I’m Cary, the friendly editor.

Cary P., Freelance 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.

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

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.

In my spare time, I post here on The Friendly Editor.

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TWITTER: @CarytheEditor

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Happy writing!

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