As editor-in-chief of Strategic News Service, Sally Anderson manages and creates content for SNS and is the editor of the SNS Global Report on Technology and the Global Economy and the FiReBooks imprint, as well as creating or facilitating graphic design and media across key SNS initiatives. She also serves as production manager for the SNS and Future in Review (FiRe) conference websites and global events, including the annual SNS Predictions Dinner in NYC and formerly the SNS "Future in Review" Speaker Series in Park City and Salt Lake City, Utah (2013-2017). She holds an issued US co-patent and was co-editor of The Universal Powers of Flow and Interaction: Applying the Two Fundamental Actions Behind Every Element of the Universe (2017).
Sally also serves as editor-in-chief and managing director for FiReFilms, supporting excellence in documentary films from conception through distribution, to educate, inspire, improve, and transform. She is an adjunct member of Seattle's Meaningful Movies Project and a member of the board of directors for Orca Relief Citizens' Alliance, the longest-standing nonprofit dedicated to studying and reducing the mortality rate of the endangered population of Southern Resident orca whales in the Salish Sea.
Previously, as sole proprietor of Red Pen Productions, Sally has been an award-winning book editor and writer and/or editor for clients including the Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum (Communication Arts Award of Excellence), Peabody Essex Museum, Microsoft Press, Amazon.com, msn.com, Seattle Weekly, secondstory.com, Miami Aviary, Minneapolis Zoo, Sasquatch Books, the Seattle Arts Commission, and Bay Press, among others.
Sally was 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's first corporate style guide and co-produced history, travel, educational, and pop-culture internet features, working with experts in technology, photography, multimedia, and film, including the Ansel Adams Trust, Ken Burns, Peter and David Turnley, Martin Kemp, Roger Ressmeyer, Curtis Wong, and Paul Souders.
Sally was later part of a 3-person editorial team unknowingly hired by Amazon to set up the foundations of the "Everything" store it is today. She went on to head the creation of Amazon's first interdepartmental style guide while serving as manager and editor of three of its web stores at the fulcrum when the term "editing" started morphing to mean "XML coding."
In February 2003, with notorious poet Sam Hamill, Sally co-edited Poets Against the War (Nation Books) and continued to serve on the board and as lead editor for the PAW project and website, enlisting and supervising 30 poetry editors from 18 countries. In 2005, she conceived and served as creative consultant of the documentary Voices in Wartime (director, Rick King), which became the basis of curricula for the Voices in Wartime Education Project (director, Andrew Himes).
Sally holds a double BA in Fine Arts and Comparative Literature from the Evergreen State College, with studies at Harvard University and U-Mass in Psychology, Studio Art and Art History, Classics, and Fiction Writing. She survived as an exhibiting painter during portions of her previous life. Today she volunteers as available as a Reading Buddy with the Boys & Girls Club and is passionate about improving the understanding between humans and the rest of our connected planet. Continuing practices and fascinations include photography, languages (Italian, French, Latin, Spanish), electric guitar, voiceover and accents, and her half-wild family of Taiwan rescue animals and Steller's jay visitors.