I worked with Carey for the past seven years on my first novel, which was recently published. Carey is thorough, fun to work with and has a great sense of humor. Her line editing and high-level reads are excellent. She is part psychologist, part task master and all editor.¬†Working with her has been like having my own private MFA instructor. She’s helped me with plot, character development, marketing, and through those days when I thought to myself, “This is impossible, I can’t do this.” I can’t recommend her enough.

Randy Ross, Author of the novel God Bless Cambodia,
Published March 2017 by The Permanent Press, edited by Carey Adams


Carey was a complete gift to me as I sought to edit my books and bring them to market. Her grasp of organizing information, speaking clearly to an audience and her ability to synthesize complex concepts into ideas that anyone can grasp is simply incredible. As a business author, I trust her editing and writing instincts completely as she has the ability to bring poetry to the mundane, revealing the story behind the story. Her ability to drive projects forward and keep people focused (even when up against stringent deadlines) is a defining characteristic and strength. Carey is an authentic gift if you are fortunate enough to have the joy of working with her.

Elizabeth Allen
Principal, MarketSmartz | Consultant | Speaker | Author


I learned more from Carey than from anyone else. After just one sitting, my stories not only became stronger, but I learned a good deal about the craft of writing that I have brought into my ongoing work. Carey’s coaching is the gift that keeps on giving.

Lani Peterson, Psy.D
(Psychologist, professional storyteller & writer)


The best reader I’ve ever had.

Sara Campbell
Adjunct Prof of Rhetoric, Boston University.



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