Maya St. Clair is a copywriter, editor, and researcher specializing in niche subjects, from art to speculative fiction.
She currently works at Heavy Metal as a creative and executive assistant. Her responsibilities include writing promotional copy and story concepts, reviewing scripts, and producing Geoff Boucher's Mindspace, a podcast about film, pop culture, comics, and sci-fi.
As a freelance writer, she has worked for publications like Fangoria (web copy) and the Japanese social network Mixi (producing plotlines for videogames).
At Washington University in St. Louis, she majored in literature and history, specializing in the Renaissance and Reformation. She worked in WashU's rare books department, handling everything from digital image archives to cunieform tablets. She studied abroad at Shakespeare’s Globe in London, and wrote her thesis on how performance environments in early modern England may have influenced the themes of Twelfth Night.