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Michael McIrvin

Cheyenne,, Wyoming, United States


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Michael McIrvin, founding writer and editor of A-1 Complete Writing and Editing, holds undergraduate degrees with honors in English and Anthropology and an MA in English. He taught university writing and literature courses for more than 12 years and has been a professional editor for 8 years.

Michael's latest novel is available from Bewrite Books (, and his fifth collection of poetry entitled Optimism Blues: Poems Selected is avaiable from Cedar Hill Publications. He is also the author of an essay collection and many articles and reviews.

A-1's clients have included the CTI corporation (software), Rockford Agency (insurance), Penton Technology Media (IT magazines for the industry), and several academic and literary publishers such as The Pannus Index, Black Moon, and Semi-Dwarf Review (among many others). Recent satisfied clients include Christoffel & Le Cordier Publications (France, Italy, and the UK) and the authors of nonfiction, fiction, and poetry collections.

Testimonials: "Thank you for the excellent job you have done on my manuscript, and I appreciate the highly professional way in which you have dealt with my queries. I am sure we will have other opportunities to work together in the future."

Oscar Cappelli, author of Rhapsody for a Unicorn (novel) and Publisher for Christoffel & Le Cordier (UK, France, Italy).

"I want to thank you for the excellent work you have done on my manuscript. It is a wonderful book now, and I am certain I will locate an agent soon with the help of your excellent query letter and synopsis."

Annie Barnes, author of Defusing an American Time Bomb (nonfiction)

"Your edits to my most recent poems are excellent, as on-target as always."

Leonard Cirino, author of The Widow Poems (poetry) and Publisher for Pygmy Forest Press

Interests: Fiction, poetry, non-fiction, critiques, ghostwriting, editing, mentoring.

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: Yes


Published works:


  • Deja vu and the Phone Sex Queen
  • The Blue Man Dreams the End of Time
  • Poetry

  • Optimism Blues: Poems New and Selected