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Quressa Robinson

Quressa Robinson - Editor

New York, NY, United States

An experienced commercial trade and freelance editor. Developmental and line editing in a variety of genres.

Overview

I am a voracious reader and devoted editor with five plus years of editorial experience. I am passionate about books and helping authors to get their best work out to their readers.

I’ve worked in publishing since 2012 and received an MFA in creative fiction writing from Columbia University in 2010. I’ve also taught fiction writing workshops and regularly attend writers conferences across the country.

My interests lie in commercial fiction—romance, fantasy/science fiction, supernatural/paranormal, women’s fiction, erotica. But I also love and devour a heavy dose of literary fiction, young adult, and new adult.

With a background in both creative writing and publishing, I can look at your work with an editor’s eye and a writer’s finesse. I’m especially eager to work with #ownvoices authors.

Services
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
African American fiction Cultural & Ethnic Themes Fantasy Historical Fiction LGBTQ Literature Romance Science Fiction Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • NYU Certificate in Book Publishing
  • Columbia University MFA in Creative Writing

Work experience

Agent

D4EO Literary Ageny

November, 2016 – Present (about 1 month)

Editor

St. Martin's Press

November, 2013 – Present (about 3 years)

Editor (Self-Employed)

Quressa Robinson is self-employed

April, 2012 – Present (over 4 years)

Reviewer/Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards Judge

Publishers Weekly

April, 2011 – April, 2013 (about 2 years)

Instructor and Writing Consultant Fellowship

Columbia University

September, 2008 – May, 2010 (over 1 year)

Portfolio (11 selected works)

The Cat Sitter's Whiskers: A Dixie Hemingway Mystery (Dixie Hemingway Mysteries)

Blaize Clement, John Clement

Pet sitter Dixie Hemingway is on the prowl again in the newest installment of Blaize Clement's classic and beloved series of cozy mysteries, now written by her son, John Clement, using Blaize's notes and ideas for future adventures. Set in the sleepy beach-side town of Siesta Key, Florida, THE CAT SITTER'S WHISKERS catches up with Dixie as she heads off for work one morning in the dimly lit ho... read more

Pet sitter Dixie Hemingway is on the prowl again in the newest installment of Blaize Clement's classic and beloved series of cozy mysteries, now written by her son, John Clement, using Blaize's notes and ideas for future adventures. Set in the sleepy beach-side town of Siesta Key, Florida, THE CAT SITTER'S WHISKERS catches up with Dixie as she heads off for work one morning in the dimly lit ho... read more

The Forgotten Girl: A Thriller

Rio Youers

Harvey Anderson is a twenty-six-year-old street performer from New Jersey. He likes his peaceful life, but everything he knows is turned upside down when he is abducted and beaten by a group of nondescript thugs. Working for a sinister man known as "the spider," these goons have spent the last nine years searching for Harvey’s girlfriend, Sally Starling. Now they think they know where she live... read more

Harvey Anderson is a twenty-six-year-old street performer from New Jersey. He likes his peaceful life, but everything he knows is turned upside down when he is abducted and beaten by a group of nondescript thugs. Working for a sinister man known as "the spider," these goons have spent the last nine years searching for Harvey’s girlfriend, Sally Starling. Now they think they know where she live... read more

The One That Got Away

Melissa Pimentel

The Atlas of Forgotten Places: A Novel

Jenny D. Williams

With the empathy of Little Bee and the political intrigue of Blood Diamond, a gripping story of two women from different worlds who become inextricably bound in a quest to save their loved ones.The Atlas of Forgotten Places is that rare novel that delivers an exquisite portrait of family and love within a breathlessly, thrilling narrative. After a long career as an aid worker, Sabine Hardt has... read more

With the empathy of Little Bee and the political intrigue of Blood Diamond, a gripping story of two women from different worlds who become inextricably bound in a quest to save their loved ones.The Atlas of Forgotten Places is that rare novel that delivers an exquisite portrait of family and love within a breathlessly, thrilling narrative. After a long career as an aid worker, Sabine Hardt has... read more

Certain Dark Things: A Novel

Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires…Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eeking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life. Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty. Smart, beautiful, and dangerous, Atl needs to escape to South America, far from the rival narco... read more

Welcome to Mexico City… An Oasis In A Sea Of Vampires…Domingo, a lonely garbage-collecting street kid, is busy eeking out a living when a jaded vampire on the run swoops into his life. Atl, the descendant of Aztec blood drinkers, must feast on the young to survive and Domingo looks especially tasty. Smart, beautiful, and dangerous, Atl needs to escape to South America, far from the rival narco... read more

Spells of Blood and Kin: A Dark Fantasy

Claire Humphrey

Where we love, we ruin…Some families hand down wealth through generations; some hand down wisdom. Some families, whether they want to or not, hand down the secret burdens they carry and the dangerous debts they owe.Lissa Nevsky's grandmother leaves her a big, empty house, and a legacy of magic: folk magic, old magic, brought with Baba when she fled the Gulag. In the wake of her passing, the Ru... read more

Where we love, we ruin…Some families hand down wealth through generations; some hand down wisdom. Some families, whether they want to or not, hand down the secret burdens they carry and the dangerous debts they owe.Lissa Nevsky's grandmother leaves her a big, empty house, and a legacy of magic: folk magic, old magic, brought with Baba when she fled the Gulag. In the wake of her passing, the Ru... read more

My (Part-Time) Paris Life: How Running Away Brought Me Home

Lisa Anselmo

Poignant, touching, and lively, this memoir of a woman who loses her mother and creates a new life for herself in Paris will speak to anyone who has lost a parent or reinvented themselves. Lisa Anselmo wrapped her entire life around her mother, a strong woman who was a defining force in her daughter’s life—maybe too defining. When her mother dies from breast cancer, Lisa realizes she hadn’t bu... read more

Poignant, touching, and lively, this memoir of a woman who loses her mother and creates a new life for herself in Paris will speak to anyone who has lost a parent or reinvented themselves. Lisa Anselmo wrapped her entire life around her mother, a strong woman who was a defining force in her daughter’s life—maybe too defining. When her mother dies from breast cancer, Lisa realizes she hadn’t bu... read more

Crooked Brooklyn: Taking Down Corrupt Judges, Dirty Politicians, Killers and Body Snatchers

Michael Vecchione, Jerry Schmetterer

From 2001 to 2013, Mike Vecchione was chief of the Rackets Division in the Brooklyn District Attorney's office, which was the largest urban prosecution agency in the country. Vecchione grappled with organized crime and dirty politicians, during which he supervised, investigated, and prosecuted major felony cases.Crooked Brooklyn is a gritty story of corruption, greed and law enforcement. Vecch... read more

From 2001 to 2013, Mike Vecchione was chief of the Rackets Division in the Brooklyn District Attorney's office, which was the largest urban prosecution agency in the country. Vecchione grappled with organized crime and dirty politicians, during which he supervised, investigated, and prosecuted major felony cases.Crooked Brooklyn is a gritty story of corruption, greed and law enforcement. Vecch... read more

Time and Time Again: A Novel

Ben Elton

If you had one chance to change history...Where would you go? What would you do? Who would you kill? In Time and Time Again, international best-selling author Ben Elton takes readers on a thrilling journey through early 20th-Century Europe.It's the first of June 1914 and Hugh Stanton, ex-soldier and celebrated adventurer is quite literally the loneliest man on earth. No one he has ever known o... read more

If you had one chance to change history...Where would you go? What would you do? Who would you kill? In Time and Time Again, international best-selling author Ben Elton takes readers on a thrilling journey through early 20th-Century Europe.It's the first of June 1914 and Hugh Stanton, ex-soldier and celebrated adventurer is quite literally the loneliest man on earth. No one he has ever known o... read more

The Spice Box Letters: A Novel

Eve Makis

Katerina inherits a scented, wooden spice box after her grandmother Mariam dies. It contains letters and a diary, written in Armenian. As she pieces together her family story, Katerina learns that Mariam's childhood was shattered by the Armenian tragedy of 1915.Mariam was exiled from her home in Turkey and separated from her beloved brother, Gabriel, her life marred by grief and the loss of he... read more

Katerina inherits a scented, wooden spice box after her grandmother Mariam dies. It contains letters and a diary, written in Armenian. As she pieces together her family story, Katerina learns that Mariam's childhood was shattered by the Armenian tragedy of 1915.Mariam was exiled from her home in Turkey and separated from her beloved brother, Gabriel, her life marred by grief and the loss of he... read more

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