About Maya

Photo by Laurie Rhodes

Photo by Laurie Rhodes

YA AUTHOR

I am the author of the forthcoming Scripted (GP Putnam & Sons 2015). Go to my web page for Scripted for more info.  Scripted is on Amazon.  Scripted is on Goodreads.  Scripted is mentioned frequently on my new Facebook Author Page.

FREELANCE BOOK EDITOR AND WRITER

I am a freelance book editor and writer based in New York, NY.  My background is in book publishing—I spent five years at Writers House, a renowned Manhattan literary agency.  There, I assisted chairman Al Zuckerman (agent to Ken Follett and Michael Lewis among others) and represented my own clients such as the Harvey Award-nominated Laura Lee Gulledge, YA phenom Bethany Griffin, and Elle magazine’s Heather Wagner. As an agent, I worked with many first-time writers and learned how much I enjoyed nurturing talent.

I left Writers House in 2010 to start Rock Editorial Services, which offers an array of editorial and writing services.

I use the knowledge of the publishing industry I gained as an agent and combine it with the passion I’ve had for books from an early age to assist writers in improving and perfecting their manuscripts.  More information about my  book editing services  here.  I also frequently write about writing and publishing topics on my blog, in the Rock Editorial Services category.

In addition to my book editing services, I’ve done copywriting and journalism as well as academic editing, copyediting and proofreading, and resume development and editing. I’ve been published at YourTango, in Marie ClaireColumbia magazine, and the Writer.

I graduated from Princeton University with a degree in English and hail from the northern suburbs of New York.  You can reach me at mayarock@gmail.com or by phone at (914) 222-3237.

Books I’ve worked on:

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