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 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’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)
  • Member of LGBTQ+ Editors Association

Work experience

Freelance Editor

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

o Provides manuscript evaluation, copyediting, and proofreading services

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 (27 selected works)

Seaside Magic

Schneider, Vianlix-Christine

Seaside Magic The World of the Mirror

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

Restoration

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

Traveling Left of Center

Christie, Nancy

Across the Border

Schuff, Scott, Bullard, Jim

Lucky Ride

Tierney, Terry

Stumbling Toward Grace

Scalia, Rosalia

Intermission

Gilmore, R. Alan

Dona Nobis Pacem

Sigriddaughter, Beate

Working Title

Harp, Chuck

Stages of Blue

Jeswald, Kayla

Salad Days

Badalamenti, Frances

Separation Anxiety

Coshnear, Daniel

Letting the House Go

Crooke, Robert

Fruitcake

Badner, Lisa

Tuesday Marriage Death

Worozbyt, Theodore

Rosemary

Jonas, Kris T.

Robin has 31 reviews

Professionalism
Professionalism
Quality
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Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

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


Chidinma Anozie
It was great working with Robin.

Chidinma Anozie, September 2022


Kristijonas Kaikaris
Robin is amazing! She helped me understand the problems in my manuscript, gave lots of advice and detailed examples of how to make my story better. Robin was very helpful and patient with my English writing issues. I hope to use her services again with my next book, and I would highly recommend her.

Kristijonas Kaikaris, August 2022


Blair Mader
Robin was helpful, supportive, prompt and thoughtful in her feedback.

Blair Mader, August 2022

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