We are skilled editors who can help achieve your goals

Rainier Editing LLC is the Seattle-based editing firm of Cindy Reeh, along with a small team of highly qualified editors. We use the power and effectiveness of clear communication to help you succeed. Rainier Editing serves a range of clients, all with their own visions and communication styles. Most of our clients are organizations and individuals who are committed to solving some of the world’s biggest problems related to global public health. Clients value our professionalism, skills, responsiveness, and timeliness.

We specialize in editing journal manuscripts, reports, web content, curricula, and other materials. Our services include substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading. If you're not sure what type of editing you need, please contact us

Rainier Editing's team approach enables us to manage a higher volume of work to meet clients' needs and to offer greater availability. Our established editing team brings many years of professional experience independently as well as working together. All team members also belong to Mightier, a collective of woman-owned businesses that collaborate to promote the social good.

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Cindy Reeh

About the owner

As a professional editor since 2010, my focus has been on helping authors refine and polish their ideas to make a lasting impact. The majority of my work is related to the field of global health (public health in low- and middle-income countries). My experience includes editing over 300 journal manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, including Global Health: Science and Practice, East African Health Research Journal, and Health Security, as well as working with individual authors and organizations. I am well-versed in the AMA Manual of Style and other editorial style manuals and stay current with industry best practices and standards

I've always had a strong interest in words and language and enjoy expressing ideas through writing. Editing enables me to combine my passion for language with valuable research in areas such as global health. I learned editing skills on the job at PATH from 2001 to 2009, and I enjoyed it so much that I decided to pursue it as a career. In 2010, I enrolled in an editing certificate program at the University of Washington to advance my skills. 

I worked as an independent editor until 2016 when I became a co-owner of Tandem Editing, a business partnership with Kyra Freestar and Connie Chaplan. My former partners and I managed several exciting projects and clients and ever-increasing workloads. Eventually, our career paths differed, and we decided to offer our editing services separately. I remain grateful for their wisdom, expertise, and partnership over the years. 

In early 2022, I launched Rainier Editing to shift my focus to global health work and to provide clients with a team-based editing approach to meet their specific needs.

Before my career as an editor, I obtained a master's degree in international development (focused on public health) at George Washington University and worked at two global nonprofits: AED (now known as FHI 360) in Washington, DC, and PATH in Seattle. During my time there, I worked on several projects related to global health, which allowed me to learn more about public health challenges in other countries. I also gained experience in the project management side of global health work, including developing proposals, negotiating contracts, providing oversight and administration of fieldwork, arranging worldwide meetings and conferences, and reporting to donors. In addition, I learned about the steps involved in shepherding documents through the publication process, including conception, funding, research, writing, revising, editing, finalizing, obtaining approvals, design and layout, printing, and finally, distribution. This knowledge has proven invaluable to me as an editor.

To learn more about my professional background, please refer to my resume.

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