Robin LeeAnn

Robin LeeAnn - Editor

Dallas, TX, USA

Passionate freelance editor with experience in indie publishing. I want to help turn your book into something you’ve always dreamed of.

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Overview

Hello! I'm Robin.


I started editing in 2016 as a nonfiction assistant editor for the North Texas Review. In 2019, I became a copyeditor and proofreader for Unsolicited Press. I have a BA in English — Creative Writing and four editing certificates, including a copyediting certificate from UC San Diego Extension.

I’m also a member of three professional organizations. I constantly attend webinars and conferences to stay current and informed.

I look forward to reading your story!


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“Robin’s editorial work on my manuscript for Sunburst Woman was invaluable to me. She not only caught the errors I had made—and who doesn't make mistakes—but she also gave me honest and perceptive feedback that helped me make my work the best it could be. Her rates were fair and reasonable, and I got excellent value for my dollar. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of an outstanding editor.”

— Jack Ontair, author of Sunburst Woman: And Other Poems About Intimacy and Ashes and Wine


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“Robin LeeAnn is a smart, insightful, and creative literary editor. I really can’t thank her enough for her work on the manuscript of my latest novel. The text is clean, and the book moves smoothly in a form that I believe readers will find appealing. Robin helped clarify and intensify the emotional impact inherent in my story with editing that improved the way in which this emotional intensity is revealed. She got me out of my own way, in other words. Perhaps, most importantly, she improved the presentation of my lead character, a troubled and complicated protagonist. Robin’s suggestions did wonders in making him more human and less annoying or confusing. So, I’m in her debt. Her careful and sophisticated editing has brought my little book to its highest level of quality and best form.”

— Robert Crooke, author of Letting the House Go.


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“Robin is without a doubt one of the best editors I’ve had the pleasure of working with. She not only catches grammatical errors, but she also pays attention to story structure and readability. I know exactly how long a piece of work will take her as she always communicates her ETA and meets that ETA. She is efficient, quick, and helpful, and she is worth every penny!”

— Danielle Harward, author and freelance writer

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Dystopian
Gaming & LitRPG
Time Travel
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult Fantasy

Certifications

  • In-Depth Editing Certificate
  • Poynter ACES Certificate in Editing
  • University of California San Diego Extension Copyediting Certificate
  • Technical Writing Certificate
  • Member of ACES: The Society for Editing
  • Member of Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP)
  • Member of Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
May, 2021 – Present (5 months)

o Provides manuscript evaluation, copyediting, and proofreading services

Copyeditor / Proofreader

Unsolicited Press
April, 2019 – Present (over 2 years)

o Has edited over 20 manuscripts independently while following house style
o Meets deadlines 100% of the time

Publishing Intern

University of North Texas Press
September, 2018 – December, 2018 (3 months)

o Joined in on many press meetings, including book launches
o Worked one-on-one in the acquisitions, editorial, and marketing departments

Nonfiction Editor / Nonfiction Assistant Editor

North Texas Review
September, 2016 – May, 2018 (over 1 year)

o Collaborated with readers and editors to select journal submissions
o Edited and wrote constructive feedback for over 50 submissions
o Promoted to the nonfiction editor after one year

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Traveling Left of Center

Christie, Nancy

Working Title

Harp, Chuck

Stages of Blue

Jeswald, Kayla

Separation Anxiety

Coshnear, Daniel

Lucky Ride

Tierney, Terry

Stumbling Toward Grace

Scalia, Rosalia

Salad Days

Badalamenti, Frances

Robin has 6 reviews

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Sam Markert
It was an absolute pleasure working with Robin on copy edits of my ~65k word manuscript. Fast and professional, her edits were spot on in their ability to make a scene more concise, develop the characters more quickly, and improve tempo. She didn't shy from pointing out words, sentences, paragraphs or even concepts that didn't belong. I also appreciate her margin notes, providing me insight int...
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Sam Markert, September 2021


Vianlix-Christine Schneider
I can’t put into words how grateful I am for my wonderful editor. Together we are working hard to make my work be the best it can. I have hired her twice and I’m going to keep going with her as long as I can. It is hard to find chemistry with an editor but she and I found it. If you need an editor she is the editor you want!

Vianlix-Christine Schneider, August 2021


Roger Gilmore
Robin was supremely helpful! She did a query letter review and a manuscript evaluation for my debut novel of about 90,000 words. I couldn't be happier with her assistance. She gave me a very detailed analysis for my manuscript, some 17 pages worth, which was chockful of ideas, suggestions, and error corrections. And all that was after 3 months of self-editing! The query letter, after 3 revision...
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Roger Gilmore, July 2021


Rick Williams
Robin was easy to work with and very informative as this was my first book and I had lots of question. She exceeded her projected ready time and her editing work was through and complete. I would use her editing services again and recommend her to others.

Rick Williams, July 2021


Duane Clancy
It was a pleasure working with Robin LeeAnn throughout the entire process. She responded quickly to all my communications, dealt with my concerns in a way that allowed me to see what she was doing and gave very good feedback and guidance to keep me on the right track for my own goals. I would definitely work with her again, and I give her the highest rating that I can provide. Thank you Robi...
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Duane Clancy, July 2021

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