Clients

Clients

“Robin has the singular ability to see the work from the inside and outside—an ability that is often lacking in even the best editors. She has an exacting eye and a huge heart, and this combination has helped me solve problems of content, tone, and structure, while still maintaining the work’s intent and integrity. For both creative endeavors and practical pursuits, I go to Robin first; I trust her sensitivity, intelligence, and instincts over anyone’s.” -Anne-Marie T., Columbia, MO

“It feels crazy to think about how different things were when we were speaking a year ago. She’s some kind of horse-whisperer for writers, it’s amazing.” -Dave M., London, UK

“I found Robin’s method of working to be efficient and thorough in shaping my vision. Robin has a wonderful way of reading texts analytically, whilst holding the writer’s intentions and visions intact. The result of working with her is a richly expanded work that best captures your voice as a writer. I found Robin to be highly respectful and encouraging of my work and my process. Her honest coaching allowed me to develop my work more thoroughly and gave me more confidence in myself as a viable candidate for a MFA.” -Sifiso M., Sterkrivier, South Africa

“Robin is an intelligent and creative educator and mentor. Robin consistently creates a joyful environment that is a comfortable yet serious place to develop as a writer.” -Jessie L., San Diego, CA

“I was preparing my application for the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab, which required different writing samples including an artistic statement, biography, and a synopsis of my story. Robin reviewed my work and immediately gave suggestions as to how to edit and write in a way that builds the dramatic, emotional story rather than just explaining the plot linearly. She quickly recognized the strengths and weaknesses of my writing, and advised on what I should be expanding on. This was extremely helpful in finding my voice in the piece, and not letting it get lost. With her suggestions I was able to submit something that read more like a complete narrative story.” -Jimmy C., New York City, NY

“Robin helped me review two stories for my MFA applications. It was well worth the investment . . . Robin helped to identify more precisely structural or thematic issues that I intuitively knew were holding back my work, but I had trouble articulating on my own. With Robin’s feedback and guidance, I was able to return to my writing with greater clarity about how my work could improve. This fall I will be attending my first-choice MFA program. I couldn’t be happier and I look forward to working with Robin again.” -Michael L. Taipei, Taiwan

“I valued her careful assessments of my work; [her notes] not only spurred me to tighten my prose and make as many improvements as I could within the time allotted, but they also gave me a sense of validation. It was clear that Robin paid attention to my words, and saw what I was trying to do. I am so thankful for Robin’s services!” -Katie D., Rochester, NY

“Her advice is spot-on, and always constructive and generative. She really gets inside the story— this allows her to give empathetic and conscientious edits which helped me clarify my own style and intentions. Her guidance allowed me turn my stories into sharp, elegant, structurally sound pieces of writing. I will be attending an excellent, fully-funded MFA program next year and her feedback was invaluable in improving my manuscript.” -Robin T., Brooklyn, NY

"Robin was uniquely valuable, genuinely interested in my goals, and just fantastically supportive . . . Robin’s critiques were some of the most thorough and insightful I’ve received, covering everything from story structure to use of language.” -Nathan H., New York City, NY

“I was looking for a writing coach with the strength of character to withstand my questions and objections. Robin’s actions showed how much she cared. Her ability to teach me why she did what she did, and show me how her changes made the story come alive was enlightening.” -Vishy D., Escondido, CA

“One of the most valuable things I found on my journey to write is a teacher to navigate me through the process. Now I look back at my earlier writing and can’t believe how far I’ve come.” -Elizabeth R., San Diego, CA

“She has a gift for zeroing in on story gaps and helping you fill them. I believe she gave me the proper amount of insight and feedback to take my stories to a more polished and stronger place. Her services are well worth the reasonable fee.” -Bryce B., Los Angeles, CA

“Robin Tung has edited my work for some time now, and because of her efforts the level of my writing has never been higher. Not only has my writing been greatly improved by her editorial efforts, but my own learning curve has skyrocketed as she has taught me what works, what doesn’t work, and why. Moreover, Robin is friendly and affable, always ready with a courtesy and always ready to help meet deadlines. She will remain my editor for upcoming work as well. My recommendation is ten on a scale of one-to-ten.” -John E., Chicago, IL

“Robin provided invaluable criticism that elevated the level of my writing. Relative to other services her fees are very reasonable, of a higher quality than other services I have used, and well worth the investment. Working with Robin is like attending a very high quality private mini writing camp or seminar. All of Robin’s editing vastly improved my writing.” -John Z., Santa Monica, CA

“Robin’s feedback was precise and direct, helping me develop my graduate school submission from a rough draft to a polished portfolio. She seems to have the uncanny knack of being able to give useful feedback while understanding and uplifting the unique spirit of your story. Her expedited services were also a godsend when dealing with application deadlines.” -Bianca F., Philadelphia, PA

“Robin’s ability to quickly see the strengths and weaknesses of a piece and to constructively and positively communicate her observations guided me to becoming a better writer in a short period of time.” -Natalie C., Edinburgh, UK

“Robin is an insightful instructor who quickly and incisively deconstructed my writing to get to the core of how to move forward. Her knowledge and experience are evident from the outset and however much you think you know about writing, Robin will certainly expand that knowledge base.” -David R., San Diego, CA

“Robin is a remarkable editor. I first used her services when I was applying for a scholarship to Cambridge University and needed help refining my personal statement. Her attention to detail and creative writing background were essential as she helped me craft a statement that clearly reflected my ideas and ultimately resulted in a successful scholarship application.” -Cleo T., Los Angeles, CA

“I highly appreciated Robin’s thoughtful and precise feedback on my stories. Her comments and questions gave me the extra push I needed to substantially revise my writing sample and personal statement for my MFA applications.  I hope to work with her again as she provides excellent constructive critique.” -Sarah J., Bloomington, IN

“I had the pleasure of working with Robin when I considered applying for a MFA.  Her thorough review of my writing sample was extremely helpful . . . Robin truly delivered and I am happy I used her services.” -Madeleine T., Montreal, Canada

“Robin had a clear sense of what I was trying to accomplish with my story and how to best move it in that direction. While it can be a bit nerve wracking to hand your work to a stranger, it was the most helpful thing I’ve done in my editing process.” -Tracy F., Brooklyn, NY

“Robin is an intelligent and creative educator and mentor. Robin consistently creates a joyful environment that is a comfortable yet serious place to develop as a writer.” -Jessie L., San Diego, CA

“I was preparing my application for the Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab, which required different writing samples including an artistic statement, biography, and a synopsis of my story. Robin reviewed my work and immediately gave suggestions as to how to edit and write in a way that builds the dramatic, emotional story rather than just explaining the plot linearly. She quickly recognized the strengths and weaknesses of my writing, and advised on what I should be expanding on. This was extremely helpful in finding my voice in the piece, and not letting it get lost. With her suggestions I was able to submit something that read more like a complete narrative story.” -Jimmy C., New York City, NY

“Robin helped me review two stories for my MFA applications. It was well worth the investment . . . Robin helped to identify more precisely structural or thematic issues that I intuitively knew were holding back my work, but I had trouble articulating on my own. With Robin’s feedback and guidance, I was able to return to my writing with greater clarity about how my work could improve. This fall I will be attending my first-choice MFA program. I couldn’t be happier and I look forward to working with Robin again.” -Michael L. Taipei, Taiwan

“I valued her careful assessments of my work; [her notes] not only spurred me to tighten my prose and make as many improvements as I could within the time allotted, but they also gave me a sense of validation. It was clear that Robin paid attention to my words, and saw what I was trying to do. I am so thankful for Robin’s services!” -Katie D., Rochester, NY

“Her advice is spot-on, and always constructive and generative. She really gets inside the story— this allows her to give empathetic and conscientious edits which helped me clarify my own style and intentions. Her guidance allowed me turn my stories into sharp, elegant, structurally sound pieces of writing. I will be attending an excellent, fully-funded MFA program next year and her feedback was invaluable in improving my manuscript.” -Robin T., Brooklyn, NY