what clients say

on editing


“Rachel took on the challenge of a large project, working collaboratively with our team to produce a nomination dossier on a tight time schedule. She provided careful, quality editing, and made revisions in clear, concise language that strengthened our case throughout the document. I had not worked with a professional editor before, and came away with an appreciation for the value of an editor who is also a writer. Rachel demonstrated exceptional flexibility in meeting shifting deadlines and completing additional work. Her understanding, commitment and ability to work under pressure with good humour was invaluable. I felt very comfortable working with Rachel, and would be happy to do so in the future.” — Paula Hassard, Project Manager, World Heritage nomination proposal for the Klondike, Yukon: Nomination Tr’ondëkKlondike

“Rachel provided invaluable assistance in completing our large-scale project. She was able and willing to work under our tight and changing deadlines. She edited our document to reflect our vision for the project and remained mindful of the challenges we faced. She offered strong and valuable advice that demonstrated her understanding of our goals and helped us position our document to present a strong argument to our target audience. She was a pleasure to work with, and we would not hesitate to work with her again in the future.” — Christophe Rivet, Project Manager, World Heritage nomination proposal for Grand Pré, Nova Scotia: Nomination Grand Pré


First of all, Rachel was very brave when she agreed to edit my (first) novel, Rise. A few author friends had given me some recommendations but I kept returning to Rachel’s website. Intuitively, she felt like a fit. Happily for me, she was more than a fit, she exceeded any expectations I had been harbouring. Rachel treated this complex novel with care and expertise. Each step of the way her insightful suggestions were on point. She expertly guided this novel, which I had been working on in the dark, to bring it to a polished finish. Rachel’s keen eye was able to spot the tiniest error and her research skills are brilliant. I felt truly supported and that she cared. Rachel was the midwife Rise needed!” — Deborah Young, Astrologer and author of Rise

“I wanted to thank you for the time you took to edit and make suggestions for improvements to the storyline and text for Max... Using your services was a good investment. I am a better writer because I took the time to make the changes needed. I will be a better writer still because I am aware of the challenges... One of the things I have learned is that a good editor is worth her weight in gold... Thank you, Rachel, for your competence, your ability to judge the right level of editorial comment, and your gentleness.” — Peter Shute, author

Rachel Cooper has a way with words and with people. When I asked Rachel for some advice to help with the editing of my husband's first novel, she not only provided excellent editing suggestions, but she also made sure that all of her comments were delivered in a professional, respectful and caring manner. Rachel knows how to give a professional critique in a compassionate and helpful manner.” — Susan Zimmermann, Northville Publishing


“I was introduced to Rachel earlier this year as she came very highly recommended from one of my athletes' parents who has self-published and worked with Rachel. This was my first experience working with an editor, and I am very pleased with the experience. Rachel was great to work with, very patient, and took the time to answer all of my questions. She took my book/manual — mental performance training — to the next level and was very thorough with the edits and comments, and did so in a very timely manner. The overall experience was fantastic, I will be recommending her services to anyone who asks about editing, and I will definitely be contacting her again when it is time for my second book/manual.” —
Austin “Wade” Wilson, Ph.D., Wilson & Associates Mental Performance Consulting


“Rachel recently edited the material for my new website. By changing a few words, she was able to make the content much more interesting whilst maintaining the essence of what I wanted to say. Rachel also made some very helpful suggestions for the content and overall appearance of the text. I am delighted with Rachel’s work.” — Helen Woodward, Equilibrium Business Services

“Rachel Cooper is someone I would highly recommend if you are needing editing or web content for your business pamphlets or website. Rachel was highly recommended to me... She is thorough, concise and timely with her deadlines. She is easy to communicate with and is very articulate and professional.” — Janice Poechman, Odonata Studios


“Rachel did a lovely job editing a recent keynote speech for me. What I liked and appreciated the most was how she was able to retain my own voice and the spirit of my speech while condensing it to the time frame that it needed to be... It was a pleasure to work with Rachel and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her services or hire her for future projects.” — Shari Morash, Loving Your Baby


“What you say and how you say it tells your clients who you are. When you want to be perceived as the best, you need to be at your best in print and online. That means no typos, no grammatical errors, and no awkward phrasing. This is where Rachel Cooper shines! Acadia University has hired Rachel for quick turnaround on sizeable print projects and she has promptly delivered every time! Her careful editing and gentle suggestions will make your written word better. Period.” — Sherri Turner, Communications and Marketing, Acadia University

on writing

“We appreciated having someone reliable and thorough who we could count on to take care of our news promotion at a time when moving our farmers market was taking all of our staff time. Knowing she would complete the work in a timely manner and give us feedback on how widely our news had been sent out and covered by local media took a big chunk of work off of our in-house resources. We will definitely use Rachel’s services again!” — Michelle Summer Fike, Manager, Kentville Farmers Market

“‘Back to School’ is a good piece — engaging and inspirational.” Heather White, Editor, Saltscapes magazine

“Given the amount of detail required to explain this research, you’ve managed to be quite succinct. It’s accessible to non-scientists and has a clear Acadia slant while still being an engaging story, so I’m very pleased with it!” — Kristen Loyst, Editor, Acadia Bulletin

“Your article is crisp, informative, and full of nice quotes. It both begins and ends strongly, and readers who own cattle will likely get some food for thought by reading it.” — Kip Keen, Editor, DvL Publishing Inc.

on workshops and courses

Rachel is a wonderful teacher. I had a great experience taking the Growth & Profitability course. I will be using the information as a resource for my business in the future.” Karen Pineo (Business Skills for Growth & Profitability, 40-hour program, 2016)

“This program was outstanding!” — Jean Thorne (Business Skills for Growth & Profitability, 40-hour program, 2016)

“Rachel’s class was such a delight to take part in! She was very open to opening times for discussions and learning opportunities. I made wonderful friends and learned so much. I will be putting to use all that I have learned to improve and grow my business. I have nothing but love for this wonderful woman!” April Preston (Business Skills for Growth & Profitability, 40-hour program, 2016)

“Rachel Cooper presented a course on Proposal Writing that was both insightful and informative. She is a wonderful teacher and communicator. I would attend another course from Rachel in a heartbeat.” — Krista Brown (Proposal Writing, 40-hour program, 2015)

“Rachel was knowledgeable and well prepared. I enjoyed her presentations and the activities. She understood what we needed and met those needs. The course was excellent and I would recommend it. If Rachel does another course, I would take it.” — Wendi MacLeod-Place (Proposal Writing, 40-hour program, 2015)

“Participating in this workshop allowed me to add useful, relevant and helpful tools to my business toolbox in a most enjoyable way.” — Suzanne Balcom (Proposal Writing, 40-hour program, 2015)

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