Robin Martin Editorial

Editing for Business

I am an editor for hire. You know your business, I can help you tell the world about it. I can manage your editorial project, help you develop content, improve your SEO, or just correct your typos.

Our Services

I work with you– the subject matter expert–to create dynamic and effective content, optimized for discovery (SEO) for your business website, blog post, email newsletter, print materials–such as ads, brochures, menus, catalogues, announcements–and even whitepapers.

You’re a pro, so don’t send out amateur emails. Don’t write amateur web content. Hire a pro for the highest quality content. Build more trust and get more business.

You know your business, I can help you tell the world about it.

As a copyeditor, I correct spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation, check cross-references, originality, page headers and footers, and prepare the style sheets that guide consistency and accuracy across the documents or website.

While proofreading, I check the text for errors, remove typos, and address problems with typesetting specs and layout. I work with your content to remove embarrassing errors before you publish, before you print 1,200 copies of that brochure, before you hang that banner.

Don’t know where to start with your business website content? I can help you plan and develop your project from start to finish. Bring me on with your website manager and IT to work with you to determine the story you want to tell, how best to tell it, then to execute or coordinate the editorial process. Need to write books, whitepapers, blog posts, newsletters, print or digital? I work directly with you and your team.  When necessary, I bring in my small team of colleagues: A trusted copyeditor, proofreader, indexer, and interior and cover designer, to see that the job is completed expertly.

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Frequently Asked Questions

My rates are determined by many factors, not the least of which is the scope of the project, but are always fair and aligned with other editors with similar background and experience. There is no charge for the initial 15 minute phone consultation.

The work I do is in partnership with a client, and so communication between myself and the client is key. I ask that anyone inquiring after services first fill out the Editorial Services Survey. After receiving this, I like to arrange a no-fee 15-30 minute phone consultation regarding expectations, scope, and deadlines. When it is time to proceed, I request a sample of the potential client’s material or project.  If we are a good match, I provide information about the freelancer-client relationship, a job estimate and contract, and we go from there.

You will be working directly with me, Robin Martin. I am a freelance writer and editor and an active member of The Editorial Freelancers Association. I have a Masters’ degree in English (Writing) from California State University, Sacramento and a Bachelors’ degree in English from Rutgers College.

My client list includes business owners in the financial, public speaking, motivational, health, educational, arts, web design, and trade industries. You are the expert in your subject; I am an expert communicator who helps you communicate clearly to the people you want to reach.

I am the managing editor of the creative non-fiction micromagazine Under The Gum Tree, where I perform the whole variety of editorial tasks, navigate an online submission manager, and manage and train a small volunteer staff.

While working with a nationally-known literary agent, I reviewed queries and proposals, acquired manuscripts for representation, performed developmental and line edits with writers, advised substantive edits, researched publishers, developed proposals, created pitch lists, and pitched manuscripts to publishers. Books I worked on were acquired and published by Wiley, Career Press, and Gibbs Smith.

During my tenure as an assistant editor for an internationally-acclaimed literary magazine with more than 120,000 readers, I evaluated manuscripts for publication. As a first-reader, promote-to editor, and a finalist contest judge, I was part of a team with Tom Jenks and Carol Edgarian that found the likes of Anthony Marra, R.A. Costello, Marlon Jiminez, Adam Prince, and many other fine writers in the submission queue.

More details about my professional career can be found at LinkedIn.

Copyeditors correct spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation, check cross-references, and prepare the style sheets that guide consistency and accuracy across the manuscript.

Proofreaders check the text for errors, including typographical errors and problems with typesetting specifications and page makeup.

The primary job of an editor is to take your words and turn them into your final product, but editors also manage projects and hire the writers and other contractors. Editors may specialize.

Developmental editors develop a book or other project from the initial concept onward, working closely with the author or client.

Content managers, project managers or project editors see a project through from start to finish. They supervise and coordinate the editorial process and when necessary hire writers, copyeditors, proofreaders, indexers, and other editorial workers.

Substantive editors work with a writer to suggest or make significant changes to a manuscript, such as rewriting and reorganizing the text, in order to strengthen a story. Substantive editing is sometimes called content editing or line editing. It might be light, medium, or heavy in intensity or scope.

Copyeditors correct spelling, grammar, usage, and punctuation, check cross-references, and prepare the style sheets that guide consistency and accuracy across the manuscript.

Proofreaders check the text for errors, including typographical errors and problems with typesetting specifications and page makeup.

You can hire me to write and/or edit your newsletter, marketing, or website copy, evaluate and critique your fiction or non-fiction manuscripts, perform developmental, substantive or copy editing, or answer your questions about the traditional or self-publishing processes and markets. If you’re not sure of the level of editing you require after reading through my FAQs, please, just reach out and let’s discuss!

Let’s get started!