Writer & Editor
Hello! I’m Rachel B. Levin, a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and editor. I primarily work with culture and lifestyle content… which pretty much means I get to explore people, places, products, and ideas that I’m passionate about!
For over a decade, I covered (and uncovered) the best of what L.A. has to offer—dance, nightlife, theater, restaurants, hotels, attractions, and neighborhoods—for nationally recognized publications such as the Los Angeles Times, Travel+Leisure, Time Out, and the Travel Channel.
And while I’m still known to hit the town, in recent years I’ve switched my writing focus from “outer” experiences to stories that illuminate our “inner” world: intimate profiles, deep-dive features, and quirky personal essays for outlets like Narratively and Southwest Airlines’ magazine.
Food and wellness have also been major emphases for me. I’ve covered the intersection of clean eating and culinary craft as an Editor at Clean Plates, profiled entrepreneurs and trendsetters in plant-based diets and sustainability for Alive magazine, and produced easy-to-understand stories about the latest research in integrative medicine at NewMarket Health.
I’m an honors graduate of Stanford University in Psychology and earned masters’ degrees in both English and Creative Nonfiction Writing at the University of Southern California.
What can I do for you?
Consulting & Copywriting
In addition to authoring articles that bear my byline, I also work behind the scenes as a copywriter, ghostwriter, and consultant for businesses and individuals.
I’ve developed branded content for corporate clients such as Buick, MSN, and SpareFoot, as well as for Clean Plates’ wellness-focused advertising partners including Thrive Market, Casper, Earthbound Farm, Sun Basket, WelleCo, Green Chef, ALOHA, and more. In addition, I’ve worked in custom publishing for clients ranging from Stanford University Publications to Symrise. As a ghostwriter at Health Point Press and NewMarket Health, I helped MDs and PhD scientists turn complex research into accessible articles and books.
In my consulting practice, I assist individuals seeking to generate bios for their websites, copy for their entrepreneurial ventures, essays for college and graduate school admissions, and personal narratives for everything from book-length memoirs to online dating profiles. I’m available for one-on-one consultations and manuscript review.