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Marius H.

Marius H. - Editor

Montreal, Canada

From NASA to NYC agents - the art of writing AND the rigor of editing.

Overview

The preferred writing book: Nabokov's "Lectures on Literature."

"The Tau Ceti Diversion" is a Sci-Fi novel that was edited exclusively by me, is now represented by the topmost-ranked SciFi literary agent in the US and was launched on Sept 1st at Amazon by Severed Books:
https://www.amazon.com/Tau-Ceti-Diversion-Chris-McMahon-ebook/dp/B01J574OM8/
Top agency too, Trident Media, and located in NYC.

From the author, Chris McMahon (Australia):
"Marius provided invaluable help with my manuscript. He has particular strengths on the grammatical side which were of great help to me. He also provided a lot of encouragement and inspired me to lift my language to a new level, searching for new and more unusual word choices. Marius also provided excellent feedback and suggestions at the broader level, giving excellent notes and commentary following an initial structural edit. All I all, Marius' help and assistance was invaluable to me, and I found him supportive and generous with his feedback, which was always considered and balanced. I would have absolutely no hesitation recommending Marius to any writer for their project. "

I provided developmental editing, line editing and proofreading for this SciFi novel.

"Top world class not matched by anyone else I've used, unparalleled erudition, professionalism at its highest level. The depth and extent of your critique, that is enriched by the examples from my work and also from the works of other authors, make your contribution not only to this book but also to the enhancing of my fiction writing skills enormous. The critique by itself is an evidence of your erudition. In none of the reviews I've got on my first book, the reviewers (some of them 'professional') ventured to spend sufficient time and intellectual effort to articulate so clearly and transparently areas for improvement, as you've done on this book, where you've paid attention to all levels and aspects, from which a novel is usually judged upon." Lubos Borik, novelist.

"I was really impressed with the input you gave me. It's always nerve-wracking getting critique, but your comments were encouraging, well targeted and useful. Thanks again, Marius. Your input has been excellent." Chris McMahon, novelist, Australia.

"I sifted through all the editor's comments and find that he did a great job. He has added value beyond technical writing and has made it a better book. I would like to meet him when the book goes out." R. Pilon, PhD, CEO, Millenium Aviation, Montreal.

Edited recently a paper by a NASA researcher for a peer-reviewed international journal — published.

Style? A "Premier Member" of the Chicago Manual of Style forum, with over 1,600 posts (samples available).

Grammar? Over 10,000 postings at the prestigious Pearson-Longman Grammar Exchange site (link available).

Snapshots from own poetry — at the bottom of this profile.

Services
Languages
English (CAN) English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Children's - Middle Grade Christian Classics Crime & Mystery Fantasy Literature Plays & Screenplays Poetry Science Fiction Short Story Thriller Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs

Certifications

  • Premier Member of the Chicago Manual of Style forum, with over 1,700 posts

Work experience

Freelance writer and editor

Elance/Upwork.com

January, 2011 – Present (almost 6 years)

Portfolio (7 selected works)

Human Source Code

Lubos Bôrik

Is evil in us?Coded in DNA?Imagine you could uncover exactly what lurks within your DNA, revealing the code that shapes your mind and body and using that knowledge to change yourself. Now imagine someone else making those changes instead. In Human Source Code, the hypothetical becomes reality when one organization attempts to manipulate the human code for its own terrifying purposes. Detective... read more

Is evil in us?Coded in DNA?Imagine you could uncover exactly what lurks within your DNA, revealing the code that shapes your mind and body and using that knowledge to change yourself. Now imagine someone else making those changes instead. In Human Source Code, the hypothetical becomes reality when one organization attempts to manipulate the human code for its own terrifying purposes. Detective... read more

The Dating Playbook For Men: A Proven 7 Step System To Go From Single To The Woman Of Your Dreams

Andrew Ferebee

Is It Worth $10 To Get The Woman Of Your Dreams? Unveiled at last, a simple proven playbook to go from being a frustrated single man to having the woman of your dreams. A proven strategy so effective, that Andrew was scared to unveil this strategy to the world. “When I discovered this strategy, I was initially scared to share it with the world. I didn’t want to become a dating coach and the st... read more

Is It Worth $10 To Get The Woman Of Your Dreams? Unveiled at last, a simple proven playbook to go from being a frustrated single man to having the woman of your dreams. A proven strategy so effective, that Andrew was scared to unveil this strategy to the world. “When I discovered this strategy, I was initially scared to share it with the world. I didn’t want to become a dating coach and the st... read more

She Said: He Said

Kerry Taylor

She Said: …it was a packed day on the tube. Normally, I'm either a sandwich or under some guy’s sweaty armpit. This particular day I was under Justin’s masculine armpit. I spent the tube journey inhaling his masculine aura and I was hooked. When he gave me his card, I didn´t think twice about calling him. We moved like the wind, cause we were in love. Or so I thought we were, until I asked him... read more

She Said: …it was a packed day on the tube. Normally, I'm either a sandwich or under some guy’s sweaty armpit. This particular day I was under Justin’s masculine armpit. I spent the tube journey inhaling his masculine aura and I was hooked. When he gave me his card, I didn´t think twice about calling him. We moved like the wind, cause we were in love. Or so I thought we were, until I asked him... read more

Sacrament of Penance

Luboš Bôrik

Could a crime investigation in the Czech Republic lead to uncovering the true reasons of Pope Benedict XVI resignation? It uncovers more. Political thriller based on true story holds the key to another Church cover-up.

Could a crime investigation in the Czech Republic lead to uncovering the true reasons of Pope Benedict XVI resignation? It uncovers more. Political thriller based on true story holds the key to another Church cover-up.

The Tau Ceti Diversion

Chris McMahon

The first interstellar exploration vessel Starburst sets out from Earth in 2157, but this is no NASA science mission, it’s funded by the mega-corporation ExploreCorp. A planet suitable for colonisation means not only massive profits, but a chance for Commander Janzen to restore his family’s exulted position. But is the executive turned space-explorer, Janzen, equipped to deal with a real crisi... read more

The first interstellar exploration vessel Starburst sets out from Earth in 2157, but this is no NASA science mission, it’s funded by the mega-corporation ExploreCorp. A planet suitable for colonisation means not only massive profits, but a chance for Commander Janzen to restore his family’s exulted position. But is the executive turned space-explorer, Janzen, equipped to deal with a real crisi... read more

Simon and Hiroko

Marius Hancu

Hiroko Yuasa, a Japanese traditional dancer, sways and turns in one of her dances, and Simon Fraser thinks he might not have enough film to capture her. He deems himself lucky -- it has taken him months to find her again in Tokyo, after their chance meet at Narita. An American architectural photographer on contract in Japan, he plans already an exhibition with their work together. They take th... read more

Hiroko Yuasa, a Japanese traditional dancer, sways and turns in one of her dances, and Simon Fraser thinks he might not have enough film to capture her. He deems himself lucky -- it has taken him months to find her again in Tokyo, after their chance meet at Narita. An American architectural photographer on contract in Japan, he plans already an exhibition with their work together. They take th... read more

Our Lives as Kites

Marius Hancu

What makes an artist tick, go on and, to use the dirty word, create?We enter the world of ballet through Yvonne Fillon, a one-time soloist ballerina who is on a journey of self-discovery in rough waters. We enter it during one of her days out in the outdoors, when she launches a kite and takes in everything from the wind and the clouds as a source for inspiration. For, at the onset of middle a... read more

What makes an artist tick, go on and, to use the dirty word, create?We enter the world of ballet through Yvonne Fillon, a one-time soloist ballerina who is on a journey of self-discovery in rough waters. We enter it during one of her days out in the outdoors, when she launches a kite and takes in everything from the wind and the clouds as a source for inspiration. For, at the onset of middle a... read more

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