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Rachel Weaver

Rachel Weaver - Editor

Colorado

Content Editor, Writing Coach, Author

Overview

Are you lost in the gray area between a first draft and a finished draft? Do you need to breathe some life back into your writing project? Do you have an idea for a book you’ve always wanted to write?

​I offer mentoring and editing for both fiction and non-fiction writers of all genres. I work with writers to support and guide them through any stage of writing a book, from generating ideas and getting organized, all the way through polishing the final draft and sending it out to agents and publishing houses.

As a result of being a dedicated, working writer myself, as an editor, I am committed to not only identifying problem areas in your work, but helping you figure out how to solve them from a writer's perspective.

For those writers who have a portion or all of their text written, I offer a free edit of the first 10 pages so that the writer can determine if I am a good fit for his or her project.

I am the author of the novel Point of Direction, named to Oprah Magazine's list of Top Ten Books To Pick Up Now.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Crime & Mystery Fantasy Historical Fiction Horror Humor & Comedy Literature Romance Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • MFA, Naropa University
  • BA, University of Colorado

Work experience

Faculty

Regis University low-residency MFA Program

March, 2015 – Present (almost 2 years)

Fiction Faculty

Boulder Writing Workshop

February, 2014 – Present (almost 3 years)

I teach fiction craft classes at the Boulder Writing Studio.

Fiction Faculty

Lighthouse Writers Workshop

August, 2013 – Present (over 3 years)

I teach a variety of craft classes along with the Intro to Fiction class throughout the year. During the summer conference, LitFest, I participate in panel discussions, give readings, and teach classes as well.

Program Director

Louisville Writers Workshop

January, 2012 – Present (almost 5 years)

I run a writing group of approximately 375 members in which we offer monthly craft classes taught by myself and several other faculty along with monthly critique groups in which we discuss ten pages from six different authors.

Content Editor

Sandstone Editing

January, 2011 – Present (almost 6 years)

I work with authors one on one to get their books ready for publication. Content editing includes a close assessment of character and plot arc, character development, tension, overall cohesiveness of themes, scene work, point of view, dialogue and pacing.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Scrapyard Ship (Scrapyard Ship series Book 1)

Mark Wayne McGinnis

“What a Ride!” "Brilliant book! Absolutely loved it!!" "This first book was great. Could not stop reading it" "Wonderful story! Well written" Lieutenant Commander Jason Reynolds has had a string of bad luck lately -- evident by the uncomfortable house arrest bracelet strapped to his right ankle. Worse yet, he’s relegated to his grandfather’s old house and rambling scrapyard. To complicate thin... read more

“What a Ride!” "Brilliant book! Absolutely loved it!!" "This first book was great. Could not stop reading it" "Wonderful story! Well written" Lieutenant Commander Jason Reynolds has had a string of bad luck lately -- evident by the uncomfortable house arrest bracelet strapped to his right ankle. Worse yet, he’s relegated to his grandfather’s old house and rambling scrapyard. To complicate thin... read more

Teaching the Cat to Sit: A Memoir

Michelle Theall

A compelling memoir of a gay Catholic woman struggling to find balance between being a daughter and a mother raising her son with a loving partner in the face of discrimination.From the time she was born, Michelle Theall knew she was different. Coming of age in the Texas Bible Belt, a place where it was unacceptable to be gay, Theall found herself at odds with her strict Roman Catholic parents... read more

A compelling memoir of a gay Catholic woman struggling to find balance between being a daughter and a mother raising her son with a loving partner in the face of discrimination.From the time she was born, Michelle Theall knew she was different. Coming of age in the Texas Bible Belt, a place where it was unacceptable to be gay, Theall found herself at odds with her strict Roman Catholic parents... read more

HAB 12 (Scrapyard Ship series)

Mark Wayne McGinnis

“Buckle up--this is another crazy ride!” The Scrapyard Ship sci-fi "cliff-hanger" adventures continue with HAB 12, the second book in the series: Captain Jason Reynolds faces new challenges, not only on Earth but from the far side of the universe as well. The only way to stop the Craing this time will be to square off with them on their home turf. Jason's been informed that three powerful Crai... read more

“Buckle up--this is another crazy ride!” The Scrapyard Ship sci-fi "cliff-hanger" adventures continue with HAB 12, the second book in the series: Captain Jason Reynolds faces new challenges, not only on Earth but from the far side of the universe as well. The only way to stop the Craing this time will be to square off with them on their home turf. Jason's been informed that three powerful Crai... read more

Realms of Time (Scrapyard Ship series Book 4)

Mark Wayne McGinnis

“Definitely the best of the series!” “Felt like I was part of the team--so much flippen fun.” “Devoured it. Ready for the next book, like right NOW.” ----- Welcome to the fourth installment of the Scrapyard Ship series, Realms of Time. Captain Jason Reynolds and his team are up against a new, and unexpected foe—an adversarial force that has every intention of aligning with the powerful and dre... read more

“Definitely the best of the series!” “Felt like I was part of the team--so much flippen fun.” “Devoured it. Ready for the next book, like right NOW.” ----- Welcome to the fourth installment of the Scrapyard Ship series, Realms of Time. Captain Jason Reynolds and his team are up against a new, and unexpected foe—an adversarial force that has every intention of aligning with the powerful and dre... read more

The Dinosaur Four

Geoff Jones

Ten strangers trapped in time...A ticking sound fills the air as Tim MacGregor enters The Daily Edition Café to meet his new girlfriend for coffee. Moments later, the café is transported 67 million years back in time, along with everyone inside.Time is running out as ten unlikely companions search for a way home, while one member of the group plots to keep them all in the past.Who will survive?

Ten strangers trapped in time...A ticking sound fills the air as Tim MacGregor enters The Daily Edition Café to meet his new girlfriend for coffee. Moments later, the café is transported 67 million years back in time, along with everyone inside.Time is running out as ten unlikely companions search for a way home, while one member of the group plots to keep them all in the past.Who will survive?

American Ghost: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest

Hannah Nordhaus

The award-winning journalist and author of The Beekeeper’s Lament attempts to uncover the truth about her great-great-grandmother, Julia--whose ghost is said to haunt an elegant hotel in Santa Fe—in this spellbinding exploration of myth, family history, and the American West.The dark-eyed woman in the long black gown was first seen in the 1970s, standing near a fireplace. She was sad and trans... read more

The award-winning journalist and author of The Beekeeper’s Lament attempts to uncover the truth about her great-great-grandmother, Julia--whose ghost is said to haunt an elegant hotel in Santa Fe—in this spellbinding exploration of myth, family history, and the American West.The dark-eyed woman in the long black gown was first seen in the 1970s, standing near a fireplace. She was sad and trans... read more

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