Roy Sablosky

Roy SabloskyI am an editor and writer specializing in nonfiction. I have provided developmental editing and/or copyediting for many book-length works (including twenty books for University of California Press), and I am the principal copyeditor for several peer-reviewed journals. I have edited work in (for example) sociology, evolutionary biology, urban planning, water resources management, civil engineering, and quantum mechanics. The last book I copyedited was Global Water Security: Lessons Learnt and Long-Term Implications, edited by the World Water Council and published by Springer Nature. Write to me at, or call (301) 919-0229.

Author feedback

I’m part way through. Your editing is terrific. Thanks a lot.
—Tom Cornsweet, author of Seeing: How Light Tells Us about the World (University of California Press, 2017)

I really appreciate your editing, comments, and suggestions. I’m really impressed with your work. Wow.
—Loren Kajikawa, author of Sounding Race in Rap Songs (University of California Press, 2015)

Roy Sablosky did a superlative job copyediting the manuscript.
—Victor Tan Chen, in Cut Loose: Jobless and Hopeless in an Unfair Economy (University of California Press, 2015)

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

Highly readable and entertaining. —Benjamin A. Tagle

» Read the résumé (which includes a list of works edited).

» Read the writing samples:

“Does Religion Foster Generosity?” a peer-reviewed article on the sociology of religion (behind a paywall; email me for a preprint)
Science briefs like those in the first few pages of Science and Nature
Year in Review for a trade organization
“Newton and the Next Million Years” a history-of-science essay
Site administrator’s guide back-end documentation for a site built in Plone
Content governance guidelines for users of a content management system based on Magnolia