Michael Allen Potter

Author, Editor, and Publisher in New York

Michael Allen Potter

Author, Editor, and Publisher in New York

New! Video Consultations

Newer! Now Accepting Bitcoin, PayPal, and Currents

eBook Editing, Conversion, and Consulting:

I work one-on-one with clients to navigate writers and small presses from raw manuscript through each of the editorial, formatting, financial, and commercial distribution options available via digital publishing.


BA, English/Creative Writing, Union College, New York

Summer Fiction Workshop, The Humber School for Writers, Toronto

MFA, English/Theatre Arts, San Francisco State University

MFA, English/Nonfiction Writing, The University of Iowa

I've taught writing at Iowa, Northeastern, and National Universities and have won awards for fiction, poetry, and drama from Cornell University, Sage College (NY), and San Francisco State University, respectively. I've also worked for major publishing companies, including Pearson and McGraw-Hill.


Developmental Editing: This is a substantive edit of your manuscript that will address issues such as, but not limited to, grammar, syntax, and the elimination of typographical errors. Any (potential) larger stylistic and architectural issues (such as, but not limited to, voice, plot, pacing, and character development), along with project-specific publishing and marketing recommendations, will be included in the cover letter to your edited manuscript.

Digital Publishing: Your eBook formatted and/or made available for purchase worldwide from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other major online retailers.


"Michael took my manuscript (that had been worked and re-worked) and refined it into a magnificent book!" -- Joan, Memoirist

"He is one of the best editors I've ever met." -- Park, Sociologist

"Michael Allen Potter is an AWESOME editor! Simply AWESOME!" -- Janine, Anthologist

To Get Started: Send me a direct message through this site by clicking the "Book a Consultation" button at the top of this page.

  • Work
    • Cartographic Editorial