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RACHEL HOCKETT


607-379-1114


rachel-hockett.com




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

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Current Positions:


(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!




Previous Positions:


(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!




Theater:


Artistic Director, The Homecoming Players


Director; Teacher; Writer. (Details, on request.)


Membership: Theatre Bay Area; Theatre Development Fund





EDUCATION


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




PUBLISHED


Driving in the Rain (2012)

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