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Robert Runte

Lethbridge, AB T1K 3M4
Experienced public speaker, available to talk to groups and associations about editors and editing.


Senior Editor with Five River Books and with  Freelance substantive editor and writing coach specializing in Science Fiction and Fantasy: winner of 3 Aurora Awards for literary criticism; author of SF&F entry in Encyclopedia of Canadian Literature; coeditor of Tesseract5 anthology; editor on 28 SF&F novels, two of which (both by first-time authors) were shortlisted for Aurora Awards. Dr. Runté was also one of the editors on C. P. Huff's first novel, A Town Called Forget, longlisted for Leacock Medal 2017. 

Dr. Runté also edits theses and nonfiction. Two of the theses Dr. Runté supervised were subsequently published as books; another won the Govenor General's Gold Medal for that campus. website has variety of free resources for graduate students and beginning writers by Dr. Runté, such as 32 page guide to Writing Strategies for Theses and Dissertations which applies equally well to any substantive writing project.

He was also the editor on the first two volumes of Dr. Poulsen's Shakespeare for Readers Theatre and a variety of nonfiction books from gardening to drug addiction.

Dr. Runté spent over ten years as a Test Development Specialist  for Alberta's Education (provincial government) and taught undergraduate coures in student assessment for another 20. He is therefore available to design, construct, or edit tests, test policy, or assessment reports.


Editorial Skills

  • Acquisitions
  • Copy editing
  • Developmental or project editing
  • Writing


  • Academic books and monographs
  • Academic materials, general
  • Books, general
  • Books, self-published
  • Fiction
  • Manuals and how-to books
  • Theses and dissertations


  • Canada
  • Culture
  • Pedagogy
  • Social sciences
  • Society, general