About me.

I think a love of travel and new experiences comes down to nature and nurture. Born in San Francisco, raised in a few places—mainly New York—I went to college in Massachusetts and, during and shortly afterward, lived in Russia, Austria, England and New Zealand.

I spent most of the next 20+ years in Northern California (minus a few in Seattle). Until 2014, when I wanted a change in perspective. I moved first to South America and then to southern Europe, to immerse myself in different cultures and languages. In January 2018 I returned to the US and moved to Oregon for my next adventure.

Meanwhile, after an eventful career in the corporate world, wearing various hats in content strategy and management but always involving writing, editing, communication and bridging gaps, I’ve returned to one of the things I love doing: helping authors and small businesses make their books, websites and other content the very best they can be.

Contact me to learn more. I look forward to working with you!

Why rainwaves?

I’ve always been most at home by the water. I created my first professional website in the late ’90s while I was living in Seattle, and I needed a domain name. After trying dozens of writing- and content-themed names in Whois and finding them all taken, I decided to make it something that was meaningful to me—and that might be memorable to others.

It works on another level, too: Water cleanses and purifies. Which is a great metaphor for clearing away anything that dims the light of your message or story.

photo of Rachel Radway