Welcome to Graymalkin Editing

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"Offering you personalized and exceptional online services every time"    -- Marianna

ABOUT ME

"The word is not just a sound or a written symbol. The word is a force; it is the power you have to express and communicate, to think, and thereby to create the events in your life..."

Don Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom (A Toltec Wisdom Book) (Amber-Allen Publishing, 1997).

BIOGRAPHY

I've had a great love for the written word since grade school.   Whether it was reading novels, reenacting Lady Macbeth in a 6th-grade play, or as Bernarda Alba  (Federico Garcia Lorca's 'La Casa de Bernarda Alba') in high school,  the richness of the written word and its presentation has always fascinated me.

After working for nearly two decades in industries that required substantive proofreading, editing, and writing skills, I decided to put my passion to better use and established Graymalkin Editing.

Whether your needs are school-related (essays, articles, papers/reports), work-related (business documents, business plans or proposals, training manuals, etc.), or personal in nature (resumes, cover letters, etc.) it brings me great pleasure to extend my services to you and help your writing achieve its beautiful potential.

EDUCATION

  • University of California Berkeley, Professional Sequence in Editing
  • Master of Science in Management Information Systems (MSMIS)
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (double major in Finance and Management)
  • Certificate - Social Media in Business
  • Certificate - Marketing Your Business on the Internet
  • Certificate - Achieving Top Search Engine Positions

LANGUAGES

  • Fluent English/Spanish
  • Basic, Conversational French

Free Book Review on Amazon!

Attention authors!&nbsp Do you have a book that you would like an online review for?  Perhaps you're looking for a proofreader or editor and would like to sample my technique? I gladly offer free book reviews on Amazon.com, and likewise, for those interested in my proofreading or editing services, I will review a chapter of your choosing and return it with my feedback. Here's what to do:  Send an electronic copy (in .pdf, .mobi for Amazon Kindle reading, or .doc/.docx) of your novel or manuscript to mmaguire@graymalkinediting.com. Please provide a little bit of information about yourself and your book, as I enjoy learning about you. I will get back to you with an estimated date of completion. What to expect:  Book readings and online reviews (on Amazon.com) have a general turnaround time of 1-week, with time varying depending on the novel size. You can expect a 2-3 day (maximum) turnaround on chapter proofreadings and/or editing. I truly look forward to your receiving and enjoying work! - Marianna

Book Reviews And Writing Tips

Resurrection America by Jeff Gunhus

  A Fantastic And Captivating Read! Resurrection, Colorado, is a charming small town where everyone knows each other and their goings-on, yet the new life coming out of long-closed Resurrection Mine has sheriff Rick Johnson on high alert. In search of his missing deputy, the sheriff visits the mine and comes across an extremely...

Blood Under Will by Justin Wu

  A FANTASTIC AND REFRESHING TAKE ON THE VAMPIRE GENRE! What happens to you as a person when vampires kidnap your little brother and you are the only witness to the crime? For Alex, his life was never the same. Feeling somewhat responsible for not having done more, he spends his life seeking out...

The Two Essential Elements of a Great Cover Letter

  Forbes recently published an article aimed at helping job searchers write that dreaded cover letter. It focuses on two points: finding a unique attribute about the company that you’re interested in, and finding a way that your skills can help the company solve some of its problems. The article offers insights into both...

Stephen King’s Top 20 Rules for Writers

 Ever get caught with a bad case of writer’s block? Ever wonder how best-selling authors write so well and make it seem so easy? Stephen King, the master of horror, suspense, the supernatural, and fantasy fiction, has a Top 20 Rules for Writers that he believes in and practices. From writing for yourself, first and foremost,...

Crushed (Seven Forbidden Arts) by Charmaine Pauls

 Deceit, Conflict, and Steamy Passion! Overview: Lily Reid is a young, inexperienced, and courageous young woman who faces countless attempts on her life, as she is unaware of the contract on her head. Jacob Miller is a mercenary, and the man hired to deliver her to her father’s greatest enemy. Lily shouldn’t trust Jacob...

More Than Blood (The Arcane Book 1) by Amanda Vyne

  Lust, Passion, and Animal Magnetism! Overview: Gabrial Ferrar, as House Marshal, is a protector of the laws of his people and Kel Sheridan, an investigator at a vigilante organization, is an enforcer of the laws of the Arcane. Their paths cross when they find themselves following and investigating the same person (a member...

The R.E.M. Effect by J.M. Lanham

  THE POWER OF MIND CONTROL! Overview What happens when a pharmaceutical giant, Asteria, which is on the verge of a restful sleeping drug breakthrough, engages in clinical studies that produce such mind-control abilities in some of its subjects?  When the company abducts the subjects (Claire and Paul) who are demonstrating these mind-control anomalies,...

Lovers Lies and Lillies by Ronald D. Walker

 Erotica:  A beautiful Story About Love and Loss Overview: The book starts off with Sarah’s violent and abusive marital situation.   Sarah’s life is overwhelmingly painful, lonely, and full of fear.  That is, until her situation changes and she is freed from the maelstrom that surrounds her.  When Sarah meets Jon, their relationship quickly becomes one...

Oracle of Spirits (BBW Paranormal Romance) books #1 – #6 By Mac Flynn

    Fun read but slightly disappointed! Brief Overview: In the Oracle of Spirits six-book saga, author Mac Flynn creates a paranormal world that is filled with spirits, demons, witches, and witchcraft.  The eternal battle between good and evil is everpresent as immortal characters Ian and Cronus, attempt to protect the half-human half-mystic, Enid,...

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Thank you for being the best part of Graymalkin Editing.  I look forward to hearing from you.   -- Marianna
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