Helping writers put out their best work is a privilege. I’m thankful to have been able to help the following authors in their journey to publish their stories.
Maria has worked with me on two books through editing, rewrites, proofreading, and publication. She has repeatedly demonstrated a keen grasp of character. Her feedback during the rounds of beta reading helped me shape tricky aspects of my characters so that their arcs landed with both feet. Maria sees the complexities in the context of the story and can parse each element clearly. My perspective from within the story can be limited, and she gives me an excellent view from the outside.L. K. Hadley, Author of Snag in the Weave, and Honey & Hive
With proofreading, Maria has a trained eye for detail, not only finding typos and grammar errors, but even catching kerning issues.
As an added bonus, she is a truly great person to engage with on a human level. Her intelligence and humor can find a way through anything.
It was a great pleasure to work with Maria as my editor. She is thorough and diligent, and asked insightful questions that led to a clearer and much more professional manuscript.R. Jean Stevenson, Author of Tisiphone’s Quest
Maria is a great person to have on your team, whether it’s as someone to bounce ideas off of or to help you polish your story to a high sheen. She can do it all and do it well. She asks questions that spark ideas without ever pushing her own ideas on you, which makes for a stronger story in your own voice. She’s beta’d many a fic for me over the years in multiple fandoms, and someday soon I plan to use her professional services to help me publish my first original work.Karen Burkey, Ghostwriter