Maria Andrade

Maria Andrade – Editor

Latina editor/writing coach for nonfiction, memoirs, and fiction. Editorial assessment, developmental and copy editing. English/Spanish.


I am a writer and editor, with over twenty years of experience in helping others write powerful and convincing texts. I am fluent in both English and Spanish (professionally educated in both), and I am available to help with all aspects of writing and editing in both languages. I have experience in fiction, memoirs, education, academic publishing, nonfiction, self help, and journalism.

I can provide an editorial assessment of your manuscript and help you with the developmental editing process of your manuscript. I can also coach you through the writing process, and help you get your ideas on paper.

As someone who has been teaching writing at the college level for twenty-two years, and who is also a published creative and academic writer, I know how to make a text more impactful, persuasive, coherent, and precise. I can tailor your text to a specific audience and can help you get a message across in the most effective way.

Below is a sample of books I have edited for academic presses, and of journals for which I have been editor.

I donate 1% of my earnings to the Stripe Climate initiative.

Biographies & Memoirs Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing Philosophy
Classics Contemporary Fiction Literary Fiction Poetry
English (US)
  • Turner Fellowship, SUNY Stony Brook
  • University Scholar, New School for Social Research
  • Scholar, NEH Summer Program
  • Scholar, School of Critical and Social Research, New School
  • Visiting Scholar, Columbia University
  • PhD in English, SUNY Stony Brook
  • MA in Philosophy, New School for Social Research
  • MA in Spanish, SUNY Stony Brook
  • "Grammar and Punctuation" Certificate, UC Irvine

Work experience

Universidad de los Andes

Jul, 2007 — Present

I teach literature, philosophy, and creative writing. As part of my job, I guide and edit all levels of student writing projects, from papers to dissertations. I have also published and edited my own academic and creative work, with major academic presses and independent literary publishers. I have served as editor of the journal Revista de Estudios Colombianos and Perífrasis; I have been a reviewer for many journals and publishing houses, and I am a member of the board of international journals.


Jan, 2002 — Jan, 2011 (about 9 years)

I participated in all aspects of the editorial process of the academic journal Latin American Essays, including: preselecting articles for review; overseeing desk rejections; selecting reviewers; proofreading and editing.

I held this role for numbers 16-25 of the journal, which is available at the MACLAS web page.

CUNY Baruch College

Sep, 2001 — Aug, 2007 (almost 6 years)

City University of New York, Baruch College

Sep, 2001 — Aug, 2007 (almost 6 years)

I was a professor of Comparative Literature and Latinx Studies. I guided students' writing projects, and helped them revise. I also published and edited my own work.


Historia privada de los colombianos

Caballero Calderón, Eduardo

«Eduardo Caballero Calderón es un referente indispensable en la literatura colombiana del siglo xx, tanto por su destreza estilística como por su interés por reflexionar sobre la realidad nacional de su época a partir de los géneros literarios que cultivó, ent... read more

Maria has 2 reviews





Jakee D.

Jakee D.

Feb, 2024

Got more than what I paid for. She was very responsive and did the job even before it was due. Will use her again if I have the chance to
Maria A.
Thank you Jakee! I am glad you liked my work, and I’m here if you need me again.
Francisco S.

Francisco S.

Jul, 2023

Very good
Maria A.
Thanks Francisco! It was a pleasure to work with you.

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