Carrie White-Parrish

Carrie White-Parrish - Editor

San Diego, CA, United States

Taking projects from just ideas to manuscript to book-shape, building partnerships, and editing-editing-editing!

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Overview

I'm a well-rounded and established editor who has over 20 years of experience in the industry (I can't believe I'm actually saying that), and now own and operate my own small press and a boutique editing and PR firm. I've worked with bestselling YA authors and film makers, currently have several projects 'in development' in Hollywood, and am best in developmental and lines positions--particularly with fantasy of all sorts! I also work as a book shepherd and consultant, and love-love-love taking my clients from start to finish in their publishing journey.

Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Adventure
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Comics & Graphic Novels
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
LGBTQ
Science Fiction
Young Adult & Teen
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs

Certifications

  • Bachelors in English, UCLA

Work experience

Editorial Director, Publisher

Glass House Press
January, 2008 – Present (over 10 years)

I'm in charge of everything from acquisitions to developmental editing to art direction and publishing here, which means I sign authors, take them through the steps of editing and social media, handle covers, formatting, design, printing, conversion, rights, and then marketing/PR/distribution. We maintain a small stable because I want to be personally involved with and committed to all of my authors, and I don't have a manuscript to another editor until it's ready for copy editing and proofing.

CEO, Lead Editor

Eleven and Company/Open Window Literary
January, 2007 – Present (over 11 years)

This is an editing and consulting boutique firm, where I work with private clients to develop and tighten their manuscripts, then walk them through editing and into the publication process. I offer consulting and book shepherding as well, and have worked with many clients from start to finish on their projects. We're currently working on an expansion into PR and marketing with this small firm.

Production Editor

Reference Point Press
January, 2004 – Present (over 14 years)

I am a production editor and final reader for Reference Point Press, which means I'm in charge of taking all books from manuscript form into formatting and design, proofing, author corrections, indexing, and then submission to the printers. In this capacity I work with nearly finished manuscripts and make sure that they're beautiful before they reach the printer--and the reader!

Production Editor

GreenHaven Press
January, 2004 – December, 2004 (11 months)

I was a production editor and final reader for Reference Point Press, and was in charge of taking all books from raw manuscript form through research and development, photo placement, permission for use of articles and references, formatting and design, proofing, author corrections, indexing, and then submission to the printers. In this capacity I work with nearly finished manuscripts and make sure that they're beautiful before they reach the printer--and the reader!

Portfolio (9 selected works)

Gauntlet: A Novel of International Intrigue

Richard Aaron

660 tons of Semtex is detonated in a massive explosion in Libya. The operation seems to have gone smoothly, but within minutes of the explosion, CIA agent Richard Lawrence discovers that one shipment of the explosive has been hijacked. Days later, a glory-seeking 'Emir' broadcasts to the world that he is planning a massive terrorist strike against a U.S. landmark. And he gives a time line of o... read more

660 tons of Semtex is detonated in a massive explosion in Libya. The operation seems to have gone smoothly, but within minutes of the explosion, CIA agent Richard Lawrence discovers that one shipment of the explosive has been hijacked. Days later, a glory-seeking 'Emir' broadcasts to the world that he is planning a massive terrorist strike against a U.S. landmark. And he gives a time line of o... read more

Keeper of the Black Stones (Stone Ends)

PT McHugh

Awkward in his own skin, shy around girls and worried about anything and everything, Jason Evans is just like a million other teenage boys in high school, with one very large exception: he has been given a gift that allows him to jump through time. A set of stones has fallen into his lap that gives him access to any place - and any time - that he chooses. But along with that gift comes the res... read more

Awkward in his own skin, shy around girls and worried about anything and everything, Jason Evans is just like a million other teenage boys in high school, with one very large exception: he has been given a gift that allows him to jump through time. A set of stones has fallen into his lap that gives him access to any place - and any time - that he chooses. But along with that gift comes the res... read more

Firedragon Rising

Mary Fan

Sinister plots. An underground rebellion. And a treacherous road filled with monsters and enemies unknown.It's been three months since Aurelia survived the International Challenge--an elite monster-fighting competition. And the Triumvirate has been keeping a close eye on her ever since ... as if they expect her to cause them more trouble.They're right.Now that she knows about the underground r... read more

Sinister plots. An underground rebellion. And a treacherous road filled with monsters and enemies unknown.It's been three months since Aurelia survived the International Challenge--an elite monster-fighting competition. And the Triumvirate has been keeping a close eye on her ever since ... as if they expect her to cause them more trouble.They're right.Now that she knows about the underground r... read more

The Firedragon: A Flynn Nightsider Tale

Mary Fan

Almost a hundred years ago, the Enchanters defeated the Lord of the Underworld in one of the most fearsome wars the world had ever seen. The public thinks that this victory means the people are safe. But they're wrong. The supernatural beasts the Lord unleashed remain on the earth, multiplying and ravaging what's left of civilization. As long as these monsters exist, mankind will be in danger.... read more

Almost a hundred years ago, the Enchanters defeated the Lord of the Underworld in one of the most fearsome wars the world had ever seen. The public thinks that this victory means the people are safe. But they're wrong. The supernatural beasts the Lord unleashed remain on the earth, multiplying and ravaging what's left of civilization. As long as these monsters exist, mankind will be in danger.... read more

Unnatural Souls : A Realm of the Claimed Prequel

Linda Foster

It's been almost a year since the night of the accident that should have killed Grace. Nearly a year since her brother, Ash, sold his soul to save her. She survived, but that wasn’t the end of their story.Not even close.In the months since, Grace’s life has turned upside down. She can move objects with her mind, teleport in a blink of an eye, see dead people … and that's just the tip of the cr... read more

It's been almost a year since the night of the accident that should have killed Grace. Nearly a year since her brother, Ash, sold his soul to save her. She survived, but that wasn’t the end of their story.Not even close.In the months since, Grace’s life has turned upside down. She can move objects with her mind, teleport in a blink of an eye, see dead people … and that's just the tip of the cr... read more

Fallen Souls: A Realm of the Claimed Novella (The Realm of the Claimed)

Linda Foster

Ash never thought going to a party could be dangerous. He certainly never thought it would change his life. But when a man with red eyes begins following him - and his sister - he realizes he was wrong. Soon they're running, leading the man on a desperate chase over icy roads. When Ash crashes his car, nearly killing his sister, the red-eyed man offers Ash a choice - save his sister, but pay t... read more

Ash never thought going to a party could be dangerous. He certainly never thought it would change his life. But when a man with red eyes begins following him - and his sister - he realizes he was wrong. Soon they're running, leading the man on a desperate chase over icy roads. When Ash crashes his car, nearly killing his sister, the red-eyed man offers Ash a choice - save his sister, but pay t... read more

DEBBI (Helen of Mars)

George Ebey

A game to end all games. On the line: her family’s future. Will Helen’s creation be enough to win the day? Or will she lose, and take her family down with her?Helen Hunter’s father hopes to make his fortune by sending a robotic rover, controlled from Earth, to mine the surface of Mars for precious ores.But there’s a catch. To do it, he’ll have to assume financial responsibility for the rover. ... read more

A game to end all games. On the line: her family’s future. Will Helen’s creation be enough to win the day? Or will she lose, and take her family down with her?Helen Hunter’s father hopes to make his fortune by sending a robotic rover, controlled from Earth, to mine the surface of Mars for precious ores.But there’s a catch. To do it, he’ll have to assume financial responsibility for the rover. ... read more

Tell Me My Name (Fated Stars)

Mary Fan

In Mary Fan's second novella from Glass House Press, a teen girl wakes up in an icy cell, alone and frightened. She has no memory of who she is or how she came to be there.She does know that she must get out, at all costs. And that escape must start with remembering the simple things - her own name. Her place of origin. Her possible powers.When a group of dark magicians reveal themselves to be... read more

In Mary Fan's second novella from Glass House Press, a teen girl wakes up in an icy cell, alone and frightened. She has no memory of who she is or how she came to be there.She does know that she must get out, at all costs. And that escape must start with remembering the simple things - her own name. Her place of origin. Her possible powers.When a group of dark magicians reveal themselves to be... read more

Let Me Fly Free (Fated Stars)

Mary Fan

Fire fears nothing. And Elaia is about to show her world that she doesn’t, either. Like the rest of her kind, fire nymph Elaia is bound to her homeland, a forest whose borders were closed centuries earlier in a peace agreement between the humans and the enchanted creatures of the Terrestrial Realm. But her heart is as restless as the flames she casts, and she secretly yearns to defy that order... read more

Fire fears nothing. And Elaia is about to show her world that she doesn’t, either. Like the rest of her kind, fire nymph Elaia is bound to her homeland, a forest whose borders were closed centuries earlier in a peace agreement between the humans and the enchanted creatures of the Terrestrial Realm. But her heart is as restless as the flames she casts, and she secretly yearns to defy that order... read more

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