Maria Williams Editor

Maria Williams

Why Writing Matters


Words Have Power!

Whether its the story of your business, the copy for a product, the introduction to your dissertation, a chapter of your memoir, or a book of fantastic fiction, your words have the power to transform readers, call them to action, teach them, and keep them coming back for more.

But no great book is written alone. Neither is great website copy or that incredible article you read last week. It takes a trusted team for any writing project to reach its full potential.

As a writer and editor, I work one-on-one with clients to bring their visions to life on the page. With ten years experience working as a managing editor in the book publishing world, seven years as a content writer, and ten years as a college writing professor, I help craft authentic prose in clear, captivating language that motivates customers to buy, readers to cry, and lives to change.

Maria Williams

Maria Williams, Writer & Editor

I earned my MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College and my BA from The New School. Through the years, I have worked one-on-one with writers for PEN American Center's Freedom to Write Committee, as a book publicist and assistant editor, and as the founding editor of Shape&Nature Press. I teach college-level writing and publishing courses part-time and work as a freelance writer and editor. In 2011, my first book A Love Letter to Say There Is No Love was published.

Writing has been an essential part of my life since I was a little girl sitting on the couch with my dad, each of us with a book in hand and our feet propped up on the table. Profoundly moved by stories, I began writing my own when I was seven and finished my first novel--of which my Catholic school English teacher did not approve--when I was eleven. For many years, I studied and wrote poetry, which has been published in numerous journals, and now I write everything from essays to short fiction to website copy and wine reviews.

A word nerd at heart, I am always fascinated by the power of language, by its structures and histories and its ability to transport and transform us. I also love the minute and exacting work of editing, pushing language and punctuation so that the text hums along on its journey.