Rachel Paul

Rachel Paul - Editor

Farmington, MI, USA

I am a copy editor and proofreader with 15+ years of experience in professional publishing. I work in all genres of fiction and nonfiction.

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Overview

Greetings! My name is Rachel, and I am a seasoned editor and lover of the written word.

I am committed to helping my clients achieve high-quality publications and have worked with countless independent authors, university presses, academic publishers, and professional organizations.

I am a former managing editor of a major publishing services company and bring with me extensive experience in all aspects of the publishing process, from copyediting to proofreading, design, composition, copywriting, indexing, and project management.

I gathered a wealth of experience during my time in the publishing industry amid the hustle and bustle of the US East Coast. After moving across state lines and finding my place in the gorgeous state of Michigan, I now enjoy the thoughtful pace and charm of the Midwest lifestyle, which has inspired my editing and instilled in me an even deeper appreciation of the written word.

I love working in a collaborative setting to bring a creative publications to life. I work with a multitude of authors from a wide variety of backgrounds to create wonderful books. I particularly enjoy working with aspiring writers and first-time authors, helping them navigate every aspect of their publishing journey via my vast experience in both editing and all aspects of book production.

I look forward to working together and am happy to guide you through your creative process. Please feel free to contact me with your thoughts and ideas. Happy writing!
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Christian (Non-Fiction)
Inspirational
Sports & Outdoors
Technology
Fiction
Christian Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense

Work experience

Editor, Owner, and Operator

Self-employed
January, 2006 – Present (almost 14 years)

Portfolio (21 selected works)

Hostile Witness: A Kate Ford Mystery

Leigh Adams

When single mom and computer security specialist Kate Ford is suddenly and mysteriously put on administrative leave, she finds herself drawn into the drama of a lurid kidnapping case with ties to her company. Kate has enough on her plate dealing with a condition that leaves her extra-sensitive to stimuli, but the case is too juicy to leave untouched.But what begins as simple curiosity quickly ... read more

When single mom and computer security specialist Kate Ford is suddenly and mysteriously put on administrative leave, she finds herself drawn into the drama of a lurid kidnapping case with ties to her company. Kate has enough on her plate dealing with a condition that leaves her extra-sensitive to stimuli, but the case is too juicy to leave untouched.But what begins as simple curiosity quickly ... read more

The Fine Art of Murder: A Katherine Sullivan Mystery

Emily Barnes

Former Police Chief Katherine Sullivan has been called brilliant, brave, compassionate, and quirky, but after decades of crime fighting, this resilient grandmother with an artist's soul is discovering that retirement can be just as deadly as being on the job.When Katherine returned to her hometown, her only thought was to comfort her recently divorced daughter. That was before a young woman wa... read more

Former Police Chief Katherine Sullivan has been called brilliant, brave, compassionate, and quirky, but after decades of crime fighting, this resilient grandmother with an artist's soul is discovering that retirement can be just as deadly as being on the job.When Katherine returned to her hometown, her only thought was to comfort her recently divorced daughter. That was before a young woman wa... read more

Beijing Red: A Nick Foley Thriller, Book 1

Alex Ryan

When ex-Navy SEAL Nick Foley travels to China to find purpose and escape the demons of his past, he instead stumbles into a conspiracy his Special Forces training never prepared him for. A mysterious and deadly outbreak ravages a remote area of western China, and Nick finds himself the lead suspect in a bioterrorism investigation being conducted by China's elite Snow Leopard counter-terrorism ... read more

When ex-Navy SEAL Nick Foley travels to China to find purpose and escape the demons of his past, he instead stumbles into a conspiracy his Special Forces training never prepared him for. A mysterious and deadly outbreak ravages a remote area of western China, and Nick finds himself the lead suspect in a bioterrorism investigation being conducted by China's elite Snow Leopard counter-terrorism ... read more

A Most Curious Murder: A Little Library Mystery, Book 1

Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli

Jenny Weston moves home to Bear Falls, Michigan, to nurse her bruised ego back to health after a bitter divorce. But the idyllic vision of her charming hometown crumbles when her mother's little library is destroyed. The next-door neighbor, Zoe Zola, a little person and Lewis Carroll enthusiast, suspects local curmudgeon Adam Cane. But when he's suddenly found dead in Zoe's fairy garden, all r... read more

Jenny Weston moves home to Bear Falls, Michigan, to nurse her bruised ego back to health after a bitter divorce. But the idyllic vision of her charming hometown crumbles when her mother's little library is destroyed. The next-door neighbor, Zoe Zola, a little person and Lewis Carroll enthusiast, suspects local curmudgeon Adam Cane. But when he's suddenly found dead in Zoe's fairy garden, all r... read more

Body on the Bayou: A Cajun Country Mystery

Ellen Byron

Winner of the 2016 Best Humorous Mystery Lefty Award and shortlisted for the Agatha Best Contemporary Novel Award, Body on the Bayou finds Maggie Crozat once again using her artist's eye to spot clues and help.The Crozats feared that past murders at Crozat Plantation B&B might spell the death of their beloved estate, but they've managed to survive the scandal. Now there's a trés bigger story ... read more

Winner of the 2016 Best Humorous Mystery Lefty Award and shortlisted for the Agatha Best Contemporary Novel Award, Body on the Bayou finds Maggie Crozat once again using her artist's eye to spot clues and help.The Crozats feared that past murders at Crozat Plantation B&B might spell the death of their beloved estate, but they've managed to survive the scandal. Now there's a trés bigger story ... read more

Plantation Shudders: A Cajun Country Mystery

Ellen Byron

USA TODAY BESTSELLERAGATHA AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST FIRST MYSTERYLEFTY AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST HUMOROUS MYSTERYDAPHNE DU MAURIER AWARD NOMINEECheck in for some Southern hospitality in Plantation Shudders, the Cajun Country series debut from Ellen Byron.It's the end of the summer and Prodigal Daughter Maggie Crozat has returned home to her family's plantation-turned-bed-and-breakfast in Louisian... read more

USA TODAY BESTSELLERAGATHA AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST FIRST MYSTERYLEFTY AWARD FINALIST FOR BEST HUMOROUS MYSTERYDAPHNE DU MAURIER AWARD NOMINEECheck in for some Southern hospitality in Plantation Shudders, the Cajun Country series debut from Ellen Byron.It's the end of the summer and Prodigal Daughter Maggie Crozat has returned home to her family's plantation-turned-bed-and-breakfast in Louisian... read more

Satan's Chamber

Molly Best Tinsley, Karetta Hubbard

Junior CIA operative Victoria Pierce is posted to Khartoum, Sudan, where her father vanished five years before. Obsessed with solving the mystery of his disappearance, she uncovers a horrific plot that threatens to ignite World War III. A fast-paced spy thriller, Satan s Chamber shuttles between Washington, DC, and war-torn Sudan, geo-political intrigue and ancient mysticism. It introduces a r... read more

Junior CIA operative Victoria Pierce is posted to Khartoum, Sudan, where her father vanished five years before. Obsessed with solving the mystery of his disappearance, she uncovers a horrific plot that threatens to ignite World War III. A fast-paced spy thriller, Satan s Chamber shuttles between Washington, DC, and war-torn Sudan, geo-political intrigue and ancient mysticism. It introduces a r... read more

Hagar: Rediscovering the God Who Sees Me (Bible Study)

Shadia Hrichi

You are The God Who Sees Me. Discover a close relationship with God, no matter the pain or suffering in your life. Witness the depths of God's compassion through the eyes of Hagar, a runaway slave who meets the living God in a desert of despair, where she gives Him the name El Roi, The God Who Sees Me. A largely forgotten Old Testament character, Hagar is actually one of only a few people who ... read more

You are The God Who Sees Me. Discover a close relationship with God, no matter the pain or suffering in your life. Witness the depths of God's compassion through the eyes of Hagar, a runaway slave who meets the living God in a desert of despair, where she gives Him the name El Roi, The God Who Sees Me. A largely forgotten Old Testament character, Hagar is actually one of only a few people who ... read more

Everyday Brave: Living Courageously As a Woman of Faith

Janet Thompson

Be Your Own Kind of Brave! Bravery isn't reserved for only women serving on international mission teams, or for women who serve in the military or on a police force. Every woman is brave, much braver than she might think. But feelings of doubt and inadequacy try to stop us from living up to our God-given potential to be courageous women of faith. In Everyday Brave, Janet explores the extraordi... read more

Be Your Own Kind of Brave! Bravery isn't reserved for only women serving on international mission teams, or for women who serve in the military or on a police force. Every woman is brave, much braver than she might think. But feelings of doubt and inadequacy try to stop us from living up to our God-given potential to be courageous women of faith. In Everyday Brave, Janet explores the extraordi... read more

Behind Esther: Thriving When God Seems Distant

Chris Altrock

Esther's World Is Much Like Ours: God Seems Missing.Some of Esther's peers, like Daniel, lived with a distinct advantage: they experienced the mighty, miracle-making wonder of God. Esther, on the other hand, was surrounded by extravagant wealth and impiety in the disenchanted empire of Persia. Faith wasn't easy in a place like this, but thankfully, Esther learned there was more to God than wha... read more

Esther's World Is Much Like Ours: God Seems Missing.Some of Esther's peers, like Daniel, lived with a distinct advantage: they experienced the mighty, miracle-making wonder of God. Esther, on the other hand, was surrounded by extravagant wealth and impiety in the disenchanted empire of Persia. Faith wasn't easy in a place like this, but thankfully, Esther learned there was more to God than wha... read more

The Art of Amen: A Creative Prayer Experience

Catherine Bird

Let creativity bring your prayers to life. Too often, prayer time is pushed to the bottom of a never-ending to-do list and can start to feel like a chore. But when God gave us the gift of prayer, he was inviting us to set aside regular, consistent time to grow in our relationship with him. Infused with biblical truths, The Art of Amen will rejuvenate you with an artful blend of teachings on pr... read more

Let creativity bring your prayers to life. Too often, prayer time is pushed to the bottom of a never-ending to-do list and can start to feel like a chore. But when God gave us the gift of prayer, he was inviting us to set aside regular, consistent time to grow in our relationship with him. Infused with biblical truths, The Art of Amen will rejuvenate you with an artful blend of teachings on pr... read more

Poured Out: The Spirit of God Empowering the Mission of God

C. Leonard Allen

The Holy Spirit Cannot Be Contained After centuries of neglect, there is a renewed interest in the Holy Spirit. Many are beginning to realize that the Spirit is not a junior member of the Trinity, tame and shy. Poured Out explains why the church limited the Spirit for so long and how you can come to know the Spirit better and more fully. To become fruitful again to move beyond apathy, defeat, ... read more

The Holy Spirit Cannot Be Contained After centuries of neglect, there is a renewed interest in the Holy Spirit. Many are beginning to realize that the Spirit is not a junior member of the Trinity, tame and shy. Poured Out explains why the church limited the Spirit for so long and how you can come to know the Spirit better and more fully. To become fruitful again to move beyond apathy, defeat, ... read more

Mentoring for All Seasons: Sharing Life Experiences and God's Faithfulness

Janet Thompson

Realize the value and blessings of participating in mentoring relationships during all stages, ages, and seasons of life. Women often don't think they know enough to be a mentor, or fear rejection if they ask someone to mentor them. Others don't think they need mentoring. However, throughout the Bible, God calls spiritually younger and older women to learn from and teach one another. Mentoring... read more

Realize the value and blessings of participating in mentoring relationships during all stages, ages, and seasons of life. Women often don't think they know enough to be a mentor, or fear rejection if they ask someone to mentor them. Others don't think they need mentoring. However, throughout the Bible, God calls spiritually younger and older women to learn from and teach one another. Mentoring... read more

An Invitation to the Table: Embracing the Gift of Hospitality

Michelle Lazurek

Jesus spent a chunk of his ministry eating and drinking with the ""sinners and tax collectors"" of the world. If we strive to be more like Jesus, shouldnt we do more of what he did?Hospitality involves more than the domesticated event we have grown accustomed to practicing. It is an embodiment of all the Christian life stands for: a gesture of love, opening up our hearts and lives, and sacrifi... read more

Jesus spent a chunk of his ministry eating and drinking with the ""sinners and tax collectors"" of the world. If we strive to be more like Jesus, shouldnt we do more of what he did?Hospitality involves more than the domesticated event we have grown accustomed to practicing. It is an embodiment of all the Christian life stands for: a gesture of love, opening up our hearts and lives, and sacrifi... read more

The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay (Addison-Wesley Signature Series (Cohn))

Zuzana Sochova

[if gte mso 9]> <xml> </xml> <![endif] The Fast, Focused, Practical Guide to Excellence with Scrum The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay is your complete guide to becoming an exceptionally effective ScrumMaster and using Scrum to dramatically improve team and organizational performance. Easy to digest and highly visual, you can read it in a weekend…and use it for an entire career. Drawing on ... read more

[if gte mso 9]> <xml> </xml> <![endif] The Fast, Focused, Practical Guide to Excellence with Scrum The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay is your complete guide to becoming an exceptionally effective ScrumMaster and using Scrum to dramatically improve team and organizational performance. Easy to digest and highly visual, you can read it in a weekend…and use it for an entire career. Drawing on ... read more

Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and Teams

Mickey W. Mantle, Ron Lichty

“Mantle and Lichty have assembled a guide that will help you hire, motivate, and mentor a software development team that functions at the highest level. Their rules of thumb and coaching advice are great blueprints for new and experienced software engineering managers alike.” —Tom Conrad, CTO, Pandora “I wish I’d had this material available years ago. I see lots and lots of ‘meat’ in here that... read more

“Mantle and Lichty have assembled a guide that will help you hire, motivate, and mentor a software development team that functions at the highest level. Their rules of thumb and coaching advice are great blueprints for new and experienced software engineering managers alike.” —Tom Conrad, CTO, Pandora “I wish I’d had this material available years ago. I see lots and lots of ‘meat’ in here that... read more

Pandas for Everyone: Python Data Analysis: Python Data Analysis (Addison-Wesley Data & Analytics Series)

Daniel Y. Chen

The Hands-On, Example-Rich Introduction to Pandas Data Analysis in Python Today, analysts must manage data characterized by extraordinary variety, velocity, and volume. Using the open source Pandas library, you can use Python to rapidly automate and perform virtually any data analysis task, no matter how large or complex. Pandas can help you ensure the veracity of your data, visualize it for e... read more

The Hands-On, Example-Rich Introduction to Pandas Data Analysis in Python Today, analysts must manage data characterized by extraordinary variety, velocity, and volume. Using the open source Pandas library, you can use Python to rapidly automate and perform virtually any data analysis task, no matter how large or complex. Pandas can help you ensure the veracity of your data, visualize it for e... read more

The Rails 5 Way (4th Edition) (Addison-Wesley Professional Ruby Series)

Obie Fernandez

The “Bible” for Rails Development: Fully Updated for Rails 5 “When I read The Rails Way for the first time, I felt like I truly understood Rails for the first time.” —Steve Klabnik, Rails contributor and mentor The Rails™ 5 Way is the comprehensive, authoritative reference guide for professionals delivering production-quality code using modern Ruby on Rails. Obie Fernandez illuminates the enti... read more

The “Bible” for Rails Development: Fully Updated for Rails 5 “When I read The Rails Way for the first time, I felt like I truly understood Rails for the first time.” —Steve Klabnik, Rails contributor and mentor The Rails™ 5 Way is the comprehensive, authoritative reference guide for professionals delivering production-quality code using modern Ruby on Rails. Obie Fernandez illuminates the enti... read more

Supercharged Python: Take Your Code to the Next Level

Brian Overland, John Bennett

“Brian Overland makes programming simple. . . . To my amazement, his books explain complicated code clearly enough for anyone to understand.” –Art Sedighi, PhD Tapping into the full power of Python doesn’t have to be difficult. Supercharged Python is written for people who’ve learned the fundamentals of the language but want to take their skills to the next level. After a quick review of Pytho... read more

“Brian Overland makes programming simple. . . . To my amazement, his books explain complicated code clearly enough for anyone to understand.” –Art Sedighi, PhD Tapping into the full power of Python doesn’t have to be difficult. Supercharged Python is written for people who’ve learned the fundamentals of the language but want to take their skills to the next level. After a quick review of Pytho... read more

Black Man in the Huddle: Stories from the Integration of Texas Football (Swaim-Paup Sports Series, sponsored by James C. '74 & Debra Parchman Swaim and T. Edgar '74 & Nancy Paup)

Robert D. Jacobus

“What was it like for young black men growing up in a totally segregated environment and transitioning to an integrated one?” asks author Robert Jacobus in the preface to this collection of interviews. How did they get involved in sports? How did the facilities, both academic and athletic, compare to the white schools? What colleges recruited them out of high school? Searching for the answers ... read more

“What was it like for young black men growing up in a totally segregated environment and transitioning to an integrated one?” asks author Robert Jacobus in the preface to this collection of interviews. How did they get involved in sports? How did the facilities, both academic and athletic, compare to the white schools? What colleges recruited them out of high school? Searching for the answers ... read more

Football at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Texas (Swaim-Paup Sports Series, sponsored by James C. '74 & Debra Parchman Swaim and T. Edgar '74 & Nancy Paup)

Robert C. Fink

“In Texas, football is king,” Rob Fink writes, “so it provides a prominent window on Texas culture.” In Football at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Texas, Fink opens this window to afford readers an engaging view of not only the sport and its impact on African Americans in Texas, but also a better and more nuanced perception of the African American community, its aspirations, a... read more

“In Texas, football is king,” Rob Fink writes, “so it provides a prominent window on Texas culture.” In Football at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in Texas, Fink opens this window to afford readers an engaging view of not only the sport and its impact on African Americans in Texas, but also a better and more nuanced perception of the African American community, its aspirations, a... read more

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