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Hello, I'm Rachel

If you're looking for a book editor who understands the struggles of writing and publishing – you're in the right place! I'm Rachel, an editor and writer, and I help authors and publishers shape and polish their stories with a kind and gentle, but honest, hand. Good editing should inspire you, not tear you down, so you can craft a book you're really proud of. I've been where you are, and I combine my writing and editorial experience to support you every step of the way.

Specialties

I specialise in genre fiction: fantasy, sci-fi, horror, crime/thrillers and romcoms, working across adult, YA and MG audiences.

I also edit creative non-fiction, including memoirs, autobiographies, self-help and personal development.

Let’s work together!

Services include

Manuscript assessment

A detailed and careful assessment highlighting the bigger picture to help you improve during self-revisions.
Fiction only.

Copy and line editing

Sentence-level services to polish your writing technically and stylistically – without sacrificing your unique voice.

Proofreading

The final step in the editorial process to meticulously check for lingering errors, including formatting checks if required.

Who am I?

Get to know me

I’m a professional member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading, and I’ve worked on over a hundred books, including bestsellers and award-winners. My client list includes Hachette UK, Black Library, Canelo, Hashtag Press, and Writers & Artists (Bloomsbury), as well as independent authors. I'm also an agented writer of fiction represented by Thérèse Coen at Hardman & Swainson. You're in safe hands with me!

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Work includes

I've worked on over a hundred books – here are a few examples!

What clients are saying


Your manuscript assessment was exactly what I was hoping for. You confirmed some thoughts I had, raised plenty of new ones and helped me see where things were working where otherwise I had doubts. My head was nodding throughout and I found your suggestions/explanations inspiring. I can’t wait to get to work. Thank you so much.

– Charlie Kelly, author

I am a new writer, and Rachel not only seemed very interested in my book, but she often communicated with me about the editing itself, which I was very new at. Rachel went over my monster of a manuscript and showed me parts that needed to be rewritten, fixed, and changed and I feel my manuscript will become better because of it. If you are a new writer, and would like a professional to go over your book, I believe Rachel is one of the most devoted to making your book the best it can be.
A.L. Hornbeck, fantasy author

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