Rachael Churchill

Rachael Churchill - Editor

Cambridge, UK

Skilled and accurate editor and proofreader, experienced in academic and educational editing, with a solid mathematical background.

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I'm a skilled and accurate copy editor and proofreader with an excellent command of the English language and an eagle eye for typos. I specialise in editing academic and educational material. I've worked on books, textbooks, papers, theses and articles. I've also proofread syllabuses and exam papers in mathematics and sciences for a leading UK exam board.

I'm a native UK English speaker with a degree in Linguistics and Mathematics from the University of Cambridge. I also have strong IT skills and experience working in software development.

I can fix typos and grammatical errors, and rewrite stilted or non-native English so that it flows better and sounds idiomatic. I can also provide feedback on the accuracy of the content and how clear and comprehensible it will be to the target audience.

Testimonials:

"I heartily recommend Rachael as a maths/science proofreader and editor. She has a fantastic eye for errors, and she can spot both general proofreading errors like typos and technical mistakes such as faulty equations. "
– Annette Stuart, Cambridge International Examinations

"Rachael delivered excellent quality. Her corrections showed a remarkable attention to detail."
– Tim Nieradzik, nieradzik.me (blog about Scala and machine learning)

"A true professional and the attention to detail in Rachael’s editing is outstanding!"
– Matt Lepre, AceGAMSAT (maths test prep guide)

"Rachael was spectacular. She was responsive and on time all the time. I cannot say enough about her professional skills. She is at the top of my list for future projects!"
– June Parsons, Veative (interactive science learning materials)

"[Rachael] did a superb job and it was a pleasure to work with her. She has a very sharp proof-reading eye, and has a good sense of what makes text easy to understand. She also has a very good grasp of technology. She picked up two problems with the code in my book - something that I did not expect and greatly appreciated. I strongly recommend her for STEM and technical projects, and I will ask her to help with my future books."
– Romilly Cocking, Explorer HAT Tricks (Raspberry Pi how-to book)
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Computers & Internet
Education & Reference
Psychology

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
June, 2016 – Present (over 6 years)

Freelance editing and proofreading for individuals and organisations across the academic and commercial sectors.

Software developer

Linguamatics
March, 2007 – June, 2010 (over 3 years)

Writing and maintaining software for search and computational linguistics in C and Perl. Writing and maintaining documentation.

Software developer

Autonomy
June, 2005 – December, 2006 (over 1 year)

Writing and maintaining software for search and computational linguistics in C and Perl. Writing and maintaining documentation.

Editor

National Extension College
June, 2004 – June, 2005 (about 1 year)

Editing and proofreading distance-learning materials for A Level and GCSE in a variety of subjects. Coordinating authors, consultants, graphic designers, etc.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

The Bitcoin Standard: The Decentralized Alternative to Central Banking

Saifedean Ammous

When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard an... read more

When a pseudonymous programmer introduced “a new electronic cash system that’s fully peer-to-peer, with no trusted third party” to a small online mailing list in 2008, very few paid attention. Ten years later, and against all odds, this upstart autonomous decentralized software offers an unstoppable and globally-accessible hard money alternative to modern central banks. The Bitcoin Standard an... read more

DUALITY (Volume 1 - Artificial Intelligence): Prepare Yourselves and Your Children for the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Bernard Golstein

Artificial Intelligence is undoubtedly one of the most powerful transformative forces of all time. Like all technologies, it is also ambivalent. AI’s contribution to our daily well-being and the resolution of our existential problems will be immense. But if we are not careful, it also presents considerable dangers and risks. The author reviews in a very concrete way AI’s benefits and perils, b... read more

Artificial Intelligence is undoubtedly one of the most powerful transformative forces of all time. Like all technologies, it is also ambivalent. AI’s contribution to our daily well-being and the resolution of our existential problems will be immense. But if we are not careful, it also presents considerable dangers and risks. The author reviews in a very concrete way AI’s benefits and perils, b... read more

DUALITY (Volume 2 - Work): Prepare Yourselves and Your Children for the Age of Artificial Intelligence

Bernard Golstein

With each passing day, the capabilities of Artificial Intelligence keep increasing. It is a double-edged sword that improves our daily lives and solves humankind’s greatest challenges, while presenting certain perils. The greatest of these perils by far is the one posed to the world of work.Today, AI is technologically capable of performing half of all human tasks at work. By the end of the ce... read more

With each passing day, the capabilities of Artificial Intelligence keep increasing. It is a double-edged sword that improves our daily lives and solves humankind’s greatest challenges, while presenting certain perils. The greatest of these perils by far is the one posed to the world of work.Today, AI is technologically capable of performing half of all human tasks at work. By the end of the ce... read more

Tax & Finance BASICS: The essential guide for self-employed dental professionals

Kalpesh Prajapat, Lovewell Blake LLP

This book is the essential guide for self-employed dental professionals wishing to demystify the unknowns of self-employed finances. Written with NASDAL Dental Specialist Accountants Lovewell Blake LLP, this book provides a factual, easy-to-read guide on tax, self-employment finances and ways to become more tax efficient. ‘Tax & Finance BASICS’ aims to educate all self-employed dental professi... read more

This book is the essential guide for self-employed dental professionals wishing to demystify the unknowns of self-employed finances. Written with NASDAL Dental Specialist Accountants Lovewell Blake LLP, this book provides a factual, easy-to-read guide on tax, self-employment finances and ways to become more tax efficient. ‘Tax & Finance BASICS’ aims to educate all self-employed dental professi... read more

Foundation To Dental Core Training: Securing Your Top Training Post 2nd Edition: Now includes BONUS Dental Portfolio Chapter with detailed examples

Kalpesh Prajapat, Dima Mobarak

Foundation To Dental Core Training- Securing Your Top Training Post 2nd EDITION is an invaluable resource for anyone considering or applying for a DCT 1, 2 or 3 training post. Written with top-ranking Dental Core Trainees this book provides detailed insight of the DCT national recruitment process and how to maximise your chances of achieving a top rank.Dental Core Training recruitment, just li... read more

Foundation To Dental Core Training- Securing Your Top Training Post 2nd EDITION is an invaluable resource for anyone considering or applying for a DCT 1, 2 or 3 training post. Written with top-ranking Dental Core Trainees this book provides detailed insight of the DCT national recruitment process and how to maximise your chances of achieving a top rank.Dental Core Training recruitment, just li... read more

Rachael has 9 reviews

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Robert Lipman
Rachael is an outstanding editor and a pleasure to work with. She is precise and punctual, turning around projects quickly and reliably. In all respects, she is excellent. The difference in timezone is a real plus for me because she can get small projects finished over night and ready for me by morning.

Robert Lipman, July 2022


Miranda West
We asked Rachel if she could proofread a book on Bitcoin for us. Not only did she give the book a thorough proofread but flagged other queries about the more technical side of the content that we were able to pick up with the author. This was incredibly useful as we're certainly not experts on the subject (Rachel had worked on a related title via Reedsy so we knew it was an area of interest). S...
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Miranda West, July 2022


Mitchell Golden
Rachael was a pleasure to work with. Showed a great depth of knowledge with some extremely niche material, and was able to go beyond grammar and highlight problems within the content itself.

Mitchell Golden, February 2022


Roberto Vitillo
My book is technical and requires a good grasp of computer science fundamentals, so I was looking for a copy editor with a technical background. Luckily, I found Rachael! She did an outstanding job spotting grammatical mistakes and holes in the explanations. Thanks to her help, the book became decisively better. I highly recommend her.

Roberto Vitillo, February 2022


Julian Boram
Rachael did a brilliant job proofreading my business book. Fast, incredibly accurate and very professional with a tremendous work ethic and a highly detailed eye to pick up those little inaccuracies that sometimes slip through the cracks. I would definitely work with Rachael again and highly recommend her to anyone who wants a high-quality job.

Julian Boram, August 2021

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