Roy Sablosky

Roy SabloskyI am an editor and writer specializing in nonfiction. From my home in Sacramento, California, I work for authors and publishers worldwide. I have provided developmental, line, or copy editing for dozens of book-length works (including twenty trade books for University of California Press) and thousands of journal articles. I am the principal copyeditor for three peer-reviewed journals: Asian Survey, International Organization, and Sociology of Development. In 2020 I copyedited the California Surgeon General’s report, Roadmap for Resilience. I have also published as an author in the peer-reviewed literature; my article on the sociology of religion has been cited dozens of times. My résumé is here. Write to me at, or call (301) 919-0229.

Author feedback

Dear Roy, I read your edited version of our article three times. . . . You substantially helped us to narrow the gap between authors and readers. . . . I sincerely appreciate your amazing work on this article. —Co-author of an article in Asian Survey

Roy: Thank you. You did a fabulous job. I’ve published 3 books and 80 or so journal articles and book chapters. I’d have to say you are the best copy editor I’ve ever encountered. —Co-author of an article in Sociology of Development

Thanks again for the very thorough work you did here. It really makes such a difference. I wish other journals worked with editors as skilled as you! —Author of an article in Sociology of Development

May I add that I’ve never had anyone edit my work as carefully as you have. 🙂 —Author of an article in Asian Survey

Reader feedback (from Amazon reviews of Thewissen’s The Walking Whales)

I’ve read a lot of good books lately on marine life and its prehistory, but Thewissen’s stands out. He simply does everything right. —Matthew A. Bille

One of the best paleontology books I have read . . . so delightful and well written, that I could hardly put it down. —Richard D. Norris

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