Creative Writing

Editorial Services


Editorial Services

Michael Bracken has many years of experience in commercial and small press publishing, having been editor, managing editor, publisher, designer, production manager, systems manager, or independent consultant to publications large and small.

Current clients include:

Senior News, a monthly tabloid newspaper for Texas seniors, for which he selects, edits, and writes copy.

Texas Gardener's Seeds, a weekly newsletter for Texas gardeners, for which he selects, edits, and writes copy, and for which he provides complete design services.

Texas Gardener, a magazine for Texas gardeners published every other month, for which he writes and edits copy, and for which he provides complete design services.

TG Press, a publisher of hardback, paperback, and electronic books for southern gardeners, for which he provides editing and design services.

Former clients include:

Symphony Notes, a monthly newsletter for Waco Symphony patrons, for which he selected, edited, and wrote copy, and for which he provided complete design services.

Wildside Press, a book publisher, for which he developed and edited crime fiction anthologies. Stories from his anthologies have been short-listed for Anthony, Derringer, Edgar, and Shamus awards, and have been named among the year’s best by the editors of The Best American Mystery Stories and the editors of The World's Finest Mystery and Crime Stories.

Previous experience includes various editorial and production positions with book publishers Concordia Publishing House and Scott Foresman and Company, and with the periodicals Arts & Leisure, Night Voyages, Scene Magazine, Score, Sports & Spots, and Teachers Interaction. He has also edited newsletters for the Waco Advertising Federation and R.R. Donnelley’s Senatobia, Mississippi, facility.

Among the editorial services Michael provides are concept development, material selection, copyediting, page layout, and desktop publishing.