Having spent my life so far as a writing editor and a theater director, I now seek ways to combine my twin careers with my mission—to promote awareness of the essential value of the performing arts in learning, growing, and making a difference in the world. If we point and lead our young people in the right direction, they will pick up the torch and run toward a more compassionate and life-sustaining future
(1988- ) Director. Rachel-Hockett.com (formerly Hockett Editorial Service). Full prepress book production service. New York and Cambria: Contracted with publishers to manage production of college, health professions, and ESL textbooks. Hired and managed freelancers and suppliers; scheduled and coordinated production from manuscript stage through final files for printing; and served as liaison between authors and publishers.
Publication: "A Freelance Editor's Guide to Book Production," revised edition, 2008, published by the Editorial Freelancers Association
Team Leader (senior editor). The Research Masters.
Editorial Consultant, Make a Village!
(1981-1988) Editorial Project Manager. Cobb/Dunlop Publisher Services-Spectrum Publisher Services, New York
(1979-1980) Managing Editor. Music Sales Corporation, New York
(1977-1979) Production Editor. Marcel Dekker, New York: Supervised editing and production of high-level technical monographs and textbooks
(1973-1974) Production Editor. Prentice Hall, Englewood-Cliffs, NJ: College engineering and science. Classic production and copyediting training.
Memberships: Editorial Freelancers Association; Bay Area Editors’ Forum
Board of Directors: Make a Village!
Artistic Director, The Homecoming Players
Director; Teacher; Writer. (Details, on request.)
Membership: Theatre Bay Area; Theatre Development Fund
B.A. in English, Yale University (1973)
Member of first class of women
2001-present: Member, Yale Alumni Schools Committee
2002-present: Member, Yale Book Award Committee
2004-present: Secretary, Yale Class of 1973
2008: Association of Yale Alumni Award for Distinguished Service
Driving in the Rain (2012)