Hello, my name is Michael Pilgrim. I am a British developmental editor who is comfortable with British or American English (70% of my clients are from the US). I have always been passionate about books, reading and the craft of writing.
After completing a degree in English Language I worked as an editor for a small publishing house in the UK, concentrating on developmental editing. I stayed there for around 4 years. This was followed by 6 years working as an English teacher. I have worked in high schools in the UK and have taught English as a foreign language in Vietnam and India.
I have worked as a freelance editor since 2016. I specialize in developmental editing.
- Degree in English Language from The University of Manchester (UK).
- 4 years experience working as an editor at a publishing house in the UK.
- 6 years experience working as an English teacher.
- 5 years experience working as a freelance developmental editor.
I enjoy a broad range of genres – including science fiction, romance, fantasy, paranormal, humor, YA, children’s, thrillers, horror, dystopian, mystery and action. I also enjoy self-help and other nonfiction books.
I am less enthralled with historical / literary fiction and poetry.
Some More Information About Me
As a keen traveler, I have visited many countries throughout the world. I’m currently living in Spain – in a place called Denia, near Valencia.
I like meeting new people and being social. I like football, or as you yanks call it, ‘soccer’. And I like comedy.
I’m currently writing my own series of comedy books called the Sunshine Home.
Alaina Stanford – Order of Succession
Author of 25 Novels
Michael’s level of professionalism is outstanding. His expertise with editing is off the charts. Michael dug deep into the pages of my book, Order of Succession. He sorted through the good, the bad, and the unnecessary to help me create a masterpiece.