Carrie Napolitano

Carrie Napolitano – Editor

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


Hello writers! I'm a professional editor with over 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.*

Biographies & Memoirs Entertainment History True Crime
Fantasy Mystery & Crime Romance Thriller & Suspense
English (US)

Work experience

Hachette Books

Mar, 2019 — Present

Basic Books

Oct, 2016 — Mar, 2019 (over 2 years)

Oxford University Press

Oct, 2013 — Oct, 2016 (about 3 years)


Down with the System: A Memoir (of Sorts)

Tankian, Serj

Hachette Books

Carrie has 9 reviews





Rick Y.

Rick Y.

Apr, 2024

This is my second collaboration with Carrie and I will not look for anyone else to do my developmental editing. Rick
Lana Jade P.

Lana Jade P.

Mar, 2024

This is my second time working with Carrie and as always she's so phenomenal with her edits and comments, really helping me improve on every aspect of my writing. I'd want to say everyone should go to her for their writing needs but than I won't be able to get in her schedule so... don't (but do) :)
Morley S.

Morley S.

Nov, 2023

Carrie provided specific and thoughtful suggestions about how I can make my mystery novel a better book. She has inspired me to attack the next draft with enthusiasm. I highly recommend her!
Rick Y.

Rick Y.

Jul, 2023

I appreciate Carrie's professionalism and dedication to my project. The recommendations she makes to improve my manuscript are directly in line with the direction I would like the manuscript to go. Using Carrie to edit my future projects is guaranteed. Thank you again Carrie! Rick
Lana Jade P.

Lana Jade P.

Jun, 2023

Carrie is the absolute best editor I could have worked with! I will certainly be coming back to her for the rest of my series! She went into so much depth and detail with my manuscript. She was the exact type of editor I was looking for!

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