Meet Rachel

Rachel Weisman has an ear for how the written word “sounds” on the page, an eye for consistency, and a gift for making even dense copy flow.  She specializes in turning complex concepts and stiff prose into clear, engaging writing.

With Rachel’s broad experience in communications  and nonprofit development, she is well-positioned to help you with any project that requires targeted and persuasive copy.  She has written everything from feature articles to speeches to case statements to web and print marketing materials; her editorial skills have helped shape the final product for a variety of clients.

Rachel relocated in 2009 to Columbia County, NY from Washington, DC, where she worked for organizations such as the National Children’s Hospital Center, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, AARP,  Fillmore Arts Center, the American Pharmaceutical Association and The Catalogue for Philanthropy. Rachel also co-founded and served as external relations director of an arts-based DC public charter school, the Academy for Learning Through the Arts.  Most recently, she co-authored Forget Diets, Plant Tomatoes, a book on hypnosis and weight loss, which is available on Amazon through


Recent clients

  • Policy Research Associates, Albany, NY
  • Asante Communications, New York, NY
  • RPI Inventor’s Studio, Troy, NY
  • Joanna Cameron/Trance Lady Productions, McLean, VA
  • Noveida Health, New York, NY
  • Time and Space Ltd., Hudson, NY
  • Spellbound Development Co., New York, NY
  • 87 Florida Arts Space, Washington, DC
  • The Music Teaching Project, Washington, DC
  • Fillmore Arts Center, Washington, DC


Client comments

“Rachel worked with me on our book ‘Forget Diets, Plant Tomatoes: A Metaphoric, Hypnotic Journey to Stop Emotional Eating.’ She is superb; patient, knowledgeable, extremely intelligent, fun to work with and committed to an excellent product. I recommend her wholeheartedly and look forward to working with her on future books.” –Joanna Cameron, DCH, McLean, VA

“Thanks to Rachel’s careful work preparing complicated documentation, The Music Teaching Project became established as a nonprofit in record time.  I  also appreciated her skill in creating our governance materials, and her straightforward, warm writing style for our marketing materials and our web copy. Easy to work with, responsive, and professional.” –Michael Bowie, director, The Music Teaching Project, Washington, DC

“It was easy to work with Rachel from 1,200 miles away.  She promptly returned multiple revisions of  the article  we submitted to Arthroscopy that were incredibly useful, and she was always accessible by phone or e-mail. Rachel is careful and reliable.” –R.Nelson Mead, 3rd-year medical student, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA



  • Member, Editorial Freelancers Association
  • Member, Grant Professionals Association
  • Member, Association of Fundraising Professionals
  • Member, National Association of Science Writers


Contact Rachel