Over her career Carrie Frye has earned a reputation as a transformative editor. She works with writers who have complete book manuscripts as well as ones drafting a manuscript under contract with a publisher. Her hope for Black Cardigan is that it function like a watch repair shop—a supportive place where a writer can bring their book (or their project underway) to figure out what is and isn’t working, and to get it put back together again in its strongest, most tickingest form before it moves along to an agent or publisher.
Carrie (or “CAAF”) is a graduate of Amherst College, the former managing editor of The Awl, and lives in Asheville, North Carolina. Since opening Black Cardigan Edit in 2017, she’s had the opportunity to work with numerous staff writers and journalists from such places as the New York Times, The New Yorker, Bloomberg News, and The Atlantic. A couple of her projects have ended up on Obama’s recommended list, and she’s also worked on several New York Times bestsellers, including Jia Tolentino’s Trick Mirror, Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman’s Big Friendship, and Michaeleen Doucleff’s Hunt Gather Parent.