Writing Portfolio

I have had the opportunity to write and publish for over ten years. My first editorial work and submission pieces was in 2004 when I worked with a small team of writers to produce the book Whispers of Faith: Young Friends Share their Experiences with Quakerism. Since then I have written articles, book chapters, blog entries, essays, and pamphlets. I also do design work including website design and print materials like newsletters, brochures, and business cards. In the gallery below you can find jpeg snapshots of some pieces that I have had published. For pdf samples please email rachel.guaraldi (at) gmail.com. 

Freelance Writing & Design

With over ten years of experience writing professionally, my portfolio demonstrates seasoned experience writing in a variety of formats from blogging to book chapters. I am currently working a few projects, including another article. As a theologically trained Quaker minister and a clinically trained hospital chaplain, my writing topics usually include: religion, theology, spirituality, interreligious dialogue, pilgrimage, travel and spiritual caregiving. However, I do have an educational and vocational background in science as well as education and my interests in herbalism, photography, graphic design and videography add expansive experience to my writing. If you are looking for a writer for a particular project, please contact me for details and a customized quote. 

Articles

Guaraldi, Rachel (2017) Worshiping Online: An Experiment with Online Programmed Meeting for Worship. Friends Journal, Philadelphia, PA. 2017

Guaraldi, Rachel (2015) Compassionate Spiritual Care. Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services Advocate, Somerville, MA. 2015

Guaraldi, Rachel (2015) Returning Home Changed. Friends Journal, Philadelphia, PA. 2015

Book Chapters

Philip Caroom, Rachel Guaraldi, Ann Riggs, “Lord, Make My Troubles Light: A Historical and Spiritual Reflection on Quaker Work in Prisons" in Thinking Theologically about Mass Incarceration:  Biblical Foundations and Justice Imperatives, Edited by Antonios Kireopoulos, Mitzi J. Budde & Matthew D. Lundberg. National Council of Churches Faith and Order Commission Theological Series. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, forthcoming 2017.

Stacy, Rachel. (2011) “Transforming Narratives” Introduction: A Quakerly Approach to Interfaith Peacemaking and Dialogue in the Twenty-First Century. Anthony Manousos (Ed). Los Angeles: QUF Press.

Black, G., Klos, Z., Reddy, C., Stacy, R. (Ed) (2005).  Whispers of Faith: Young Friends Share Their Experiences of Quakerism. Philadelphia, Quaker Press.

Blogs

Stacy, Rachel. (2011) “Touring Jordan: A Quaker Perspective” Friends Journal Blog. Rebecca Howe (Ed.) www.friendsjournal.org/jordan. Philadelphia, PA

Stacy, Rachel (2011) Quaker Universalist Blog. Edited by Committee. Various locations. www.universalistfriends.org

Essay

Stacy, Rachel. (2011) “Imagining Change: Transforming Narratives of Violence to Non-Violence” Earlham School of Religion Thesis. Richmond, IN

Stacy, Rachel. (2008). Keynote Address at the 2008 Annual Gathering. Friends World Committee for Consultation. Waycross Episcopal Camp and Conference Center, Morgantown, IN

Stacy, Rachel. (2007). Convergent Friends: An Introduction. Senior Research Paper (Presented April 2007 at Earlham College). Published online by C.Wess Daniels (Ed.) at www.convergentfriends.org.

Pamphlets

Stacy, Rachel (2013) Divine Ecology: Locating Quakerism within the Ecosystem of God. Beacon Hill Friends House, Boston, MA

Stacy, Rachel. (2011) “Group Facilitation Guidelines” and “Lesson #4: Visioning the Future” Congregational Study Guide to a Christian Understanding of War in an Age of Terrorism. Jordan Blevins (Ed.) Washington D.C.: National Council of Churches in Christ in the USA

Dotson, Stephen and Rachel Stacy. (2011) Student Christian Movement, USA Conference Planning Guide. New York: World Student Christian Federation.