Hi, I’m Rachel  – words are my thing.

I am an agented author with multiple non-fiction books published. I’ve written books solo, as an editor of an edited volume, and as a co-author. I’ve written for magazines, newspapers and on-line publications.

Words are my thing, and l love to make them sing.

 

I’ve coached/edited over a dozen published authors – nearly all of them published by traditional publishing houses. I coach self-publishing writers too. In fact if you’re trying to decide whether to self-publish or seek publication, I can guide you in that decision. My passion is working with thought leaders to shape and create their books.


Book Publishing Experience …

 

  • Contributing author to three anthologies.

  • Contributing writer to the NIV Real Life Devotional Bible.

 

Additional Deets …

  • Wrote a monthly magazine column.

  • Published in local newsprint periodicals across the country.

  • Served as editor of an online publication reaching well over half a million subscribers weekly.

  • Been privately coaching clients since 2010.

  • Earned a journalism degree in undergrad (where I edited at the university paper), then a master’s in communication studies in graduate school.

  • Wrote a published master’s thesis, as well as articles for scholarly journals.

  • Continue to teach courses in communication, creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship for the University of North Carolina Wilmington.

 

I enjoy writing but I also enjoy empowering other people with great messages to communicate them well.


Want more backstory?

I binge-watch the Olympics – I’m a former competitive gymnast. Typos are my kryptonite. Doritos are my chip of choice, but I usually buy Tostitos and guac instead. I’m partial to 80’s music. And southern rock.

I married my public speaking professor. He gave me a “B.” I went on to get paid to speak at events around the country after we got married. Lesson here: Even if you got a B in English, I can help you write a great book.

After grad school, my first job was writing a monthly column. I framed my first paycheck which seems very visionary of me, but it was for less than $80.

Bad writing makes me fidgety; I see its potential and feel a need to fix it. I love teaching at the university – the students teach me along the way as I teach them.

The first chapter-book I ever read (of my own accord) was a biography of Amelia Earhart. My dad wrote screenplays. I drink coffee from Trader Joe’s concentrate mix. And my Netflix list includes everything from Hart of Dixie, to Madame Secretary, to The Blacklist.

 

Wordsmithing skills
93%
Coffee making skills
41%

 

If you want to write a book, think you could benefit from some professional help with it, and suspect I’d be a good coach for you, be sure to get on my mailing list to hear about upcoming opportunities.

If you have something besides a book you think could benefit from my writing skills, drop me an email and tell me about the project: p31(dot)rachel@gmail.com