Rachael Churchill

Rachael Churchill – Editor

Skilled and accurate editor and proofreader with a solid mathematical and technical background.


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 technical, 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.

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


"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] 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)
Business & Management Computers & Internet Education & Reference Psychology
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience


Jun, 2016 — Present

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


Mar, 2007 — Jun, 2010 (over 3 years)

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


Jun, 2005 — Dec, 2006 (over 1 year)

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

National Extension College

Jun, 2004 — Jun, 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.


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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... 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... 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 dece... read more

Rachael has 13 reviews





Yves H.

Yves H.

Jul, 2023

Rachael did a fantastic job copy editing and proofreading my book on Bitcoin and blockchain technology. She went above and beyond to ensure my manuscript was accurate, practical, and ready to publish. She caught lots of spelling/grammatical errors, and her in-depth knowledge of the tech field proved deeply valuable. My project is SO much better for it. I'll also note that Rachel is a great comm...
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Geoff B.

Geoff B.

Jun, 2023

Rachel was incredibly easy to work with and did a wonderfully thorough job. She was punctual and responsive. She asked great questions early on in order to streamline the whole project. Would highly recommend her to people doing similar work!
John M.

John M.

May, 2023

This was the second job Rachael has done for Wooden Books. Both were checking over mathematical texts for the popular science market. Both involved quite a bit of real mathematics, up to about A-level standard. In both cases her fine checking and insightful comments were invaluable. We will definitely ask her to collaborate again!
John D.

John D.

Feb, 2023

Rachael is an amazing professional and has gone above and beyond on this project. She's added an immense amount of value and we really valued her expert input throughout the project.
Robert L.

Robert L.

Jul, 2022

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.

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