I’ve had the honour of working on many great projects. Here are some very kind words from my wonderful clients about my editing, copy editing, proofreading, and research skills. If you would like to know more about any of the projects mentioned here, please get in touch!
“Rachel’s talented copyediting helped bring our facilitation anthology to a professional, and eminently more readable, place. She helped us find a consistent voice and tone across multiple chapters, and asked the editors thoughtful, strategic questions. Working with her is always a positive, uplifting experience and I can’t wait to do it again.”—Sam Bradd, Drawing Change, www.drawingchange.com
“My goal is to develop creative works that are embedded within my cultural understandings and Indigeneity. I value a reader and copy editor who can provide sound advice and inspirational advice and comments, without being judgemental or overly pompous as has too often been my experience with many members of the English literary publishing community. I hired Rachel to help me as a reader and copy editor of a multidisciplinary autobiographical manuscript. It was important to me to have a professional reader and copy editor review it for grammatical errors, and overall review the quality of the stories, from a perspective that is understanding of Indigenous narratives and storytelling practices. Although when our working relationship first began she was a full-time graduate student, her copy edits and critiques on all the various pieces she has reviewed helped significantly with the final outcome.”—Nicola I. Campbell, award-winning Nłeʔkepmx, Syilx, and Métis author
“Rachel Taylor is an intuitive editor who has helped our house craft and polish books, grants, and press materials with ease and great skill. She is brilliant and a pleasure to work with.”—Ann Doyon, Theytus Books
“Rachel Taylor is a thorough and conscientious proofreader, and the level of detail she has brought to our projects has gone beyond expectation. She has made valuable queries about Indigenous cultures and traditions that can only come from an extensive background knowledge and sensitivity to Indigenous concerns, and our authors and their books have benefited greatly from her careful work. Not to mention, Rachel is just lovely to work with.”—Kelly Laycock, Managing Editor, University of Regina Press
“Rachel was an invaluable contributor in the making of Read, Listen, Tell: Indigenous Stories from Turtle Island. This collection of stories and critical reader took four years to put together and involved an intensive process of collaborating, consulting with scholars and writers, writing of introductory materials for the stories and authors, copy editing, and securing of copyright clearance. Rachel was involved in each of these processes during the last, crucial seven months of the project. She took care of many details, and ensured that our anthology sparkled with accuracy, exactitude, and polish.”—Sophie McCall, Simon Fraser University
“Rachel was a valued member of my research team for The People and the Text where she accomplished a great deal of highly significant tasks to an impressive standard. She has also assisted me with preparing three manuscripts for publication. I have several examples of amazing work completed to a high professional standard, all that demonstrate Rachel’s intelligence, her innovation, her commitment, and her potential in publishing. Rachel’s insights as an Iñupiaq publishing professional, and as a member of local Indigenous artist/activist circles, add a cogent cultural critique that will help change contemporary standard practices. The field will be richer for her presence in it.”—Dr. Deanna Reder, Simon Fraser University; Indigenous Studies Series Editor, Wilfrid Laurier University Press