I’m a writer and editor working mainly in areas of politics, history, law, science, and the arts. I am a senior editor with the Harvard University Press and was previously managing editor of Boston Review, a small-but-mighty political and literary magazine.

My writing has been published by the Washington Post, Boston GlobeNew RepublicLA Review of Books, Al Jazeera America, The Baffler, and others.

As a freelance developmental and copy editor, I work with authors of serious nonfiction published by academic and trade presses, scholarly journals, and magazines. See the Editorial Services link at the top for more information and a list of titles.

I’m happy to hear from you by email: swaxman [at] gmail.com.

Banner image: detail from Five Portraits, Vilhelm Hammershøi (1902)