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David Lee Rubin has edited everything I've written for the past eighteen years. His editorial eye and ability to improve a presentation without distorting content are unrivaled.
Joint author of Clear and Simple as the Truth: Writing Classic Prose (Princeton), recipient of the French Academy's Prix du rayonnement de la langue française
David Lee Rubin is, without exception, the finest editor that I have encountered in the entire course of my professional life.
Allan H. Pasco
Hall Professor of 19th-Century Studies, University of Kansas
Author of Allusion: A Literary Graft (Toronto)
David Lee Rubin was incredibly helpful to me in navigating the complex process of academic publishing. From initial contact to contract, there were so many questions on my first project — how long to wait before checking back? call or email? what does this response mean? — that I just didn't know how to answer. He was able to provide sound, calm advice from the point of view of an author, editor, and publisher who had been through the process many times.
Alison J. Murray Levine
Assistant Professor of French, University of Virginia, author of Framing the Nation: Documentary Film in Interwar France (Continuum [UK])
Directing my Ph.D. dissertation as a book-in-progress, David Lee Rubin continually emphasized a systematic approach that stressed mastery of context, consistency of argument, precise textual analysis, and pithy, unique conclusions. Method, organization, originality, and attention to detail are the principles which guide him in nurturing projects to intellectual fruition. Continuous response and constructive criticism are hallmarks of a style that views editorial mentoring as a joint learning experience.
Russell J. Ganim
Professor and Chair of Modern Languages, University of Nebraska, author of Renaissance Resonance: Lyric Modality in La Ceppède (Rodopi)
As my dissertation adviser many years ago, David Rubin taught me the value of taut thinking and writing. Throughout my subsequent academic career, the skills that I learned from him have guided both my research and my administrative service. Any writer guided by his deft but firm hand is fortunate indeed.
Robert T. Corum, Jr.
Professor and Chair of Modern Languages, Kansas State University, author of Other Worlds, Other Seas: Art and Vision in Saint-Amant's Nature Poetry (French Forum Monographs) and Reading Boileau: an Integrative Study of the 1668 Satires (Purdue University Press)
David Lee Rubin is a keen reader of texts and, as a result, an excellent developmental editor. While writing my dissertation under his direction, I benefited from his ability to connect the details with the big picture and vice versa. Through his insightful comments, he guided me in writing not a diploma-piece but a book.
Anne L. Birberick
Associate Professor of French, Northern Illinois University and author of Reading Undercover: Audience and Authority in La Fontaine (Bucknell)