Robin Benjamin

Robin Benjamin – Editor

A New York-based developmental editor, proofreader, and writing coach with over twenty years of experience in fiction for all ages


After many years in-house, beginning at HarperCollins, I am now a freelance developmental editor, proofreader, and writing coach. I work on everything from picture books to middle grade to ya to adult. I am a strong line-editor and also love brainstorming the bigger ideas together. I enjoy working with a variety of authors at different stages of their careers, from debut novels to award winners and bestsellers.

I can help with every level of editing, from assessments to developmental edits with margin notes to complete line-edits as well as query letters and synopses. I often end up working with my authors on multiple projects over time, and it is wonderful to help writers grow and achieve their goals.
Fantasy Middle Grade Mystery & Crime Picture Books Science Fiction Thriller & Suspense Women's Fiction Young Adult
English (US)

Work experience


Jun, 1996 — Mar, 2006 (over 9 years)

I began my career as an intern in the fantasy/science fiction division, then worked in commercial fiction and later joined the children’s division, building a wide variety of skills and experience.

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Tara M.

Tara M.

Jan, 2023

Robin is an excellent choice for your next project! She offers insightful feedback and raises important questions about plot while honoring your voice. During the project she kept me informed and was proactive with her communication. The cost is entirely worth it - your project will benefit from Robin's keen eye for detail!

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