pharmacy school applicants. Peterson's Master the PCAT®, 2nd Edition offers up-to-date, essential te... read more
IN FIVE EASY STEPS, YOU CAN BUILD YOUR OWN BOAT CUT all parts to exact shape with the help of our cutting diagrams. EPOXY fiberglass tape on the outside of the seams. STITCH the hull panels together with metal or plastic wire-ties. SNIP OFF the wire ends on th... read more
Peterson's Master the Catholic High School Entrance Exams is the comprehensive test-prep book for scoring high on Catholic high school entrance exams. The book includes a Diagnostic Test to help students determine their strengths and weaknesses PLUS 6 full-len... read more
Peterson's® ACT® Prep Guide 2017 offers all of the information students need to prepare well and score high on the ACT, including thorough subject matter reviews and practice questions for each question type. Students will benefit from expert advice, strategie... read more
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Using 1000 full-colour photographs, boat expert Steve D'Antonio shows readers what to look for in a boat and its systems.
Joshua Slocum's Sailing Alone Around the World is a classic, beloved by sailors the world over who have enjoyed this engrossing tale of a man who sails around the world alone in a small wooden sailboat built with his own hands. This edition is thoroughly annot... read more
A true story of the battered life of a foremast crewman, Two Years Before the Mast is Richard Henry Dana’s classic travel narrative, which inspired canonical works such as Moby Dick and Sailing Alone Around the World. As Rod Scher follows Dana (the Harvard dro... read more
Leveling the Playing Field explores the technologies that “trickle down” to the rest of us, those that were once the domain of the wealthy and powerful--and which therefore tended to make them even more wealthy and powerful. Now, though, these technologies--fr... read more

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