Michelle Parker

M Parker Editing


Ottawa, Canada



Speculative Fiction, Memoir, Self-Help, LGBTQ+


I'm a Hugo Award-nominated offbeat freelance editor with over ten years of editing experience. Though I specialize in speculative fiction and nonfiction memoirs, I will happily take my ruthless red pen to just about anything. There is no project too small or topic too odd for me to take on with glee! I'm here to support you and help you polish your work until it shines.

I offer manuscript evaluations, developmental editing, line/copy editing, proofreading, and sensitivity/authenticity reading to both indie authors and experienced auteurs, prepping their work for either self-publishing or traditional publishing. When it comes to fiction, I'm available for editing flash pieces, short stories, novellas, and full novels in a variety of genres, including science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, erotica, and YA. I am tremendously invested in supporting writers who are typically marginalized by the publishing industry and stories that feature diverse characters (including people of colour, LGBTQ+ characters, disabled characters, etc.), are of special interest to me; #ownvoices content is particularly welcome!


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