I learned the art of providing editorial feedback while earning my MLA in Creative Writing & Literature with Harvard Extension School. There, I reviewed my peers’ work on a weekly basis. During this time, I joined the editorial team at Rebel Girls—the brand behind the best-selling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series—where I helped shape the brand’s editorial strategy and created inspiring, educational books.
I am a co-editor and contributor of the children’s volume Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls: 100 Inspiring Young Changemakers, which was selected as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things. I also authored the novella Wounded Wisteria and the novel Squid Season, both written in a combination of prose and rhyming verse.
With 5 years of editorial experience, I am thrilled to offer my editing services for children's literature. My feedback is kind, yet honest. I will let you know exactly what it is you need to make your project the best it could possibly be. You can decide whether you'll receive an editorial assessment, a developmental edit of your manuscript, a thorough copyedit, or all of the above.
My goal is to make your work just as captivating as it is polished!
"I had the pleasure of working with Maithy for nearly three years on the editorial team at Rebel Girls. Her inside and out knowledge of the brand, creative vision for stories and visuals, and eye for detail make her an exceptional editor." --Grace House, project editor of Union Square & Co.
"Maithy is both a great manager and writer, which are hard skills to balance. Her edits were full of detailed, actionable feedback, as well as encouragement, that gave me exactly the direction I needed to write better stories." --Shelbi Polk, freelance writer
A Queer, Indigenous, and Latine-owned emotional-support bookstore dedicated to elevating diverse authors and stories. As its associate book buyer, I research both trends and gaps in the market to decide what books to stock.
I performed both developmental and copy editing for 17 published Rebel Girls books, which required intensive research of and networking with hundreds of influential women.
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