About The Editing Skeleton


If you have a few questions about the person behind the edits, you’re in the right place!

To start, let me answer some questions I always have when meeting new colleagues.

Who are you?

My name is Rachel Skelton, and my passion is helping authors turn great stories into epic page-turners. In addition to a degree in English with a concentration in writing, I have almost two years’ (and hundreds of manuscripts) worth of professional editing experience. I enjoy even the most mundane aspects of editing (*cough*proofreading*cough*), but I love the art of storytelling—finding a lyrical turn of phrase or enhancing some particularly vivid imagery—most.

Okay, but who are you outside your work?

Aside from editing, I love fantastical books, purring cats, and kickass women. When I’m not working, you can find me reading (usually something in the sci-fi/fantasy genre), cuddling with my cats (Calypso, Hera, and Loki), or researching and writing about women in history and/or literature.

Why should I work with you?

I could answer this with my qualifications and experience, but here’s what I would rather say: Whether you’re a Ron Swanson or an Ann Perkins, consider me your Leslie Knope. I’m enthusiastic, motivated, and 100% dedicated to the work I do and the people with whom I work. Although we might not agree on every stylistic choice, you can count on honest advice, detailed feedback, and my most creative compliments on the parts of your writing I adore. Because I only take on projects about which I’m passionate, I can guarantee stellar service tailored to you and your project’s needs.

What kinds of editing do you offer?

Okay, so this isn’t a question I often have, but it’s a question you might have! Please visit my Editing Services page to learn more about what I can do for you.

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