Rachel Lapidow, Copy Editor

Testimonials

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Knows what she’s doing and is GOOD. Give her a try. She knows RPGs, she knows editing and she knows communication!
— Dom Perry, founder of Nine Dragons RPG
Rachel has been a dream to work with—careful, diligent, and precise beyond professional. She absolutely made Upwind better. Can’t recommend her highly enough.

Rachel is an exemplary editor who’s abject professionalism, exacting attention to detail, and application of the mechanics of the English language is unmatched in my experience. Hiring her will make your work shine!
— Jeff Barber, founder of Biohazard Games
I have hired Rachel to proofread, edit and provide constructive comments on a variety of written pieces, including: blog entries, short fiction and nonfiction stories and creative essays. Her edits are always extremely thorough, insightful and productive. Rachel’s feedback has been pivotal in advancing and refining my work and has helped me to progress as a writer. Her editing expertise has been essential to improving my work and she has helped to hone and enhance several of my short stories, which were recently published in literary journals. Rachel always returns my work with precise grammatical edits and comments in an efficient and timely manner. She is extremely reliable and a great communicator who keeps me well apprised of timelines and progress that’s being made with my work. I would highly recommend her services as an editor for a diverse range of writing styles and work.
— Author Jacqueline Larkin, Undertones
Rachel is thoughtful, thorough, and efficient. She was an excellent editor for my tabletop role-playing game, a task which required her to take on board the contest of the game rules, which is a step beyond thinking about usage and language.
— Mark Sabalaukas, founder of Festive Ninja
If you don’t hire (and appreciate) Rachel, you’re missing out. As a beta reader for my (complex, multi-POV) SF novel, she surpassed all expectation. Her attention to detail is frankly without parallel (I’ve had several betas on Upwork and from other sources), as is her knowledge of the SF genre. She also pointed out several larger issues that are integral to improving the overall quality (and most importantly, commerciality) of my WIP. Her communication skills are top-notch, and she adhered to my (tight) deadlines. I will no doubt be hiring her again, if she’ll have me.
— Jessica Chipman, author of Mai of Earth
I have worked with Rachel for some time and have found her to be a pleasure to work with. She is more than capable in many areas and, in particular, I have found her to be a proof-reader par none. Rachel is always on time and above expectations. She would be a valued asset to any organization.
— Kevin Lewis, president of The Hinesburg Record