I work best one-on-one with authors. Highly experienced in the back-and-forth of copy editing as well as substantive editing to create the best possible iteration of a manuscript. Easy to reach. Always available. And I can help an author prepare for sending manuscripts to potential agents and/or publishing houses.
What others have to say:
Michael is an editor who not only finds the clumsy descriptions and incorrect grammar but one who delves deeply into the work and comes to an understanding of an author. His instructions are collaborative, his eye for detail exact and his ability to comprehend the motivations of a writer, nearly flawless. His work spurs a writer to further stretch skills and concepts. Each of my novels was only made better by him.
—Brian Van Norman, author of Immortal Water and Against The Machine: Luddites
Over the decades I’ve had some unsatisfactory (at worst) and (at best) numerous pointless relationships to editors. Then along came Michael. From his reactions to the writing itself—unfailingly from within my intentions, style, and tone—to his imaginative taste in design, I have been supported and seen my work enhanced as never before. How lucky can a writer get? A special honor to be accepted into his good hands.
—Frank Lentricchia, author of Introducing Don DeLillo, Ariel and the Police, Lucchesi and the Whale, The Book of Ruth, The Accidental Pallbearer, The Morelli Thing
I've been a freelance editor for more than 40 years
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