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Maria Kuzmiak

Maria Kuzmiak - Editor

Paramus, NJ, United States

A credentialed editor and writer, I help wellness professionals and authors of creative nonfiction tell stories with engaging authenticity.

Overview

I truly value my role as an editor because it gives me the opportunity to partner with people whose work I admire. I often find myself among my clients' biggest fans. As an editor, I work to make sure your writing reflects the best of you and your work. My goal is to help you tell your story with engaging authenticity.

I began my editing career more than twenty years ago as a research editor for a local company. In that role, I honed my technical editing and proofreading skills. I continue to work for the same company on a part-time basis, now as an international editor responsible for "translating" reports from American to British English and vice versa.

In 2004, I began my freelance writing and editing career. I have been editing books since a fellow yoga practitioner asked me to edit her now-published memoir in 2009. Since then, I have worked with numerous authors of self-published and traditionally published books using a solid skill set that continues to evolve.

My services include editing at every level, from developmental editing to line editing to proofreading. I have an in-depth knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style and have taken many workshops and certification courses since earning an undergraduate degree in writing many years ago. I am also a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association. ​

Services
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Health & wellbeing Psychology Religion & Spirituality Self-help & Self-improvement

Certifications

  • NJ Teacher Certification

Work experience

Freelance Writer & Editor

Self-employed

October, 2004 – Present (about 12 years)

Teacher

Ridgefield Park Board of Education, Elmwood Park Board of Education, Gifted Child Society

February, 1999 – December, 2005 (almost 7 years)

I taught enrichment classes in all subject areas for students in pre-kindergarten through grade 8.

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Yin, Yang, Yogini: A Woman's Quest for Balance, Strength and Inner Peace

Kathryn E. Livingston

Yin Yang Yogini is a memoir about transformation, with yoga as the backdrop for change—a story of how one can evolve in midlife and in midstride, of how one can learn to let go of the past, let go of fear, and live with trust in the present moment. This is a memoir about a transformational two years of Kathryn E. Livingston’s life, a time in which she learned to trust herself and the universe,... read more

Yin Yang Yogini is a memoir about transformation, with yoga as the backdrop for change—a story of how one can evolve in midlife and in midstride, of how one can learn to let go of the past, let go of fear, and live with trust in the present moment. This is a memoir about a transformational two years of Kathryn E. Livingston’s life, a time in which she learned to trust herself and the universe,... read more

The Yoga Lifestyle: Using the Flexitarian Method to Ease Stress, Find Balance & Create a Healthy Life

Doron Hanoch

This book offers practical tools based on the most efficient practices of yoga and Ayurveda mixed with contemporary diet and lifestyle practices to help the modern yogi live a balanced life of health and happiness. It's all about bringing the experience of yoga on the mat onto all levels of life and draws not only from classical Ayurveda but also from holistic nutrition and a modern approach t... read more

This book offers practical tools based on the most efficient practices of yoga and Ayurveda mixed with contemporary diet and lifestyle practices to help the modern yogi live a balanced life of health and happiness. It's all about bringing the experience of yoga on the mat onto all levels of life and draws not only from classical Ayurveda but also from holistic nutrition and a modern approach t... read more

The Fabulous Body: Build lean muscle, shed body fat and optimize your health

Akash Sehrawat

“Everything Popular is Wrong” Oscar Wilde. For over a decade, the author suffered at the hands of conventional wisdom and he almost gave up his dream of building his ideal physique. Finally his persistence paid off and in the last few years he completely transformed his physique by implementing certain KEY yet RADICAL ideas. This book is essentially a collection of these RADICAL IDEAS that wil... read more

“Everything Popular is Wrong” Oscar Wilde. For over a decade, the author suffered at the hands of conventional wisdom and he almost gave up his dream of building his ideal physique. Finally his persistence paid off and in the last few years he completely transformed his physique by implementing certain KEY yet RADICAL ideas. This book is essentially a collection of these RADICAL IDEAS that wil... read more

52 Weeks to a Healthier, Happier You

Charla Chavers

This revolutionary approach to health, happiness, and even weight loss does not require deprivation or complicated rules. Over the next 52 weeks, I will teach you to make small changes in your daily routine that will lead to fantastic results. An Everyday Approach to Health is developed from a combination of scientific research, my own personal experience, and the secrets and lifestyle habits ... read more

This revolutionary approach to health, happiness, and even weight loss does not require deprivation or complicated rules. Over the next 52 weeks, I will teach you to make small changes in your daily routine that will lead to fantastic results. An Everyday Approach to Health is developed from a combination of scientific research, my own personal experience, and the secrets and lifestyle habits ... read more

Miss Rainbow's Dream: An Adventure in Grammar

Valerie Layne

This story is a great way for kids to learn about the parts of speech while enjoying a fantasy tale in which they will meet endearing characters like kangaroos that serve as taxis, words that can speak, and, of course, the heroine, Miss Rainbow. Miss Rainbow is a school teacher whose dream inspires her to share the beauty and power of words with her students - Actual Reviewers Comments...

This story is a great way for kids to learn about the parts of speech while enjoying a fantasy tale in which they will meet endearing characters like kangaroos that serve as taxis, words that can speak, and, of course, the heroine, Miss Rainbow. Miss Rainbow is a school teacher whose dream inspires her to share the beauty and power of words with her students - Actual Reviewers Comments...

Simple meals for school: Healthy Food for Children (Eat Well, Feel Great Book 4)

Deborah Fox

Proper nutrition will strengthen your children and prevent disease. It will also enable them to maintain a healthy, balanced body weight, a high level of attention and concentration and thus affect their overall image. Please take the time to discover how to inspire your kids to a healthy lifestyle for now and the future. It determines so much of their overall life's success. Your kids are cou... read more

Proper nutrition will strengthen your children and prevent disease. It will also enable them to maintain a healthy, balanced body weight, a high level of attention and concentration and thus affect their overall image. Please take the time to discover how to inspire your kids to a healthy lifestyle for now and the future. It determines so much of their overall life's success. Your kids are cou... read more

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