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Weekly Workout Fundraises for Santa Barbara Nonprofits

'This is when it starts to get real,' trainer Jason Baker said to about 40 people holding the...

Ontraport Hosts Business Panel for International Women’s Day

More than 100 people gathered in the Riviera courtyard of tech company Ontraport campus

Online BnBs Thrive in Santa Barbara

While possible, establishing a short-term rental in Santa Barbara is a daunting endeavor

Mindful Eating Institute Makes Peace with Food

For two decades, Petra Beumer has been coaching and counseling people on “mindful eating,”...

How Much More Money Could You Earn With a Referral Program?

'Chances are your satisfied customers are talking about your brand right now. Do you have something in place to turn their chatter into business referrals?...

These Are The Drones You Are Looking For

Matt Pickett reminisced over his early mornings fly fishing with his son in British Columbia’s pristine...

Agave Give It To Ya

With entrepreneurship comes rejection and Carlos knew it well. When asked how he knew...

A Dash Of Culture + A Splash Of Style

While he didn’t know it at the time, in 2012, Alejandro Medina started down a road that would eventually bring...

The New Queen

'Embarrassingly wallflower-like,' Patrick had called me but here I was, wasn’t I? That I’d willingly donned a costume and joined in on the festivities showed I had changed since we’d broken up....

When I Recall

If somewhere in the universe Some planet, identical to ours, exists...


Jeremy climbed the rope ladder to the top of the jungle gym for what must have been the twentieth time, but he wasn’t counting. He didn’t often...

Big Interest in New Group, Santa Barbara Women in STEM

There’s a point where many girls and young women tell themselves, ‘I’m just not good at math,’ said Zoe Hinck, an engineer and the founder of Santa Barbara Women in STEM...

Venerable Downtown Oak Spared the Ax

Just as The Lorax speaks for the trees, the Ravenhill family and their neighbors gave a voice...

International Women’s Day at Direct Relief

Direct Relief’s Kirchmaier Volunteer Center was standing room only Friday morning, March 8...

Obesity and overweight rates in New York City public school students

This memorandum responds to the school food policy in the New York City (NYC) Public School System....

Pack it Up for Purim (PUP) In a Box

This section gives a clear overview of why there is a program, who the program serves and what the program accomplishes....

How to Write a News Article for an Ontraport Event

It provides low-cost, immediate coverage of your organizational goals and intentions....

Sleeping with the Ghosts of the Central Coast

In Ventura, the Bella Maggiore Inn has been operating since 1926 with a full staff and a few extras. Guests note their paranormal encounters in a thick book in the inn’s front parlor.

Miramar Hosts Maison Caulières Farm to Skincare Reception

On a recent summer evening, Xavier Deforges, founder of Maison Caulières, shared his homeland with a group of locals through a collaboration with the Rosewood Miramar Beach Resort and its Sense Spa.

Make Way for the California Mission Walkers

The California Mission Walkers have plans to hike a 58-mile section of the California Missions Trail this fall, beginning October 20 at Mission Santa Barbara and ending

Santa Barbara Off the Beaten Track

Instead of retail therapy at the downtown Santa Barbara boutiques, try Cat Therapy. Nestled between the shopping stops is a hidden zone of pawsibly the cutest

Beauty Vs. Trafficking: A Mission Worth Fighting For

Beauty vs. Trafficking: A Mission Worth Fighting For. MISSIO is an affordable luxury hair product brand that is fighting against

Find my short story, A Job To Do, in this literary journal.

Visit Beauty, Get Healthy With the Summer Fun Challenge

On a recent Tuesday, a barn owl’s heart-shaped face and snow-white body swooped past me as I stood at a vista point in San Marcos Preserve

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"Rachael is a first-rate line and copy editor, committed to shaping your writing towards greater clarity and impact. I highly recommend working with her."

Stephan Bauman

Author of Break Open the Sky, Seeking Refuge and Possible

"I was lucky to have Rachael in my graduate writing class cohort, she has some serious copy editing skills! Spelling, grammar, MLA format, word choice, sentence rearrangement—she has a keen eye for it all. Rachael can home in on exactly what you’re trying to say and make the perfect suggestion to make it clear and engaging."

Bruce Tikofsky

Manager of Enterprise Data Services at Harvard University

"I was impressed by how thoughtfully Rachael crafted a story about my journey in the tequila industry. It has not been a clear path and yet she created a storyline that was both interesting and inspiring. It immediately led to an increase in interest in my product across town."

Carlos Soto

Founder, Nosotros Tequila

"I appreciated Rachael’s flexibility in our process and how she was open to talking things through when I got stuck. She is insightful, warm, and giving. Thanks, Rachael!"

Lydia Jablonska

Multimedia Producer

"We approached Rachael to edit the narration texts for our film. She produced creative, quality work that impressed us. She took initiative to bring new ideas to the table and was always available when we had a question. Along with strong editorial skills, she's an excellent communicator and fun collaborator. If high quality editing is what you need, definitely hire her!"

Valerie Menke & Kristin Hollmann

Documentary Filmmakers, Together Free

"Rachael is a valued contributing editor to the Santa Barbara Literary Journal, bringing tremendous enthusiasm and energy to the task. Her proof-reading and content-editing abilities help the journal to sparkle, as she has a deft touch with story-telling and word craft. I recommend her highly!"

Angela Borda (Silver Webb)

Founder & Editor, Santa Barbara Literary Journal

"Rachael has been writing for the Impact Magazine and Network'd for multiple issues. I chose her initially because of her unique style. Though she is a fiction writer by trade, I wanted to give her a shot at editorial pieces. She has captured the angle, character and purpose every single time. She is hard working, efficient, easy to communicate with, makes deadlines and takes initiative in all circumstances. It's always a pleasure working with Rachael."

Erin Erickson

Editor in Chief, Network'd Magazine

"Rachael gave me thorough and insightful feedback on my website and brand messaging. As a small business owner, cultivating a welcoming voice is very important. Rachael's edits sounded like my own voice, which is an amazing skill, and she made my messaging clearer and more engaging at the same time. Not only is she a talented editor, but her gentle way of providing feedback allowed me to actually take it in. Her mix of spot-on editing, mixed with kindness, makes her a rare find. She was also great at telling me what worked well, which helped me expand on my strengths, as well!"

Anna Reidenbach

Somatic Women’s Coach (

"Thoughtful and professional, Rachael is a joy to work with. Rachael gave me invaluable feedback on an early stage of my book. I valued her comments and queries for their specificity and relevance."

Jessica Shea

Writer for National Geographic

"Rachael has given me incredibly insightful feedback on my novel-in-progress—both at the substantive and line editing levels. I’m grateful for her thoroughness with my narrative and the thoughtfulness with which she approached it. She is definitely an asset in helping my work progress."

Sharon Whatley


"As writers, we can go deep inside our work and lose the ability to perceive both the good and imperfect in our manuscripts. It’s an exceptional editor who can feather out the flaws without damaging the novel’s core. Rachael manages to toe that line. She is capable of identifying the embers that need developing, adding insight to clarify plot and character, and gently nudging the novel toward its best possible form. Her critique was a worthwhile investment in the polishing of my book."

Gwen Dandridge

Author, The Stone Lions

"Rachael applies structural feedback tailored to the story at hand. She is very good at applying Big Picture advice to the individual project. She taps into her deep knowledge of best literary practices to help writers discover their unique voice."

Nate Streeper

Author, Murder on the Orion Express