Lee Roberts

Lee Roberts - Editor

Thompson's Station, TN, USA

Copy editor, production editor, and content editor with 10+ years of experience in magazines, books, curriculum, and Bible studies.

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Overview

As an experienced content and production editor (and an Enneagram One), making products right the first time is my goal. With this level of work ethic and personal expectation paired with an easygoing personality, I add a laid-back, yet professional dynamic to any team. My excellence, detail, and thoroughness provide what books, curriculum, and articles require in the publishing marketplace. With over a decade's worth of experience in editing in the InDesign workflow for content, production, and design, my proficiency and professionalism can afford authors the confidence to succeed.

With expertise from years in the Christian publishing industry, I offer a vast knowledge base in religion, faith, and music alike. Being a part of products that help make faith attainable is a passion of mine. Working on manuscripts from authors like David Platt to Lauren Chandler with an audience ranging from kids, to students, up through adults, my experience and exposure will raise the bar for any team.

Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Children’s Non-Fiction
Christian Non-Fiction
Music
Parenting & Families

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self
April, 2012 – Present (over 10 years)

• Write/rewrite, verify, edit grammar, style, and design using the InDesign workflow.
• Collaborate with outside writers, designers, and team members.
• Cover all levels of production and editing.
• Edit ePub/web files for various platforms.

Content / Production Editor

Lifeway
January, 2009 – April, 2012 (about 3 years)

• Write/rewrite, verify, edit grammar, style, and design.
• Write weekly articles, rewrite devotions as well as flow, style, edit and verify all content to enhance the product.
• Work with outside writers, designers, in addition to training and facilitating interns.
• Create and implement production schedules, working with all facets of production and editing.
• Conduct all final proofing in order to see a product from creation to print.
• Create web files for easy consumer search and download. Highly proficient in design programs
necessary.

Production Coordinator / Editor

Belden Street Music Company
April, 2007 – November, 2008 (over 1 year)

• Facilitate production teams (both on and off site) through all the steps of creating monthly magazines and CDs.
• Receive and edit proofs, create copy, and design artwork.
• Coordinate all production and communication with our warehouses and execute releases.

Lee has 3 reviews

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Professionalism
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Quality
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Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Trey Hill
Lee has been such a valuable resource to me over the last several months! She answered every tiny question I had and offered such great insight into the writing process as well as best practices for citations, manuscripts, and editing in general. She made my book infinitely more readable. She offered thoughtful and encouraging feedback and pushed me to really think through what I was trying to ...
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Trey Hill, August 2022


Katie Koon
Lee could not have been easier to work with. She approached each and every task with honest professional and personal integrity. She was detail oriented in the best of ways, timely and encouraging. I would recommend her to anyone, and I will certainly call on her again.

Katie Koon, August 2021


Jamie Rodriguez
As a self-publisher, this was my first experience hiring a professional editor. Lee made the process so smooth and painless! She is very responsive, helpful and understanding. Her edits improved my manuscript tremendously. I honestly didn’t realize how much more editing my manuscript needed before publishing. I truly enjoyed working with her and I would do it again in a heartbeat!

Jamie Rodriguez, June 2021

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