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Robin J. Samuels

Robin J. Samuels - Editor

Durham, NC

Every superhero has their sidekick, every culinary master has a sous chef, and every writer needs a great editor watching their back.

Overview

"Robin was a pleasure to work with…The quality of her editorial work and project communication were stellar."

“Amazing experience. Will definitely use again, and highly recommend to others!”


I strive to bring clarity and consistency to your work, not merely correcting spelling, punctuation, and grammar, but ensuring a wholeness and flow to the overall piece. Knowing I'm on your team, you're free to devote your energy fully to the big picture.

I specialize in books on personal finance, small business, and self help/personal development, as well as memoirs and many genres of fiction including young adult, paranormal, women's fiction, science fiction and fantasy. I love working with first-time authors as well as those who know their way around the publishing world.

I'm primarily a copy editor - my goals are to ensure that your sentences are grammatically correct, analyze word choice to help you make the most powerful impact, and ensure a smooth flow and readability to the text. I have also done quite a bit of developmental editing for non-academic non-fiction clients, providing assistance and advice regarding content and structure of the book as a whole.

My background is in business and finance, making me an excellent candidate for jobs requiring familiarity with relevant terminology and style. I have over twenty years' experience as a business owner, an accountant, a tax preparer, and an author - and four decades as a voracious reader who is rarely more than arm's length from a book.

If you think I could be the sous chef to your Iron Chef - or just a dedicated, useful member of your project team - let's talk!

~Robin

Services
Fiction
Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Horror LGBTQ Science Fiction Short Story Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management Career Guides Economics Entertainment New Age Psychology Self-help & Self-improvement Sex & Relationships

Work experience

Freelance Editing and Proofreading

Shadowcat Editing Services

October, 2013 – Present (about 3 years)

Specializing in developmental editing, copy editing, and proofreading of non-fiction ebooks, as well as a variety of fiction including YA, women's fiction, romance, and graphic novels.

Content Editor

Aillen Taylor Graphics and Web Design

February, 1999 – Present (almost 18 years)

Content manager and editor; responsible for transforming client-provided text into engaging, vital, and error free content suitable for its placement and function on a website or other marketing materials.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Crafts & Hobbies: 100 Days of Kindness - Spreading Happiness, Joy, and Love with 100 Acts of Random Kindness! (Crafts, Crafts & Hobbies, Hobbies)

Jacob Reimer

SPREAD KINDNESS TODAY! Just in time for the holidays! Learn today how you can spread joy and love with 100 different random acts of kindness! Nothing feels quite as good as giving, and you truly have no idea how much it will mean to the person who receives the gift. The pursuit of selflessness is truly a noble one. Truly something that should be, and needs to be, actively pursued! The only way... read more

SPREAD KINDNESS TODAY! Just in time for the holidays! Learn today how you can spread joy and love with 100 different random acts of kindness! Nothing feels quite as good as giving, and you truly have no idea how much it will mean to the person who receives the gift. The pursuit of selflessness is truly a noble one. Truly something that should be, and needs to be, actively pursued! The only way... read more

Leadership: How to Lead Effectively, Efficiently, and Vocally in a Way People Will Follow! Second Edition - Expanded and Updated! (Leadership, How to Lead, Leadership Qualities Book 1)

Derek Stanzma

Leadership: How to Lead Effectively, Efficiently, and Vocally in a Way People Will Follow! You will get an in-depth look at how to lead effectively and efficiently. This book clearly illustrates to you how to start with a vision, and end up leaving a legacy. In the following chapters you’ll learn whether leaders are born or made, how to lead with your heart, and most importantly how to manage ... read more

Leadership: How to Lead Effectively, Efficiently, and Vocally in a Way People Will Follow! You will get an in-depth look at how to lead effectively and efficiently. This book clearly illustrates to you how to start with a vision, and end up leaving a legacy. In the following chapters you’ll learn whether leaders are born or made, how to lead with your heart, and most importantly how to manage ... read more

Inspirational: Productive, Positive, and Happy - Start Getting the Most Out of Your Life in 21 Days or Less! (Inspirational, Inspiration, Motiviational)

Jacob Reimer

ATTACKING THE THREE FACETS OF A SUCCESSFUL LIFE PHYSICAL - MENTAL - FINANCIAL Inside we will address each of these in detail. As the book is broken up into three sections solely based on these aspects. PHYSICAL In part I of this book you will learn the Action Steps required in order to get the most out of life! You will learn things such as... How to create a morning ritual, and why it's SO im... read more

ATTACKING THE THREE FACETS OF A SUCCESSFUL LIFE PHYSICAL - MENTAL - FINANCIAL Inside we will address each of these in detail. As the book is broken up into three sections solely based on these aspects. PHYSICAL In part I of this book you will learn the Action Steps required in order to get the most out of life! You will learn things such as... How to create a morning ritual, and why it's SO im... read more

Wasserfrosh Goes Sailing

Stas Holodnak

Wrapped inside the story of one plucky frog’s adventure is an introduction to sailing for young children and their parents. From raising the sail to crossing the wind, the handling of a small boat is thoroughly illustrated and described in this book. Along with the brave Wasserfrosh a reader learns what sailing is - an adventure and a pastime unlike any other.

Wrapped inside the story of one plucky frog’s adventure is an introduction to sailing for young children and their parents. From raising the sail to crossing the wind, the handling of a small boat is thoroughly illustrated and described in this book. Along with the brave Wasserfrosh a reader learns what sailing is - an adventure and a pastime unlike any other.

When the Trees Come Alive

Zayd Saleem

Grandma finished her story happily smiling and said "Thank you for being an awesome listener and I hope my old time stories helped you appreciate Mother Nature." I hugged Grandma as tight as I could and said, your great stories about these amazing native trees helped me use the Flamboyant (flam-boy-ant) tree to make music, use the Lignum Vitae (lig-num-vÿ-tee) tree to make medicine, use the Ma... read more

Grandma finished her story happily smiling and said "Thank you for being an awesome listener and I hope my old time stories helped you appreciate Mother Nature." I hugged Grandma as tight as I could and said, your great stories about these amazing native trees helped me use the Flamboyant (flam-boy-ant) tree to make music, use the Lignum Vitae (lig-num-vÿ-tee) tree to make medicine, use the Ma... read more

Romance: The Billionaires Heart - A Billionaire Romance

Nancy Adams

The Heart of A Billionaire... Book I: The Billionaires Heart - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XRRAWYM Book II: The Billionaires Mind - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y1L19IQ Book III: The Billionaires Virtue - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0102OK6DO Book IV: The Billionaires Wedding - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011DZ8UJ8 Book V: The Billionaires Love - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B012JIUBW2 Book VI: The Bil... read more

The Heart of A Billionaire... Book I: The Billionaires Heart - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XRRAWYM Book II: The Billionaires Mind - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00Y1L19IQ Book III: The Billionaires Virtue - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0102OK6DO Book IV: The Billionaires Wedding - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B011DZ8UJ8 Book V: The Billionaires Love - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B012JIUBW2 Book VI: The Bil... read more

Teach Your Littles to Pray: An Accidental Memoir About Fixing a Jacked Up World

Rachel Bulkley Monroe

After a traumatic divorce and conflict over custody, a single mom of two preschoolers decides her biggest goal is to give her children the one skill that has helped her navigate the joy and pain of life: prayer. At first unsure how to do that, she creates a deck of cards to teach them. In her brief memoir, Ms Bulkley Monroe shares the story of growing up as a preacher’s kid in the inner city, ... read more

After a traumatic divorce and conflict over custody, a single mom of two preschoolers decides her biggest goal is to give her children the one skill that has helped her navigate the joy and pain of life: prayer. At first unsure how to do that, she creates a deck of cards to teach them. In her brief memoir, Ms Bulkley Monroe shares the story of growing up as a preacher’s kid in the inner city, ... read more

Welcome to Rio! Well Maybe Not... Adventure, Romance, Joy, Destitution and Escape. Nothing Could Go Wrong - Until Everything Did.

Kay Henkel

"Welcome To Rio!" Wow, what a crazy ride! Sucks you right in from the beginning and you don't want to stop until it's all over! The odds are stacked against them, and events take several really bad turns. I felt like I was watching a movie as I followed Kay and Doug's experiences, and if she hadn't said in the intro that it was all true I might have never believed it! It could happen anytime a... read more

"Welcome To Rio!" Wow, what a crazy ride! Sucks you right in from the beginning and you don't want to stop until it's all over! The odds are stacked against them, and events take several really bad turns. I felt like I was watching a movie as I followed Kay and Doug's experiences, and if she hadn't said in the intro that it was all true I might have never believed it! It could happen anytime a... read more

100 Acts of Love: A Girlfriend's Guide to Loving Your Friend Through Cancer or Loss

Kim Hamer

A how-to guide offering simple and very helpful ways to support your friend with cancer, dealing with loss or any of life's big challenges.

A how-to guide offering simple and very helpful ways to support your friend with cancer, dealing with loss or any of life's big challenges.

It's All About Music

John Hsu

"I am grateful to have had a life full of music," is how John Hsu ends this memoir that documents his long, successful career. Born in China, he received his early musical training in Shanghai in the 1940's with Jewish émigrés from Europe. Leaving China in 1949, just as the Communists were taking over the country, he came to the U.S. for college. After receiving his Master's degree from the Ne... read more

"I am grateful to have had a life full of music," is how John Hsu ends this memoir that documents his long, successful career. Born in China, he received his early musical training in Shanghai in the 1940's with Jewish émigrés from Europe. Leaving China in 1949, just as the Communists were taking over the country, he came to the U.S. for college. After receiving his Master's degree from the Ne... read more

Mystery: Framed - A Sam Prichard Mystery Thriller (Sam Prichard, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Private Investigator Book 4)

David Archer

What's Worse Than Catching A Killer? Being Framed For His Murder... Book I: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014JOV24K Book II: http://www.amazon.com/gp/B014IF1VOQ Book III: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01543S3ZG Book IV: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015NBRPUI Book V: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0168PSMGE Book VI: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017O3UFTQ Book VII: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0183YZ6IK Book VIII: Co... read more

What's Worse Than Catching A Killer? Being Framed For His Murder... Book I: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014JOV24K Book II: http://www.amazon.com/gp/B014IF1VOQ Book III: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01543S3ZG Book IV: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015NBRPUI Book V: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0168PSMGE Book VI: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017O3UFTQ Book VII: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0183YZ6IK Book VIII: Co... read more

Mystery: Love and War - A Sam Prichard Mystery Thriller (Sam Prichard, Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, Private Investigator Book 3)

David Archer

NUKES ON YOUR HONEYMOON? SOMETIMES LIFE'S JUST NOT FAIR... Book I: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014JOV24K Book II: http://www.amazon.com/gp/B014IF1VOQ Book III: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01543S3ZG Book IV: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015NBRPUI Book V: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0168PSMGE Book VI: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017O3UFTQ Book VII: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0183YZ6IK Book VIII: Coming soon... read more

NUKES ON YOUR HONEYMOON? SOMETIMES LIFE'S JUST NOT FAIR... Book I: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B014JOV24K Book II: http://www.amazon.com/gp/B014IF1VOQ Book III: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01543S3ZG Book IV: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B015NBRPUI Book V: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0168PSMGE Book VI: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B017O3UFTQ Book VII: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0183YZ6IK Book VIII: Coming soon... read more

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