What People Say
Michelle brings passion and expertise to any field of writing she pursues. Over the years I've seen her work in the arts, journalistic and technical worlds where she's been equally at home. She's a creative individual and a consummate pro.
Brett Milano, Author, Journalist, Raconteur
Bridging the gap between technical and creative is difficult. It takes a strong understanding of language, of process, and of human nature. Michelle effortlessly wraps even the most pedantic of topics within a blanket of clever, clear and forward-thinking writing which allows the reader direct access to information without over burdening them. I highly recommend working with her!
Sarah Edrie, Director Engineering, Harvard Business School
Herbert Sinnock, Manager, Sustainable Energy Systems at Sheridan College
Janice Fahey Dolan, Managing Partner, Zazil Media Group
If there is one thing that has always stood out about Michelle, it is her talent as a wordsmith - a talent that's been perfected by education and deep professional experience. No matter what type of writing you need help with, do not pass up using her services. She can take an assignment on the driest, technical, business-oriented of topics and make it an attention-holding piece that's a joy to read. Gearshift is your ultimate secret weapon when you want writing that's alive, concise and professional.
Alex Cancio, Owner & Principal, Cancio Advisors
Lisa Meade, Director Pupil Personnel Services
Hudson Falls Central School District
Edith Maxwell, Bestselling and Award-winning Mystery Author
T Max, The Noise
Benjy Kantor, RadioBoston/Sonicbids/Club Passim
During the '90s, Michelle covered the Boston music scene for the now-defunct Altar Native online ‘zine, which featured both national and regional rock/pop/metal/indie/etc. acts. Michelle not only brought her knowledge of the music scene to the table, she brought a vivid style of writing that made you, as the reader, feel as part of the audience, injecting real-time, live-show intensity and factual band information into 600 words. For features, she got into musicians’ heads and picked at their brains until she tapped their sources of inspiration. Sometimes even without them knowing. It was Michelle’s brand of writing that kept genuine music journalism and live and well in a pre-social media era, unlike today’s fodder.
Omar Perez, Publisher, Altar Native
Adam von Buhler, Musician
Michelle (Lexi) is a fine fine writer. Lucid and passionate - a rare combination.
Jonathan Spottiswoode, Musician
Steev Riccardo, Twisted Rico Management
Michelle is one of those rare writers who wields words like a spade, digging under the surface of even the most mundane topics to uncover universal experience, sparks of humor, and unvarnished, unapologetic human truth. She's also a substantial human being of high integrity. I recommend working with her whole-heartedly.
Amy Kalisher, Artist
Amy Kalisher, Artist