Hello, I’m Cary!

Here’s 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 many genres: self-help, memoir, biography, historical fiction, women’s fiction, suspense, paranormal, fantasy . .  .
  • I also edit nonfiction proposals and help clients write cover letters, query letters, and synopses.

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:

carythefriendlyeditor [at] gmail [dot] com

Cool People I’ve Worked with/Books I’ve Contributed to/Awards I’ve Won

I’ve worked with a number of 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.

I was honored to have The Friendly Editor recognized as one of the Best Websites for Writers by Writer’s Digest magazine.

Besides editing, I have also mentored writing students at my high school alma mater and contributed to two writing books: Book Architecture and Finish Your Book in Three Drafts.

In my spare time, I like to connect with writers here on The Friendly Editor.

Find Me on the Interwebs!

TWITTER: @CarytheEditor

FACEBOOK: The Friendly Editor

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Cary P., Freelance Editor

Happy writing!

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