I’m Rachel, an editor, writer, copy editor and proofreader with over ten years experience in the field.

I work on long (books, websites, theses/dissertations) and short (blog posts, articles, essays) projects, across print and online.

I work for both organisations and individuals, helping them to say what they want to say, clearly and well. I am a full member of the Association of Freelance Editors, Proofreaders and Indexers and I have a Masters in English Literature from Queen Mary, University of London.

You can see samples of projects I have worked on here.

In my other life, I am the editor of DRAFF and the arts editor for Totally Dublin.


I offer copy writing, structural editing, copy editing and proofreading services.

Which one do you need?

I know what I want to say but I don’t know how to say it. Copy Writing

I’ve written all my ideas out, but I don’t think they’re organised well and maybe I need to cut some of them. Structural Editing

I’ve written all my ideas out and I am happy with how they’re organised, but I think my writing style is letting me down and obscuring my message. Copy Editing

I think my ideas are expressed clearly, but I worry there are spelling and grammar errors in my writing. Proofreading


For a quote or to discuss how I can help you with your project, contact me at donnelly.rachel@gmail.com