As editor-in-chief of Strategic News Service, Sally Anderson serves as editor for the SNS Global Report and Special Letters, SNS FiReFilms, and SNS FiReBooks. She is also the production manager for the SNS and Future in Review (FiRe) conferences and websites, manager of SNS-associated publications and graphics, including for the SNS / Park City Institute "Future in Review" Speaker Series, conferences, and global SNS events; and is responsible for visual and social-media chronicling of SNS special events.
As 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 2003), Peabody Essex Museum (Yin Yu Tang: One Show Interactive Merit Award 2003), 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 independently 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 launch and populate a series of content-rich Web stores, including some of Amazon's most successful stores today. In February 2003, with poet Sam Hamill, she was co-editor of the anthology Poets Against the War (Nation Books). In 2003-2004, she served as lead editor of the PAW website, hiring and managing 30 editors from 18 nations, 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; producer, Andrew Himes), which became the basis of curricula for the continuing Voices in Wartime Education Project.
Sally holds 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. Sally is a member of the FiReFilms Steering Committee and volunteers as a Reading Buddy with the Boys & Girls Club of Seattle, where she tends to a small animal family of Taiwan rescues and appreciates working with others to help improve the world in ways great and slow or small and sudden. She's a former exhibiting painter and practices photography, Italian and French, and African dance.