Hello!

I’m Cary, the friendly editor.

Cary P., Freelance Editor

Types of Editing I Do

I edit at all levels—developmental, line, and copy—and have worked in many genres, including young adult, self-help, memoir, historical fiction, suspense, and women’s fiction. I have also curated literary agent databases, edited nonfiction proposals, and helped clients write cover letters and resumes.

Why No Posted Prices?

I don’t list editing prices, or even editing packages, because I’d much rather tailor my services to your unique needs. If you’d like to chat about your project, you can email me: cary [at] thefriendlyeditor [dot] com.

My Credentials

Throughout my career I have been to lucky to work with and learn from some exceptionally talented editors:

  • Lourdes Venard was my copyediting instructor at the University of California, San Diego.
  • Barbara Sjoholm, founder of the Author-Editor Clinic, fine-tuned my developmental editing skills.
  • 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 “101 Best Websites for Writers” by Writer’s Digest, the number one writing magazine in the United States.

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 professional writing and publishing tips here on The Friendly Editor. Check out my posts by category to get started. You can also subscribe to my e-newsletter.

Want to Know More?

If you have a question about writing or publishing that I haven’t addressed in previous posts, feel free to email me.

Happy writing!

Note: The Friendly Editor is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for me to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. That being said, I only link to books I have actually read and truly enjoyed.