About Us

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 health, poverty, education, and more. Clients value our professionalism, skills, responsiveness, and timeliness.

We specialize in editing journal manuscripts, reports, web content, curricula, grant applications, and other materials. Our services include substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading. We excel in plain language editing and our area of expertise is global public health.

Our team approach allows us to manage a higher volume of work to meet clients' needs and to offer greater availability. All editors working with Rainier Editing have been vetted and trained and have many years of experience.

Rainier's core values are transparency, collaboration, adaptability, integrity, diversity, and justice.

Cindy Reeh

About the owner

Since 2010, I have worked with dozens of authors to clarify and polish their ideas to make a lasting impact.

I’ve always been interested in words and language and am passionate about expressing ideas through writing. As an editor I’m able to combine my love of language with important research in global health and other fields. After learning editing skills on the job from 2001 to 2009, I loved it so much that I decided to make a career out of it. So I enrolled in an editing program at the University of Washington in 2010 and was on my way.

I launched Rainier Editing in early 2022 after my business partnership, Tandem Editing, came to an end. My Tandem partners and I bonded over our shared interests in nonprofit, policy, and global health editing, and we learned and grew together for several years as we navigated exciting projects and clients and ever-increasing workloads. Eventually we found our paths shifting in different directions and decided to offer our editing services separately, while continuing to support each other's work. I am indebted to Kyra and Connie for their wisdom, expertise, and partnership over the years.

Before my career as an editor, I worked at AED (now FHI 360) in Washington, DC, and PATH in Seattle, on multiple projects related to global health. At those jobs I learned about the project implementation side of the work, such as developing proposals, negotiating contracts, providing oversight and administration of field work, arranging worldwide meetings and conferences, and reporting to donors. I also learned about the various steps involved in shepherding publications through the production process—including conception, research, writing, revising, editing, finalizing, obtaining approvals, design and layout, printing, and finally, distribution. This knowledge has been invaluable to me as an editor.

See my resume to learn more about my professional background.

I am a member of the Northwest Editors Guild, the Editorial Freelancers Association, the American Copy Editors Society, and the Mightier Network.

I love to read, cook, hike, listen to music, and spend time with my family. I live with my husband, daughters, and cats near Green Lake in Seattle.