Hear what freelancers and the employers who hire them have to say.
Send us your stories.

Freelance Marketplace Forum 14 topics
Torrence Boone Emphatic About Google PPC (2) 4/8/2014
Looking for High-Quality Professional Ad Music (1) 4/2/2014
REALITY TV CASTING CALL- Social Media Professional (1) 3/23/2014
more... - post new topic

Have a question?
Read our FAQs or contact us by email or at 212-547-7934
  Maya Elson
Professional/Personal Overview
  I am a seasoned writer/editor, equally at home writing about a lion-crocheting artist or copyediting an academic book. From my beginnings as a copywriter to my experience in the craft niche, I have the skill set for a variety of media and industry.
Work Info
Copy Editor 6 Years
Copywriter 8 Years
Writer 7 Years
Family, Children & Teenagers 2 Years
Home & Garden 2 Years
Crafts 6 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
13 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
VenusZine magazine (11+), Yarn Market News (3-5), Crochet Today magazine (3-5), My Knitting Life magazine (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Ravelry.com (3-5), Sixth&Spring books (1-2), Hachette/Little Brown Kids (1-2), Kollabora.com (1-2)
Other Work History
Assistant editor, Crochet Today magazine

Editor/writer, Harvard University Division of Continuing Education

Editorial assistant, Scott Cooper: ghostwriter, writer, and editor

Copywriter, Campbell-Ewald
Computer Skills
Microsoft Word, InDesign, some HTML
Freelancers Union
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
MA in Writing, Literature and Publishing, Emerson College
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near New York, NY. I am willing to travel locally. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
Book Reviews  
(VenusZine.com, 5/19/2010)
A 600-word review of "The Handmade Marketplace: How to Sell Your Crafts Locally, Globally, and Online" by Kari Chapin.
Magazine Writing   
(Crochet Today)
A 400-word profile of artist Shauna Richardson, featuring and the lions she crocheted for the London 2010 Cultural Olympiad artists series.
(Chevrolet, 4/1/2003)
Billboard headlines specifically for the Woodward Dream Drusie, and classic car event in Detroit, MI.