I’m Cary, the friendly editor.
The Important Stuff Right Up Front
- I edit at all levels—developmental, line, and copy.
- I also ghostwrite.
- I edit for all age ranges except young children—so MG, YA, and adult.
- I enjoy editing in many genres: self-help, memoir, biography, historical fiction, women’s fiction, suspense, paranormal, fantasy—surprise me!
- I also curate literary-agent databases, edit nonfiction proposals, and help clients write cover letters, query letters, and synopses.
- I do sample edits (yaya!).
Why No Posted Prices?
I don’t list editing prices because I’d much rather tailor my services to your unique needs. Email me to chat about your project:
cary [at] thefriendlyeditor [dot] com
Cool People I’ve Worked with/Books I’ve Contributed to/Awards I’ve Won
I’ve worked with a number of exceptionally talented editors:
- Lourdes Venard was my copyediting instructor at the University of California, San Diego.
- Barbara Sjoholm, founder of the Author-Editor Clinic, was my developmental editing instructor.
- And Stuart Horwitz brought me on board as an editor at his top-notch book editing firm, Book Architecture.
Besides editing, I have also mentored writing students at my high school alma mater, and I’ve contributed to two writing books: Book Architecture and Finish Your Book in Three Drafts.
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