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 (9 months)

o Provides manuscript evaluation, copyediting, and proofreading services

Copyeditor / Proofreader

Unsolicited Press
April, 2019 – Present (almost 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 (14 selected works)

Traveling Left of Center

Christie, Nancy

Dona Nobis Pacem

Sigriddaughter, Beate

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

Across the Border

Schuff, Scott, Bullard, Jim

Robin has 13 reviews

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Vianlix-Christine Schneider
She is the BEST!!! she is my editor for all of my work and I will keep working with her as log as it's possible.

Vianlix-Christine Schneider, January 2022


Vianlix-Christine Schneider
Robin is the best! I will not look for another editor! she is IT! Robin takes her time to work on your book and she gives all her attention to it. 100% Robin will let you know ways to improve your story and make your book the best that it can. This is the second time I have work with her and like I mention I will not let her go ever as my editor. She is an asset to my career. Robin is the best!...
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Vianlix-Christine Schneider, January 2022


Tate Bunce
Outstanding! The communication was clear, the editing was professional! Robin was certainly the best choice for a beginning author like me.

Tate Bunce, December 2021


Elizabeth Shores
Robin was great to work with! She finished the contract early and gave me great advice. Her work was thorough and clear. Her suggestions and edits for my query letter were awesome as well! She was easy to communicate with and very kind. I hope to work with her again in the future. 🙂

Elizabeth Shores, November 2021


Monica DePaul
Robin is understanding and clear with her feedback. She's also excellent at discussing her suggested changes.

Monica DePaul, October 2021

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