services

 

Rachelle has worked with poets, novelists, fiction writers, nonfiction writers, and grant-writers at every stage of the writing and submission process, from project ideation and proofreading to publication and publicity. In addition to her years of experience writing and editing across a variety of genres in both creative and professional contexts, she draws on insight into the publishing process from her work with Peach Mag and a deep understanding of marketing derived from her career in business and nonprofit communications and development. Rachelle's services include:

  • Project conceptualization feedback

  • Manuscript consultations (macro-level)

  • Substantive and line-edits

  • Page and/or sequence recommendations

  • Proofreading

  • Guidance on journal and press submissions

  • Publicity plans, including social media, press, and events

  • Grant application consultations

  • Resume feedback

  • Cover letter editing

rates

 

Rachelle's rates for writing and editing services are generally aligned with the Editorial Freelancers Association, but she also offers a needs-based sliding scale. Send an inquiry to Rachelle at rtoarmino@gmail.com for details and availability.

testimonials

Rachelle's keen eye as a writer of both poetry and prose makes her a thoughtful reader and editor. She was able to suggest precise sentence-level line-edits as well as big-picture adjustments to make my short story sing. She identifies the heart of a piece of writing and helps the writer uncover it. I highly recommend working with Rachelle.

–Anonymous novelist and short fiction writer

Rachelle is exceptionally attuned to the rhythms and patterns that make up the texture of a work, whether poetry or prose. She not only can articulate what needs to be fixed in a work, but can also point to every line where it's going awry, every instance where a mistake is repeated or where a writer's mannerisms are getting in the way. Just as important as her critique, though, is her ability to draw the writer's attention back to the emotional core of a work, the why behind a project, and what actually is succeeding. Seeing a piece of one's own writing through Rachelle's keen but generous perspective is as valuable practically as it is emotionally reinvigorating. In addition, because Rachelle is so well networked and plugged into diverse writing communities, she reads each piece with a sense of its final audience in mind, and can talk through those critical and frequently daunting next steps that a writer must take after a piece is polished and ready for submission.

–Anonymous poet, novelist, and short fiction writer

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