Rachel

Arsenault

Story Grid Certified Editor

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About

Writing is often as much about our own journey as it is about our characters' journeys. That's why getting stuck can feel so defeating: it's like we ourselves have stalled in our personal journey as a writer. But it really isn't true; getting stuck and overcoming it builds resilience in our writer muscles, helps us develop our personal creative process further, and becomes a tool in our arsenal for future problem-solving. It doesn't feel that way in the moment, though. That's why I'm here -- to help writers on their journey, whether it's evaluating an existing manuscript, getting unstuck in the middle, or leveling up through one-on-one coaching.

I hail from the research- and writing-heavy disciplines of history and anthropology; this background only grew my love for people and stories, and now I'm living out that love every day as an editor, helping writers grow and bringing more great stories into the world. I work across genres, but I work primarily in fantasy, murder mystery, and action-intrigue stories.

 

If you are ready to dig into that heroic and meaningful work of writing, or editing, your story, fill out the contact form below and let's get started.

 

Working with Me

"I loved working with Rachel! She read my manuscript closely and discussed it with me in great detail, providing specific suggestions that elevated my story. She is thorough, insightful, and very encouraging. It's obvious that she has a true passion for storytelling and wants to help her clients succeed. I look forward to working with her again in the future."

Joanna Marsh, author of Cantique and La Follia

"I brought Rachel on to consult on a number of client book projects. Rachel is insightful, intuitive, clear, eloquent, and gentle-but-firm in her assessment of manuscripts. Not to mention, she is a master at story structure and construction. A brilliant developmental editor, she’s an absolute joy to work with."

Elizabeth Bartasius, Story Grid Certified Editor, author of The Elegant Out

 

Contact

Fill out the form below to get in touch with me. Helpful information to include: what genre your story is, whether you're looking for help on an existing manuscript or coaching services, any tidbits about the kind of story you're trying tell or what your goals are. (Or if you don't know!) I look forward to hearing from you!

Let's talk story!

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