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


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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


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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 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)

Work experience

Freelance Editor

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

o Provides manuscript evaluation, copyediting, and proofreading services

Copyeditor / Proofreader

Unsolicited Press
April, 2019 – Present (about 3 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 (18 selected works)

Seaside Magic

Schneider, Vianlix-Christine

Restoration

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

Dona Nobis Pacem

Sigriddaughter, Beate

Across the Border

Schuff, Scott, Bullard, Jim

Working Title

Harp, Chuck

Stages of Blue

Jeswald, Kayla

Lucky Ride

Tierney, Terry

Stumbling Toward Grace

Scalia, Rosalia

Salad Days

Badalamenti, Frances

Separation Anxiety

Coshnear, Daniel

QUINLAN: HAVOC

QUILLIGAN, KEVIN

QUINLAN: KA

QUILLIGAN, KEVIN

Traveling Left of Center

Christie, Nancy

Robin has 22 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
Quality
Value
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Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Vianlix-Christine Schneider
What an amazing edit! She is a dream come true! Working with her you know your book is full of quality.

Vianlix-Christine Schneider, June 2022


Vianlix-Christine Schneider
Robin is the BEST!!! Without her my book would not have the same outcome. Truly Magical working with her! This is my second book working with her and as always, it was the best experience! She is a keeper in my career as a writer for sure. She brings the best out of me as a writer.

Vianlix-Christine Schneider, May 2022


Emily Laskowski
Provided valuable insight and was very helpful!

Emily Laskowski, May 2022


David Dean Lugo
What can I say about the work Robin did for me? Wow! Robin is a pleasure to work with. Her comments are thoroughly explained, and she is both encouraging and supportive. All of her edits and suggestions were spot on. I really feel like she connected with my work and was sensitive to my message, and my voice. She also put up with my UK spelling of a number of words, even though I'm an American. ...
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David Dean Lugo, April 2022


Tim Jenkins
Robin was great! Not only were her edits great, but she did them in a way that showed me why something was done so I could improve my writing in the future. She also seemed to really care about the story, instead of just seeing it as another job.

Tim Jenkins, April 2022

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