Al Ross is a writer and story editor from beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia who jumped into story-telling early as a teenage Dungeon Master and never looked back. When not editing, writing, pitching or producing you can find Al at home weaving, listening to podcasts or watching reality TV with their fluffy grey cat Duchess and hamster Frisbee. Over the past few years they have have had the chance to gain a wide variety of experience in mediums including Television, Digital Content, Direct-To-Video, and Literary Works. Their writing has appeared on Cartoon Network, Disney Channel and Netflix for major brands such as Spin Master, Mattel and DHX. A former Associate Producer and Development Coordinator, Al has experience in both the production and development worlds and has helped to bring many series from page to screen over the past nine years.
From film school to the animation industry, Al has spent time learning from working writers, directors and producers in the entertainment industry, and they are eager to use that knowledge to help you perfect your pitch pack, pilot or feature script. Having been on both sides of the pitch table, Al can take a keen look at your work from the perspective of a potential producer, helping you consider what questions might come up when you get into the room. They relish the chance to help your dialogue find perfect pacing, and make sure that your unique voice stands out.
Al specializes in Animation as well as Fantasy, Science Fiction and other Speculative genres, but they are excited to read anything and everything.
Sensitivity / Expert
- Non-binary Identity
- Trans masc identity
- Non-binary Identity & Bisexuality Intersectionality
- Ulcerative Colitis / IBD
- General Anxiety & Panic Disorder
- Major Depressive Disorder
- Film/Television Production
Any kind of romance/erotica with dubious or lack of consent
What Clients Say
I found Salt & Sage very helpful in determining exactly what types of edits are needed and who might be a good fit. Al did my first sensitivity read and initial edit of my book F’N Fabulous. It was eye-opening, thorough, and highlighted problem areas I was already looking at. I’m so appreciative of their time!
Salt & Sage provided an excellent service; their responses were swift and any questions were answered clearly.
Al is a fantastic line editor, who’s work was both detailed and immensely helpful; not only did they provide useful constructive pointers, they also indicated which parts of my work they enjoyed and why. This not only boosted my confidence as a writer (and put a smile on my face all day!), but gave me vaulable feedback on what elements I should maintain and develop further while writing in the future.
All in all, I wholeheartedly recommend Salt & Sage for your editing needs!