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Rachel Small

Rachel Small - Editor

Calgary, AB, Canada

Experienced editor with a passion for fiction, memoir, and travel (on the page and in real life).

Overview

Reviews (8)

I provide professional, thorough, and reliable editing services with the writer's vision in mind. I specialise in fiction, (adult and YA), memoir, inspirational material, and travel stories.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement Travel
Fiction
Inspirational Romance Short Story Urban Fantasy Women's Fiction Young Adult & Teen

Work experience

Editor

Freelance
January, 2010 – Present (over 7 years)

All writers have at least one thing in common: a desire to communicate effectively. Whether you’re a veteran author or an emerging writer, I can help you express your words clearly and powerfully.

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Time On Target

Don Marnock

Cartel honcho Diego “El Toro” Sandoval has grandiose dreams. He has handpicked from the cream of America’s teenaged Latino gangs and now having trained them with all the skills of his Mexican army Special Forces background, Sandoval is about to set them loose back in the US. There they will conduct assassinations and other covert operations in support of a drug trafficking channel that will ma... read more

Cartel honcho Diego “El Toro” Sandoval has grandiose dreams. He has handpicked from the cream of America’s teenaged Latino gangs and now having trained them with all the skills of his Mexican army Special Forces background, Sandoval is about to set them loose back in the US. There they will conduct assassinations and other covert operations in support of a drug trafficking channel that will ma... read more

In Gaza I Dare To Dream

Rana Shubair

In 'In Gaza, I Dare to Dream', Rana vividly recounts details of her own life under Israeli Occupation, aggression and the Gaza Siege. The daily suffering of the Palestinian people is seldom mentioned in mainstream media, therefore, the author takes you on a journey to one of the most volatile parts of the Middle east to tell you the story of the ordinary people of Gaza. Gaza, a land where joy ... read more

In 'In Gaza, I Dare to Dream', Rana vividly recounts details of her own life under Israeli Occupation, aggression and the Gaza Siege. The daily suffering of the Palestinian people is seldom mentioned in mainstream media, therefore, the author takes you on a journey to one of the most volatile parts of the Middle east to tell you the story of the ordinary people of Gaza. Gaza, a land where joy ... read more

BawBs Raven Feathers (Vol III)

Robert Chomany

BawB's Raven Feathers is pure and simple. It kickstarts moments of self-reflection and inner peace, drawing on nostalgia while pushing the reader to live in the present and dream of tomorrow. Alternating brief chapters of prose with perfectly rhythmic, adult rhymes, this book holds appeal for the masses.

BawB's Raven Feathers is pure and simple. It kickstarts moments of self-reflection and inner peace, drawing on nostalgia while pushing the reader to live in the present and dream of tomorrow. Alternating brief chapters of prose with perfectly rhythmic, adult rhymes, this book holds appeal for the masses.

Of the Dragonfly

Audrey Gene

Evangeline May Sinclair is an intelligent young woman with a promising future in a large corporation. Though she has every reason to be happy, she has always felt insubstantial and out of place.Gradually, her dreams begin to reveal an existence that seems far more real and passionate than the life she’s living. But does this world, which holds the only man she could ever love, actually exist?W... read more

Evangeline May Sinclair is an intelligent young woman with a promising future in a large corporation. Though she has every reason to be happy, she has always felt insubstantial and out of place.Gradually, her dreams begin to reveal an existence that seems far more real and passionate than the life she’s living. But does this world, which holds the only man she could ever love, actually exist?W... read more

Chronicles of A Clocksmith

M. Doerner-Miller

One day, a bored little boy finds himself inside an old clock store. And while the boy is generally uninterested in most of the old and dusty clocks within the store, one particular clock strikes up his curiosity. And then everything changes for this bored little boy.Transported into a wonderful world of mystery and magic - this average little boy soon learns why he just might not be so averag... read more

One day, a bored little boy finds himself inside an old clock store. And while the boy is generally uninterested in most of the old and dusty clocks within the store, one particular clock strikes up his curiosity. And then everything changes for this bored little boy.Transported into a wonderful world of mystery and magic - this average little boy soon learns why he just might not be so averag... read more

Island in the Clouds (Bequia Perspectives Book 1)

Susan M. Toy

The dead body in the pool is putting a serious dent in Geoff’s morning. An ex-pat property manager on the Caribbean island of Bequia, Geoff doesn’t want a spotlight shone on the secret past he left behind in Canada, but now he’s the suspect in a brutal murder. With no help from the inept local police force, he’s drawn into investigating the murder himself, to clear his name. As Geoff finds out... read more

The dead body in the pool is putting a serious dent in Geoff’s morning. An ex-pat property manager on the Caribbean island of Bequia, Geoff doesn’t want a spotlight shone on the secret past he left behind in Canada, but now he’s the suspect in a brutal murder. With no help from the inept local police force, he’s drawn into investigating the murder himself, to clear his name. As Geoff finds out... read more

AstroWed: The Universe's Most Kickass Wedding Planning Workbook (Volume 1)

Stacey Dyer

Holy sh*t! You’re engaged! Your heart starts to race. You feel terribly overwhelmed. Now what? Enter AstroWed, Earth’s first space-themed wedding-planning workbook ready to make those checklists work FOR you rather than AGAINST you. Written, designed, and illustrated by Stacey Dyer, AstroWed stems from her experience planning her own offbeat wedding, her knowledge from the tech industry, and c... read more

Holy sh*t! You’re engaged! Your heart starts to race. You feel terribly overwhelmed. Now what? Enter AstroWed, Earth’s first space-themed wedding-planning workbook ready to make those checklists work FOR you rather than AGAINST you. Written, designed, and illustrated by Stacey Dyer, AstroWed stems from her experience planning her own offbeat wedding, her knowledge from the tech industry, and c... read more

Chasing Checkers

Christopher Hinchcliffe

Teddy “Chex” Clark has been racing cars since he was seven. He’s always dreamed of driving professionally. But when an old friend calls him out of the blue and offers him the chance to make his dream a reality, Teddy can’t help but ask himself—is he ready?From his first go-kart race to his days at racing academy, the road to the biggest race in Teddy’s life is anything but smooth.Along the way... read more

Teddy “Chex” Clark has been racing cars since he was seven. He’s always dreamed of driving professionally. But when an old friend calls him out of the blue and offers him the chance to make his dream a reality, Teddy can’t help but ask himself—is he ready?From his first go-kart race to his days at racing academy, the road to the biggest race in Teddy’s life is anything but smooth.Along the way... read more

The Crossing: A Novel

Michael Doane

The Debut Novel From Michael Doane Written in the same tradition as On the Road and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Michael Doane’s The Crossing explores what it means to exist in 21st century America. She’s out on a pier, deep in the ocean. A tidal wave is coming. Standing at the edge of the earth where the sand is swallowed up by the salty sea, I call for her… So begins a young ma... read more

The Debut Novel From Michael Doane Written in the same tradition as On the Road and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, Michael Doane’s The Crossing explores what it means to exist in 21st century America. She’s out on a pier, deep in the ocean. A tidal wave is coming. Standing at the edge of the earth where the sand is swallowed up by the salty sea, I call for her… So begins a young ma... read more

Rachel has 8 reviews

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Robert McCartney

Rachel is fantastic to collaborate with. She gives you a detailed breakdown of what's right, wrong, and ways to enhance you, and your writing. She communicates in a reasonable timeframe and is truly an exceptional editor. Her ability to get into your story and get a feel for it is spot on. I cannot stress enough in recommending her services.

, September 2017


Robert McCartney

Coming across individuals who can go with my flow of thinking is a tad rare. Especially, when it comes to understanding and comprehending the point I am trying to get across via the text in a story. I approached Rachel with my collaborative urban fantasy novel "Lilah's Guide to Hoyle," and I was impressed in how she was able to edit in the understanding and familiarity of what my story was ba...

, June 2017


Claire Post

I worked with Rachel on my first novel. From the outset Rachel was always friendly, highly professional, conscientious and meticulous - all the things you'd want from an editor! Rachel noticed things that I, being so close to the work, had missed and her suggestions were always intelligent and very useful. After collaborating with Rachel, I can see just how important the editing stage is. ...

, May 2017


Christopher Hinchcliffe

I first worked with Rachel for the content-edit stage of my first YA novel. I was so impressed with the experience that I requested her help again for the copy-edit. Throughout both stages she was professional, communicative, and seemed genuinely eager to see my project succeed. She consistently offered both helpful criticism and encouragement. I learned a great deal during our collaboration. I...

, February 2017


Donna Hertz

Rachel has been great to work with and I appreciate the detailed comments and guidance.

, January 2017

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