Michelle Hope

artful editor


Michelle Hope has an MFA in Fiction and a background working in-house at a trade publisher, a literary agency, and various literary journals. She has taught university-level writing classes and edited more than two hundred titles, many by best-selling and award-winning authors, including George R. R. Martin, Blake Crouch, and Terry Brooks. She brings her writing and publishing experience to each new editorial project and is dedicated to helping authors polish their manuscripts to publishing-house quality. Based most of the year in Seattle, Michelle considers herself a part-time digital nomad, editing books from her laptop around the world. Recently, she spent four months living and working in Ubud, Bali, where she rode her scooter to a coworking space in the jungle, did yoga in treehouses, and got PADI dive certified.


  • copyediting

  • proofreading

  • book synopsis editing

  • MFA portfolio review

  • business editing


historical fiction, short stories, children's picture books, fantasy, science fiction, young adult, middle grade, mystery & suspense, graphic novels/comics, erotica, literary fiction, contemporary realism, supernatural/the weird, romance, thriller & crime, horror, women's fiction, art & film, literary criticism, essay collections, biography, memoir, cookbooks, spiritual/new age, craft books, social sciences, history, business & entrepreneurship, philosophy & religion, self-help, children's nonfiction, travel

selected projects

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