The Book Doc offers help for writers seeking to publish or self-publish their books—editing, design and layout, ghostwriting, illustration, and consulting about the publishing world.
Editor of more than thirty published books of fiction and nonfiction
Editor of a New York Times best-seller
Author of six commercially published books
Writing teacher, journalist, and illustrator
Having worked as an editor for Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Carolina Quarterly, The Appalachian Trail Conservancy, and ISA Press, Robert Rubin brings years of hands-on publishing experience to help you successfully realize the book or writing project that you've imagined. He can help both aspiring and experienced writers find their readers.
* Robert Alden Rubin had a writing teacher for a father, and as a child his babysitters included such future literary heavyweights as Lee Smith and Annie Dillard. He aspired to be a cartoonist, but in college he had the misfortune of being the next-best cartoonist on campus to Bill Watterson, of "Calvin and Hobbes" fame, and turned instead to the written word, becoming Watterson's editor on the Kenyon College newspaper.
* He has worked as a journalist, a writing teacher, and as an editor for Carolina Quarterly, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, ISA Press, and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy. He was awarded the 2015 Allen Tate Prize for Poetry by Sewanee Review.
*His books include: On the Beaten Path: An Appalachian Pilgrimage; The Weather Wizard’s 5-Year Weather Diary; Poetry Out Loud: An Anthology; Love Poetry Out Loud: An Anthology; Going to Hell in a Hen Basket: An Illustrated Dictionary of Modern Malapropisms; and Writing for College: A No-BS Guide.
* Robert Rubin holds an M.A. in Creative Writing from Hollins University, and a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has taught creative writing, professional writing, and business communications at The George Washington University, at UNC-Chapel Hill, and Meredith College. He lives near Raleigh, North Carolina.