Since beginning this business nearly twenty years ago, I’ve edited many textbooks and professional books, but novels have been beckoning me lately, and I’ve copyedited or developmentally edited about two hundred of them over the past few years. And now I want to edit yours! I just really want to read your story and get lost in how you tell it. I want to get my hands into it and mark it up—not because I hate it, but because I love it and I want to get deeply into your vision and roll around in it and be part of making it happen. And I want to be paid for doing it, too. I’m so spoiled. I love my job.
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Rachel is a superbly talented, highly intelligent, and hardworking editor, with exceptional English language skills. Working with her is a pleasure. She follows instructions to the letter and maintains positive relationships with authors and clients. Recommended without reservation.
—Bill Bowers, author and editor at Bowers Editorial Services, 2012
Thanks to . . . Rachel . . . for meticulous copyediting.
—Nora Page, Read or Alive, 2020
To the copyeditor I know only as rsbk, which I am pretty sure stands for something like Really-Smart-Brilliant-all Knowledgeable because her attention to detail was both sensitive and relentless.
—Jane Willan, The Shadow of Death, 2018
As a managing editor, I came to rely heavily on Rachel's copyediting services. She is dependable, thorough, professional, and kind. She provides thorough feedback for the authors and has a keen eye for errors and areas in need of development. Rachel adheres to the assignment's parameters, from light copyedits to the more involved, developmental work; I knew I could always count on her. Rachel has my unreserved recommendation.
—Katie Moyer, former managing editor at W. W. Norton, 2015
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