Our Team

John Robin, Senior Editor, Founder, Director

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 nearly 200 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. He built the Story Perfect Editing team based on these same principles, training apprentices and new editors through his unique hands-on educational approach and this continues to define the excellence we strive toward.

In addition to being an editor, John is also an epic fantasy novelist, with his debut, A Thousand Roads, scheduled for publication October 31, 2018. You can find out more about him by visiting his author website, http://www.epicfantasywriter.com. When he's not writing or editing, he's running marathons, playing the piano, working in the garden, or catching up on episodes of Star Trek, Futurama, or other great Netflix dramas. He also is a voracious and (forcibly) eclectic reader and makes a point of reading books and nonfiction articles for about 2-3 hours per day.

Craig Gibb, Outreach Coordinator, Self-Publishing Consultant, Assistant Editor, Manager

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. He has also trained closely with John and assisted on numerous editing projects and frequently lends a hand during busy times.

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, Structural and Development Editor, Copyeditor

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, Copywriter

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

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.

Andrew Wood, Outreach Assistant, Apprentice Editor

Hailing from central Florida, Andrew Wood graduated from high school in 2015 and immediately launched into his career in writing. With a focus on Epic Fantasy, Andrew has begun his journey into the field of writing by publishing monthly short stories on Patreon. In addition, his debut novel - a fantasy epic called Storm of Fury - is scheduled for release later this year. When not writing, Andrew frequents church, and reads the works of Stephen King and Brandon Sanderson over and over again.

Margery Krueger, Apprentice Editor

Margery grew up in the Midwest and graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with a double major in Radio, Television and Film Production, and Theatre and Drama.  After working for many years in TV Production and Marketing, Margery retired her business suits and became her own boss. Now she is excited to put her copyediting and proofreading skills to use as part of the Story Perfect Editing Services team.  In her free time Margery plays classical guitar, loves to travel, and reads two or three books a week.