Special Thanks Clients & Students!


To my favorite editor. Thank you for hanging in there and seeing us through to the end!  Carolyn Owens, 3/4/20

I learned so much from you: about the power of the just-right word, about the impact/connectedness of the visual (specifically color) to writing, and about being honest with what’s going right and what’s going wrong with our voice. So here’s my thank you:  everyone deserves to know what an impact they have had.  You inspire me [inspire — to breathe in].  You taught me the power of the deep breath (breathe in) to give life and lift (breathe out) to my writing. I am grateful.  Linda Foster  2/11/20

I could not have written Islam Rising without Mahala’s expertise, personal guidance, and straightforward, no holds barred editing, which is exactly what I requested.   Johnny Jacks (Absolute Anarchy, Islam Rising) 10/24/18

My favorite editor. What a leap it was for me to write an article and Mahala helped me tighten it up while giving me tons of confidence!  Liz Wharton 2/9/18

Highly recommend writers and hopeful writer talk to Mahala about her class and editing services.  Johnny Jacks 3/17

Mahala Church: Editor extraordinaire, bless you for putting up with my lack of skill in the economy of words. You make me appear to be a real author. ~ Johnny JacksAbsolute Anarchy 2016

I had the wonderful experience of taking a creative writing class a couple of years ago from Barefoot Writing Academy, Mahala Church (Instructor). It was worth every penny, plus more. I learned so many things and had an opportunity to meet others who were like me. I recommend it. Sign up for her upcoming classes, you will be glad you did!  Juanita Smith   8/3/17

I’ve studied under Mahala Church and she is a fantastic teacher. My writing really improved!  Dee Jordan 2016

If you need an editor, I recommend Mahala Church. ~ Pamela Hill, Festival of Beasts 2016

The class was wonderful and ANYONE who is just thinking about learning to write should take your class! Theda Eurick  2016

Loved your creativity and your flair for exciting sales copy.  This provider has proven to be a top-notch professional. Excellent results.” ~ John Sommer Sommer-Time Stories  2015

I’ve seen a couple of her reviews show up on Goodreads…and they’re wonderful! My authors have even commented on what a good reviewer she is. Her reviews are so thoughtful and well-written. ~ Maryglenn McCombs, MM Book Publicity 2015

To Mahala Church, you saw the work when it was so crude and rough and gave me such wonderful support, hand-holding and encouragement as we further sculpted what Ann and I began, and encouraged me to find the spiral Koru and add so many loving touches to the feel and overall structure. I will always be grateful to you for helping me polish the diamond in the rough it was when we first started working together. ~ Peace Within, Michael Brant DeMaria, Ph.D. 2014

Was privileged to be a student in one of Mahala’s Creative Writing classes. A lot of excellent, well-prepared material presented in four classes. Inspirational and motivating. I would highly recommend Mahala’s classes. ~Roseanne Guilisano  2014

I enjoyed very much the chapter of your book that you shared with the class. I got an impression of color and action–and events about to break. Your writing doesn’t just sit on the page but hops out at the reader. Even though a lot of people mention colors in their fiction, I don’t always get such a vivid impression of it. I surely did in yours. And the motion in your writing is powerful. The chapter roils with movement, topped off by your unfailing accuracy with the Southern culture and speech. If that’s the first chapter, goodness knows what will happen in the rest of the book   ~ Susan Grande  2014

Quality work on a timely basis. We would definitely use again. Nice job!” ~John Sommer, Advance Publishing 2014

Mahala is a good reader, which allows her to be a good editor. She can put herself into the work as Dear Reader, experiencing the story in the way your future readers will, as well as turning the pen as Earnest Author, providing good suggestions for telling the story better. Mahala has a very strong work ethic and provides high value at a reasonable cost. Very professional. You won’t be disappointed. ~Paul Presley, Iris Algorithm  2014