RPGs, romance, science-fiction, fantasy, and nonfiction
Copy edited and Proofread the Honour Core Rulebook
I've been working with Nine Dragons RPG since 2016. I've edited three guides in their Honour series. It features magic, martial arts, stealth, demons, and gangsters in an alternate version of modern-day Asia. It uses a unique rule system.
Page Proofed the Upwind Core Book
This was an 80k core book that had been edited by another individual and converted into a PDF. Unfortunately, my client discovered numerous mistakes in the PDF and sent out a request for help. Dom Perry from Nine Dragons recommended me to help out. I was limited as to the edits I could make as they would affect the layout of the book. So I made surgical edits and also verified that the index listed the correct page number for each entry (which it initially didn't).
The Prophecy of the Grand Amplifier Campaign
Here is an excerpt from Biohazard Studio's Upwind line. I copy edited and proofread this 82k book. Due to Biohazard's publishing schedule, I had to edit this book before the core book. To prevent confusion or differently named abilities and artefacts, I cross-referenced the core book and kept a very detailed style sheet.
Return to the Stars Quick Guide
"Games don't get made without wonderful collaborators. Rachel Lapidow is a skilled RPG copy editor who did so much to improve the clarity of my writing."
This was a message on Twitter from game creator Mark Sabalauskas. I loved helping Mark get his quick start guide ready for gamers. Return to the Stars is a fun and optimistic game chock full of humor and excitement. For more information about Return to the Stars, check out Mark's page at https://festive.ninja/ .
Crazy about Alaska
Author Shannon Brown hired me to proofread her book on a tight deadline. This was a sweet romance filled with wonderful descriptions of life in Alaska.
“Rachel had a short time to proofread my romance, but she did a thorough job, and completed the job a day early. I would hire her again.”
It was an honor to work with Dr. Jackson on this book. Editing Vajuvenation required a bit of research and also making sure that all of Dr. Jackson’s charts and tables were properly labeled.
Dr. Jackson wrote,
“Rachel is a professional. She is very easy to work with. I would definitely recommend her for your copy editing project.”