Freelance

“I recommend Ms. Jones very highly as an editor and writing coach.  She helped me with my novel by rewriting dialogue and by making editorial suggestions such as word use and chapter arrangement.  I was inspired by her coaching and am now using the principles she taught me as I begin a second novel.”

– Ellen H.

Everyone has something to tell.  Everyone has a story.  Everyone is full of characters, scenes and dramatic events.  Not everyone, however, has the time or the inclination to write these down.

Maureen can help.  She will help you organize your story, or listen carefully and record your story in the way you want it told.  Maureen will take your words, hold them respectfully and craft a result that reflects your best ideas.

Maureen has aided writers of novels, memoirs and self-help books.  Some of the titles include, A Promise Fulfilled: One Couple’s Journey Through Misdiagnosis, Breast Cancer and Advocacy, available through iUniverse; Priestess of the Forest: A Druid Novel, available from Lewellyn Press spring 2008; andEmotional Wisdom.

Let Maureen help you shape your ideas, words and images so that you have a manuscript to keep or present to the world.

A Promise Fulfilled:
One Couple’s Journey Through Misdiagnosis, Breast Cancer and Advocacy.

Priestess of the Forest: A Druid Novel
www.celticheritage.co.uk/EllenEvertHopman

Emotional Wisdom
www.harriethabermanphd.com

The Journey Through Grief and Loss:
Helping Yourself and Your Child When Grief is Shared

www.stmartins.com/TheJourneyThroughGriefandLoss

Spent
published by www.hazeldon.org

“It is a pleasure to work with Maureen Buchanan Jones; she is a competent, sensitive professional.  Maureen has made excellent observations that have been thought provoking.  The comments have allowed me to make constructive changes that I would not have though to do.  I consider myself fortunate to have found Maureen.”

– Harriet H.

“After working with several editors previously, I was skeptical to attempt working with another editor.  However, Maureen was a delight to work with on my book manuscript.  She was involved with editing and rewriting individual chapters, as well as consolidating several pieces of writing into an additional chapter.  This is where her true genius came through.  Magical she was able to transform my discursive ideas into a clearly readable new work.   I feel that she was able to ‘get me,’ and get what I was attempting to communicate.  So, even though she did some rewriting, the results always were my ideas and my thoughts put into a more readable form.

She was also willing to work with me at my pace, remaining optimistic when I grew weary.  All in all, she acted as a true midwife to bring my book to a more finished product.”

– Sally P.