Robert Mann

Robert Mann – Editor

University professor/writing teacher; political historian; author of nine books; series editor for academic press.


I'm a longtime journalist and political historian, the author of nine books, and the editor of a media and public affairs book series for a major university press. A full-time university faculty member, I teach courses on writing. In 30 years of writing and editing books, I have written and reviewed dozens of book proposals for trade and university presses.

I can provide detailed feedback for a book proposal or a finished manuscript.

For a manuscript, I will critique your work on at least two levels of detail:

1. A thorough content edit of each chapter (reviewing for style, structure, plot, organization, plus copy editing/proofreading).

2. A general manuscript critique memo that addresses strengths, weaknesses, and provides suggestions for improvement.
Biographies & Memoirs History Political Science & Current Affairs Writing & Publishing
English (US)

Work experience

Manship School of Mass Communication, Louisiana State University

Jul, 2006 — Present

Teach senior-level writing and political communication courses; edit Media and Public Affairs book series for LSU Press.

Louisiana State University, LSU Press

Jul, 2006 — Present

Robert has 7 reviews





Doug W.

Doug W.

Aug, 2023

Robert brought me to the finish line with quick responses and sage advice. If I write again, I would engage with Robert for his professional feedback.
Robert M.
Thank you, Doug. I appreciate the kind words. You were an absolute delight to work with. I wish you nothing but blessings and great success with this wonderful tribute to your late brother.
Harbhajan S.

Harbhajan S.

May, 2023

I really appreciate the evaluation of the book manuscript from all aspects. I will highly recommend Mr. Robert M. to other people. Thank you. Harbhajan
DiscoverTheSelf H.

DiscoverTheSelf H.

Apr, 2023

Bob went over and above my expectations for thoroughness, quality, and professionalism. I think he would benefit any genre.
Robert M.
Thank you! It was such a delight working with you. And I learned so much from your manuscript.
Todd R.

Todd R.

Mar, 2023

It was a pleasure working with Robert on my manuscript. This was my first experience writng a book and I had many questions about the manuscript. I learned a lot about writing. Robert was extremely helpful, knowledgable, prompt, and overall a wonderful editor. He has outstanding communication skills and his comments were direct and completely on point. He provided clear direction on th...
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Robert M.
Thanks so much, Todd. It was an honor to help you, and a delight to read your manuscript.
Jens H.

Jens H.

Mar, 2023

Awesome editor. Great to work with.

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