Rachel Small

Rachel Small - Editor

Toronto, ON, Canada

Experienced editor with a passion for fiction, travel (on the page and in real life), and stories that move and inspire.

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I provide professional, thorough, and reliable editing services with the writer's vision top of mind. I specialise in literary and women's fiction, urban fantasy, memoir, inspirational stories, and travel stories.
Languages
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Travel
Fiction
Inspirational
Short Story
Urban Fantasy
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • Advanced Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders

Work experience

Editor

Self-employed
January, 2010 – Present (almost 10 years)

Whether you’re a veteran author or an emerging writer, I can help you express your story, in your words, clearly and powerfully.

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

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

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

All But What's Left

Carrie Mumford

A childhood marred by tragedy. An uncertain future. One summer that changes everything. After losing her mother in a tragic accident, Hannah Tatum grows up wanting nothing more than to be a good girl. At twenty-one, she has her whole future planned out. She’ll help her dad with their ranch until her childhood sweetheart finishes university. They’ll get married, take over the ranch, and live ha... read more

A childhood marred by tragedy. An uncertain future. One summer that changes everything. After losing her mother in a tragic accident, Hannah Tatum grows up wanting nothing more than to be a good girl. At twenty-one, she has her whole future planned out. She’ll help her dad with their ranch until her childhood sweetheart finishes university. They’ll get married, take over the ranch, and live ha... read more

Band of Wild Ones

Daniel Pertschuk

Ricky Green is a restless teenager with a penchant for trouble. When the Beatles invade America, Ricky and his three friends form a band, hoping to reap fame and fortune. But amidst the profound cultural and political upheaval of the sixties, the Wild Ones struggle to find their footing. Twenty years later, Ricky attends his first high school reunion, perhaps seeking an opportunity to rewrite ... read more

Ricky Green is a restless teenager with a penchant for trouble. When the Beatles invade America, Ricky and his three friends form a band, hoping to reap fame and fortune. But amidst the profound cultural and political upheaval of the sixties, the Wild Ones struggle to find their footing. Twenty years later, Ricky attends his first high school reunion, perhaps seeking an opportunity to rewrite ... read more

The Angriest Angel

Christopher Halt

"A sci-fi series opener with ADHD as a key component that deserves all the attention it can get.”-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)They’ve lived among us for decades without incident. Until now.The Caelans are a nonviolent and technically advanced people who long ago conquered anger and interstellar travel. Virtually indistinguishable from us, they hide in plain sight. They live in our neighborh... read more

"A sci-fi series opener with ADHD as a key component that deserves all the attention it can get.”-Kirkus Reviews (starred review)They’ve lived among us for decades without incident. Until now.The Caelans are a nonviolent and technically advanced people who long ago conquered anger and interstellar travel. Virtually indistinguishable from us, they hide in plain sight. They live in our neighborh... read more

The Gifts of Fate: A Star of Fate Novella

David T Myers

When dark forces threaten the fates of Gods and men, a troubled psychic may be their only hope.Shilpy Chopra finally has the ordinary life she always dreamed of: a quiet job at a Sydney bookstore, good friends, and then there's Dusk - her perfect and devoted boyfriend. Except Shilpy is a seer, and able to see things that are far from ordinary.When a figure from Dusk's past visits she discovers... read more

When dark forces threaten the fates of Gods and men, a troubled psychic may be their only hope.Shilpy Chopra finally has the ordinary life she always dreamed of: a quiet job at a Sydney bookstore, good friends, and then there's Dusk - her perfect and devoted boyfriend. Except Shilpy is a seer, and able to see things that are far from ordinary.When a figure from Dusk's past visits she discovers... 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

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

Rachel has 36 reviews

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Cameron H
Dear Rachel, Thank you so much for your outstanding work! From the minute we connected you got it, and that's rare. I really appreciate the passion you put in, and how you took extra time to listen to me and the vision of the book. I'm super grateful and can't wait to share the finished book with you! 5 Star all the way! Cam

Cameron H, October 2019


Francis Redmond
Rachel was absolutely wonderful to work with through two stages of developmental edits for my first book. She has a genuine personality and pours her whole heart into the work she does. Along with edits, Rachel gave me a few pages of notes on how to best capture the reader's attention, and made herself available to discuss all of her notes and edits over the phone. I could tell she was fully ...
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Francis Redmond, October 2019


M A
Rachel is a pro. As always, she was prompt, thorough, and offered excellent advise.

M A, October 2019


Dan Burns
I worked with Rachel on three projects in preparation for publishing my new book. It was the best overall editing experience I've ever had!

Dan Burns, September 2019


M A
Rachel is excellent -- very detailed, offers suggestions, responds quickly and thoroughly to to questions.

M A, September 2019

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