Rachel Howard

artful editor


Rachel Howard is the author of the memoir The Lost Night. Her debut novel, The Risk of Us, is now available from Houghflin Mifflin Harcourt. For the past ten years, she's been teaching courses on memoir writing at Stanford Continuing Studies and the San Francisco Writers' Grotto, and has done stints as Visiting Writer at the St. Mary's College MFA program and Interim Director of Undergraduate Writing at Warren Wilson, where she got her MFA. As an editor, she has helped several authors land agents and sell books. She lives in northern California.


  • manuscript critique

  • developmental editing

  • line editing

  • book proposal editing


memoir, essay collections, literary criticism, craft books, spiritual & new age, art & film, short stories, literary fiction, contemporary realism, spiritual fiction

selected projects

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