Rachel Weaver

​                                            Are you working on a book?

                                                 I can help you finish it. 


I work with writers to support and guide them through any stage of writing a book, from generating ideas and getting organized, all the way through polishing the final draft. As a result of being a dedicated, working writer myself, as an editor, I am committed to not only identifying problem areas in your work, but helping you figure out how to solve them from a writer's perspective.   

Editing on individual chapters, partial or full manuscripts includes: Extensive comments regarding plot, characterization, dialogue, flow, overall structure, readability, point of view and scene work.  An examination of character motivations, conflict and dramatic tension, an examination of cohesive themes, cohesive chapters and a solid story arc, an overall evaluation to summarize impressions, identify problems and address what it will take to move the book or chapter through the next draft.

​Editorial comments on a full length manuscript are anywhere from 15-40 pages in length and address problem areas on both a macro and micro level. 

For those writers who have a portion or all of their text written, I offer a free edit of the first 5 pages so that the writer can determine if I am a good fit for his or her project. I can be reached at sandstoneediting@gmail.com

"Rachel is an exceptionally talented novelist able to turn a beautifully poetic phrase. Along with this right-brained ability that allows her to offer keen observation and insight into your writing, she’s also skilled at left-brained critique. Rachel provides essential feedback on narrative arc, chapter structure, and the nuts-and-bolts process of writing a book. I’ve worked with Rachel for over two years and have been continually impressed with her as a colleague, critic, and instructor. I highly recommend her as a writing coach."                                      

​ -Jean Weiss, award-winning journalist

"Rachel's laser-focused editing skills can take a writing project from good to great. She's adept at working with writers on fiction, non-fiction, flash fiction, short story, essay and more, and just might say the five or six things you need to finish your manuscript and get published."                                     

-Michelle Theall, author of Teaching the Cat to Sit                            

"A fantastic writing coach and editor, Rachel has been super supportive and helpful to me in getting my own writing going and helping to remove blocks, and she also has lots of good ideas for developing character, structure and plot."                                    

 -Deborah J Fryer, PhD, Lila Films Inc.