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Rachel Small

Rachel SmallEditor

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

Overview

Reviews (5)

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

Work experience

Editor

Freelance

January, 2010 – Present (about 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 (8 selected works)

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

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?... 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?... 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 avera... 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 avera... read more

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

Island in the Clouds

Susan 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

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

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

Rachel has 5 reviews

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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


Donna Hertz

Rachel is more than professional--she is timely, astute and clear with her comments and leading questions. Our first contract is over, I am thrilled at her suggestions and can't wait to do the second phase with Rachel

, October 2016


Rana Shubair

Rachel is precious. She was the first person I collaborated with at the onset of my project. The editorial assessment she provided me with made all the difference on how I was to proceed later on with my book. I've described it as " receiving a love letter" and indeed it was. She believed in my book and gave me a logical organization for my book. She also gave me other advise along the way and ...

, October 2016


Michael Doane

Rachel is a fantastic editor. Her attention to detail and love of language was a huge asset in bringing The Crossing to a publishable narrative. What I love most about working with Rachel is her willingness to engage with you as an author and support you far beyond her role as a copyeditor and proofreader.

, October 2016

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