Maxwell Sater

Hello! I’m a writer, editor, and teacher living in Colorado Springs. I grew up in the DC region, earned my B.A. in English at the University of Maryland, then moved to central New Jersey to get my M.A. and Ph.D. in English at Rutgers University. I graduated from Rutgers in the fall of 2020. You can see my CV here.

My graduate research focused on the nineteenth-century novel, the history of science and philosophy, and narrative theory. Drawing on the work of Stanley Cavell, my dissertation traced a new pre-history of literary criticism grounded in the novels of Elizabeth Gaskell, George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and Henry James. Two articles emerged out of this research: one on George Eliot’s Middlemarch, and another on Thomas Hardy’s The Woodlanders.

I have now shifted to freelance writing, especially essays and book reviews. I also edit book manuscripts (academic and otherwise), and I’m available for fact-checking, indexing, and proofreading. Editors and interested clients can reach me at