Hi, I'm Michael Ireland. Thanks for visiting my website.
A life-long learner, I'm passionate about studying the relationship between the mystery traditions of antiquity and modern New Thought (aka "new age philosophy"). I guess I'm a bit of a spiritual geek. For over two decades, I've sought to bring the wisdom of the ancients into modern practice. An eternal student of all things esoteric, I am (IMHO) a fantastic spiritual book editor and a great resource for information on age-old philosophical traditions as well as modern topics in spirituality, mediumship, near-death studies, self-awareness, wellness, and mindfulness. If you are seeking metaphysical book editing, you are in the right place!
I spent the better part of 15+ years in university libraries ... with my nose in musty old books like the ones pictured here (that's the Encyclopedia of Religion my hand is resting on) ... and along the way, I acquired three graduate degrees in religion and metaphysics. With a career background in the event, television, and film production industries, I combined my organizational skills and film savvy with my knowledge of the ancient world to develop several television programs and scripts about myth, mysticism, and magic. That is how I learned to write about spirituality - and the rest, as they say, is history.
As an editor, I am focused, efficient, and respectful of your author's voice and writing style. I know the Mind Body Spirit genre well, and as noted, for decades I have dedicated myself to attaining knowledge about the metaphysical and spiritual worlds. I am trained in mediumship and the psychic arts, in several modalities of wellness and healing (see certifications below), and I have a wide knowledge base in holistic living issues: yoga, meditation, energy healing, vegetarian cooking - I have edited books on these topics and more.
Want your spiritual book to be a change-maker? Want to make a difference in the world? Want to be a way-shower and write a self-help book that will support your readers in living more conscious, connected, creative lives? I will help you tap into your brilliance, imagination, and mastery, and inspire you to become the best writer you can be.
The other day, a client called me "the woo-woo editor." I thought that had a nice ring to it. Sure, I'm a little bit "out there," but I'm also grounded in the real world, with a strong foundation in the facts and fictions, truths and realities, and data and details about where we human beings have been in religiosity and spirituality in history, right up to where we are placed in modern times. Call me a spiritual nerd if you like ... a couple of clients call me "the Oracle," and another calls me "a walking spirituality dictionary." Those names resonate, too. With me you don't just get editing expertise. I know what I'm talking about when it comes to the Mind Body Spirit movement, the "New Age," and metaphysical topics. I've spent a lifetime studying religiosity and spirituality - and I've loved every minute of it. It's what I came here to do. And that, in itself, is woo-woo enough for now.
Check out the testimonials below from happy authors who have worked with me ... and loved the result. Let's work together!
My educational background and broad experience in the New Thought and Mind Body Spirit genres makes me a trusted, go-to expert for authors of books in mediumship, wellness, metaphysics, self-help, self-awareness, and self-transformation. Are you seeking an experienced, supportive, and knowledgeable spiritual book editor to help you make your manuscript sparkle? Here's a list of my training:
Let's put our talents together and edit your mind body spirit manuscript!
I feel so fortunate to have found Michael. She is kind, professional, and a great communicator. She helped me develop my book, challenged me, and became a mentor. She took my raw stories and refined them. I want to write another book just so I can work with her again. I am so grateful.
Michael went above and beyond all expectations. She treated the editing process with the care and investment of someone who truly wanted to help me succeed. She offered guidance that will help me long after this contract is over. I highly recommend Michael for all metaphysical book editing needs!
Michael is a MUST Hire! She is professional, highly organized, a brilliant editor and a genuinely outstanding person. She will guide you in making your manuscript the best it can be. If you want someone reliable and easy to work with, and you want a quality end product, Michael is, without doubt, your best choice.
Such an honor to work with Michael! She is a lovely, intelligent, wise person. She made my words clearer, more powerful and gave me great advice that increased the value of the book. I look forward to working with her again!
I have great pleasure in recommending Michael as a spiritual book editor. I found her an absolute delight to work with, always prompt and friendly with her communication, delivering high quality work on time, every time.
Michael is wonderful! She helped with a variety of documents for web sites, marketing materials, and more, providing great edits and suggestions to make our content more marketable. I'll be back for more work soon!
Working with Michael was an absolute pleasure. She was extremely professional, detail oriented, and is very good at what she does! My manuscript went from a rough draft to very polished quickly! Not only was her editing top notch, she provided valuable context and information. Highly recommended.
I am so grateful to have found Michael. She was professional, quick and efficient in her work, extremely patient, and mindful of my budget. Her edits were thoughtful and added oomph and character to the end product. I can't recommend Michael highly enough. Thank you for bringing this story to life!
A wonderful experience!
Michael was very thorough and honest in her feedback. She is a talented writer and editor.
Working on my first long form writing project, I found her feedback priceless.
I hope to work with her again soon!
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