You’re an aspiring published author. You dream of being published. You wrote a first draft (or second, or third).
So what’s next?
Before you query an agent or publisher, your work needs revision—a fresh set of eyes to catch formatting issues, punctuation slip-ups, and grammatical errors. Maybe even correct structural issues.
Or you want to self-publish.
Either way, I can help.
I offer line editing and revision for nonfiction and novels (no poetry at the moment—sorry) while you develop practical skills and strengthen your work. And I offer self-publishing consulting.
Learn to write and create like you mean it!
Let’s work together!
Check out my Media Kit, shoot me an email maureencberry @ gmail . com, call me 407-580-7136, or use the Work with Maureen form below.
“I met Maureen in 2014 when I was a reporter and she was a copy editor at a small online publication in Madisonville, KY.
Maureen knew my interest in creative writing, and I was thrilled when she invited me to Center Street Writers Guild, a weekly community-based writing workshop she founded in 2013 in conjunction with Hopkins County-Madisonville Public Library.
I credit Maureen one hundred percent for pushing me to write about what I love—nonfiction.
In 2017, during my application process for my MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing at Spaulding University, Maureen’s thoughtful and constructive editing helped shape two of my essays. She is an expert in grammar and structural technique.
~ Taylor Riley is the News Producer at the Courier-Journal in Louisville, KY. On February 13, 2017, she was accepted to Spalding University’s Master in Fine Arts in Creative Non-Fiction. Find Taylor online @TaylorRileyCJ.
“Three years ago, in 2014, I responded to a local advertisement from Maureen about the Center Street Writers’ Guild, a writing workshop at the public library. It turns out, joining this group was one of the smartest decisions I have made during my journey as a writer. From the first meeting, Maureen inspired me to write with confidence and without boundaries, ignoring my inner editor and instead allowing the stories to play out on the page one word at a time.
She truly has a passion for helping others and has devoted countless hours assisting me with synopsis writing, chapter critiques, and even brainstorming story structure and captivating plots. I can always rely on her to provide an honest, but constructive critique of my work. I have grown as a writer in three short years, and I contribute much of my accomplishments to Maureen’s continued support and guidance.”
~Stephanie Taylor writes as S.A.Taylor. She is the Program Coordinator and full-time faculty of the MCC PTA Program, in Madisonville, KY. Her manuscript excerpt, “Shutter” won the 3rd place in the Wisconsin RWA Fab-5 contest (2016), and listed as Finalist in the West Houston RWA Emily Contest (2017).