Rachelle S. Ramirez is a writer and respected editor committed to supporting writers in their art and craft. One of her greatest joys is working with writers in navigating the process of writing, conquering resistance, and helping them complete their projects. She works in genre and literary fiction, memoir, narrative nonfiction, and memoir-novel hybrid as a structural, developmental, and line editor. She is one of the select few professional editors worldwide working with the legendary editor Shawn Coyne and book marketing expert Tim Grahl in completing her Story Grid Editor Certification Training Program.
Prior to working at Oregon Writers Colony as the executive director, Rachelle Ramirez earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Goddard College in Psychology and Counseling. She attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s Graduate Writing Program on merit scholarship and received post-graduate certificates in Advanced Grant Writing and Community Development.
Rachelle is an experienced not-for-profit manager, developer, fundraiser, not-for-profit board leader, and critique group consultant.
Rachelle writes novel length memoir and fiction and is interested in how genres can stretch, like taffy, to mix and cut into their final form. She is currently completing the second draft of her novel based in memoir, White Grrrl, Black Sheep.