As editor-in-chief of Strategic News Service, Sally Anderson supervises or creates editorial content for SNS, including the weekly Global Report and special editions, the FiReBooks imprint, FiReFilms content, and graphic design across SNS initiatives. She's also the production manager for the SNS and Future in Review (FiRe) conferences, websites, and other global events, including the SNS "Future in Review" Speaker Series in Salt Lake City and event-associated photography and social media.
Sole proprietor of Red Pen Productions since 1990, Sally has been a book editor, web content developer, and writer and/or editor for clients including the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum (Communication Arts Award of Excellence), Peabody Essex Museum (Yin Yu Tang: One Show Interactive Merit Award), Microsoft Press, Amazon.com, msn.com, Seattle Weekly, secondstory.com, Miami Aviary, Minneapolis Zoo, Sasquatch Books, the Seattle Arts Commission, Aldus, KCTS magazine, Bay Press, and Washington magazine, among others.
In 1997, Sally became the first executive editor at Bill Gates' Corbis Productions after serving as lead editor, associate producer, and writer for the award-winning CD-ROM Leonardo da Vinci. She created Corbis' first corporate style guide and co-produced history, travel, educational, and pop-culture web features, working with experts in technology, photography, multimedia, and film, including the Ansel Adams Trust, Ken Burns, Paul Souders, David and Peter Turnley, Martin Kemp, Chris Rainier, Roger Ressmeyer, and Curtis Wong.
From 1999 to 2001, Sally was part of a small team hired by Amazon to create the the foundations of the "Everything" store it is today. While at Amazon, Sally created the company's first cross-department style guide and launched, managed, and wrote for several of its startup web stores.
In February 2003, with award-winning poet and Copper Canyon Press founder Sam Hamill, Sally co-edited the anthology Poets Against the War (Nation Books). In 2003-2004, she served as lead editor of Hamill's PAW website, locating and managing 30 editors from 18 countries, and served on the PAW board of advisors. In 2005, she conceived of and served as creative consultant for the documentary Voices in Wartime (director, Rick King), which became the basis of curricula for the continuing Voices in Wartime Education Project (director, Andrew Himes). She holds one patent and is the published author or co-author of several books of poetry as well as The Universal Powers of Flow and Interaction: Applying the Two Fundamental Actions Behind Every Element of the Universe (FiReBooks 2017).
She has a double BA in Comparative Literature and Fine Arts from the Evergreen State College, with studies at Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts in Psychology, Studio Art and Art History, Classics, and Fiction Writing. She's a member of the FiReFilms Steering Committee, volunteers as a Reading Buddy with the Boys & Girls Club, and is passionate about animals - both the survival of species and improving means of communication. She's a former exhibiting painter who currently practices photography, Italian and French languages, and finding time for a daily hike on urban trails. She lives in Seattle, where she tends to a small animal family of Taiwan rescues and looks for opportunities to work with others to address the unique challenges facing our world today.