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I read and write stories for all ages. I’m also an editor and reporter enjoying the freelance life. You can browse my published articles or visit my blog. If you’ve got something to say, or you’re looking for editing help, I’d love to hear from you.

“I had the great luck to meet Marlaina at my RWA writing chapter’s conference last year and can highly recommend her editing services. My latest WIP was a 135K hot mess. Marlaina carefully outlined plot holes, highlighted discontinuities, respectfully pointed out possible alternatives and made suggestions that showed she totally understood what I was trying to do (and more importantly what was keeping me from getting there). I look forward to working with her again.” 

– Anna Taylor Sweringen, writing as Michal Scott, author with Wild Rose Press

“Marlaina is a talented, passionate and hard-working editor and writer. I had the pleasure of supervising Marlaina for several years and was always impressed by her tenacity and the integrity she brought to her work.
What stood out was the combination of her attention to detail and her dedication to getting the story right. Marlaina can fill a variety of roles—editor, writer, reporter, communicator. What makes her stand out is the creativity and professionalism she can bring to any project.”

– Marc Schwarz, editor and journalism instructor