Maxwell Smith

Maxwell Smith – Editor

5+ years of professional copyediting and proofreading experience on dozens of published books; worked for Simon & Schuster since 2020.


I have worked in the publishing and editorial worlds for over five years. I have proof-read and copy-edited works for a range of prominent companies and publishers, including Simon and Schuster and Sotheby's. I am accustomed to tight deadlines and to thorough, meticulous work. In my free time, I write, and I've been writing for over ten years; in other words, writing has always been the center of my life!

I love to work on literary fiction, commercial fiction, political non-fiction, historical non-fiction, memoir, biography, and many, many more genres!

I am excited to help you refine and edit you or your client's work, making what's already great even better!
Biographies & Memoirs Humanities & Social Sciences LGBTQ Non-Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction Literary Fiction
English (UK) English (US)

Work experience

Simon & Schuster

Apr, 2020 — Present

Helped to manage the production of dozens of books for the flagship imprint of Simon & Schuster, including Rage, I'm Glad My Mom Died, The Philosophy of Modern Song, and The Last Thing He Told Me.
I have reviewed, copy-edited and proof-read manuscripts and covers for all the books I have worked on.
I have worked closely with the editorial, art, design, production and distribution teams on all these books.

Whitney Museum of American Art

Feb, 2019 — Jan, 2020 (11 months)

Proof-read and copy-edited exhibition materials, catalogs, printed materials etc.

Latterly Magazine

Jun, 2018 — Dec, 2018 (6 months)

Wrote, copy-edited, proof-read articles and essays for the quarterly human rights and current affairs print and online magazine.


May, 2018 — Jan, 2019 (8 months)

Edited, copy-edited, proof-read, researched and wrote articles, essays, reviews for the Sotheby's website.
Edited, copy-edited and proof-read printed materials, catalogues, etc, for Sotheby's auctions.

Journal of Human Rights at NYU

Dec, 2014 — May, 2018 (over 3 years)

Managed the Journal of Human Rights at NYU as Editor-in-Chief.
Wrote, researched, copy-edited, proof-read articles for the journal.
These articles and essays were primarily researched academic pieces, with citations, etc.