Rachel Knightley is a freelance writer and tutor with a background in directing and performing. Her short stories include ‘Before I Walked Away’ (Uncertainties vol. III Swan River Press), ‘Duty of Care’ (December Woman’s Weekly Fiction Special) and ‘Green Lady’ (York Publishing/Hull University). Her stories have also won the ‘Promis’ Prize for Children’s Fiction and first place in Writers’ Forum’s fiction competition. Rachel’s plays have been performed as part of Questors Theatre’s new writing platform, the National Trust, Endpaper and HENs Theatre. She completes her PhD novel in 2019.

A former copywriter and subeditor for Telegraph Media Group, Transworld Publishers and HarveyNichols.com, Rachel now edits and teaches in a freelance capacity and runs Green Ink Writers’ Gym for writers of all genres and levels of experience.  She is a featured blogger for Bloomsbury Publishing’s Writers & Artists website, reviews film and theatre and teaches Creative Writing, Public Speaking, Acting and Speech and Drama.