Michelle Balfour



Michelle Balfour


B.A. major in Creative Writing and Publishing

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Nanaimo, BC

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Your Novel Experience

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I’m a novel and short story editor specializing in genre fiction. I also have a lot of experience helping authors navigate the traditional and self-publishing industries. Let’s work together to make your novel experience a great one!

Personal Biography

Have a manuscript that’s ready to be taken to the next level? A project that needs to be analyzed for imperfections before being printed? Or perhaps you’ve only just finished writing, but don’t know where to go next. Well, I’m here to help.

I hold my Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing and Publishing, and have been helping authors refine their written work for the past 8 years. I also work for a professional author services company, and help authors with all the varied stages of traditional and self-publication. When I’m not savouring the written word, I can be found curled up with a mug of tea or out on a Dragon Boat enjoying the coast of my island home.

Skills Author support/coaching, Book production, Canadianization, Copy editing, Developmental editing, Document formatting, Editing, Literary editing, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction editing, Online editing, Structural editing, Stylistic editing, Substantive editing
Subject / Areas of Interest Book publishing, eBooks, Fiction, Film, Gender and bias editing, Manuscript evaluation, Non-fiction, Project management
Types of Publications Blogs, Books, eBooks, Magazines, Personal stories, Websites
Citation styles APA (American Psychological Association), Chicago, In-house styles, MLA