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. I offer a free edit of your first five pages.
"I came to Rachel as a novice and now, thanks to her invaluable feedback, I've gained a much firmer grasp of plotting, structure and formatting, and landed a full ride at my top choice MFA program!" -Devorah Snively, novelist
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.
"I can’t say enough about Rachel Weaver! She was tasked with the Developmental Editing of my first book, Scrapyard Ship, which later became an Amazon #1 best seller. Having a professional top-notch editor in your corner can mean the difference between success and failure for a writer … really!" -Mark Wayne McGinnis, Amazon best-selling author of the Scrapyard Ship and Star Watch Sci-Fi Series
Editorial comments on a full length manuscript are anywhere from 10-15 pages in length and address problem areas on both a macro and micro level. Editing on individual chapters, partial or full manuscripts include:
"Rachel Weaver edited my first and second books, published in 2016 and 2017 with Wild Rose Press. Revisions based on her critiques made the manuscripts submission-ready. As Rachel always says, 'the fixes are easy', and with her assistance, they were." -Karen Whalen, Author
"Rachel is not only a great editor, but a skilled teacher. She doesn't simply tell you your manuscript needs work--she teaches you how to make it better." -Joan Muller, novelists
"Rachel's laser-focused editing skills can take a writing project from good to great. She's adept at working with writers on fiction, non-fiction, flash fiction, short story, essay and more, and just might say the five or six things you need to finish your manuscript and get published." -Michelle Theall, author of Teaching the Cat To Sit
I love sending my manuscript to Rachel. She reads and edits with a sensitivity to what I am trying to accomplish as an author and with an practical understanding of what will succeed in the publishing world. Her notes are thorough, sensible, and infused with her own love of writing." -Tim Brown, memoirist
Rachel's feedback and coaching always invigorate me. Prior to hiring Rachel I was adrift. Now I am focused, and the quality of my book has improved dramatically.-Eric Hogan, memoirist