Raquel Brown
Raquel Brown Editing Services

Find your voice.
Fascinate your readers.

Hi! I'm a full-time editor providing services for authors and publishers. My specialties are novels, role-playing games (RPGs/TTRPGs), and video games in the fantasy, sci-fi, horror, and romance genres. Whether you need developmental editing for your first draft or proofreading for your final product, I can ensure your words are professional, captivating, and true to your artistic voice. I also review submission packets and letters for querying authors!

My clients are passionate about their books, value the craft of storytelling, and above all, want to present their readers with an amazing experience. If that sounds like you, we’ll be a great team! While my ultimate goal is to make your story shine, I also aim to help strengthen your writing skills, period.

My certifications include the University of Chicago’s graduate-level Editing Certificate program, as well as a certificate in editing from the Poynter Institute. I am an active member of the EFA, ACES, and SD/PEN. Aside from learning everything I can about the writing world, I also hold a B.S. in Environmental Science with a Policy concentration. With a background in science writing and editing, I've learned to focus on the nitty-gritty details that support a sprawling story!

I strive to empower all of my clients, and I especially encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and multicultural authors to feel confident approaching me with their stories. I strongly believe that honest words can be delivered with kindness—because if we can’t enjoy the writing and editing process, then why are we doing this? So please rest assured that all feedback will be provided from an enthusiastic and supportive perspective.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. Feel free to send me an email or connect through my website. Let's get started!

Editing Services
Copyediting, Developmental editing, Line editing, Proofreading, Series, Substantive, Technical
Other Services
Author coaching, Manuscript critique, Query, proposal, and/or submission review
Fiction Genres
Action/adventure, Drama, Fanfiction, Fantasy, Historical, Horror, Humor/satire, Mystery, Mythology, Poetry, Romance, Science fiction, Suspense/thriller
Age Levels
Infant and toddler, Pre-K, Early elementary, Middle grade, Young adult, New adult, Adult
Style Manuals
American Medical Association (AMA), American Psychological Association (APA), Associated Press Stylebook (AP), Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS), Modern Language Association (MLA)
Software
Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Adobe InCopy, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, Design Science MathType, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, PerfectIt
Other Memberships
ACES: The Society for Editing, Editorial Freelancers Association