Carey McIntyre

Carey McIntyre – Editor

Nonfiction copyeditor and proofreader || Loves connecting people with ideas, inspiration, and knowledge || How-to books and vegan cookbooks


I’m a writer, editor, and proofreader with five years (in-house and freelance) in nonfiction trade publishing, seventeen years in marketing communications for a large public library system, and one year in journalism as a features writer and news assistant for a county newspaper. I hold a BA in English.

I have edited or proofread more than 20 nonfiction titles, most of them published by Storey Publishing in North Adams, Massachusetts. They include how-to books on gardening, cooking, crafts, well-being, nature, and animals.

I love helping authors empower readers to learn new things. I will collaborate with you thoughtfully to ensure your logic and language are flowing, explanations are comprehensive and concise, and the reader’s perspective is fully accounted for. I will fine-tune your manuscript to ensure accuracy, clarity and consistency, so your readers thrive at whatever you’re teaching them.

I have edited nine cookbooks and booklets. I love recipes: the way they connect us with our families, our communities, and the earth. You can count on me to take extreme care with your cookbook, because I know how even a small mistake can ruin not only a recipe, but also a new experience, a shared meal, or a legacy. I will collaborate with you to ensure your recipes are accessible to readers, so they get the results you want. Note I now take on only plant-based cookbooks, in keeping with my ethics.


"In my fourteen years or so of making a living at this profession, it is rare that I have come across someone with such a talent and passion for clear written communications." —A former supervisor

"In my experience, you are 100% reliable, which is of inestimable value to me; I know without a doubt that what lands on your desk will be accomplished on purpose and on deadline." —A former supervisor

"Her skills as a communicator and her metronomic consistency in application are traits that I personally value very highly and have great admiration and respect for." —A former supervisor

Art Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits DIY & Crafts Health & Wellbeing Home & Garden Nature Sports & Outdoors
English (US)
  • BA, English

Work experience


Jan, 2022 — Present

Multnomah County Library

Jul, 2004 — Nov, 2021 (over 17 years)


Sep, 2003 — Sep, 2005 (about 2 years)

Storey Publishing

Jul, 2000 — Sep, 2003 (about 3 years)

Livingston County News

Jul, 1999 — Jul, 2000 (about 1 year)


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Jewell R.

Jewell R.

May, 2022

It was a thrill working with Carey. She was professional, and her insightful comments were valuable. She was timely and specific in her feedback. I enjoyed working with her

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