Lead Editor

Lead Editor

Michael Hamilton is the founder and editor of Good Comma Editing, LLC. The Good Comma idea was born of Michael’s desire to see passionate, hard-working people represent their organizations in a manner worthy of their causes. At first, he intended Good Comma to serve only not-for-profit organizations—churches, charities, educational institutions, et al. Too often these entities lack the resources to perfect and protect their professional face as they communicate online and in print. Consequently, they are hamstrung—often without knowing it—before earning a chance to compete on the merits of their products, services, or messages. It was the business sector, however, that immediately recognized the unique value of Good Comma's airtight editing.

When editing, Michael strives to assess each sentence through multiple lenses: author, colleague, consumer, critic, stylist, and stranger. He loves finding the optimum nexus of intention, occasion, audience, and diction.

Michael regularly writes and edits policy publications influencing lawmakers in 50 states and the District of Columbia.

He has written for The Wall Street JournalNational ReviewThe Hill, Washington Times, Washington Examiner, American Spectator, The FederalistTownhallRedstateWORLDInside Sources, Dentistry Today, Health Care News, the Philos Project ("promoting positive Christian engagement in the Middle East"), the Washington Free BeaconCanon & Culture, LifeSiteNews.com, the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation's blog Dissident, PJ Media, the Union Leader (New Hampshire), News-Sentinel (Knoxville), Orlando Sentinel, and other online and print publications.

Michael's career has unfolded at the intersection of language and liberty. He serves on the Board of Advisors for the Forge Leadership Network and formerly served as executive editor for an online platform for Ohio political news and analysis, which he co-founded in 2013. His contributions as an editor led to his hire in 2014 as the Executive Director of an Ohio-based social welfare organization. He has previously served as the English Department Chair at Dayton Christian High School, where he taught AP U.S. Government & Politics and Honors American Literature. Before that, Michael taught International Baccalaureate (IB) English at the Newsweek- and U.S. News & World Report-acclaimed Mystic Valley Regional Charter School near Boston, Massachusetts. Michael graduated cum laude from Hillsdale College in 2008 with a B.A. in English and emphases on American literature, history, and government.  While there Michael was employed as Editor-in-Chief of the Tower Light, the college literary publication, and as a research assistant to President Larry P. Arnn. Over summers, Michael served as Acting Communications Manager for the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions in Columbus.

Michael’s own most trusted editor is his wife, whose gift of common sense daily inspires him to “omit needless words” (as Strunk commands)—his own as well as others’.

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