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 worked on was Stephen Daubert, Between the Rocks and the Stars: Narratives in Natural History (Vanderbilt University Press, 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

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

And thank you again for the incredible level of detail and attention. Your edits are fantastic! —Author of an article in Sociology of Development

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