Betsy Robinson - Editing Services
I offer gentle help for writers and non-writers who want to produce books, brochures, press releases, newsletters, etc.
I am currently editing books — at the developmental and later stages of manuscript writing.
• Copy edit
• Style (per Chicago Manual — the industry standard)
• Make your writing flow, enhancing and clarifying your voice (rather than changing it)
• Turn your work into finished, professional prose
I am particularly interested in service-related projects (eco-living, healing, therapy, spiritual growth, human and animal welfare) and I have a background in spiritual psychology. I've enormously enjoyed working with people on memoirs that are written to serve others.
WHAT PEOPLE HAVE SAID:
"I am working my way through your edits and want to thank you for editing from the heart as well as the head. I can actually feel where you come from as an editor, and I want to acknowledge you. Thank you again."
— Judith Fein, travel journalist, author of Life Is a Trip
"Betsy Robinson was an incredible gift to my writing and editing process. She understood my work at a very deep level, and brought tremendous insight to the material. My book would not have become what it is without her keen and wise mind and heart. She also was incredibly generous and helpful in getting my book published."
— Nancy Shainberg-Colier, LCSW, Rev., psychotherapist, interfaith minister, public speaker, and author of Inviting a Monkey to Tea: Befriending Your Mind and Discovering Lasting Contentment
"I am pleased that Betsy really seems to honor and understand what I wrote, and has edited it beautifully. She is truly gifted at what she does. I can't thank her enough."
— Karen Rushen, author of Life's Greatest Teacher about the caregiving and experiences of a hospital chaplain
"Along with being personable, and an expert with high integrity, she offers her services at competitive rates, is on time, and creative. She went above and beyond when editing my book and it was a pleasure to work with her. I HIGHLY recommend Betsy Robinson and will be hiring her again in the future."
— Maureen Barberio, author of Gettin' Out of Bullytown
"Betsy Robinson is one of the best editors I have had the pleasure of working with in my 30 + year career as an art director and designer. Her professionalism, compassion, and dedication to her work are sincere and genuine. She is a tireless worker who delivers accuracy and consistency to her/the message while maintaining the bottom-line. She is a team player who is very helpful to others. Betsy has a calming quality that makes pressure filled schedules easy to manage. Overall her personal and professional qualities make people and projects better."
— John Goryl, owner, B&G Design Studios