I was a purchasing manager and technical editor for an Engineering/R&D firm for eight years before moving to China in 1999 and creating MichaelEdits.com. Prior to that I was a computer programmer, military electronics specialist, hog farmer and repo man.
I spent six years teaching English in China, five years as a medical lecturer in Thailand, and one year in Vietnam continuing to grow my business. In those 12 years, I traveled everywhere by bicycle, so returning to North Carolina included remembering how to drive.
I returned to North Carolina in 2011 with my lovely Australian wife, who I married in October 2000, and the Calico cat we adopted from the Hong Kong SPCA in September 2000. I bring home the best souvenirs.
I’ve also written 12 published books, mostly novels. My non-fiction works include Teach Yourself Creative Writing and Who Moved My Rice? I can be reached at MichaelEdits.com or MichaelWrites.com.