Thanks for stopping by Rickrack Books!

I offer affordable, professional services to assist you at every stage of your writing process, from an initial critique to a final proofread. With intentional editing, you’ll get useful, encouraging feedback that also considers your readers, in hopes of a smooth reading experience for them while staying true to your voice. The basis of intentional editing is commitment to inclusive, ever-evolving language and integrity, caring, and consideration for all.

Genres: romance, rom-com, women’s fiction, cozy mystery, historical fiction, gentle fiction, young adult, middle grade, fantasy, and select nonfiction

For details on editing services, please see the “Services” page, and to find out about my qualifications, please go to the “About” page. If you want to learn more about types of editing, I recommend this post by editor Stacy Jerger.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Happy writing,

~Reina (she/her)

From authors I’ve worked with:

“Working with Reina is an all around great experience, start to finish. She delivers excellent feedback, both big picture and small details, and on time.” ~Terra Weiss, author of Sweet, Humorous & Heartfelt Small Town Stories

“Reina at Rickrack Books is a pro. She’s fast, accurate, and a pleasure to work with. I can’t recommend her more highly.” ~Rachael Herron, bestselling romance, thriller, and nonfiction author

“Reina has been a joy to work with. She is not only kind and understanding of a client’s needs, she is a true professional with a keen eye for detail. I felt from the jump that my manuscript was in safe and sure hands with her, and she did not disappoint for a moment. I learned from her, and I will gladly trust Reina again to work on my material, because I know she will help me make it the best it can be. I also have recommended her more than once to fellow authors, as I feel she has that intangible ability to click with lots of different people. I feel Reina is an excellent editor, and I can’t wait to have another project for her!” ~Ann Whynot, contemporary romance author
“I appreciate the thoroughness and timeliness of the editing services provided. She is straightforward and easy to work with.” ~Em Brown, contemporary and historical romance author

“Not only does Reina help me get the grammar right and keep the work consistent, she helps me weed out harmful ideas and offensive stereotypes and ableism that devalue my books. She’s part of my publishing team because that kind, thoughtful correction elevates my work and helps me tell a story that’s truly for everyone.” ~Fiona West, contemporary and fantasy romance author

“Reina is an author’s dream! Her incisive comments and attention to detail have helped me tighten my plots, diversify my characters, and, most important, keep my emotional arcs focused and on track. In addition, I jump around in genres and she’s able to jump around with me! Whether it’s mystery, historical, contemporary romance, and even paranormal, she knows the conventions and tropes of each genre and ably helps me steer toward a brilliant, polished final. Highly recommended.” ~ Janet Raye Stevens, award-winning author of Cole for ChristmasA Moment After Dark, and the Beryl Blue, Time Cop time travel adventures

“Reina is a joy to work with. Always professional, she’s proofed, copy edited, and beta read a dozen of my books, always giving me valuable comments. She’s also an expert audiobook proofer, and my narrator loves working with her, as do I. I’d recommend Reina to any author in need of an editor.” ~Gayle Parness/Marie Booth, paranormal and contemporary romance author

“Reina is pleasant to work with. She is competent and goes about her work without a lot of managing. Every task she has done for me or our company has met and exceeded our expectations.” ~Jessica McBrayer, contemporary and paranormal romance author

Contact Reina at rickrackbooks at yahoo dot com