Rachel Small

Advanced Professional Member
Location Toronto, Canada
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Website rachelsmallediting.com
LinkedIn Rachel Small
Twitter @Faultlessfinish
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Copy-editing, proofreading, developmental/substantive editing, plain/clear English, rewriting, Americanizing, writing


Books, company literature, illustrated books, websites/blogs


I've owned Rachel Small Editing since 2010


  • Autobiography/biography/memoir
  • Business (annual reports, financial statements)
  • English literature
  • Environment/energy
  • Fantasy
  • Fiction
  • Finance
  • Fitness/health
  • Historical fiction
  • Food and drink
  • Language
  • Literary fiction
  • Music
  • Personal development
  • Philosophy
  • Popular fiction
  • Religious studies/theology
  • Romance
  • Sports
  • Tourism/travel
  • Women's fiction
  • YA fiction


BA English, various courses in Ryerson University's Certificate in Publishing


I've been the beneficiary of Rachel’s ongoing editing for over two years. My business book is essentially a collection of short stories, which means that Rachel has been able to edit it story by story as I’ve completed each one.

In my case, “editing” means the unenviable task of not only correcting my grammar and syntax, but also culling my verbosity. The excellence with which she achieves this speaks to her capabilities as an editor. After each edit I glow with pride as a cabinet maker might after an expert has polished his latest creation to give it the finish he couldn’t quite achieve himself.

Without doubt, the fact that this book is finally nearing completion is in no small measure due to Rachel’s editing skills, patience, and professionalism. I definitely couldn’t have done it without her.

Michael Best, author

Rachel’s talent for editing and keen attention to detail were apparent as she polished our annual reports. She is able to craft messages that reflect an organization’s overall vision, and I highly recommend her services to anyone looking to create professional documents for a variety of readers.

Michelle Preston

I highly recommend the editorial services of Rachel Small. I have referred several authors to Rachel and always receive positive reports back from them of Rachel’s professionalism, reliability, and the accurate eye she brings to all of her editing.

Susan Toy, author

Rachel makes me look good. My newspaper articles went from good to great once Rachel took over. In some cases they needed to be shortened without losing clarity, and she really knew how to do that.

Donna Balzer, author

For more testimonials, please see my Reedsy profile: https://reedsy.com/rachel-small