Maura Mahoney has worked as a writer and editor for national and local publications, including Reader’s Digest, Congressional Quarterly, The Baffler, Colonial Williamsburg Publications and Bethesda Magazine.
After receiving a master's degree in English literature from the College of William and Mary, I began my publishing career as an editorial researcher at Reader's Digest. I became an associate editor at the magazine before relocating in the mid-1990s to Washington, D.C.
While working as an editor on the copy desk at Congressional Quarterly for four years, I freelanced for The Baffler. My essays were included in an anthology called Commodify Your Dissent: Salvos from the Baffler, which was published in by W.W. Norton & Company in 1997, and I participated in the book tour.
I became a freelance editor/writer in 2005. I have edited books for Colonial Williamsburg Publications and written for Internet publications, including D.C. Examiner, Chevy Chase Patch, Grown and Flown and In the Powder Room.
I began writing a weekly humor blog for Bethesda Magazine, a regional magazine in the D.C. metro area in 2011, and currently write features, news items and the Book Report for them.