professional book editing services

Book Editing, Proofreading, Book Design,

Indexing, and Manuscript Submission Services

Developmental Editing, Substantive Editing, Line Editing, Manuscript Evaluation, Publishing Consultation

Fiction and nonfiction: literary, historical, mystery/suspense, adult, young adult, fantasy, sci-fi, horror, paranormal, erotica, humor, and new age/spirituality

Andrea Robb spent over a decade as an acquiring editor at Penguin Random House, working on key titles for Knopf, Doubleday, Pantheon, Vintage and Anchor Books. Prior to that, she was on the editorial team at The Book of the Month Club, where she evaluated hundreds of titles for club inclusion.

Notable fiction projects that Andrea has edited have included Jennifer McMahon's NY Times bestselling novels The Winter People, The Night Sister, and Burntown; the NY Times bestselling Veronica Mars mystery series; the Harvard Lampoon's NY Times bestselling parody Nightlight; the translations of Paulo Coelho's internationally bestselling novels The Spy, Adultery, Manuscript Found in Accra, and Aleph; Whiting Award-winner Melanie Sumner's How to Write a Novel; and Latifah Salom's debut suspense novel, The Cake House.

Nonfiction projects include blogger and comedian Samantha Irby's We Are Never Meeting in Real Life; Vela magazine founder Sarah Menkedick's debut essay collection Homing Instincts; multiple anthologies in the bestselling Foxfire series on Appalachian history and culture; the political travel guide The Nation Guide to the Nation; and new editions of Edward M. Hallowell and John J. Ratey's Driven to Distraction and Answers to Distraction.

In addition to her editing work, Andrea has worked with over one hundred bestselling and award-winning authors to tailor their copy and paperback packaging for the softcover audience, often developing new materials such as reading group guides, introductions, and glossaries.

Authors she's worked with in this capacity have included Erin Morgenstern (The Night Circus), Anne Rice (Prince Lestat), Chris Bohjalian (The Sandcastle Girls), Lisa Unger (Heartbroken), Karen Russell (Vampires in the Lemon Grove), Joby Warrick (The Triple Agent), Kate Alcott (The Dressmaker), Ariel Lawhon (Flight of Dreams), Kevin Kwan (Crazy Rich Asians), Stephen Harrigan (The Gates of the Alamo), Alex Kava (Hotwire), J. Courtney Sullivan (Maine), Jennifer Close (Girls in White Dresses), Peter Heller (The Dog Stars), and Emily St. John Mandel (Station Eleven).

Via a penname, Andrea is also the author of a successful young adult novel with HarperTEEN that was chosen as a selection of the Scholastic Book Club, and has written text for popular television tie-in projects published by Insight Editions.

The Winter People by Jennifer McMahon The Night Sister by Jennifer McMahon Burn Town by Jennifer McMahon Mr Kiss and Tell by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham

The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas and Jennifer Graham Nightlight The Harvard Lampoon The Spy by Paulo Coelho How To Write A Novel by Melanie Sumner

The Cake House by Latifah Salo We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby Homing Instincts by Sarah Menkedick Foxfire

The Nation Guide to the Nation by Richard Lingeman Driven to Distraction The Vampire Diaries by Michael Mallory and Andrea Robinson Press Start to Play

Book Publishing and Editing

  • Penguin Random House: New York, NY
    Editor, Vintage and Anchor Books
  • Bookspan, Book-of-the-Month Club/History Book Club/American Compass
    Editorial Assistant
  • The Journal of American History (Fall 2003—Spring 2004)
    Intern

Writing

  • Vampire Crush (as A.M. Robinson): HarperTEEN, 2010
    An official selection of the Scholastic Book Club and The Book-of-the-Month Club
  • The Vampire Diaries: Unlocking the Secrets of Mystic Falls, with Michael Mallory: Insight Editions, 2017
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Complete Book of Shadows: Insight Editions, 2017

Education

  • Indiana University (September 2001—May 2005)
    Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude. Major in English/Major in East Asian Languages and Cultures/Minor in French
  • New York University (June-August, 2005)
    Certificate in Publishing Studies, New York Summer Publishing Institute

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