Writing and Editing Services

Freelance Writing & Copyediting Services

Do you have a project (or several) that could benefit from the expertise of a professional writer or editor? I would love to talk with you! My copyediting/proofreading experience includes working with international non-profit organizations, global and local businesses, and individuals (check out testimonials below). I’m an associate editor for Del Sol Press and a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA). Check out more about my work on my EFA Member Profile.

I provide the following editing services—either in person (for those in the Baltimore area) or remotely—for online content, reports, marketing materials, training manuals, novel and poetry manuscripts, short e-books, and more:

Proofreading/Light Copyediting: For this service, I check your document or proof carefully for punctuation, grammar, typos, and any other minor errors of usage or formatting. I also proofread print-ready materials such as advertisements and catalogues.

Developmental Copyediting: This service includes all aspects of proofreading/light copyediting as well as a more thorough check for issues of sentence fluency, wording, clarity, and organization of ideas.

Not sure which service you need? For a more thorough understanding of the difference between copyediting and proofreading, go to this site. If you’re still unsure, please feel free to contact me so we can discuss your project’s needs!

Writing: If you are looking for a writer for articles, online content, guest blogs, etc., my topical expertise includes (but is not limited to) the following: cross-cultural living and issues, humanitarian causes, parenting/motherhood, creative writing, Christianity, and teaching (homeschool and traditional). Check out my Blog page and my Published Work Samples page to read some of my writing.

Let’s talk about how I can help you make your project(s) as polished as possible! Feel free to contact me (see “Contact Me” tab above), or visit my LinkedIn page to find out more about my professional background. Check out my Editorial Freelancer’s Association profile, which will tell you more about the kinds of clients I work with and my specific skills.


“Rachel’s editing and proofreading services she provides to Catholic Relief Services are thorough and accurate, yet still meet our tight deadlines. I can’t recommend her highly enough.” Meg S., Project Coordinator—Creative Services, Catholic Relief Services

“Rachel Hicks came highly recommended. She was patient with our team transitioning into a new proofing process along with her. She proofed our Spring/Summer materials using multiple resource docs with efficiency, accuracy, and ease. We had a tight turnaround for getting final artwork to the printer, and she kept us on schedule. We would be eager to work with her in the future.”  Laura R., Graphic Artist, PANDORA, U.S.

“Rachel and her talents were an incredible gift to us as we sought to get our website ready for our launch. With extremely tight deadlines and a number of writers, we were appreciative to have someone so talented doing copyediting to ensure that the text was consistent and correct. Rachel turned around work on very tight deadlines and was great at working with our preferences. I would be more than happy to recommend Rachel to anyone looking for a high quality copyeditor.”   Anna H., Director, Reconciled World

“Excellent work, done exactly when promised. She was responsive and did exactly what I needed. I couldn’t be more satisfied.” David H., Customized Solutions, LLC

“Rachel did an excellent job editing for our organization. She was easy to work with and her turnaround time was very quick. She offered some great suggestions to improve this project. I highly recommend her work.”   Brian F., Kingdom Rain

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