Michael Carroll

Michael Carroll – Editor

I am a book editor and writer with more than 30 years of experience in just about every non-fiction and fiction genre.

Overview

I have more than 30 years of experience as a book editor and writer in just about every genre, both fiction and non-fiction: in the former from literary fiction, young adult, and mysteries, to romance, horror, and science fiction; in the latter, from politics, history, business, and health/medical, to environmental, sports, indigenous studies, nature, biography/autobiography/memoir, art/architecture, and military. I once worked with the film director Sam Fuller, and I was even involved ... editorially ... with a former Mossad spy! My experience includes various positions from managing editor to publisher at several Canadian book publishers and a stint as publications manager at the Aga Khan Museum in Toronto. For the past four years, I've been freelancing as an editor and writer.
Services
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs Business & Management History
Fiction
Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Young Adult
Languages
English (CAN) English (US)

Portfolio

Governments all over the world are consistently outpaced by digital change, and are falling behind. Digital government is a better performing government. It is better at providing services people and businesses need. Receiving benefits, accessing health record... read more
A look back on the brief and spectacular history of Canada’s Great Western Railway. This book chronicles the genesis and all-too-brief existence of one of Canada’s greatest early railways, the Great Western Railway of Canada (1853–1882), a major precursor to t... read more
Brace for Impact

Peter Pigott

Why do planes disappear or fall out of the sky? Brace for Impact traces the evolution of accident investigation and explains why flying is the safest form of travel. The history of air accidents is a harrowing one. Yet today flying is the safest mode of transp... read more
Laughing Wolf

Nicholas Maes

Short-listed for the 2010 Saskatchewan Young Reader’s Choice Award - Snow Willow and for the 2010 Manitoba Young Reader’s Choice Award It is the year 2213. Fifteen-year-old Felix Taylor is the last person on Earth who can speak and read Latin. In a world where... read more
Reinventing the Rose

Kenneth J. Harvey

As a fatherless girl with a mother who persistently encouraged her daughter’s artistic temperament, Anna Wells is highly sensitive to the life developing in her when she discovers she is pregnant. Anna’s gynecologist boyfriend, Kevin, considers the time just n... read more
Kameleon Man

Kim Barry Brunhuber

Runner-up for the 2004 ReLit Award High fashion, higher stakes, sex, glamour, and great clothes, Stacey Schmidt gets a taste of all these when he’s suddenly propelled from suburban model hell into the garment jungle of today’s Toronto. Stacey’s part black, par... read more
2014 Arthur Ellis Award — Shortlisted Following the money trail gets Tate and Brown into a lot of trouble. Detectives Ray Tate and Djuna Brown are back from a vacation in Paris – fraudulently funded by a stolen State Police credit card. While waiting to find o... read more
LIMITED TIME OFFERDan Sharp, a gay father and missing persons investigator, accepts an invitation to a wedding on a yacht in Ontario's Prince Edward County. It seems just the thing to bring Dan closer to his noncommittal partner, Bill, a respected medical prof... read more
The Blue Guitar

Ann Ireland

Nerves crunch at the international classical guitar competition in Montreal. There is more than pretty music being performed on this stage. At the International Classical Guitar Competition in Montreal, top-flight musicians fly in from all over the world to co... read more
Helps individual readers to overcome procrastination and build self-esteem Reveals how to create a culture of accountability, and how to hold someone accountable Gives leaders a step-by-step process for helping team members become more self-responsible Explain... read more
Short-listed for the 2004 CLA Book of the Year for Children Award, for the 2005 Diamond Willow Award and for the 2005 Hackmatack Children's Choice Book Award On the shores of Bedford Basin in Halifax, 12-year-old Selina Palmer is growing up in the community of... read more
Seven soldiers. Seven military specialties. Seven stories. What was it like to serve in the combat mission in Afghanistan? Journalists’ reports from 2006 to 2011 could only give brief glimpses of the reality on the ground for Canadian soldiers. This book revea... read more
Regulatory compliance has historically been a concern of only a company’s legal and finance departments. However, as e-commerce continues to dominate retail both in the United States and abroad, regulatory compliance is now a major area of concern for IT manag... read more
A biography of perhaps Ontario’s most important premier, who, despite having been out of public life for thirty years, is remembered fondly by many as the head of one of Ontario’s most progressive, yet conservative, governments.
Joe Grundy, chief of security for the Lord Douglas Hotel in Vancouver, sets out to find a murderer, only to meet suspects and sucker punches around every corner.
Free as a Bird

Gina McMurchy-Barber

Short-listed for the 2010 Governor General’s Award for Children’s Literature, the 2010 Snow Willow Award and the 2011 CLA Young Adult Book Award Born with Down syndrome, Ruby Jean Sharp comes from a time when being a developmentally disabled person could mean ... read more
This first definitive biography of Peter Gzowski probes his childhood and follows him through his career, beginning with his days at the University of Torontos The Varsity through to his tremendous success on CBC Radios Morningside and his time at the Globe an... read more
Born in Hearne, Saskatchewan, in 1932, Allan Fotheringham has had a distinguished career. Dubbed "Dr. Foth," Fotheringham graduated from the University of British Columbia and has worked for numerous news organizations, including the Vancouver Sun, Southam New... read more

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Henry A.

Henry A.

Oct, 2023

The final result of our collaboration was way beyond my expectations and I was extremely happy with the outcome. Indeed I will continue to work with Michael on future projects. If there were one area where things could be better, it was with the timeline which was extended by a small number of weeks - this was not a big problem though I would have been better prepared with an early warning of t...
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Andrew P.

Andrew P.

Sep, 2021

I opted to work with Michael given his background and experience working in my particular genre. After a couple of delays, he was able to provide outstanding feedback on my manuscript, which I found to be very valuable. I would recommend working with Michael.

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