Michael Martin

Michael Martin – Editor

Editor and consultant. Theology, spirituality, philosophy, and literary works (poetry, fiction, sci-fi/fantasy). Worked with Angelico Press.

Overview

I have a Ph.D. in English literature, founded and edit a literary journal, Jesus the Imagination, and have seven years experience as a freelance editor and editorial consultant for Angelico Press. I have worked on fantasy, memoir, fiction, poetry (including poetry translation), as well as theology and philosophy. In addition I have served as a manuscript referee for a number of academic journals,

I have previous experience as a master teacher and teaching mentor which helped me develop some useful skills in working with authors. That is, I'm a pretty gentle editor--I don't want to take over the project or frustrate an author. I want what's best for both the writer and the writing. I think of myself as a kind of personal trainer for writers and poets and have worked with both beginning authors and seasoned professionals, like David Bentley Hart.
Services
Fiction
Anthologies Fantasy Literary Fiction Poetry
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs New Age Philosophy Religion & Spirituality
Languages
English (UK) English (US)
Certifications
  • Ph.D. in English literature

Work experience

Self-employed

Jan, 2016 — Present

I have extensive experience in editing, editorial consultation, and design. Listed are some of the books I've worked on, including David Bentley Hart's 'Roland in Moonlight' which was chosen "Book of the Year" in the Times Literary Supplement.

Portfolio

Roland in Moonlight

Hart, David Bentley

Copy Editing
Beyond

Nowak, Martin

Angelico Press

Developmental Editing Copy Editing Editorial Assessment Proofreading
Copy Editing
The Eddan Collective

DeMers, Joanna

Copy Editing
Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
Editorial Assessment
Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
The Mystery of Identity

Bell O.S.B., Luke

Copy Editing
Infinite Regress

Hren, Joshua

Developmental Editing Copy Editing
Copy Editing
Editorial Assessment
Outside the Gates

Hackett, W. C.

Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
Five Great Odes

Claudel, Paul

Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
Developmental Editing Copy Editing
Developmental Editing Copy Editing
Copy Editing Editorial Assessment
Copy Editing
Kenogaia (A Gnostic Tale)

Hart, David Bentley

Proofreading

Michael has 52 reviews

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Corey J.

Corey J.

May, 2024

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This is the second time I have worked with Michael on my first book, and I now feel totally confident in moving forward to having my book formatted. Michael gave me great advice on punctuation, something I thought I didn't even need at first! I also really appreciated the few times that Michael questioned a word or meaning, and each time, without exception, I thought "Wow, am I glad he caught t...
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Matt V.

Matt V.

Feb, 2024

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This is the third time I have worked with Michael which is a testament to how I feel about the services he provides. I hope to continue to work with him in the future.
Skinner M.

Skinner M.

Jan, 2024

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Michael was awesome. Made several small but key observation and suggestions. He breathed whole new life into two poems with a keen insight to what I was trying to say and indicating I was not saying it right. Just two suggestions about person and tense and the poems almost rewrote themselves at that point
Claire K.

Claire K.

Jul, 2024

He gave me some good constructive criticism and advice that I used.
Michael M.
All the best to you, Claire.
M. Sheridan D.

M. Sheridan D.

Jul, 2024

2nd time working with Michael. He's been instrumental in helping me shape up my manuscript. Highly reccommend,
Michael M.
It's so nice to work with someone dedicated to the art of making poems. All the best to you, Sheridan!

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