Michael Ireland’s writing, research, and editing interests and expertise lie in the area of spirituality and metaphysics, ancient and modern. She excels in writing and editing material in the areas of new thought, wellness, and human potential. She is a freelance editor for writers seeking assistance with books on spiritual and wellness topics.


With a career background in the entertainment industry, Michael has written a mystical screenplay and a YA occult adventure novel, and has developed television and film projects on the subject of arcane spirituality and mysticism. She has edited forty-five books and coached writers on their spiritual books in development. 

Michael holds a graduate degree in Religious Studies from UBC, where she concentrated on the spiritual and esoteric traditions of antiquity and the history of hermetic ideas. Her principal topic was Julian the Apostate, the last pagan emperor. Her post-graduate studies were in the field of metaphysical science; she wrote a thesis on Theosophy and a dissertation about near-death and soul aspects of Iamblichean theurgy. 

If you are seeking freelance editing, research, writing, or ghostwriting services in the areas of spirituality, esotericism, Hermeticism, metaphysics, myth, mysticism, or magic, Michael would be delighted to assist you. 

Need Your Spiritual Book or Metaphysical Project Edited?

Proofreading, copyediting, line editing, developmental editing, rewriting – Michael does it all with flair. 

Michael is happy to edit a page of your manuscript free of charge to give you a sample of her editing style. To take advantage of this service, please send 2-5 pages from the END of your manuscript to michaelireland@shaw.ca.

Check out the testimonials below for writers’ references and recommendations. Let Michael help you make your spiritual book, article, or blog the best it can be!

For a sample of Michael’s writings on metaphysical / spiritual topics, please click on the links below. 


Testimonials about Michael’s Freelance Writing and Editing Services:

  • My faith in myself as a writer is strong after my experience of working with Michael as my writing coach and editor. I enjoyed every moment working with Michael and look forward to continuing with her on upcoming projects.  

  • Absolutely incredible experience with Michael. Attentive, so kind, so quick to respond, and you can just tell she truly cares about making your book the best it can be. I am so excited to implement the list of suggested changes and improvements she included in her manuscript evaluation. The best hire I’ve made in the process of getting my book publish-ready.

  • Brilliant proofreading and editing to help me publish my book. 100%. I am inspired to write more knowing Michael is there. Hoping we can work together again!

  • Michael is a wonderful soul to work with. She is professional and communicative and an excellent listener. The work she created was innovative and inspired. I highly recommend her.

  • Michael has edited four of my books. She makes my words sparkle!