Robin LeeAnn

Robin LeeAnn - Editor

Dallas, TX, USA

Passionate freelance editor of award-winning indie novels. 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 three editing certificates, including a copyediting certificate from UC San Diego Extension.

I’m also a member of four 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 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. 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


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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


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“Robin edits in a way that preserves the author's vision and style, while enhancing the prose quality and clarity. I couldn't ask for somebody better!”

— Jesse Tamayo

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Dystopian
Gaming & LitRPG
Urban Fantasy
Young Adult Fantasy

Certifications

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

Awards

  • Restoration: Shelf Media Group’s 2022 Top Notable Indies
  • Seaside Magic: Won first place in YA Fantasy at The BookFest

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
May, 2021 – Present (over 1 year)

o Provides manuscript evaluation, copyediting, and proofreading services
o Provides query packages

Copyeditor / Proofreader

Unsolicited Press
April, 2019 – September, 2022 (over 3 years)

o Had edited over 20 manuscripts independently while following house style
o Met 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 (32 selected works)

Restoration

Bradbury, Sam, Junqueira, Natalia, LeeAnn, Robin, Fuller, Robin

Seaside Magic

Schneider, Vianlix-Christine

Seaside Magic The World of the Mirror

Schneider, Vianlix- Christine , Yang , Lena , LeeAnn, Robin

Intermission

Gilmore, R. Alan

Across the Border

Schuff, Scott, Bullard, Jim

Rosemary

Jonas, Kris T.

Puffy Ball

Schneider, Vianlix-Christine, LeeAnn, Robin, Terzi, Martina

To Dream of Destiny

Jenkins, Timothy

Letting the House Go

Crooke, Robert

Lucky Ride

Tierney, Terry

Stumbling Toward Grace

Scalia, Rosalia

Traveling Left of Center

Christie, Nancy

Working Title

Harp, Chuck

Stages of Blue

Jeswald, Kayla

Salad Days

Badalamenti, Frances

Separation Anxiety

Coshnear, Daniel

Fruitcake

Badner, Lisa

Tuesday Marriage Death

Worozbyt, Theodore

Dona Nobis Pacem

Sigriddaughter, Beate

Robin has 34 reviews

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Communication & Punctuality

Chris Thompson
I found Robin and then had a conversation with her. It was clear she had an understanding of what I was trying to do with my first novel. She was very well read but also understood different types of fiction. She provided a 10-page Editorial Assessment for our first collaboration. It was on time and so well done. I learned so much and it immediately made my story so much better. We then did the...
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Chris Thompson, January 2023


Vianlix-Christine Schneider
I have worked with Robin now for more than a year. I can tell you that she is simply the best editor an Author can ask for. Her input has been amazing and thanks to her and her wonderful ideas my books have been very successful. If you want to have a quality book you need Robin to be part of your team! I feel so lucky to have her as my editor and I will only use her and only her for my work. ...
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Vianlix-Christine Schneider, December 2022


Chris Thompson
I am a first time novelist. I engaged with a few people for discussions and Robin was friendly, understanding and supportive from the start. She responded quickly every time and the process was clear along the way. I ask quite a few questions and she was always kind and patient. I've continued my engagement with her from the editorial assessment to copyediting. I highly recommend Robin for her ...
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Chris Thompson, October 2022


Vianlix-Christine Schneider
I have work with Robin for over a year now. I am so proud to call her my Editor. She is the best and I enjoy working with her on all of my books! I keep and will keep going back to her! She will be forever my editor. I recomed her for any Editor job you need and know you are getting the best of the BEST!

Vianlix-Christine Schneider, October 2022


Keira Jacobs
Robin was the perfect match for editing my novel. Her level of professionalism made me feel comfortable with putting my work in her hands. She offered to do a sample edit, which I was thankful for, because that made me feel like she understood this is a big decision to make. Her edits made my book clearer, easier to read, and eliminated phrases or sections that didn't add to the story. After g...
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Keira Jacobs, September 2022

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