Constance Sidles is the founder and president of Constancy Press, LLC. Before beginning Constancy Press, Sidles was a production consultant with more than 30 years of experience in print production. She has been production editor and/or managing editor for many publications, including The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, The Adventure Travel Association, Teleflora and Pacific Northwest Magazine. She has operated her own production consultancy for 25 years, specializing in production planning, color printing, and trouble-shooting for commercial clients and publications. In addition, she serves as a judge for Sappi Paper's International Printer of the Year Award (Sappi is the world's largest producer of publication papers).
Sidles has written more than 700 feature articles in 65 different publications and has been a contributing writer to How Magazine, Magazine Design & Production, and Adobe Magazine. Sidles has authored or edited 14 books. Her latest book is Second Nature, a book about the relationship between wild nature and human nature.
Sidles has served on several boards of directors, including the Seattle School Board (elected in 1987; served four years), the Advertising Production Association of Puget Sound, Friends of the Washington Commission for the Humanities, and the Institute for Soldier Healing. She also served for many years on the Graphics Advisory Committee and the Vocational Education Advisory Committee of the Seattle Public School District.
Sidles graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Chicago with a degree in Egyptology. She is a master birder with more than 600 North American birds on her life list. She has led several trips for Seattle Audubon Society and currently serves as chair of Seattle Audubon’s Publications Committee. While serving on this committee, she helped produce revised and/or reprinted versions of Amphibians of the Pacific Northwest, Reptiles of Washington & Oregon, Butterflies of Cascadia, A Field Guide to the Common Wetland Plants of Washington and NW Oregon, and Dragonflies of Washington.
Upcoming Public Readings:
- Dec. 6, 2012: Yakima Valley Audubon: 7:00 p.m., Yakima Area Arboretum, 1401 Arboretum Drive, Yakima, WA 98901
- February 14, 2013: Black Hills Audubon, 7:00 p.m., First Christian Church, 701 Franklin Way SE, Olympia, WA 98507