Rachel Libke

Rachel Libke
Coffee and Quill Editing

I’m an editor who is passionate about bringing clarity and consistency to anything I edit, from lengthy manuscript texts to the shortest phrase on a flyer. I’m skilled at listening well to understand the unique needs of each project so I can can tailor my editing to achieve clients’ goals for their material.

I have an Editing certificate through the University of Chicago’s Graham School, as well as a BA in English Literature. My experience includes freelancing with indie authors and business owners, as well as in-house technical editing. I have extensive experience with The Chicago Manual of Style and also create individual styles for clients as needed.

Editing Services: Copyediting, Developmental editing, Proofreading, Series, Substantive, Technical
Other Services: Social media, Style guide creation
Fiction Genres: Action/adventure, Fantasy, Historical, Memoir, Poetry, Self-help, Suspense/thriller
Nonfiction Genres: Autobiography and memoir, Biography, Business, Cookbooks, Essay, Self-help, Travel
Age Levels: Infant and toddler, Pre-K, Middle grade, Young adult, Adult
End Products: Books, websites, marketing materials, contracts, user guides, product labels
Style Manuals: Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)
Software: Google Docs, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Other Memberships: Editorial Freelancers Association, Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators