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Rachel Eley

Rachel Eley - Editor

London, United Kingdom

A highly proficient and reliable copy editor and proofreader, with over 10 years' experience from some of the UK's leading book publishers.

Overview

Reviews (3)

With an editorial career spanning over a decade, including experience working at Little, Brown Book Group, the Orion Publishing Group, Sage Academic Publishing and Cambridge University Press, I am able to provide a professional and trustworthy copy editing and proofreading service of the highest quality.

In addition, I love reading books, from many different genres, which in turn means I love my job! My enthusiasm shows in the dedication and care I give to each and every book I work on.

With my eagle-eyed, thorough technique, I can polish and perfect your work in preparation for it to go out into the big wide world.

Please feel free to get in touch. I look forward to working with you!

Services
Languages
English (AUS) English (CAN) English (NZ) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Crime & Mystery Historical Fiction Horror Paranormal Romance Romance Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • Proofreading for Editors - Publishing Training Centre
  • Advanced Proofreading - Publishing Training Centre
  • Copyediting - Publishing Training Centre
  • PRINCE2 Project Management - Peoplecert

Work experience

Freelance Copy Editor and Proofreader

Self-employed
August, 2015 – Present (about 2 years)

Providing a professional copy editing and proofreading service of the highest standard for both publishing houses and independent authors.

Managing Editor

Orion Publishing Group
August, 2013 – July, 2016 (almost 3 years)

Editorial Management of titles from many of the UK's leading authors, including Michael Connelly, Anthony Horowitz, Linwood Barclay and Erica James.

Group Editorial Manager

Little, Brown Book Group
August, 2012 – August, 2013 (about 1 year)

Co-ordinating the editorial workflow of all eight imprints of a leading UK publisher of authors including J. K. Rowling, Val McDermid and Mark Billingham in order to meet publication deadlines.

Production Editor

Sage Academic Publishers
August, 2010 – August, 2012 (about 2 years)

Production management of titles from manuscript to publication for the Business and Management, Psychology and Criminology lists; working with bestselling authors including Stewart Clegg, Mark Easterby-Smith and Chris Grey.

Assistant Editor, Life Sciences

Cambridge University Press
July, 2007 – February, 2010 (over 2 years)

Project managing the manuscript submission and handover process for the department; working with bestselling authors, including Keith Wilson and Richard Frankham, and societies such as the Darwin Correspondence Project.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

The Chocolate Lovers' Club (Chocolate Lovers Club 1)

Carole Matthews

For Lucy Lombard, there's nothing that chocolate can't cure. From heartache to headaches, it's the one thing she knows that she can rely on - and she's not alone. Fellow chocolate addicts Autumn, Nadia and Chantal share her passion and together they form a select group known as The Chocolate Lovers' Club. Whenever there's a crisis, they meet in their sanctuary, a cafe called Chocolate Heaven. ... read more

For Lucy Lombard, there's nothing that chocolate can't cure. From heartache to headaches, it's the one thing she knows that she can rely on - and she's not alone. Fellow chocolate addicts Autumn, Nadia and Chantal share her passion and together they form a select group known as The Chocolate Lovers' Club. Whenever there's a crisis, they meet in their sanctuary, a cafe called Chocolate Heaven. ... read more

The Only Way is Up

Carole Matthews

Lily and Laurence had it all: the money, the car, a beautiful home in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Then Laurence loses his job and everything disappears. With nowhere to turn, Lily and Laurence are forced to take their two young children and move to a flea-ridden council house on a notoriously rough estate. As they try to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives, Lily constantly dreams ... read more

Lily and Laurence had it all: the money, the car, a beautiful home in the Buckinghamshire countryside. Then Laurence loses his job and everything disappears. With nowhere to turn, Lily and Laurence are forced to take their two young children and move to a flea-ridden council house on a notoriously rough estate. As they try to pick up the pieces of their shattered lives, Lily constantly dreams ... read more

A Minor Indiscretion

Carole Matthews

Ali Kingston is happily married with three children. She isn't the type to have her head turned - but then it isn't every day that a gorgeous younger man falls at her feet.When Ed, Ali's husband, finds out that she's spent time with another man, he's sure there's more to it than just a minor indiscretion - so in a moment of madness he kicks Ali out of the house.Their family and friends do all ... read more

Ali Kingston is happily married with three children. She isn't the type to have her head turned - but then it isn't every day that a gorgeous younger man falls at her feet.When Ed, Ali's husband, finds out that she's spent time with another man, he's sure there's more to it than just a minor indiscretion - so in a moment of madness he kicks Ali out of the house.Their family and friends do all ... read more

All She Ever Wished For

Claudia Carroll

A gorgeous story of chance meetings and unexpected friendships . . . because sometimes what you’ve always wished for isn’t necessarily what life has in store . . .Marriage. It’s a dream come true. Isn’t it?One wet winter night, two women meet on a bridge. One is Tess Taylor, a personal trainer on the way to meet her boyfriend for date night. The other is Kate King, a celebrity married to a han... read more

A gorgeous story of chance meetings and unexpected friendships . . . because sometimes what you’ve always wished for isn’t necessarily what life has in store . . .Marriage. It’s a dream come true. Isn’t it?One wet winter night, two women meet on a bridge. One is Tess Taylor, a personal trainer on the way to meet her boyfriend for date night. The other is Kate King, a celebrity married to a han... read more

The Burning Room (Harry Bosch Book 19)

Michael Connelly

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually non-existent.Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be... read more

In the LAPD's Open-Unsolved Unit, not many murder victims die almost a decade after the crime. So when a man succumbs to complications from being shot by a stray bullet ten years earlier, Bosch catches a case in which the body is still fresh, but any other evidence is virtually non-existent.Now Bosch and his new partner, rookie Detective Lucia Soto, are tasked with solving what turns out to be... read more

The Gods of Guilt (Mickey Haller Series Book 5)

Michael Connelly

The 'Lincoln Lawyer' grapples with a haunting case in a gripping thriller from bestselling author Michael Connelly.Mickey Haller gets the text 'Call me ASAP - 187', and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention.Suddenly, Mickey's not just trying to get his client off a murder charge, but there is a more personal connection: the victim was Gloria Dayton - his own forme... read more

The 'Lincoln Lawyer' grapples with a haunting case in a gripping thriller from bestselling author Michael Connelly.Mickey Haller gets the text 'Call me ASAP - 187', and the California penal code for murder immediately gets his attention.Suddenly, Mickey's not just trying to get his client off a murder charge, but there is a more personal connection: the victim was Gloria Dayton - his own forme... read more

Summer at the Lake

Erica James

From Lake Como in Italy to Oxford, a wonderfully compelling novel about lost love, fate and second chances from the Sunday Times bestselling author.Lake Como - beautiful, enchanting, romantic...For Floriana, it is the place where the love of her life is getting married to another woman. And she's been invited to the wedding.For Esme, it is where, over sixty years ago, she fell in love for the ... read more

From Lake Como in Italy to Oxford, a wonderfully compelling novel about lost love, fate and second chances from the Sunday Times bestselling author.Lake Como - beautiful, enchanting, romantic...For Floriana, it is the place where the love of her life is getting married to another woman. And she's been invited to the wedding.For Esme, it is where, over sixty years ago, she fell in love for the ... read more

The Dandelion Years

Erica James

'Someone had made a perfect job of creating a place in which to hide a notebook . . . there was no address, only a date: September 1943 . . .'Ashcombe was the most beautiful house Saskia had ever seen as a little girl. A rambling cottage on the edge of a Suffolk village, it provided a perfect sanctuary to hide from the tragedy which shattered her childhood.Now an adult, Saskia is still living ... read more

'Someone had made a perfect job of creating a place in which to hide a notebook . . . there was no address, only a date: September 1943 . . .'Ashcombe was the most beautiful house Saskia had ever seen as a little girl. A rambling cottage on the edge of a Suffolk village, it provided a perfect sanctuary to hide from the tragedy which shattered her childhood.Now an adult, Saskia is still living ... read more

The House of Silk: The Bestselling Sherlock Holmes Novel

Anthony Horowitz

The Sunday Times bestselling official Sherlock Holmes mystery.THE GAME'S AFOOT...It is November 1890, and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent... read more

The Sunday Times bestselling official Sherlock Holmes mystery.THE GAME'S AFOOT...It is November 1890, and London is gripped by a merciless winter. Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson are enjoying tea by the fire when an agitated gentleman arrives unannounced at 221b Baker Street. He begs Holmes for help, telling the unnerving story of a scar-faced man with piercing eyes who has stalked him in recent... read more

Moriarty (Sherlock Holmes Novel Book 2)

Anthony Horowitz

Sherlock Holmes is dead. Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind. Ably assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes's methods of investigation and d... read more

Sherlock Holmes is dead. Days after Holmes and his arch-enemy Moriarty fall to their doom at the Reichenbach Falls, Pinkerton agent Frederick Chase arrives from New York. The death of Moriarty has created a poisonous vacuum which has been swiftly filled by a fiendish new criminal mastermind. Ably assisted by Inspector Athelney Jones, a devoted student of Holmes's methods of investigation and d... read more

Trigger Mortis: A James Bond Novel

Anthony Horowitz

Literary legend James Bond returns to his 1950s heyday in this exhilarating thriller by Sunday Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. It's 1957 and James Bond (agent 007) has only just survived his showdown with Auric Goldfinger at Fort Knox. By his side is Pussy Galore, who was with him at the end. Unknown to either of them, the USSR and the West are in a deadly struggle for technological... read more

Literary legend James Bond returns to his 1950s heyday in this exhilarating thriller by Sunday Times bestselling author Anthony Horowitz. It's 1957 and James Bond (agent 007) has only just survived his showdown with Auric Goldfinger at Fort Knox. By his side is Pussy Galore, who was with him at the end. Unknown to either of them, the USSR and the West are in a deadly struggle for technological... read more

A Tap on the Window

Linwood Barclay

On a rainy night, a man gives a teenage girl a lift home, but the girl he picks up isn't the same one he drops off . . . Bestseller Linwood Barclay hooks the reader from page one with this suspense masterpieceWhen Cal Weaver stops at a red light on a rainy night while driving home, he ignores the bedraggled-looking teenage girl trying to hitch a ride - even when she starts tapping on his windo... read more

On a rainy night, a man gives a teenage girl a lift home, but the girl he picks up isn't the same one he drops off . . . Bestseller Linwood Barclay hooks the reader from page one with this suspense masterpieceWhen Cal Weaver stops at a red light on a rainy night while driving home, he ignores the bedraggled-looking teenage girl trying to hitch a ride - even when she starts tapping on his windo... read more

No Time For Goodbye

Linwood Barclay

A reissue of Linwood Barclay's brilliant first thriller - the fastest-selling Richard & Judy title to date - including a chapter of the sequel NO SAFE HOUSEOn the morning she will never forget, suburban teenager Cynthia Archer awakes with a nasty hangover and a feeling she is going to have an even nastier confrontation with her mom and dad. But when she leaves her bedroom, she discovers the ho... read more

A reissue of Linwood Barclay's brilliant first thriller - the fastest-selling Richard & Judy title to date - including a chapter of the sequel NO SAFE HOUSEOn the morning she will never forget, suburban teenager Cynthia Archer awakes with a nasty hangover and a feeling she is going to have an even nastier confrontation with her mom and dad. But when she leaves her bedroom, she discovers the ho... read more

No Safe House

Linwood Barclay

What would you do to protect your daughter . . .? From the million-copy bestselling author of NO TIME FOR GOODBYESeven years ago, Terry Archer and his family experienced a horrific ordeal which nearly cost them their lives. Today, the echoes of that fateful night are still audible. Terry's wife, Cynthia, is living separate from her husband and daughter after her own personal demons threatened ... read more

What would you do to protect your daughter . . .? From the million-copy bestselling author of NO TIME FOR GOODBYESeven years ago, Terry Archer and his family experienced a horrific ordeal which nearly cost them their lives. Today, the echoes of that fateful night are still audible. Terry's wife, Cynthia, is living separate from her husband and daughter after her own personal demons threatened ... read more

Broken Promise (Promise Falls 1)

Linwood Barclay

When David Harwood is asked to look in on his cousin Marla, who is still traumatised after losing her baby, he thinks it will be some temporary relief from his dead-end life. But when he arrives, he's disturbed to find blood on Marla's front door. He's even more disturbed to find Marla looking after a baby, a baby she claims was delivered to her 'by an angel'. Soon after, a woman's body is dis... read more

When David Harwood is asked to look in on his cousin Marla, who is still traumatised after losing her baby, he thinks it will be some temporary relief from his dead-end life. But when he arrives, he's disturbed to find blood on Marla's front door. He's even more disturbed to find Marla looking after a baby, a baby she claims was delivered to her 'by an angel'. Soon after, a woman's body is dis... read more

Dark Winter Tales: a collection of horror short stories (Dark Winter Tales)

Paul Finch

**A horror short story collection from #1 bestseller, Paul Finch. Full of unputdownable reads for cold winter nights…**As the nights draw in, get hooked on this dark and suspenseful collection of horror tales – the perfect read for fans of Mark Edwards and Peter James.This collection comprises of seven short stories, all also available as individual ebooks:• The Incident at North Shore• Childr... read more

**A horror short story collection from #1 bestseller, Paul Finch. Full of unputdownable reads for cold winter nights…**As the nights draw in, get hooked on this dark and suspenseful collection of horror tales – the perfect read for fans of Mark Edwards and Peter James.This collection comprises of seven short stories, all also available as individual ebooks:• The Incident at North Shore• Childr... read more

Rachel has 3 reviews

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Darryl Donaghue

I recently chose Rachel to copy-edit my 75,000 word manuscript for the third novel in my crime fiction series, and I am very that I did. From the initial exchange of messages, it was clear Rachel was both professional and more than qualified for the task at hand. She set clear deadlines, and we discussed realistic expectations from the outset which put me at ease from the start (as an Indie, fi...

, July 2017


John Statton

Just a wonderful collaboration experience!

, July 2017


Bruno Jambor

I feel very lucky to have selected Rachel as my editor for my book Passage to Sunrise. Her dedication to the task of correcting, checking, verifying every detail, and suggesting changes is remarkable. She even discovered that I had misspelled the name of the Mumbai airport in India—Chhatrapati Shivaji—which I had checked carefully before but still butchered. Rachel checked it and corrected it. ...

, March 2017

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