Roy Sablosky

Roy SabloskyI am an editor and writer specializing in nonfiction. From my home in Sacramento, California, I work for authors and publishers all over the world. I have provided developmental, line, or copy editing for many book-length works (including twenty trade books for University of California Press), and I am the principal copyeditor for six different peer-reviewed journals. With respect to subject matter, I have worked in (for example) sociology, evolutionary biology, water resources management, civil engineering, and quantum mechanics. Recently, I copyedited Roadmap for Resilience: The California Surgeon General’s Report on Adverse Childhood Experiences, Toxic Stress, and Health (2020). I have also published as an author in the peer-reviewed literature; see my article here. My résumé is here. Write to me at, or call (301) 919-0229.

Author feedback

Roy: Thank you. You did a fabulous job. I’ve published 3 books and 80 or 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

We were surprised by the language proofing & editing of the article. It was by far the best we have ever seen. The detailed work of the journal was amazing! —Co-author of an article in Water International

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

Your editing is terrific. —Tom Cornsweet, author of Seeing: How Light Tells Us about the World (University of California Press, 2017)

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