I began editing in 2011. Here is a selection of feedback from clients of all project types.
I loved working with Rachelle. She was sharp, fast, clear in her notes, and covered everything from little typos to bigger issues that would have been seriously embarrassing had we missed them and gone to print. There’s no doubt in my mind that I’ll be using her editorial expertise on my next project.
I’m so blessed to have worked with Rachelle! Her education shines in the way she combed through my story with care. Rachelle expertly balances critique with encouragement in a way that shows her heart for writers…and their future readers. Her engagement in my character’s lives and plight was only a testament of her commitment to the projects she takes on. Having her eyes on my manuscript not only gave me great ideas for sharpening up the details, but it also spurred me forward.
– Joanne Bischof, author of The Cadence of Grace series and The Lady and the Lionheart
Rachelle has a sharp eye and kind heart, which makes her an excellent proofreader. She was very easy to work with and met our tight deadline with no problems. Next time we need proofreading, we’ll definitely ask Rachelle!
– Stephanie Morrill and Jill Williamson, multi-published authors of Go Teen Writers: How to Turn Your First Draft into a Published Book
I was so pleased with Rachelle’s prompt service, her ability to help maintain my writing voice while polishing it up, and her uplifting and encouraging spirit. Definitely an editor worthy of her title. I will be using her services again.
– Natasha Metzler, author of Pain Redeemed and Counting Grains of Sand and exceptional blogger
When I want my manuscript to be grammatically correct and looking clean, I call on Rachelle Rea Cobb. She is a pleasure to work with, an excellent editor, always prompt and reasonably priced!
– Sandra Leesmith, author
Working with Rachelle on my book, Only the Heart Knows, was a wonderful experience. Rachelle has such a great eye for typos, inconsistencies, and grammar. She also has an understanding of historical romance and inspirational romance, which was a key factor when I was searching for an editor. I especially appreciate her turnaround time and sensitivity to my release schedule. She’s also a lovely person to work with!
When I approached Rachelle to work through my proposal with a fine tooth comb, along with a request for a super short turn around time, I had no idea how fast she would get the job done with such an attention to detail. Her editorial skills are superb. She is able to see those ornery little typos and spelling mistakes, along with picking up on consistency issues and addressing grammatical errors. In addition, she gracefully suggests phrasing changes and even puts in a note of encouragement here and there! I will be hiring Rachelle in the future and highly recommend her services!
Rachelle was recommended to me by another author I trust. My last of three teen novels had gone from having 3 months before they were due for formatting to a week. I was ready to panic. Rachelle took on the story and did an excellent job of catching the syntax and grammatical mistakes without attempting to change my author’s voice. I have several other novels ready for editing, and I am going back to Rachelle for all of them. It was a real pleasure and a tremendous relief to hand over my manuscripts to her and know they would be corrected quickly and accurately.
Fast, yet thorough, Rachelle was quick in proofreading my manuscript without skimping on her work effort. She has a wonderful sense of rhythm in syntax, along with a sharp eye to catch grammatical mistakes and other details that could hinder the flow or clarity of a story. Her comments are a helpful balance of guiding questions and encouragement. She’s both talented in her work and kind in her communications, and I’d be happy to hire her again!
– Amber Stokes, multi-self-published author of The Heart’s Spring Series
Working with Rachelle was a delight! Every writer needs an editor, and Rachelle is an excellent choice. Rachelle noticed things I never would have seen and pointed them out in a professional yet friendly manner. I feel like my rough draft had turned into an almost-ready piece once she returned it. Rachelle offered criticism, solutions and a polished second draft I’ll be seeking publication for. Great experience!
Rachelle is highly skilled, patient, gracious and all around amazing editor. When you work with her, you will see how much care, thought and skill she puts into each and every edit. With Rachelle you won’t find impersonal red lines or short grammatical corrections but helpful feedback, the reasons why she makes the changes she does, and much grace to you and your WIP.
I recently had the privilege of coordinating an anthology of short stories and memoirs for our local Word Weavers chapter. I knew I needed help to assure the most professional and polished package, so I called upon fellow Word Weavers friend Rachelle Rea for her editing skills. From the moment of our first contact, her enthusiasm for the project was infectious. I knew we had entrusted our work to very capable hands. Rachelle was professional and thorough. Her comments and suggestions were both thoughtful and thought-provoking. She presented the edits ahead of schedule, which greatly aided us in going from an inspiration to a book launch in five short months. Rachelle will be the first person I will think of when my next project is ready for the keen attention she delivers.
– Anna Moore Bradfield, contributor to The Transformation Project
Rachelle Rea Cobb does an outstanding job editing my editorial articles that are published in local newspapers. She is able to give honest edits, feedback and critiques that allows my message to my audience to be clear and motivating. She has the ability to understand what a writer desires to say and helps make it happen with her impressive skills.
– Lili Hiser, stay-at-home mom and article-writer
Rachelle’s kind, sweet, and gentle personality, added to her professionalism, makes working with her a joyful experience. Her sharp eye is quick to spot those little mistakes that an author might miss or overlook. Her neat side notes/comments not only seek to correct, but to coach you so that you also understand the reasons behind them. Besides her amazing skills and principle to keeping to deadlines, her other ethics have two sweet and powerful objectives: to make your book shine, and to turn you into a better writer. I/my work can certainly testify to that.
Rachelle was invaluable in critiquing and editing my books. She was able to tell me, in terms I could understand, not just how to improve my book, but also my style. I know my future books will be better because of Rachelle.
Like many authors, my writing is a part of who I am, and trusting anyone with that is a nerve-racking experience. Yet Rachelle was the perfect mix of honest critique and authentic encouragement. I will be recommending her over and over!
– Sam Eaton, blogger
Rachelle is an encouraging person, always looking for the strong points in your writing, and she helps you strengthen the weak points. I would definitely recommend her editing services to anyone looking to polish their writing.
– Shannon Meiers, teen author of The Girl and Her Crutch
I enjoyed working with editor Rachelle. She meets edit deadline dates. Her content edits are very helpful and precise. It is my pleasure to endorse Rachelle.
– Tomi Leslie, author and blogger
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