“Michelle is a delight to work with—intelligent, conscientious, efficient and self-starting. An important plus: her good taste and sound literary judgment.”

Katherine Ashenburg, author of The Dirt on Clean and The Mourner’s Dance


“Thank you to my wonderful, kind-hearted, exceptionally brilliant editor, Michelle MacAleese, for making me feel like a real writer and making sense of my meanderings.”

Jann Arden, author of the bestselling memoir Falling Backwards


“Working with Michelle as my editor was a wonderful experience. She was very thorough, pushed me to better my writing, and was fun to work with. Not only did she act as my editor, she also facilitated a working relationship with my publisher. I’m so happy to have met and worked with Michelle. I can’t say enough about her.”

Jen Cumming, author of Ms. Conception

“It was always a pleasure to work with Michelle. She is generous and accommodating, yet insightful and tightly focused. I soon realized that her enthusiasm for the project on which she was working was wrapped around a carefully laid groundwork.”

Rabindranath Maharaj, author of The Amazing Absorbing Boy, winner of the Toronto Book Award and the Trillium Book Award


“As a sales person I always enjoyed working with Michelle discussing possible book projects. She is professional, has a good sense of the market and is a strong advocate/sales person on behalf of the books she edits.”

Matthew Sibiga, sales Director, Random House of Canada Ltd


“Michelle is well-connected in the book industry and committed to keeping pace with publishing trends and opportunities. As an editor, she combines attention to detail and an empathy that is hard to find these days.”