Rachel E. Newman, CP
Freelance Editor and Indexer
Rachel E. Newman holds a BS degree in Paralegal Studies from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. She graduated summa cum laude in 2006 and has been awarded the Certified Paralegal designation by the National Association of Legal Assistants. She is a gold member of the Christian PEN: Proofreaders and Editors Network, is an established freelance editor with the Christian Editor Connection, is an instructor with the PEN Institute, serves as a judge for the Excellence in Editing Award, and has served as faculty for PENCON, the only conference for editors in the Christian market.
After nine years in the legal field, Rachel transitioned to her current career as a freelance editor and indexer and owner of Revisions by Rachel, LLC. Her favorite aspect of being an editor is the opportunity to show people they are valuable and significant. She lives in Owasso, Oklahoma, with her husband, Matt, her son, Maximus, and her cat, Zefram Cochran.
Continuing education is important to Rachel. She stays informed on current industry trends and regularly attends professional conferences. At any given time she is either involved in formal, online education or engrossed in self-study to maintain proficiency in this field.
Rachel enjoys, among other things, dates with her husband, homeschooling, swing dancing, reading, teaching, discussing important issues, watching Star Trek, sewing, cooking, Pilates, horseback riding, water sports, playing guitar, and snow skiing.
Named after the misunderstood creator of the warp drive engine in the Star Trek universe, Zefram Cochran is the fun-loving, sometimes-ornery assistant to the editor. He takes care of essential tasks such as unexpectedly racing across the computer keyboard and ensuring the back door is opened at least five times a day. He lets Rachel know when it’s time to take a break, and he offers tactile relief from any kind of stress the day may bring.
Zefram enjoys, among other things, using the keyboard as a pillow, lying on clean dish towels, racing through the halls in an effort to keep Aunt Rachel and Uncle Matt from leaving the house, curling up in the bathroom sink, and attempting to reach the fish through the tank glass over and over and over again.