A full-scope edit for less than others charge for proofreading alone, from Stephen King's first editor and editor of almost 2,500 book-length manuscripts with a 99.5% client satisfaction rate!
Who I Am & Why You Should Choose Me
Hello, I'm Michael Garrett, an internationally respected book editor and author. I'll give you some background information so you can get to know me, but if you'd like to learn more about my editorial experience just check out my about page.
As A Manuscript Editor
I served as Stephen King's first editor, as an Editorial Associate of the Writer's Digest School, and was fortunate enough to edit the works of such greats as Joyce Carol Oates, Harlan Ellison, Lawrence Block, and many others. I also served as co-editor of the internationally award-winning thirteen volume Hot Blood anthology series which was optioned for television and was a popular Book-of-the-Month Club selection. My credentials are easily verifiable through an Amazon.com search for the Hot Blood books and in Stephen King's book On Writing.
As An Author
Since 1979 my works have appeared in periodicals ranging from Twilight Zone magazine to my novel, Keeper. Many of these works were reprinted in England, Germany, Japan, Italy, the Netherlands, France, Poland, Czechoslovakia, Spain, Finland, and Russia, as well as in audio and eBook formats. Some have been optioned for film and television.
I'm one of few book editors recommended by the highly reputable Preditors & Editors website. I have verifiable commercial editing experience with Pocket Books and Kensington Publishing and am listed in The Literary Marketplace, the publishing industry's official directory of proven commercial professionals.
My qualifications are among the best you'll find:
- My editorial fees are among the lowest offered by A-list editors with comparable experience.
- I offer a comprehensive line edit, including proofreading and correction of punctuation, for what comparable book editors charge for proofreading alone.
- I provide honest, reliable editorial feedback, explaining complicated issues that, in most cases, eliminates the need for extensive research.
- I'm also a published author, with works available in international editions, audio, and eBook formats.
Selecting the right book editor can be difficult and confusing. My FAQ page offers honest, reliable advice on finding the right manuscript editor, whether you eventually choose me or not. Carefully read the information provided and you'll be far better equipped to make an intelligent decision when you select a book editor.