I’m here to help you craft the best possible version of your work to give it maximum impact all the way from the publisher’s desk through to the reader’s soul. This includes everything from basic grammar and spelling to the more complex areas of character, plot and structure.
Viewing your material with a fresh eye, I can suggest cuts where the prose may be too dense, or beefing up where it appears weak or unconvincing. And any corrections will be carried out with sensitivity to the original tone of the piece and your unique authorial voice.
Writers whose books I've worked on include David Solomons, author of Not Another Happy Ending, which was later filmed with Karen Gillan in the lead, and Robert Thorogood, creator of TV series Death in Paradise. Adam Nevill, whose novel The Ritual was made into a highly-regarded 2017 horror movie starring Rafe Spall, recalls:
"When I was an extremely busy editor of over 80 titles per year at Virgin Books, Robin had the expertise and experience that always gave me peace of mind with my authors’ work at proof-stage. Robin is also a very clever chap; his broad general knowledge has often been indispensable during the editorial process.”
More recent clients have said this:
“Truly a professional. The quality of work was out of this world, it is all I could ever ask for. If I could give 6 stars in communication and punctuality I would give 7.”
L.S. Goozdich, Frozen Wrath, 2022
“Robin did a stellar job. His thorough approach to editing, eye for detail, professionalism, value for money, communication and punctuality have exceeded my expectations. I'll definitely use his services again.”
Quinlan Mason, Winds of Sirocco, 2021
“Outstanding. Robin is the consummate professional. His suggestions are very helpful. His insights are spot on and his responsiveness is unmatched.”
Frank Napolitano, Day of Days: September 11, 2001, 2021
“Robin was absolutely the man for this job. He was patient, thorough, knowledgeable and went the extra mile. He was also fun to interact with.”
Carol Blackwood, Angels of Death, 2020
“Finding Robin here on Reedsy was like finding gold.”
Heather Stretch, The Brigandshaw Chronicles, 2019
- BA (Hons) degree in Modern Languages (French & German), St John's College, Oxford
Proofreading and copy editing for numerous publishers including Embla, Harlequin, HarperCollins, Kamba Publishing Little, Brown, Piatkus, Quercus, Ritual Limited Sutton Publishing and Virgin.
Author of How To Write Erotica: A Guide (Mills and Boon, 2013)
Writing, editing, proofing and formatting every kind of puzzle for a wide range of national and international newspapers and magazines, both in print and online.
Bath & West Life magazine
Oversaw the successful relaunch of this premier full-colour glossy lifestyle magazine for the southwest of England.
Proscenium Theatre Publications Ltd
Commissioned, wrote and edited a wide range of articles for theatre programmes throughout the UK including: Theatre Royal, Bath; West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds; Theatr Clwyd, Mold; Waterfront Hall, Belfast.
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