Hi, I'm Rachael, a thorough, flexible and reliable copyeditor and proofreader based in Wiltshire, UK. I copyedit and proofread fiction and board games for independent and self-publishing authors, publishers and designers, and have been freelance since 2015. I'm an Advanced Professional Member of the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP) and I trained with The Publishing Training Centre (PTC) and the CIEP. You can find details of my qualifications and training here.

I'm a Partner Member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, an organisation that values ethics and excellence in self-publishing.

I wrote a blog for The Publishing Training Centre about my editorial career in fiction and board games, which you can read here: Freelancing in fiction and board games.

I keep my skills and knowledge up to date through regular training courses with OpenLearn, Future Learn, and professional editing and publishing organisations.

If you’d like to work with an editorial professional who can help you ensure accuracy, clarity and consistency in your book or board game, click on the relevant button below for more information or get in touch. For examples of some projects I have worked on, please see my portfolio.

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"It was a real pleasure working with Rachael. Not only did I have confidence in her professional proofreading skills, but her enthusiasm and communication about the book was really encouraging and gave me lots of ideas about how to excite my audience. I look forward to working with her on future projects."

Kate Cunningham, Reading Riddle

Rachael’s work on my new anthology exceeded my expectations, and has been paramount in ensuring the language is accurate and consistent throughout the book. The stories are set in different places around the world, and Rachael adjusted the text to make the spelling/punctuation match accordingly. I am very grateful for the work, and won’t hesitate to hire her for future projects. How it was completed so fast I don’t know. I can only assume that Rachael is some sort of wizard.” 

Luke Melia, Author

Rachael proofread my rulebooks for Mission Command: Normandy, a fairly large World War 2 historical miniatures wargame. For the final rules, this involved a Reference Manual of over 120 pages, and an 80 page How to Play guide, including extensive sections of historical background. Rachael’s professional approach, communications skills, and fast turnaround ensured that we picked up on inconsistencies in style, grammar, spellings, and layout. It is always a pleasure to work with Rachael, and she is a vital part of our game publishing process.

Alan Paull, Surprised Stare Games

"Rachael is fast, thorough and professional – everything you need from a proofreader, plus she understands games! I shall call on her for my next project."

Richard Wolfrik Galland, Sabrewolf Games 

"Rachael ensured consistency and clarity across both the components and rules of a new game I was hoping to pitch to publishers. Her thoroughness and attention to detail ensured that I could present the best version of my game and maximise its chances of success."

Matthew Dunstan, Game Designer