Dr Rachel Knightley

Thanks for visiting! I’m a fiction and non-fiction author, editor and coach with a background in directing and performing. I’m currently writing and presenting ‘The E.I. of Sci-Fi’ series for Starburst Magazine. I moved away from theatre to finish my PhD and focus on freelance writing, but the years I spent acting and directing formed my fascination with perception and reality, and how the roles we play in life affect our identity. You’ll see that in my short story collection, Beyond Glass, published by Black Shuck Books in May 2021, as well as in the stories I contributed to anthologies such as Dreamland (Black Shuck Books) and Uncertainties Vol. 3 (Swan River Press, featuring Joyce Carol Oates) and my features and short stories for magazines, including Starburst and Jewish Renaissance. 

I coach adults, teenagers and children in all aspects of communication and performance: Creative Writing, LAMDA Exams, Pubic Speaking and Speechwriting, English Language and Literature, Acting, Confidence Building, and Continued Professional Development. My non-fiction publications include Your Creative Writing Toolkit and  GCSE Drama Revision and Study Guide (Illuminate/Hodder Educational).  I’m also the founder of Green Ink Writers’ Gym, running workshops, courses, coaching and editing for writers of all levels of experience.

Whatever your age or industry – and whether you want to develop your skills on the stage, podium or the page, school/university or workplace, switchboard or boardroom – I’ll help you develop a healthy, authentic relationship with your audience that builds your confidence and turns their day around. Whether you’re here as a reader, or want to develop your speaking, writing or acting, I’d love to hear from you!