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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...


What if one girl faced down a greedy, political regime to save a sentient, alien species? That’s what thirteen-year-old ward of the state Ximena sets out to do in Phuel, a middle grade science fiction novel...

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...

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

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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

"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