Our Team

John Robin, Senior Editor, Founder

After leaving a career in academics and adult education, John Robin founded Story Perfect Editing Services based on his already growing network of private editing clients. John has worked for two small presses and to date has been involved in editing more than 60 publications. John's passion for stories, combined with his background as an educator, allowed him to develop a teaching model where he works not just to apply professional editorial standards in his work, but also to educate authors in the principles he uses so that they can become better writers. In addition to being an editor, John is also an epic fantasy novelist, with his debut, Blood Dawn, which should be released in the coming year. When he's not writing or editing, he's running marathons, playing the piano, or catching up on episodes of Star Trek in an attempt to fill the void left by finishing Breaking Bad.

Lizette Clarke, Structural and Developmental Editor

Lizette hails from Barbados and New York, and currently resides in Los Angeles. She holds an MFA in Writing for Screen and Television from USC's School of Cinematic Arts, where she was CBS/NAACP Fellow. Her thesis script, a pilot titled A Little Pain, won distinction and is currently being optioned by Haimes Productions. Lizette has judged screenplay competitions for the National Hispanic Media Coalition, TV One, and NYC Midnight, and while she loves analyzing scripts, fiction is her true love. In addition to editing for Story Perfect, she is a top editor at Author Accelerator. In addition to reading and writing stuff for a living, Lizette is extremely passionate about her three J's: jazz, J-pop, and the Jacksons.

Dale Lui, Junior Editor

Graduating in 2016 with a degree in Political Science at the University of Manitoba, Dale Lui became an apprentice editor in the summer of 2015 and has continued to refine his academically informed style of editing under Mr. Robin’s direction. On his own time, he enjoys being a beta-reader, as well as practicing improvised storytelling. In his personal life, he's an absolute nerd in all things academic, continuing to privately study political science, languages (French and Cantonese right now), and even mathematics! When he's not being a geek, he enjoys long walks on the beach.

Elan Samuel, Junior Editor, Structural and Developmental

Elan Samuel cut his teeth as an editor in college, where his friends used just about any excuse to send an essay to him for review. In his professional life, he is a writer and editor for an advertising technologies company in San Francisco. In his personal life, he is a voracious reader and book reviewer on his blog, The Warbler. He hopes to build a career in which he can bring books to life; his own and, hopefully, yours.

Brenda Clotildes, Junior Editor, Structural and Developmental

Brenda has worked in the radio and television industry since 1985, mainly as a writer and producer of commercials. She’s long been the go-to person in the office for proofreading and editing, whether it’s sales proposals, personal bios or reports. Romance is one of her favourite genres, as she reads it voraciously and even writes some herself. In her personal life, she’s been married to her happily-ever-after since 1991 and has three children, all of whom are taller than her. She lives in Northern BC and enjoys camping (in a trailer, not a tent, thank you very much), fishing (because you can read romances while holding the fishing rod), and other gentle outdoor pursuits. Nearer to home, she enjoys gardening—but only the planning and planting part, not the weeding—and still photography.

Ian Taylor-Quiring, Junior Editor, Copyediting and Proofreading

Ian got his start proofreading for a bestselling erotic romance author who noticed his talent for catching typos and expertise in the rules of grammar, and soon awakened his interest in a career in editing. He is a geek, and can usually be seen either playing World Of Warcraft, watching scary sci-fi movies, or reading the Harry Potter book series. When he's not doing nerdy things, he practices guitar and piano, and takes long walks up and down his street. He can recite, word for word, every line from the movie TRON.
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Craig Gibb, Outreach Coordinator

Craig has had a variety of boring office jobs to pay the bills — and still works at one (though it’s not as boring as previous ones) — but loves to write during every free moment he has, particularly in the genres of science fiction and thriller. He is an eternal student with a Bachelor of Science (mathematics), Bachelor of Education (high school education), and Master of Arts (equity and community development), and is currently trying to learn the violin. It’s ear-piercingly scratchy. Craig loves connecting with people and is excited to take on the role of Outreach Coordinator, taking care of Story Perfect Editing’s Facebook and Twitter streams, and looking at inexpensive and high-return advertising opportunities to make more authors aware of this great service for indie authors.