Rachel Grosvenor

Rachel Grosvenor – Editor

A critically acclaimed author, writing coach and editor with a PhD, MA, and BA in Creative Writing and excellent testimonials.

Overview

Hi writer!


I'm Rachel, a critically acclaimed author, writing coach, and editor.


I've always wanted to be a writer. Since I could use a keyboard and a pen, I've written stories. Then, when I was fourteen, I read The Lord of the Rings (Tolkien) and my mind was set. That was it - I wanted to make other people feel what I felt when I read that story: adventure, excitement, and an inexplicable feeling of 'home'.

Fast forward a few years, and I gained my BA, MA and PhD in Creative Writing. But even though I had studied writing to such an extensive degree and taught it at universities and to adults worldwide, I knew it would take more than this knowledge to be a coach. That's why I studied to become a Certified Professional Coach with an ICF-accredited company and also spent a year completing an ILM Level 2.

And now, I get to talk about writing all the time! When I'm not talking to other people and helping them with their writing lives, I'm focusing on my own.

I am currently writing my sixth novel. I mostly write fantasy (and love a witchy twist), but I've also dabbled in literary fiction. I've had poetry, short stories, articles, and a critically acclaimed debut novel published.

None of this happened overnight. It came down to three main things:


1: Dedication.

2: Perseverance.

3: Asking for help.


If you want to achieve your goal of being a writer, you are in the right place. I can help you go from page to print with my three fantastic packages that meet you where you are as a writer. Whether you are in 'The Beginning', 'The Middle', or at 'The End', my mix of coaching, tutoring, and editing will leave you with a draft to be proud of.


My favourite books to work on are fantasy, magical realism, literary fiction, thrillers, and women's fiction. Sorry, I don't work on horror, erotica, or non-fiction.


Services
Fiction
Fantasy Romance Short Story Women's Fiction Young Adult Fantasy
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Awards
  • Birmingham University Award for Tremendous Achievement
  • National Winner - Student Award
  • Shortlisted for Business Excellent Award - Oscars, UOB
Certifications
  • Creative Writing PhD
  • Creative Writing Masters
  • Certified Professional Coach
  • ILM Level 2
  • 'Stretch & Challenge' Teacher Training
  • Diversity in the Workplace Training
  • Embedding Equality in Learning & Teaching Training
  • Mindfulness Diploma
  • Unconscious Bias Training
  • Creative Writing BA Hons

Work experience

Self-employed

Sep, 2018 — Present

Critically acclaimed author, coach, and editor, supporting dedicated writers through action-based coaching.

Birmingham City Council

Sep, 2015 — Apr, 2018 (over 2 years)

Creative Writing Tutor for adults. Responsible for creating own module content, course layout and lesson plans, sourcing all literature and preparing written, audio-visual and online teaching materials, marking all work including final assignments, keeping course website content up to date, developing individual learning plans for students.

University of Birmingham

Jun, 2013 — Jan, 2015 (over 1 year)

Lecturer of undergraduate creative writing module, first and third years. Responsible for leading creative workshops, providing feedback and developing course material, and marking a cohort of final work.

Portfolio

Book Coaching
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Cob and the Kingdom

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Book Coaching
Query Letter Review
Book Coaching
Developmental Editing
The Finery

Grosvenor, Rachel

Developmental Editing

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