Carrie Frye is an editor known for her outstanding skill at helping writers transform their work. She’s a writer herself, which helps her understand the apprehensions and frustrations of stubborn drafts, as well as the satisfactions that come when a project finally starts becoming everything it should be. From 2011–2013, she was the managing editor of The Awl, where she worked with terrific writers on shortform and longform work of all descriptions. Over the past 20 years, she’s also worked as a reporter, copywriter, and brand strategist. She’s a graduate of Amherst College. She grew up in Appleton, Wisconsin, and now lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband, a dog, and a loud cat.

To read: A conversation between Carrie Frye and Catapult editor Nicole Chung.