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Sally Roth

Sally Roth - Editor

Buckhorn Canyon, Bellvue, Colorado

Fast, thorough, sensitive editor; quick and efficient copyeditor and proofreader. Easy and fun to work with. Rush jobs a specialty!


Editor of many trade books, including the biography of Ardath Rodale, late CEO of Rodale, Inc., and James Michener's "Pilgrimage" (felt like I was holding a sacred object when working on his typewritten pages), along with scores of other books.

Botanical editor for Timber Press books, including "Vandas:Their Botany, History, and Culture," by Dr. Martin Motes and other books.

Copyeditor and proofreader for many books, mostly for Rodale, Inc.

Editor, copyeditor, proofreader, fact-checker for magazines, including Bicycling, Fine Gardening, Organic Gardening, Birds & Blooms, and various special publications of Reader's Digest.

Editorial consultant to Hearst, Inc., Time-Life Books, and Australian and British publishers.

Proofreader for the Hamburg Item, a Pennsylvania weekly newspaper, at age 17; I stood on a box to reach the high counter but declined to wear the proffered green eyeshade.



  • "Art of Communication" award for the book "Natural Landscaping," from the Garden Writers of America

Work experience

Proofreader, copyeditor, editor, writer


December, 1982 – Present (almost 34 years)

Newspaper, magazine, and book work. Have worn out three Mac keyboards over the years ;)

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