While I specialize in editing novels, I have also worked with writers on essays and applications. I have worked with individual writers for days, weeks, or even months in order to perfect their pieces. When editing, I give extensive commentary on plot, structure, and character. I also frequently talk on the phone, or meet with writers in person in New York. I have helped writers articulate what they want to say, and how they are going to tackle their subject matter.

Some past clients:

“It’s one thing to find a copy editor who is thorough and insightful, but to find one you actually love collaborating with, well, that’s another story all together.
Max can shape a manuscript in ways that an author might find hard to see. His passion for the craft is exceptional. His ability to articulate his thoughts into your vision with candor and genuine caring is well worth the investment.”  – Scott Davis

“Max did a wonderful job helping me edit my personal statement for graduate school. He was receptive towards my needs and helped me streamline my thoughts to develop a precise and engaging statement. I can confidently recommend his services and would definitely use him again!” – Joshua Igin

“Max helped me with the second draft of my novel.  He spent time discussing with me what worked and what didn’t work; he proposed and drafted some transitions where chapters needed them; he drafted a synopsis and added in comments throughout the novel to align it with my goals. It was a pleasure working with him. I wouldn’t hesitate to reach out to him again.” – Chianoo Adrian

“Max helped edit my personal statement for a graduate school application. I was impressed by how attentive to detail he was, and how he managed to understand the message I was trying to get across. With Max’s help, my personal statement was one of the strongest aspects of my application, and I ended up being accepted to the program of my choice!” – Sarah Brauner