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Mary Ann Koenig

Mary Ann KoenigEditor

Vero Beach, FL, United States

I have edited many manuscripts, from Navy SEALs to high school students. I'm a patient editor and can help you improve your writing.

Overview

Helping others find their voice as a writer is one of the things I do best. I have written for several publications including the Los Angeles Times, The Blast -- the Navy SEAL Association's quarterly publication, and the VA's national magazine Vanguard. I am also a scriptwriter and a filmmaker and am completing a documentary on Vietnam-era SEALs and a reunion with their combat interpreter. Please take a look at our Facebook page:
A Bond Unbroken - Navy SEALs & Vietnam Interpreter

I am co-authoring a full-length memoir with a SEAL/CIA Agent regarding his time in the Cold War Congo. I have several years experience working with military and government personnel. I have a Master's Degree from Columbia University in Modern European Studies. And, I have volunteered for the past ten years at the VA Hospital in Bronx, New York.
I taught English as a Second Language at the University of Guadalajara and at Inlingua Idioms in Granada, Spain, so I have a good fundamental grammar background. And I'm fluent in Spanish.
I'm easy to work with, pay attention to deadlines and work conscientiously and efficiently.
I'd be happy to edit, proofread, or work more in-depth with authors or publishers looking for a detail-oriented collaborator.

Services
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Children's Picture Books Comics & Graphic Novels Fantasy Historical Fiction Plays & Screenplays Science Fiction

Certifications

  • B.A. History, London Metropolitan University, London, England
  • M.A. Modern European Studies, Columbia University, New York

Awards

  • History Channel Prize NYTVF 2013

Work experience

Co-Author, Editor

Freelance position

June, 2013 – Present (almost 4 years)

Editor and co-author of INTO COVERT WATERS, A Navy SEAL, the CIA and Che Guevara in the Congo

writer, filmmaker

R-DOG

January, 2005 – Present (about 12 years)

Writer, director, producer
A BOND UNBROKEN, The "Why" of Minh
feature-length documentary film about Vietnam-era Navy SEALs reunion with their combat interpreter 45 years after the war.

Promotion Manager

PolyGram Label Group, EMI Music, Geffen Records

December, 1982 – December, 2002 (about 20 years)

Worked in the music industry in Los Angeles doing regional and local promotion for domestic and international artists. Worked with David Bowie, Tina Turner, Elton John, U2 and many other top-tier music artists.

Portfolio (1 selected work)

The Beard

Mary Ann Koenig

A naïve young Cuban soldier, forced into sexual surrogacy for the impotent Leader of the revolution, falls in love with a beautiful Russian agent sent to spy on the head of state.

A naïve young Cuban soldier, forced into sexual surrogacy for the impotent Leader of the revolution, falls in love with a beautiful Russian agent sent to spy on the head of state.

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