Betty Robinson

Betty Robinson - Editor

Mississauga, ON, Canada

An experienced developmental editor specializing in physics and astronomy, but comfortable with chemistry, Earth sciences, and biology too.

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Overview

I'm a senior developmental editor specializing in adult and children's non-fiction science texts. My first love was astronomy (sorry, hubby), so I specialize in that as well as physics. But with my B.Sc. I do work in other sciences (and math). I have been in the publishing industry since 1986 and have worked mainly on educational materials, such as textbooks, but I don't restrict myself to just that genre. Some of my clients are Nelson Education, McGraw-Hill Education, and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.

I can also rewrite material but will not unless invited to.

I still get excited when starting new projects and look forward to helping you shape your material to excite your readers about science!
Languages
English (CAN)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Children's - Non-fiction
Earth & Space & Environmental Sciences
Nature
Physics & Chemistry

Work experience

Senior developmental science editor

Self-employed
June, 2010 – Present (over 9 years)

Work on a variety of science textbooks at the primary, middle school, and high school levels.

Senior developmental editor

Pronk & Associates
April, 2008 – June, 2010 (about 2 years)

Pronk was a vendor that provided design and editorial services to publishers. While at Pronk, I worked on a variety of educational materials, in traditional print and electronic media, for major Canadian and U.S. publishers.

Senior developmental science editor

Self-employed
June, 1986 – April, 2008 (almost 22 years)

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Nelson Mathematics Grade 7: Student Text

Marian Small, Damian Cooper, David Zimmer, Mary Louise Kestell

Nelson Mathematics 7 is designed to support success and growth for all. Research-based and classroom-tested, Nelson Mathematics 7 is the practical solution to save planning and preparation time.Key Features: 100% Curriculum Match * Nelson Mathematics 7 provides a 100% match to the new Ontario curriculum, ensuring all students are fully prepared for high school math * Assessment tools reflect n... read more

Nelson Mathematics 7 is designed to support success and growth for all. Research-based and classroom-tested, Nelson Mathematics 7 is the practical solution to save planning and preparation time.Key Features: 100% Curriculum Match * Nelson Mathematics 7 provides a 100% match to the new Ontario curriculum, ensuring all students are fully prepared for high school math * Assessment tools reflect n... read more

Nelson Chemistry 11

Frank Jenkins, Hans van Kessel, Dick Tompkins, Oliver Lantz, Lucille Davies, Patricia Thomas

Book by Frank Jenkins, Hans van Kessel, Dick Tompkins, Oliver Lantz, Lucille Davies, Patricia Thomas

Book by Frank Jenkins, Hans van Kessel, Dick Tompkins, Oliver Lantz, Lucille Davies, Patricia Thomas

Nelson Physics 11: Student Text (National Edition)

Charles Stewart, Alan J. Hirsch, David Martindale, Steve Bibla, Barry LeDrew

Nelson Physics 12: Student Text, National Edition

David Martindale, Al Hirsch, Maurice Barry, Charles Stewart

Nelson Physics 12 provides a rigorous, comprehensive, and accurate treatment of all concepts and processes presented in Ontario's Physics, Grade 12, university Preparation course (SPH4U). This resource thoroughly equips students with the independent learning, problem-solving, and research skills that are essential to successfully meet the entrance requirements for university programs. Complex ... read more

Nelson Physics 12 provides a rigorous, comprehensive, and accurate treatment of all concepts and processes presented in Ontario's Physics, Grade 12, university Preparation course (SPH4U). This resource thoroughly equips students with the independent learning, problem-solving, and research skills that are essential to successfully meet the entrance requirements for university programs. Complex ... read more

Calculus: Complete Course by Robert A. Adams (1999-01-01)

Robert A. Adams

Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.

Will be shipped from US. Used books may not include companion materials, may have some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, may not include CDs or access codes. 100% money back guarantee.

Nelson B.C. Science Probe 10: Student Text

Barry LeDrew, Jim Axford, Allan Carmichael, Doug Fraser, Karen Morley, John Munro, Darrel Scodellaro

ON Science 9

Leesa Blake, Michael Mazza, Alex Mills, Frank Mustoe, Jim Ross, Thomas Stiff

ON Science 10 Student Edition

Tom Dickinson, Lois Edwards, Nancy Flood, Eric Grace, Craig Jackson, Michael Mazza, Jim Ross

Grade 10 Science book

Grade 10 Science book

Nelson Chemistry Alberta 20/30: Student Text

Frank Jenkins, Hans Kessel, Dick Tompkins, Oliver Lantz

This textbook was purchased new and was not used at all since. It is in perfect mint condition. As you can see from the images, the outer cover still retains its nice, glossy exterior and the pages on the inside are nicely crisp and immaculate, with no writing, tears, folds, or anything of the sort. I will ensure that this textbook is shipped as soon as possible upon receiving an order placeme... read more

This textbook was purchased new and was not used at all since. It is in perfect mint condition. As you can see from the images, the outer cover still retains its nice, glossy exterior and the pages on the inside are nicely crisp and immaculate, with no writing, tears, folds, or anything of the sort. I will ensure that this textbook is shipped as soon as possible upon receiving an order placeme... read more

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