MGB Editorial’s approach finds the balance between producing content that is informative and producing content that is engaging.

As a writer and assistant editor for The Editing Company, Michael wrote blogs on word usage and grammar, and edited a number of submissions to both the University of Toronto Press and the Canadian Journal of Education.

Michael is also an experienced business editor and writer, having written and edited requests for proposals, bios, and correspondence for various not-for-profits based in Toronto. A freelance writer for Metroland Media, Michael has written editorial blogs on a number of Hamilton-area businesses, including physiotherapy clinics, home improvement contractors, pet stores, and one surveillance firm.

Michael has also written more than 180 articles for the American pop-culture news and reviews website Monkeys Fighting Robots. Taking a broad focus, Michael’s articles include reviews of craft beers and TV shows, as well as columns on the Golden Age history of Marvel comic books and tech news stories written from the perspective of a malfunctioning Mark Twain robot.

Academic Editing

Dissertations | Proposals | Term Papers | Journal Articles | Lectures | Outlines | Reference Lists

Non-fiction Editing

RFPs | Blogs | Proposals | Bios | Correspondence | Memoranda


RFPs | Blogs | Reviews | Proposals | Bios

Book Editing

Substantive | Copy


About Me

Michael is a generalist rather than a specialist editor, an avid reader of both fiction and non-fiction, with professional experience editing academic writing, and writing and editing non-fiction.

Michael is an avid reader of classics from around the world. He enjoys work by Fitzgerald, Twain, Verne, Wells, Bradbury, Poe, Lovecraft, and recently finished Sir Richard F. Burton’s translation of The Arabian Nights. As a Canadian who loves local talent, though, Michael never denies his fondness for the work of Richler, Atwood, Mowat, Laurence, Ondaatje, Davies, and also his sister Erin Bedford.

Hooked at a young age, Michael is a comic book historian who has written on the Golden Age and Monster Age of comic books for the American pop-culture website Monkeys Fighting Robots.

Michael is also a playwright in residence with The Steady State Theatre Project, working diligently on his absurdist-style puppet comedy [play], and a semi-professional actor, having performed in both the Edmonton and Toronto Fringe Festivals, and Toronto’s Alumnae and Berkeley Street Upstairs Theatres. In 2017, Michael enjoyed playing the cunning and devious JACK MANNINGHAM in the Tipling Stage Company’s production of Gaslight. Most recently, Michael played the morally unimpeachable GERARDO ESCOBAR in Firehall Theatre‘s production of Ariel Dorfman’s Death and the Maiden.

Currently a member of Editors Hamilton-Halton, Michael previously served as secretary on Editors Toronto’s 2016–2017 executive committee.

Michael enjoys canoeing, camping, hiking, and skiing, though he doesn’t do any of them as much as he’d like. And, Michael has been playing the trumpet for the past twenty-one years, though he doesn’t practice as much as he should.


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