take your writing to the next level

 No great book, story, essay, or article is written alone. It takes a supportive and trusted team of friends, teachers, colleagues, and of course, editors to guide it to perfection (or, close!). As your editor, your writing is as important to me as it is to you. I use my fifteen years of expertise to guide your vision and elevate your writing so it's fully ready for publishers, agents, and the reading public. 

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dennis finnell

"Maria Williams was my editor for my fifth book, Ruins Assembling, and she was the most exacting yet empathetic editor I've had.  She wanted what I did, the best book possible."

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Erika Brummett

"Maria was a great copyeditor for my novel. Not only did she find all my little mistakes, but she made my sentences more pliable and beautiful. I was so happy with the result and so glad she understood my aesthetic." 

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Kaie Kellough

"Maria was way more thorough than I expected. She even came to Montreal to walk through parts of the book that took place in the city. When she did, it revealed so many layers that I hadn't considered and made the final story much richer."

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 "I first approached Maria with what I thought was a simple request: look over my memoir, Inching to Wisdom, and clean it up. I assumed she would put the commas in the right place and remove a semicolon or two. I wanted her to edit my creation for glaring mistakes. And she did that, in page after page. She did that and so much more! She added tone and clarity and nuance. She asked questions that challenged me to go deeper and make it better. She kindly suggested some areas that needed a little more and others that would benefit from less. As I responded to her edits, accepting some, rejecting a few, rewriting parts of it, my manuscript began to be not just neater and more sophisticated, it actually began to sing!  I recommend Maria wholeheartedly with bells and whistles and high praise!" - J. Eva Nagel