Find a Union Writer – Maura Stephens

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Maura Stephens
Maura Stephens is an independent journalist, creative writer, playwright, theatre artist, YA novelist, & editor expert in many styles. She has written 100s of articles on various subjects, focused on environment, climate change, media reform, democracy building, human rights, international cooperation, education, the arts, labor, feminism, & activism.

As a developmental book editor or cowriter, she’ll help you clarify thinking, find gaps, & best organize your work -- fiction, nonfiction, thesis, dissertation (depending on subject matter), or play, as she’s also a playwright & dramaturg.

Fluent English, conversant Spanish, rusty French.
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Work Sample 1 Description
The Challenges of Social Change Organizing in Rural Areas (academic book chapter).
Rural inhabitants, human and nonhuman, are among those most affected by corporate criminality. Rural areas are particularly affected by chemical contamination, fossil fuel exploitation, the absence of coverage of relevant local issues by the media, marginalization by governments, and the loss of cherished places and ways of life. Conditions make it especially difficult to fight back, with growing poverty, dwindling and aging populations, lack of transit, unreliable, spotty telecommunications, and other obstacles. Stephens illustrates why ramped-up activism is essential to protect the rights of rural residents, the natural environment, and the farmlands that feed the majority of the U.S. population.
Work Sample 2 Description
Cryptocurrency: A New and Dangerous Climate Disruptor (article; cowritten)
The get-rich-quick scheme, banned in China and elsewhere, is invading U.S. communities unchecked, posing as an “equalizing, democratizing” currency.
It’s not.
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Bioplastics or "Biodegradable Plastics": Solutions? (journalistic article; cowritten)
A number of new materials have been introduced in response to public push-back against plastics. Called bioplastics, they are being marketed as eco-friendly and “the next step in plastic.”
But are they?