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Member since February, 2015
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I like to play with words - make sure they're creative, informative and comfortable with where they're standing in relation to one another. I'm a stickler when it comes to proper grammar, spelling, and punctuation so you can rely on my fresh pair of eyes and my sharpened pencil. I respect good communication and do what I say I'm going to do. I'm a published author, writing coach and teacher. I teach creative writing to adults and children. I also teach editing. I understand how a story should be structured, how characters develop and the importance of good dialogue. I know how to format for various forms of publication. I'm also a visual artist with a keen eye for aesthetics. Yo hablo español también. I've worked with poetry, short story, children's books, scripts, personal essay/memoir, travel stories, blogging on Wordpress, informational articles, and novels. I look forward to making your story shine!
$20 USD/hr
29 reviews
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Recent Reviews

  • image of jenvuhuong Project for MarayaLK -- 2 £135.00 GBP

    “Thanks for great help Maraya! Highly recommended!”

  • image of ceeschelle1 Children's Book Editor $30.00 USD

    “MarayaLK is awesome! I will totally call on her for her expertise again in the very near future!”

  • image of troodles Editing 700 word children's book £20.00 GBP

    “Great ideas and feedback, thank you again.”

  • image of MomBlogger83 Copy Edit & moderate Line Edit of 34,000 word, humorous Memoir $350.00 USD

    “MarayaLK exceeded my expectation as a line/copy editor and coached me through the final steps of completing my manuscript. Her communication was exceptional given that when I finally decided to hire her I had added more text to my manuscript, which warranted a price adjustment. This was discussed in advance so neither of us had any surprises in working together. She estimated a 5 day completion and then actually finished the edit in less than 4 days. She delivered important information about my manuscript without hesitation despite the fact that a sentence in my manuscript was poorly written. I appreciated her honesty as I would rather have heard this from her than from a reader on GoodReads after publication. I felt as if I was in good hands by choosing her to help polish my work. When I'm ready for an editor again I will call MarayaLK.”

  • image of Jeff M. Project for MarayaLK $30.00 USD

    “More great work from Maraya. This is the second book that she has edited for me and I would love to work with her again. Highly recommended.”

  • image of troodles Editing a 1000 word children's picture book £20.00 GBP

    “Great job, a pleasure to work with, will definitely use again.”


BFA Art Education, BA Psychology

1983 - 1994 (11 years)


  • US English Level 1
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  • US English Level 3


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