Maritza Cosano is an American journalist, novelist, scriptwriter, playwright, and writing teacher. She is also a book editor at her company, Little Red Rocking Chair Publishing, where she performs content editing and revising manuscripts for self-publishing clientele. With over 20 years of experience in writing, editing, and publishing, she now works with select authors on full-length fiction and non fiction. Maritza specializes in helping both novice and experienced writers to develop and refine their authorial voice.
Maritza believes in the power of the written word and stays current on writing trends that are important to you and her. At the heart of every magazine article, novel, short story, play, movie or TV script, stories are what she uses to move people. She loves to get the rhythm of good writing in her ears. Cramming her head with characters and stories. As a writer, she never stops looking at the world, and never stops reading to find out what sense other people have made of it.
Maritza is the author of the novels The Ghostwriters: In the Green Lot (2011) and The Ghostwriters: The Lost City (2021), and the children’s book collection The Adventures of Mikaela (2012). Her most recent novel, Brush of Evil will be released Summer 2021. Her television script 90 Millas is Nothing is being adapted to the stage.
Maritza Cosano grew up in Madrid, Spain and later in South Florida, where she graduated with a degree in English and Screenwriting from University of Miami in 1991. She worked as a newspaper reporter in South Florida, where she was a feature writer and columnist for Talent Times Magazine, South Florida Gold Coast Magazine, Boca Raton News, and The Palm Beach Post. Now a contributing writer for West Palm Beach Magazine, Cosano’s interviews with some of the area’s most dynamic and influential individuals, as well as play reviews covering the regional theater scene have been featured in both the magazine’s digital and print editions.
Maritza uses her social media platform to encourage writers’ voices and inspire others to explore the writing life. In the summer of 2014, she founded Writers’ Circle, a place where writers of all ages and levels can come together to connect, exchange ideas and work towards getting published. The movement, which was received well in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, got writers to meet in circles in coffee shops in nearby towns.
She enjoys teaching the writing craft. Her passion for writing and seeing the potential in other writers inspires her to write better and challenge others to keep the art of writing in print.
Maritza can be found on Facebook, on Twitter, on Instagram and, in real life, Fort Lauderdale, where she lives with her family.
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Regardless of whether you are an author, business owner, publishing house or a film or TV production company, Maritza Cosano is the professional writer you have been looking for to be part of your team. Call her at 954.314.7171.
Each project is unique and so are each client’s writing needs and goals. As such, her project proposals are crafted with your individual objectives in mind. To get a quote, please Write to Maritza.
Editing may not be cheap, but it isn’t a luxury. It’s an essential part of the publishing process.
Maritza provides copy editing for authors, publications, and a variety of companies that need premium editing done by a professional editor at an affordable price. She works with authors in every genre, in both fiction and non-fiction, and with companies looking to polish their projects—print and digital.
Copy Editing. A basic word-by-word edit that addresses grammar, usage, and consistency issues.
Book Line Editing – $.04 per word
A high-quality, marketable book begins and ends with solid writing. Maritza will review your manuscript and provide edits and recommendations for improving the structure and flow, as well as review for consistency in grammar, spelling, and punctuation.
Book Developmental Editing – $.08 per word
A polished book requires multiple rounds of editing. With Maritza’s Developmental Editing, your manuscript will receive two rounds of editing focused on strengthening both the content and technical elements of your manuscript.
Script Doctoring (screenplays, TV scripts, plays, etc.) Full-length screenplay or play (90-120 pages in script format). Rates vary.
For more information about Editorial and Self-Publishing Services, visit Little Red Rocking Chair Editorial & Publishing Services.
Writing starts and ends with writers. So, if you're a writer, you ought to spend as much time with as many writers as possible! Participate in writing groups and workshops regularly! It’s truly the only way to cultivate your sense as a writer and it's the best way to hone your craft.
Knowing this to be true, Maritza Cosano founded Writers’ Circle in 2014 as a way to empower writers of all levels and ages. Her passion for writing and teaching the craft led her to identify and nurture the talents of young writers, and assist them at critical junctures in their educational and professional development. Through a wide range of writing workshops, Writers’ Circle aspires to create a strong community of young writers and a platform for a lifetime of encouragement, opportunity and support.
Schools Get in the Circle!
By selecting to participate in the Writers’ Circle after-school program, your school will be helping young writers prepare for life after middle or high school. Your students will have the choice to select the Journalism or Creative Writing track. Each affords a unique opportunity and allows students to learn the nuts and bolts of the writing craft and get published in Tropic Island Review, a literary eBook published by Little Red Rocking Chair Publishing, a sister company of Writers’ Circle.
The after-school program caters to students currently enrolled in 6th - 12th grades. It operates Monday through Friday, from 3:15pm to 5:15pm. Each class holds 14 students and meets once a week. To schedule your class or for more information, please contact us at 954.314.7171.