Rachel Hockett

Rachel Hockett - Editor

Ithaca, NY

Editor, writer, theater director, blogger, equality advocate, graduate of first class of women at Yale, and great lover of humanity.

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Overview

A member of the first class of women at Yale University, I received my training in publishing in the engineering department of college textbooks at Prentice Hall, back in the day when in-house training was thorough, orderly, and invaluable.

From Prentice Hall I went on to a few short-lived jobs in publishing that culminated in my employment with Cobb-Dunlop Publisher Services, one of the first companies to handle outsourcing of full projects from publishing companies. In 1988 I founded my own service, and spent many years producing textbooks and other books, college and professional, for over a dozen publishing houses.

Since 2005 I have been "playing the field," as they say, and have turned to projects that appeal to my artistic and personal side. When not editing or writing for a client, I run Homecoming Players, a theater company I co-founded, in Ithaca, New York.

With over forty years of publishing and editing experience, I am well qualified to help you with your next book--fiction, nonfiction, educational, trade. In short, if you wrote it, I can edit it!

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Psychology
Sex & Relationships
Fiction
Classics
LGBTQ

Work experience

Director/Sole Proprietor

Rachel-Hockett.com
March, 2005 – Present (over 13 years)

Freelance editor/writer/blogger, with an emphasis in social sciences, humanities, fiction, trade, and memoirs.

Director

Hockett Editorial Service
October, 1988 – March, 2005 (over 16 years)

Managed the production of educational and trade books for many publishing companies.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

The Psychology of Women (PSY 477 Preparation for Careers in Psychology)

Margaret W. Matlin

This highly respected, best-selling book offers an enjoyable, extraordinarily well-written introduction to the psychology of women. Appropriate for readers from a wide variety of backgrounds, this comprehensive book depicts women's experiences through direct quotations and an emphasis on empirical research. Known for its balance of scholarship, readability, and inclusion of various kinds of wo... read more

This highly respected, best-selling book offers an enjoyable, extraordinarily well-written introduction to the psychology of women. Appropriate for readers from a wide variety of backgrounds, this comprehensive book depicts women's experiences through direct quotations and an emphasis on empirical research. Known for its balance of scholarship, readability, and inclusion of various kinds of wo... read more

Social Change 2.0: A Blueprint for Reinventing Our World

David Gershon

If change is the mantra of our moment in history, Social Change 2.0 may be poised to become its bible. Drawing on his three decades in the trenches of large-scale societal transformation, David Gershon described by the United Nations as a graceful revolutionary, offers an original and comprehensive roadmap to bring about fundamental change in our world. So many of the assumptions we have been ... read more

If change is the mantra of our moment in history, Social Change 2.0 may be poised to become its bible. Drawing on his three decades in the trenches of large-scale societal transformation, David Gershon described by the United Nations as a graceful revolutionary, offers an original and comprehensive roadmap to bring about fundamental change in our world. So many of the assumptions we have been ... read more

O Come Ye Back to Ireland: Our First Year in County Clare

Niall Williams, Christine Breen

Niall and Christine left their careers in New York City for a simpler, more authentic life in a cottage outside the tiny village of Kilmihil in County Clare. "Their tale is a delightful romance."—The New York Times Book Review

Niall and Christine left their careers in New York City for a simpler, more authentic life in a cottage outside the tiny village of Kilmihil in County Clare. "Their tale is a delightful romance."—The New York Times Book Review

Returning To My Mother's House: Taking Back the Wisdom of the Feminine

Gail Straub

Gail Straub, a leader in the human potential field, had helped thousands around the world find meaning and purpose in their lives, all the while sensing that something fundamental within her was missing. Many years after the premature death of her mother, she undertook a period of soul searching and came to believe that, like her mother and so many women of our time, she had overcorrected in t... read more

Gail Straub, a leader in the human potential field, had helped thousands around the world find meaning and purpose in their lives, all the while sensing that something fundamental within her was missing. Many years after the premature death of her mother, she undertook a period of soul searching and came to believe that, like her mother and so many women of our time, she had overcorrected in t... read more

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