Rachel Mennies

The Little Book, LLC

Passionate freelance copyeditor, proofreader, and writer with a decade’s experience as a writing professor. Detail-obsessed. Deadline enthusiast. Owner of The Little Book, LLC, a small business that provides writing and editing services to individuals, nonprofits, and businesses of all sizes.

Editorial experience includes three years as a copyeditor for ModCloth and five years as a freelance writer for Pitt and Pitt Med Magazines (in-house alumni magazines for the University of Pittsburgh), as well as copyediting work for the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, Lendio, CMYK, and grants editing experience for an in-house grants consulting company. Serves as private consultant for individual clients’ pre-publication poetry manuscripts. Manages social media content for literary magazines.

Award-winning poet and author of two volumes of poetry, in addition to numerous published poems, essays, and poetry criticism.


  • Copyediting and proofreading
  • Social media copywriting, copyediting, and management
  • Blog writing and editing
  • Content writing and reporting
  • Grant and proposal editing
  • Creative writing (poetry, fiction, and nonfiction)
  • University client work (manuscript editing, writing, copyediting)

Chicago, IL

Email: rmennies@gmail.com


Years in the field: 10
Years freelancing: 6


Rachel Mennies