I’m Mich Alagao and I have been a feature writer and editor for ten years. I have written articles on various topics within culture, arts, lifestyle, health, and humanitarian and development work. I have also edited reports, manuals, and a number of non-fiction and inspirational books. I also write poetry and conduct workshops on basic creative writing, writing poetry and editing.
I worked as an Online Writing Consultant and Program Manager for over six years at a Knowledge Process Outsourcing company. Afterwards, I became the National Media and Communications Manager for a global anti-slavery organization. The organization works for the protection and rescue of women and children caught in sex trafficking and online child sexual exploitation. I also worked as a Reporting Officer for an international humanitarian organization that provides protection and assistance to victims of armed conflict and violence. I currently work full-time at a publishing house as a Book and Acquisitions Editor for the General Books division.
I graduated with a B.S. in Criminology and Psychology (with Honours) from the London Metropolitan University. I also have a Master’s in Fine Arts – Creative Writing degree from the De La Salle University, Manila.
My poems have been published in various anthologies such as At Home in Unhomeliness: An Anthology of Philippine Postcolonial Poetry (2007) and Desde Hong Kong: Poets in Conversation with Octavio Paz (2014).
My work has been published under the following names: Mich Alagao, Michellan Alagao, Mich Sarile-Alagao, and Michellan Sarile.
I currently accept writing and editing projects from the Philippines and abroad. You can get in touch with me via email at michellanatgmaildotcom.