Rachel Snider

Rachel Snider - Editor

Fort Smith, AR, USA

I was born into a passel of writers and storytellers and other meticulous folks who highlight grammatical mistakes in library paperbacks.

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Overview

I've published 5 books of my own, but proofreading, formatting, editing — even ghostwriting — for other authors are the bread and butter that enables me to follow my writing dreams. Plus, I get paid to read books before they're released so who could ask for better!

Typically, I work with fiction, from children's books on up to novels for more advanced readers. I reserve the right to refuse or cancel a contract based on content (i.e. too graphic or explicit).

Previous projects:

~Editing — Small Town Ghosts by Kevin Johnson. ABIL Returns by Judy Harrington.
~Formatting — The Children's Garden by David Banks. Home is Where the Hound is and Bertie Steps Out by Bill Wilwers. A.B.I.L. and A.B.I.L. Returns by Judy Harrington. Early Morning in the Land of Dreams by Marla Cantrell. Bowing Low by Julie Jean Francis. Bordertown Gypsy, Lynchtown Wolf, Mobtown Player, and Rivertown Crooner by R.M. Snider (me). Rupert of Calloway: The Good King by Rachel Redins (also me).
~Proofreading — Bridging the Gap, The Hill, The Hill II, and Small Town Ghosts by Kevin Johnson. Home is Where the Hound is and Bertie Steps Out by Bill Wilwers. A.B.I.L. and A.B.I.L. Returns by Judy Harrington. Early Morning in the Land of Dreams by Marla Cantrell. Bowing Low by Julie Jean Francis.
~Ghostwriting — current work in progress!

“Rachel did a wonderful job proofreading for me. She found mistakes that had made it past many people. Not only that, she found an editing error that had slipped by three different editors. She’s the perfect storm of accurate, fast, and affordable, and I have total confidence that my book is now perfect. I’ll be contacting her again for future projects.“
Kevin Johnson, author of Bridging the Gap, The Hill, The Hill II, and Small Town Ghosts

“When I somehow completed my first book, I decided to self-publish. I was seventy-four, then, and doubted I could afford to wait around going the agent/publisher route (plus, there’s the little matter of actually getting an agent/publisher). As I sat there, scratching my head about my next step, a friend suggested R.M. Snider (or Rachel to us less-sophisticated types). I contacted her, and for a very nominal fee (I won’t say how much, mainly because I can’t remember – did I mention I was seventy-four?), she graciously took on the job. I could go into great detail about all she did to whip that book into shape (another fib; I can’t remember), and how wonderful the formatting looked when she finished, but I won’t. Instead, I’ll say that, when I finished my second book, I flew straight to Rachel to format that one, too. You can see the results, and judge for yourself, by typing my last name on the Amazon search bar. Now, if you’ll excuse me, it’s past my bedtime.”
Bill Wilwers, author of Home Is Where the Hound Is and Bertie Steps Out


“I can’t sing enough praises for Rachel’s skill as a proofreader and formatter. Reasonable pricing & professional work. She’s a superb author herself and very knowledgeable about what it takes to polish the quality of your manuscript for today’s competitive industry.”
Judy Harrington, author of A.B.I.L. and A.B.I.L. Returns


“Rachel worked with me to format my book of short stories, Early Morning in the Land of Dreams. Beyond being a meticulous formatter, she asked thoughtful questions that helped me get the look I wanted. She is also a wealth of knowledge and offered support during the entire process. Finally, she read through my manuscript to make sure there were no grammatical or typographical errors. Of course, I had already had my manuscript edited and proofread; however, this service gave me one more layer of protection. I couldn’t recommend Rachel more. She did a fantastic job for me.”
Marla Cantrell, author of Early Morning in the Land of Dreams

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Christian Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Historical Fiction
Historical Mysteries
Social & Family Issues

Work experience

Author Services

Self-employed
June, 2019 – Present (about 3 years)

I perform copy editing, proofreading, editorial assessment, ghostwriting, and paperback and Kindle eBook formatting for other authors.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

The Hill

Johnson, Kevin

Bridging the Gap

Johnson, Kevin

Bertie Steps Out

Wilwers, Bill

A.B.I.L. Returns

Harrington, Judy

The Hill II

Johnson, Kevin

The Children's Garden

Banks, David Lee

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