Robin LeeAnn

Robin LeeAnn – Editor

Passionate freelance editor of award-winning indie novels. I want to help turn your book into something you've always dreamed of.

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 with a concentration in creative writing and three editing certificates, including a copyediting certificate from UC San Diego Extension.


Now, I'm a freelance sci-fi and fantasy (SFF) editor of award-winning indie novels. I'm especially interested in stories that feature LGBTQIA+/queer and disabled characters. I’m also a member of three professional organizations, and I constantly attend webinars and conferences to stay current and informed.


I look forward to reading your story!


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“Robin 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

Services
Fiction
Action & Adventure Dystopian Epic Fantasy Gaming & LitRPG Middle Grade Fantasy Time Travel Urban Fantasy Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • Restoration: Shelf Media Group’s 2022 Top Notable Indies
  • Seaside Magic: Won first place in YA Fantasy at The BookFest
  • Seaside Magic: The World of The Mirror: Won first place in YA Fantasy at The BookFest
  • Puffy Ball: Won second place in Children's Holidays at The BookFest
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 Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA)
  • Member of LGBTQ+ Editors Association

Work experience

Self-employed

May, 2021 — Present

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

Unsolicited Press

Apr, 2019 — Sep, 2022 (over 3 years)

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

University of North Texas Press

Sep, 2018 — Dec, 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

North Texas Review

Sep, 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

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Project Exodus (The Sound Shaper Series)

Gerlach, Jesse

Copy Editing
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Restoration

Bradbury, Sam

Copy Editing Proofreading
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Seaside Magic

Schneider, Vianlix-Christine

Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
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Seaside Magic The World of the Mirror

Schneider, Vianlix- Christine

Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
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The Code of N - The Ancient Ones, Volume 1

Joseph, Daniel

Editorial Assessment Proofreading
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The Creator's Call - The Ancient Ones, Book 2

Joseph, Daniel

Editorial Assessment Proofreading
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The Secret of Luna - The Ancient Ones, Book 3

Joseph, Daniel

Editorial Assessment Proofreading
Editorial Assessment Proofreading
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The Gipha's Ruin - The Ancient Ones, Book 5

Joseph, Daniel

Editorial Assessment Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
Year Zero (Revolution's Children)

Lugo, David Dean

Copy Editing
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The Testimony of Bendigo Fletcher

Jacobs, Keira F

Copy Editing
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The Time Warden

Barth, Nora

Editorial Assessment
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The Daughter of Atlantis

June, Amelia

Copy Editing
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Butterfly: A Siblings’ Story

Thompson, Christopher

Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
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Puffy Ball

Schneider, Vianlix-Christine

Copy Editing Proofreading
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Justice Valkyrie Reiko

Bunce, Tate

Copy Editing Proofreading
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Rosemary

Jonas, Kris T.

Copy Editing
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Intermission

Gilmore, R. Alan

Editorial Assessment
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Across the Border

Schuff, Scott

Proofreading
Made with Reedsy
The Cave of Eternity (The Stone Shield Series)

Marquez, Jonas Isaac

Copy Editing
Letting the House Go

Crooke, Robert

Copy Editing

Robin has 78 reviews

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John S.

John S.

Jun, 2024

Working with Robin is a pleasure. Her observations and recommendations are always on point. She is objective and encouraging, and her target is to try and bring out the best in my writing.
Adam G.

Adam G.

Jun, 2024

I'll start off by saying, you cannot go wrong with this editor. I chose her for her brutal honesty, experience and professionalism. The most edits by far in a sample piece I presented. The project was completed on time, and the results thereafter far exceeded my expectations as a new writer. I've just finished reading through her edits and notes and she caught a lot of things I missed over var...
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Jhonnattan P.

Jhonnattan P.

May, 2024

As a first-time author, I began using Reedsy knowing next to nothing, but in this time Robin has been a huge help in teaching me the processes of publishing. Her work has completely benefited my book and converted the piece from the work of a novice to hopefully that of a pro in reader's eyes. She has been extremely supportive and never failed to deliver whenever I had a question or concern.
Lauren R.

Lauren R.

May, 2024

I had a great experience working with Robin. Being in customer service myself, I appreciate responsiveness, professionalism, and kindness. Robin delivered on all three. She always replied to my messages within a day, and she delivered on commitments she made for providing edits and feedback. Her feedback was not just insightful and thorough, it was delivered with a kindness that has helped to e...
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RJ C.

RJ C.

Apr, 2024

Good experience, very detailed and helpful analysis. Would recommend.

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