Selected Testimonials

 

Novels

I was very pleased with the quality of Robin’s work on my historical novel The Photograph. Her suggestions and corrections added greatly to what I had considered to be a finished product. Now it is polished. I will recommend her to all of my writer friends. Thanks, Robin.

~Kat Karpenko, author of Emma’s Ghost

I engaged Robin on a proofreading assignment for my historical fiction novel Keziah’s Song. Robin’s meticulous skill and work ethic were on full display with this assignment. In addition to detailed proofreading deliverables, Robin provided valuable additional editorial suggestions that went above and beyond my expectations. I also found Robin’s prompt, clear and considerate communications to be of great value. She kept in close contact with me during the process to ensure that my preferences were adhered to while also supplying objective recommendations and supporting rationale to help guide my decisions along the way.
I look forward to working with Robin again in the future!

~Daryl Potter, author of Even the Monsters: A Journey through the Book of Job

Robin’s developmental edit of my middle grade fantasy The Light Keeper was just what I needed. Her report covered theme, setting, characters and POVs, and plot/structure. Each section provided deep insight about things I had overlooked despite my numerous read-throughs and employment of other readers. The edit of my document itself showed me precisely where I had opportunities to add more detail and strengthen the plot, what plot holes I had created, and some general food for thought. With Robin’s detailed report, I have been able to revisit my work with fresh eyes and make meaningful changes that improve the story. Thank you!

~Christina Wallace

Thank you for the developmental edit report [on my epic fantasy novel]. I am left impressed and a bit scared about what I need to do next, but thank you again for helping me get so far . . . The copyedit was excellent. I’ll be sure to recommend you if anyone needs the editing you provide.

~Cameron I. G. Michaels, author of The Faded Dragon

Robin’s critique of my YA science fiction novel provided me with angles I hadn’t considered and great suggestions to help move my plot along. She helped me pin down the changes I needed to make in terms of pacing, structure, and themes. Her feedback was specific and encouraging, and I felt she really connected with the story I wanted to tell. I feel sure I will have a better, more marketable book on my hands as a result of Robin’s work.

~Christine Doran, author of  the Lilac trilogy

Picture Books

I contacted Robin to help with content, grammar, and punctuation, and I was in awe of her in depth-knowledge of rhyming and word substitutions. Robin’s patience, knowledge, and passion made it so wonderful to work with her. 

~Katie Larson, author of The Night Santa Fell Asleep

Robin worked “editorial magic” on my picture book. She took the time to listen to me and my story and then offered ideas for story improvement. I have great respect for her insight. I would not hesitate to ask Robin to edit any future work of mine. I would just like to have her involved much earlier next time! I am so grateful.

~Leigh Gardener, author of Pirate Flu (and What to Do)

I’m grateful for the help that Robin gave to me along the way in the publishing of An ABC Prayer to Jesus. Robin helped me work through the difficult challenge of creating a book full of truth, and yet accessible to children. She also offered ideas to simplify the text and maintain its poetic consistency, while not losing its unique style and appeal. Many thanks! ~Tim Shorey, author of Respect the Image

I had the pleasure of working with Robin for development and line edits. She was very helpful in polishing my story. Robin is supportive, professional, and an absolute pleasure to work with. She knew exactly which words and sentences to cut to make my manuscript shine. Also, I was thrilled that she worked extremely fast, exceeding her deadline. I will be using her services again.

~Dara Henry

I am in awe of your knowledge and talent and am so glad that I chose to contact you about my picture book. You have made my writing life count for something good. Continue to “give wings to words” for more people. I want to fly higher and believe I couldn’t do it without your help.

~Christine Ellington

I sent Robin my picture book manuscript, and I honestly couldn’t have asked for a better editor. Not only is her editing incredible and so helpful, she is also extremely reliable and easy to work with! I am blown away by her work, and I am very grateful to be working with her. I highly recommend Robin.

~Larisa Madison

I came to Robin for a developmental edit of a children’s picture book on geometry written in rhyme. Her edits and suggestions were fantastic and helped me realize that my high school understanding of rhythm and rhyme needed some updating. Her report walked me through some basics and gave additional resources that have been a great help. Thank you, Robin!

~Kevin Mogk, S.T.E.A.M. Bloke

Children’s Non-fiction

I worked with Robin on developmental editing and then copyediting of a collection of short stories about incredible dyslexics from engineers to artists. Robin provided honest critique, pointed out areas of weakness, caught errors (blatant and nuanced), and suggested rephrasing. She also helped me reduce word count as requested, which was immensely helpful. Working with Robin, I felt like she was a creative partner who actually cared about my stories and was invested in seeing them succeed. It was a pleasure working with her, and I’m grateful I found her. (Thank you, Robin!)

~Elizabeth Trudeau, author of Brilliantly Dyslexic