I’m a writer and editor in the Boston area, mostly focused on politics, history, arts, law, and, science. My work has been published by the Washington Post, New Republic, Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, American Prospect, Democracy Journal, Al Jazeera America, Los Angeles Review of Books, The Washington Spectator, and elsewhere. Please see the menu above for links to my stories and media appearances. I was previously managing editor of Boston Review, a small-but-mighty political and literary magazine.

I do developmental and copy editing of books and other writing on a freelance basis. Mostly 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.

Get in touch by email: swaxman [at] gmail.com. I also tweet, reluctantly.

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