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Rachael Maskell

Rachael Maskell - Editor

Goondiwindi, Queensland, Australia

My experience in editing and proofreading means that I am able to provide a thorough, detailed service with a relatively quick turn around

Overview

I'm a detail-oriented editor, specialising in Fantasy, Science Fiction, Romance and YA, with over 9 years experience editing and proofreading.

My experience in editing and proofreading means that I am able to provide a thorough, detailed service with a relatively quick turn around. My main areas of focus are Copy Editing and Proofreading. If you are after a thorough, but gentle editor, to help put the finishing touches to your novel, then you are in the right place. I will ensure your language is sharp and consistence, the expression clear and the overall readability of your writing enhanced.

I obtained my BA (hons) in English Language, Linguistics, Critical Theory, Creative Writing and Literature in 2012. Before that I spent a great deal of my time in America and Europe studying before I completed my bachelor degree in England. After graduating from university, I went travelling for a while, before I ended up in Australia. I currently live in a small rural town in Queensland, Australia where I have started my own private tutoring and editing business.

I primarily edit academic essays, short stories and fiction novels for multiple clients, and privately tutor High School and University Students. I have regular clients than come to me on a weekly basis for editing, proof reading and further development in their writing styles. I have a wide working knowledge of all subjects taught in High School.

From operating my own business many opportunities have arisen in the local surrounds including, regularly editing the local Newspaper (digital and print) and a local magazine that is distributed across southern QLD and Northern NSW.

I can edit in American English, Australian English and British English. My passion for reading has progressed and intensified to a point where I read religiously every day.

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Classics Fantasy Literature Paranormal Romance Romance Science Fiction Short Story

Certifications

  • BA (hons) English
  • Certificate IV Accounting
  • Certificate IV Bookkeeping

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
January, 2015 – Present (almost 3 years)

As my private tutoring business was booming I was being contacted by more and more people to edit and proofread their academic essays and short stories. From here the natural progression for my business was to venture into the world of editing and proofreading novels. This new venture employed one of my greatest loves, reading for work.

Private Tutor

Self-employed
February, 2014 – Present (almost 4 years)

After settling into the quite life in a small rural town in Queensland I discovered that I needed more to fulfil the academic side of my brain.

I started a private tutoring business to help further the young minds of children in the town. From there my business grew and I now privately tutor Primary School, High School and University Students in a variety of subjects. I thrive on seeing the progress and achievements made by my students.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

The Shadow of the Wind

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

'This is one gorgeous read.' Stephen King It is 1945 and Barcelona is enduring the long aftermath of civil war when Daniel Sempere’s bookseller father decides his son is old enough to visit the secret Cemetery of Forgotten Books. There Daniel must ‘adopt’ a single book, promising to care for it and keep it alive always. His choice falls on The Shadow of the Wind. Bewitched, he embarks on an ep... read more

'This is one gorgeous read.' Stephen King It is 1945 and Barcelona is enduring the long aftermath of civil war when Daniel Sempere’s bookseller father decides his son is old enough to visit the secret Cemetery of Forgotten Books. There Daniel must ‘adopt’ a single book, promising to care for it and keep it alive always. His choice falls on The Shadow of the Wind. Bewitched, he embarks on an ep... read more

Jane Eyre

Charlotte Brontë

Orphaned Jane Eyre grows up in the home of her heartless aunt, where she endures loneliness and cruelty, and at a charity school with a harsh regime. This troubled childhood strengthens Jane's natural independence and spirit - which prove necessary when she finds a position as governess at Thornfield Hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, Rochester, the discovery of his terr... read more

Orphaned Jane Eyre grows up in the home of her heartless aunt, where she endures loneliness and cruelty, and at a charity school with a harsh regime. This troubled childhood strengthens Jane's natural independence and spirit - which prove necessary when she finds a position as governess at Thornfield Hall. But when she finds love with her sardonic employer, Rochester, the discovery of his terr... read more

A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

Daughter of the Pirate King

Tricia Levenseller

There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I've gotten what I came for. Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has onl... read more

There will be plenty of time for me to beat him soundly once I've gotten what I came for. Sent on a mission to retrieve an ancient hidden map—the key to a legendary treasure trove—seventeen-year-old pirate captain Alosa deliberately allows herself to be captured by her enemies, giving her the perfect opportunity to search their ship.More than a match for the ruthless pirate crew, Alosa has onl... read more

Confessions of a New York Taxi Driver (The Confessions Series)

Eugene Salomon

Driving a cab for more than 30 years Gene Salomon has collected a remarkable selection of stories. He shares the very best in this unforgettable memoir. Eugene has had everyone in the back of his cab: Lauren Bacall, Leonardo di Caprio, John McEnroe, Sean Penn and Dennis Hopper, Simon and Garfunkel, Robin Williams, Norman Mailer, Diane Keaton and, yes, even Kevin Bacon. He’s taken all sorts of ... read more

Driving a cab for more than 30 years Gene Salomon has collected a remarkable selection of stories. He shares the very best in this unforgettable memoir. Eugene has had everyone in the back of his cab: Lauren Bacall, Leonardo di Caprio, John McEnroe, Sean Penn and Dennis Hopper, Simon and Garfunkel, Robin Williams, Norman Mailer, Diane Keaton and, yes, even Kevin Bacon. He’s taken all sorts of ... read more

Catalyst

Kristin Smith

A fast-paced thrilling adventure, full of danger, romance, and deception--perfect for fans of Veronica Roth's Divergent series or Marie Lu's Legend.Too pretty.Too smart.Too perfect.In a crumbling, futuristic Las Vegas where the wealthy choose the characteristics of their children like ordering off a drive-thru menu, seventeen-year-old Sienna Preston doesn't fit in. As a normal girl surrounded ... read more

A fast-paced thrilling adventure, full of danger, romance, and deception--perfect for fans of Veronica Roth's Divergent series or Marie Lu's Legend.Too pretty.Too smart.Too perfect.In a crumbling, futuristic Las Vegas where the wealthy choose the characteristics of their children like ordering off a drive-thru menu, seventeen-year-old Sienna Preston doesn't fit in. As a normal girl surrounded ... read more

Husband Fur Hire (Bears Fur Hire Book 1)

T. S. Joyce

Elyse Abram is desperate. On the wrong side of a relationship with a man who has lost his mind, she’s making big changes, starting with being utterly done with love. But life on her Alaskan homestead is too hard to handle alone, so she’s got a plan. Hire a husband. No romance, no emotions, just a marriage certificate that will tie an able-bodied man to her. But when a strapping giant of a man ... read more

Elyse Abram is desperate. On the wrong side of a relationship with a man who has lost his mind, she’s making big changes, starting with being utterly done with love. But life on her Alaskan homestead is too hard to handle alone, so she’s got a plan. Hire a husband. No romance, no emotions, just a marriage certificate that will tie an able-bodied man to her. But when a strapping giant of a man ... read more

Rebecca

Daphne Du Maurier

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .Working as a lady's companion, the orphaned heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. Whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to his brooding estate, Manderley, on the Cornish Coas... read more

Last night I dreamt I went to Manderley again . . .Working as a lady's companion, the orphaned heroine of Rebecca learns her place. Life begins to look very bleak until, on a trip to the South of France, she meets Maxim de Winter, a handsome widower whose sudden proposal of marriage takes her by surprise. Whisked from glamorous Monte Carlo to his brooding estate, Manderley, on the Cornish Coas... read more

The Birds And Other Stories

Daphne Du Maurier

How long he fought with them in the darkness he could not tell, but at last the beating of the wings about him lessened and then withdrew . . . 'A classic of alienation and horror, 'The Birds' was immortalised by Hitchcock in his celebrated film. The five other chilling stories in this collection echo a sense of dislocation and mock man's sense of dominance over the natural world. The mountain... read more

How long he fought with them in the darkness he could not tell, but at last the beating of the wings about him lessened and then withdrew . . . 'A classic of alienation and horror, 'The Birds' was immortalised by Hitchcock in his celebrated film. The five other chilling stories in this collection echo a sense of dislocation and mock man's sense of dominance over the natural world. The mountain... read more

When An Alpha Purrs

Eve Langlais

A billionaire CEO and leader of the largest East Coast pride, Arik is a ladies man and a lion. Used to commanding others, and obedience, he can’t believe it when a hairdresser with tempting curves chops off a hunk of his precious mane.But her biggest mistake is in running from him.Run as fast as you can, little mouse, because this cat loves to chase—and pounce.Oh, and he also likes to nibble o... read more

A billionaire CEO and leader of the largest East Coast pride, Arik is a ladies man and a lion. Used to commanding others, and obedience, he can’t believe it when a hairdresser with tempting curves chops off a hunk of his precious mane.But her biggest mistake is in running from him.Run as fast as you can, little mouse, because this cat loves to chase—and pounce.Oh, and he also likes to nibble o... read more

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