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Michael Schuler

Michael Schuler - Editor

Seattle, WA, United States

An attentive proofreader and copy editor with one foot in fiction and one in design and planning, I help you deliver clear, precise prose.

Overview

Attentiveness to the ways that small details accumulate and interact, creating meaning and beauty, is a key characteristic of writers. My goal as a proofreader and copy editor is to collaborate as closely as I can with you, to supplement your natural attentiveness and help you deliver prose that conveys your message and style as clearly and accurately as possible.

My editing work is strongly influenced by my training and experience in architecture and urban planning, fields in which attention to the smallest details and to the big picture must be balanced. As an editor, I help you to navigate the rules and guidelines that define good writing, to decide when they should applied or disregarded, and to make sure that the style and structure of your writing are supporting your overall vision.

As a freelance proofreader and copy editor, I have worked on a range of short story and novel-length fiction manuscripts as well as served as a proofreader for ARCADE and the Journal of Korean Studies.

Prior to this, I worked for over fifteen years in government and as an urban planning and design consultant, writing and editing a wide range of technical documents, including reports and policy papers, ordinances, presentation materials, press releases and public notices, and training manuals.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure Crime & Mystery Literature Romance
Non-Fiction
Arts & Architecture & Photography

Certifications

  • UW Certificate in Editing (2014)
  • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Expert Word 2013

Work experience

Copy Editor/Proofreader

Self-Employed

September, 2014 – Present (over 2 years)

Proofreading and copyediting fiction, creative nonfiction, and business materials, including projects for Amazon Publishing and Inkshares.

Portfolio (7 selected works)

The Hunt (Atlanta Burns Book 2)

Chuck Wendig

It’s Atlanta’s senior year of high school, and she is officially infamous. Not only has she saved herself from a predator, brought down an untouchable dogfighting ring, and battled a pack of high-school bullies, but she’s also proclaimed to the Internet her willingness to fight for anyone who needs help. And Atlanta can’t believe what’s coming out of the woodwork. From an old friend to a troop... read more

It’s Atlanta’s senior year of high school, and she is officially infamous. Not only has she saved herself from a predator, brought down an untouchable dogfighting ring, and battled a pack of high-school bullies, but she’s also proclaimed to the Internet her willingness to fight for anyone who needs help. And Atlanta can’t believe what’s coming out of the woodwork. From an old friend to a troop... read more

Toward Yesterday

Paul Antony Jones

What would you do if you suddenly found yourself twenty-five years in the past? For the nine billion people living in the year 2042 it’s no longer a question…it’s a reality.When a seemingly simple experiment goes disastrously wrong, James Baston finds himself stranded in the past alongside the rest of mankind. Here the old are young once more, the dead live again, and civilization is in chaos.... read more

What would you do if you suddenly found yourself twenty-five years in the past? For the nine billion people living in the year 2042 it’s no longer a question…it’s a reality.When a seemingly simple experiment goes disastrously wrong, James Baston finds himself stranded in the past alongside the rest of mankind. Here the old are young once more, the dead live again, and civilization is in chaos.... read more

We're All Damaged

Matthew Norman

Andy Carter was happy. He had a solid job. He ran 5Ks for charity. He was living a nice, safe Midwestern existence. And then his wife left him for a handsome paramedic down the street.We’re All Damaged begins after Andy has lost his job, ruined his best friend’s wedding, and moved to New York City, where he lives in a tiny apartment with an angry cat named Jeter that isn’t technically his. But... read more

Andy Carter was happy. He had a solid job. He ran 5Ks for charity. He was living a nice, safe Midwestern existence. And then his wife left him for a handsome paramedic down the street.We’re All Damaged begins after Andy has lost his job, ruined his best friend’s wedding, and moved to New York City, where he lives in a tiny apartment with an angry cat named Jeter that isn’t technically his. But... read more

Winter Wolf (A New Dawn Novel Book 1)

Rachel M. Raithby

Katalina Winter was prepared for life to change when she turned eighteen—but she never expected to actually change.Learning that her birth parents were purebred wolf shifters is shocking enough. Now she’s expected to take her place in their unfamiliar world. Caught between two warring packs, Katalina must learn fast. One pack, led by the father she has only just met, wants to control her—and t... read more

Katalina Winter was prepared for life to change when she turned eighteen—but she never expected to actually change.Learning that her birth parents were purebred wolf shifters is shocking enough. Now she’s expected to take her place in their unfamiliar world. Caught between two warring packs, Katalina must learn fast. One pack, led by the father she has only just met, wants to control her—and t... read more

Mother Knows Best (A Margie Peterson Mystery)

Karen MacInerney

Things aren’t going well for private investigator and mom Margie Peterson. Her husband, Blake, is claiming his taste for drag queens is “just a phase.” Her first-grade daughter isn’t fitting in at her new posh elementary school, Holy Oaks Catholic School. And her hippie mother has swept into town and replaced the family’s store of processed foods with seaweed snacks. To top it all off, a late-... read more

Things aren’t going well for private investigator and mom Margie Peterson. Her husband, Blake, is claiming his taste for drag queens is “just a phase.” Her first-grade daughter isn’t fitting in at her new posh elementary school, Holy Oaks Catholic School. And her hippie mother has swept into town and replaced the family’s store of processed foods with seaweed snacks. To top it all off, a late-... read more

A Darker Sky (The Canary Island Series Book 1)

Mari Jungstedt, Ruben Eliassen

Murder is killing the mood at a yoga tourist destination.As dawn breaks on the Canary Islands, a fishing boat discovers a woman lying dead on the rocks nearby, her body arranged like a piece of art. To solve the case, Chief Inspector Diego Quintana gets unexpected help from Swedish journalist Sara Moberg, who runs the Scandinavian newspaper on the island, as well as from handsome former invest... read more

Murder is killing the mood at a yoga tourist destination.As dawn breaks on the Canary Islands, a fishing boat discovers a woman lying dead on the rocks nearby, her body arranged like a piece of art. To solve the case, Chief Inspector Diego Quintana gets unexpected help from Swedish journalist Sara Moberg, who runs the Scandinavian newspaper on the island, as well as from handsome former invest... read more

The Ghost of Africa

Don Brobst

Together New York City surgeon Paul Branson and his wife, Nicki, had a dream: to help the people of the African bush. After Nicki’s untimely death, Paul decides to honor her memory and carry on alone. In South Sudan, he channels grief into hope, caring for villagers and working to save Leza, a little girl with leukemia who has captured his heart.Meanwhile, Jason Quinn, terrorist leader of the ... read more

Together New York City surgeon Paul Branson and his wife, Nicki, had a dream: to help the people of the African bush. After Nicki’s untimely death, Paul decides to honor her memory and carry on alone. In South Sudan, he channels grief into hope, caring for villagers and working to save Leza, a little girl with leukemia who has captured his heart.Meanwhile, Jason Quinn, terrorist leader of the ... read more

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