(written from a Production point of view)
Ben Robinson is a British writer and editor.
A Trek fan from an early age, Robinson served as one of the editors working for GE Fabbri on the Star Trek Fact Files in the 1990s, alongside Marcus Riley, Penny L. Juday, Larry Nemecek, Guy Vardaman, Tim Gaskill, and Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens. Following the success of that publication, he was then assigned to edit the US Star Trek: The Magazine.
When Haynes Publishing sought advice on creating the USS Enterprise Owners' Workshop Manual, Robinson was one of those approached through CBS Consumer Products, which ultimately led to an offer to write the manual in its entirety. Robinson approached Marcus Riley to assist with the project, and also had the assistance of Michael Okuda as technical consultant.