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Maria Kuzmiak

Maria Kuzmiak - Editor

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 (almost 13 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

Yoga’s restorative power is revealed in this “uplifting” memoir about finding “an oasis of peace in the midst of crises large and small” (Publishers Weekly). At the age of fifty, author, parenting expert, and Huffington Post blogger Kathryn E. Livingston thought everything in her life would click into place. Instead, she felt like she was falling apart. She was consumed by panic and anxiety, n... read more

Yoga’s restorative power is revealed in this “uplifting” memoir about finding “an oasis of peace in the midst of crises large and small” (Publishers Weekly). At the age of fifty, author, parenting expert, and Huffington Post blogger Kathryn E. Livingston thought everything in her life would click into place. Instead, she felt like she was falling apart. She was consumed by panic and anxiety, n... read more

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

Doron Hanoch

Create a new world of personal wellness with Doron Hanoch. The Yoga Lifestyle expands on the concept of the flexitarian diet to help you build an entire flexitarian lifestyle. Integrating yoga, Ayurveda, breathing practices, meditation, nutrition, and recipes―the flexitarian method takes a holistic approach to cultivating health and joy. Presenting techniques that can be utilized immediately, ... read more

Create a new world of personal wellness with Doron Hanoch. The Yoga Lifestyle expands on the concept of the flexitarian diet to help you build an entire flexitarian lifestyle. Integrating yoga, Ayurveda, breathing practices, meditation, nutrition, and recipes―the flexitarian method takes a holistic approach to cultivating health and joy. Presenting techniques that can be utilized immediately, ... read more

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

Akash Sehrawat

Fabulous Body is a paradigm with 3 pillars, 9 fundamental laws that will act as a personal coach in your quest to build your ideal physique that you so deserve. Here are the Top 9 Reasons why you should read this book: -You want to build lean and proportionate muscles but don't want to look like a bodybuilder. I have gone from 140 pounds to 178 pounds (current) and I don't look like one; neith... read more

Fabulous Body is a paradigm with 3 pillars, 9 fundamental laws that will act as a personal coach in your quest to build your ideal physique that you so deserve. Here are the Top 9 Reasons why you should read this book: -You want to build lean and proportionate muscles but don't want to look like a bodybuilder. I have gone from 140 pounds to 178 pounds (current) and I don't look like one; neith... 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 coun... 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 coun... read more

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