Maithy Vu

Maithy Vu – Editor

Editor of children's literature. I was the associate editor of the brand behind the best-selling Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls series.

Overview

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

Services
Fiction
Anthologies Coming of Age Middle Grade Picture Books
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction
Languages
English (US)

Work experience

Underdog Bookstore

Jun, 2023 — Present

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.

Rebel Girls

Mar, 2019 — Jul, 2022 (over 3 years)

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.

Portfolio

Developmental Editing Editorial Assessment
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The Pixies Plan Christmas

Latham, Cheryl

Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
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Midpoint: A Memoir

Angeles, Patricia

Developmental Editing
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Postcards from Papa

McKee, Christina

Developmental Editing Copy Editing
Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing Copy Editing
Developmental Editing
Developmental Editing Copy Editing
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Developmental Editing

Maithy has 18 reviews

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Christina M.

Christina M.

Feb, 2024

Maithy was a excellent match for book 1 Postcards from Papa so naturally I knew I wanted to work with her again for my 2nd children's book editor needs. She has been on time if not early with her work and pays attention to great details and is open and responds fast. I've also returned to her for book 3 as well, so I will definitely rave about her professionalism, accuracy, and team work!!! M...
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Maithy V.
Thank you, Christina! I love your stories!
Adzua R.

Adzua R.

Feb, 2024

Maithy was quick and efficient. She focused on helping to shorten my story to make it more appealing to publishers. She also made helpful suggestions to make the rhyme more consistent.
Maithy V.
Thank you so much, Adzua! I'm so glad you found the feedback helpful!
Eric M.

Eric M.

Feb, 2024

Maithy was quick and provided clear and concise feedback. I am very new to this and it was helpful to get an opinion on where to focus as I refine my storytelling.
Maithy V.
Thank you, Eric! I loved the concept of your book! Best of luck.
Lamar G.

Lamar G.

Dec, 2023

My go to editor! Maithy is quick, provides great feedback, and makes sure your story will pop. Thank you for yet again helping to bring another book to life for the world to enjoy.
Maithy V.
Thank you, Lamar! It's always a pleasure working with you!
Cheryl L.

Cheryl L.

Sep, 2023

It was such an outstanding experience working with Maithy! She is prompt, professional and full of pearls of wisdom. So glad we got to work together on this project…10/10 would recommend!
Maithy V.
Thank you, Cheryl! I had so much fun with your piece!

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