I’m an Oklahoma City-based freelance writer with more than two decades of experience in writing, editing, and publishing. I fell in love with storytelling as a fourth grader, and I’ve been a wordsmith ever since.
These days my work focuses mainly on health and fitness, but I’ve written about everything from truck driver training to model helicopters to local businesses. Learning about new topics is almost as much fun as writing about them.
Getting the Details Right
When you work with me, you can count on well researched, carefully crafted content that builds your audience’s trust. I have a master’s degree in English and extensive proofreading experience, so you won’t need to chase after me to clean up typos.
Your Story, Your Way
Whether you need 300 words or 3,000 words, a formal tone or a lighthearted one, I work closely with you to ensure the final draft exceeds your expectations. My range of experience includes articles, blog posts, advertorials, fundraising letters, social media posts, books, and more. Let me know your vision, and we’ll make it a reality.
They Warned Me Not to Tell You This
I’m also a published poet. Some colleagues thought I shouldn’t mention my poetic life on this website, but I happen to think poetry is a perfect complement to journalism and content writing. It has taught me to make every word count, use fresh and original language, revise meticulously, and most of all, listen with more than my ears. I bring these skills to every project I craft for my clients.
Do you have a rate sheet?
I price each job on a per-project basis, and the rate varies depending on what’s involved. After we’ve talked about your needs, I’m happy to provide a customized quote.
How do you pronounce your name?
I pronounce Veres to rhyme with Ferris, as in Ferris wheel. (For purists, the original Hungarian pronunciation has an “sh” sound on the end.)
Living in Oklahoma, have you ever been in a tornado?
Not yet, and I hope to keep it that way.
How many pushups can you do?
Maybe four? Upper arm strength is not my gift. But as a health and fitness writer, I do practice what I preach. I begin most days with a workout, eat nutritiously, and prioritize healthy habits. As a breast cancer survivor, I understand the importance of taking charge of my health. Through my writing, I help others do the same.
Punctual, Professional, and Articulate
“I work with Maria each month in assigning the business profile stories for Outlook Magazine. Maria is an organized, punctual, professional and articulate writer. She works very well with all types of clients and is an effective communicator. I always enjoy working with Maria because I know her stories will be accurate, well-written and will be received on or before deadline.”
Advertising Manager, Outlook Magazine