Rachel Hockett

Editing, Writing, and Theater Arts


Rachel Hockett brings her Ivy League education and forty years of experience to your editing, writing, and book production projects. For two decades Hockett Editorial Service produced hundreds of textbooks for satisfied clients and authors in a wide variety of fields, including literature, ESL, psychology and the other social sciences, theater, medicine and the health professions, math, and science. Clients have included McGraw-Hill, Heinle (Thomson),Wadsworth (Thomson), Williams & Wilkins (Lippincott), J.B. Lippincott, Saunders, and many individual authors. 

An editor of trade, fiction, and memoirs, as well, Rachel is the author of A Freelance Editor's Guide to Book Production, which is in its 2008 revised edition, the 2012 novel Driving in the Rain, and a double-murder mystery (in production). Now published: Murder, Near and Dear (in paperback; Kindle edition, too).

Rachel has directed and taught acting on both coasts, and in 2011 became the co-founding artistic director of Homecoming Players, a company dedicated to contributing to the arts-rich conversation in Ithaca, New York, with a special interest in exploring the intersection of social justice and theater.

In 2010, Rachel founded the Equality Mantra, an organization that advocates for LGBTQ equality and marriage equality, host to 117,000 members.

An alumna of the first class of women from Yale, Rachel served as secretary of the Class of 1973 from 2004 to 2013, on the Alumni Schools Committee, and participated in the Yale Book Award.