"Robin Smith is professional in every sense of the word: precise, honest, and always insightful. While in the final stages of writing my novel, I wanted someone with a strong background and a fine reputation to edit my work. I chose Robin and couldn’t have been more pleased. Robin “got” my story and the characters right away, and it was with that keen understanding that she edited my work beautifully. Besides being extremely talented, Robin is also a terrific person whom I now consider to be a friend. I can’t recommend her highly enough."
-—Beth Hoffman, author of Saving CeeCee Honeycutt, coming in January 2010 from Pamela Dorman Books, Penguin/Viking
"Hiring Robin to edit my work before the world saw it was the smartest move I made with any of my novels. To paraphrase a popular credit card ad, I wouldn't leave home without her.
"Not only does she get the syntax correct with a minimum number of words, but she has a great eye for suggestions that help story lines and eliminate sources of confusion that can mean a still-born manuscript in the hands of a publisher.
"Robin guides the author in telling the story when it would be so much easier to be a rewrite artist. I highly recommend her. I know, like me, you'll be delighted and gratified when you use her editing skills on your work."
--W. Michael Farmer, Ph.D., finalist for a Spur Aware for Best First Novel, finalist for a New Mexico Book Award, author of Hombrecito's War, Hombrecito's Search, Conspiracy, and Tiger, Tiger Burning Bright
"I'm very pleased I found Robin to edit the English versions of my novels. Her great professionalism, attention to detail, and ability to maintain my writer's voice is invaluable."
--Vadim Babenko, finalist for the Russian National Bestseller award. author of Semmant, A Simple Soul, and, available soon, The Black Pelican
“As a first time writer, Robin's warmth, humor, depth of experience and high degree of professionalism has enabled me to move further in a short period of time than I would have believed possible. We've worked together often since that first book, and her notes and suggestions on each time have always been on the money."
--Michael Walling, author of The Bloodstained Sea, McGraw-Hill
"Beyond Robin's technical skills with the written word, which are considerable, I think I most appreciate the direction she has given me. We all want to feel that we have done what we could to give our words a chance of being published. I believe Robin provides that sense of sureness, no matter what happens."
--David F. Cook, author of Reservation Nation published in December 2007, Boaz Publishing, winner France Fabri award; The Adventures of Crow-boy, and The Piedmont Journal
" . . . enormously helpful editing. Her character development comments were insightful and have clearly pinpointed the weak areas of the story."
--Laura Hart McKinny, Filmmaker-in-Residence, North Carolina School of the Arts, School of Filmmaking. Author of Men Against Women and Rosebud
“I found Robin Smith after months of searching for the right editor. What set Robin apart from the others was her refreshing approach to her work. Too many editors rewrite an author’s manuscript, often changing it into something the author hardly recognizes as his or her own. Robin preserves an author’s unique voice while improving the writing and content of a manuscript. Additionally, her analysis and suggestions not only strengthen the work, but also educate the writer. I was looking for an editor, but I found a teacher as well. Every writer should be so lucky.”
--Mary Frances Vesey, author of citizen g, At the Corner of Central and Canal, Beyond the Corner of Central and Canal
"Robin's keen, astute and authoritative eye for editing is 'my bowl of rice!'"
--Eduardo Escober, author of Not My Bowl of Rice - Ippy 2003 Book Award, Best Fiction - Multicultural category