Carrie Napolitano

Carrie Napolitano - Editor

New York, NY, USA

A nonfiction specialist and professional "Big 5" editor with 10 years of publishing experience who can help your work stand out!

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Hello writers! I'm a professional editor with nearly a decade's worth of experience working in publishing houses in the Big Apple. I love working with authors to help their writing not just sing but ZING. Plus, after writing and discussing hundreds of offers, rejections, and evaluations over the years (both on my own behalf and when consulting with colleagues), I can give you a pretty good idea of what professional agents and editors are looking for when they're reading your work--and help you refine your pieces accordingly before you even start pitching.

Looking forward to working with you to bring out the most passion and potency of your prose, and to make that manuscript sparkle just a little brighter!

*Please note that my services offered here as a freelance editor are separate from my day job. Any editing or feedback given on your work is mine alone, and does not reflect the views of or any implicit endorsement or work with my employer.*
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
True Crime
Historical Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense

Work experience

Associate Editor

Hachette Books
March, 2019 – Present (about 4 years)

Assistant Editor

Basic Books
October, 2016 – March, 2019 (over 2 years)

Marketing Associate

Oxford University Press
October, 2013 – October, 2016 (about 3 years)

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Carrie has 2 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Jennifer Turberfield
I loved working with Carrie. She made some very thoughtful edits and tweaks to my work as well as added her own suggestions which better elaborated what I was trying to convey. She was always quick to respond to any message I sent which made communication a breeze. I would highly recommend Carrie!

Jennifer Turberfield, December 2022

Carrie Napolitano
Thanks so much, Jennifer! I’m so glad to hear that you found these edits helpful. I can see so much value in your project and I know your peers will find it immensely valuable. Thanks for being so ...
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John Oller
Carrie was extremely conscientious, punctual, and dedicated to my project. She kept me informed every step of the way and suggested various ways to improve the manuscript in her editorial assessment. Lots of good and valuable ideas in her detailed letter. I hope to perhaps have the chance to work with her again.

John Oller, December 2022

Carrie Napolitano
Thanks so much for this review, John! It was wonderful working with you, too; I’d work with you again in a heartbeat. Thanks for being so communicative and forthright in sharing materials; it reall...
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