It can be a hard thing to “show your work” as an editor, especially when you are privileged enough to work with some of the best writers. But here are a few unsolicited testimonials from some of them about my work.
THANKS y’all for sharing the @guardian article! & huge thanks to @megancarpentier for doing a great editing job!! http://t.co/RRvyvo1gOm”
— Amanda Palmer 🎹 (@amandapalmer) December 13, 2014
Official pub day for #SurvivingtheWhiteGaze — WHEW, the gratitude. And what a joy to have an excerpt run on NBC Think w the care + guidance of my former editor @megancarpentier, who made me a better writer in the 2yrs I was a columnist at The Guardian. https://t.co/qm5HRbejAf
— Rebecca Carroll (@rebel19) February 2, 2021
There is only one @megancarpentier and she was the PERFECT editor for me and I am sad to be leaving her.
— roxane gay (@rgay) March 18, 2015
As an editor, I’m only as good as those who edited me as a writer. Editing an op-ed & channeling my inner-@megancarpentier, best in the biz.
— Meredith Talusan (@1demerith) November 6, 2017
Gracias Frances. I have a great editor also. @megancarpentier.
— Susanne Ramirez de Arellano (@DurgaOne) July 10, 2020
This is where I thank @megancarpentier for being the AMAZING EDITOR that she is. My latest @NBCNewsTHINK opinion piece about @GoyaFoods needed to happen and Megan told me that it needed to happen. Am glad I wrote it.https://t.co/t9D7AatDPn
— Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77) July 12, 2020
I have to give credit to @megancarpentier for editing the Grr Aargh out & clarity into this piece. https://t.co/jLuU0i8Eee
— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) January 2, 2020
You’re a brilliant writer AND a brilliant editor I absolutely love working with you!
— Kera Bolonik (@KeraBolonik) July 14, 2020
It was an honor to work with editor @megancarpentier for my first piece for @NBCNews ! https://t.co/Yk8ESpHNDW
— David R. Wheeler (@WheelerWorkshop) May 12, 2020
In honor of #InternationalWomensDay I wrote about Creep Fatigue. Hats off to editor @megancarpentier, who whittles my words to a fine point. https://t.co/zohrvJIXKz
— Lily Burana 🗽 (@lilyburana) March 9, 2021
Thanks for that. That part is fully to the credit of @megancarpentier, who is a fabulous editor.
— Eric Michael Garcia (@EricMGarcia) May 19, 2021
I love good editors! cc: @megancarpentier
— Tana Ganeva (@TanaGaneva) August 25, 2020
How am I just seeing this now? Megan is indeed a dream editor.
— Meredith Clark (@MeredithLClark) August 26, 2020
I wrote a piece on not focusing on whether or not the six victims were sex workers. Jumping to these conclusions just feeds into the hypersexualization and dehumanizing of Asian women, and we ought to be mindful of that. Thanks to @megancarpentier for her incisive editing. https://t.co/yvBB12f5Lu
— 𝕂𝕒𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕤𝕒 ℂ𝕙𝕖𝕟 (@karissachen) March 20, 2021
Today I found out that not only is @megancarpentier an amazing editor, but the most calm helpful person ever in a travel bind. THANK YOU 💗
— Jessica Valenti (@JessicaValenti) January 10, 2016
I think this is the piece I’m most proud of. The NYTimes Op-Ed is my most *important* piece of writing, but I think this is the ‘best.’https://t.co/hIxzDHVhbY
So so so many kudos go to my amazing editor @megancarpentier though. Seriously wouldn’t have been this good w/o her.
— Dr. Veronica Ivy (@SportIsARight) December 20, 2019
Another big shout to the best editor in the game, @megancarpentier
— Jason Nichols (@drjasonnichols) June 17, 2018
I am thankful today for @megreenwell and @megancarpentier, great editors and even better people. One day, we’ll make it work.
— Jamil Smith (@JamilSmith) November 27, 2014
FF @megancarpentier WHO MAKES THE BEST EDITS EVER JUST YOU WAIT TWITTER
— erin mccann (@mccanner) March 19, 2015
true statement RT @mccanner: FF @megancarpentier WHO MAKES THE BEST EDITS EVER JUST YOU WAIT TWITTER
— mike casca (@cascamike) March 19, 2015
final note about this here @guardian piece (http://t.co/mo0gA3xEim) my genius editor @megancarpentier deserves every prop in the prop bag
— Kathryn Borel Jr. (@kathrynborel) December 4, 2014
Fact: @megancarpentier, editor/badass, makes *everything* better.
— Sabrina Hersi Issa (@beingbrina) November 15, 2015
Woo! Congrats to @GuardianUS for snagging @megancarpentier to be their deputy opinion editor. She’s fantastic.
— Kay Steiger (@kaysteiger) April 2, 2014
Thank you to the excellent @GuardianUS editors who helped me tell my story: @KathViner @megancarpentier and @MatthewWells
— Ruth Spencer (@ruths) November 1, 2014
But let me just tell you, @megancarpentier is an amazing editor, polishing your prose to a high sheen like a diamond.
— Latoya Peterson (@LatoyaPeterson) January 14, 2015
When I was writing in public I always felt incredibly lucky to get to work with @megancarpentier who genuinely cares about the voices she uplifts and is always helped make my arguments stronger. https://t.co/qtM2pCRL0b
— Jos Truitt (@jostruitt) June 12, 2018
Can attest that @megancarpentier is one of the best editors I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with. Hire her. https://t.co/VllVAI5ggh
— Aura Bogado (@aurabogado) November 14, 2016
A writer is only as good as her editors so I want to thank @megancarpentier for Saturday’s pubic hair and @HCheadle for today’s fuckweasels.
— chelsea g. summers (@chelseagsummers) April 28, 2015
Thank you to the @GuardianUS for allowing my voice to be heard. And to my wonderful editor @megancarpentier, who was indispensable. #cupUp
— the coffeetographer (@coffeetographer) August 26, 2014
@rgay Yes, @megancarpentier is the BEST. One of my favorite editors. And writers. And peoples.
— Laurenn McCubbin (@laurennmcc) March 18, 2015
one of the best parts of writing is having opportunities to work with editors like @megancarpentier who are equal parts brilliant & kind ❤
— Hannah Giorgis (@ethiopienne) April 29, 2015
Many thanks to @megancarpentier who shepherded that piece from inception to publication. Her editing greatly improved it.
— stacia l. brown (@slb79) November 16, 2014
@megancarpentier — among best editors I’ve ever worked with. https://t.co/hexnRFYzO5
— Rebecca Carroll (@rebel19) June 23, 2016
There are editors and then there is @megancarpentier. Making me a better writer one op-ed at a time.
— Julio Ricardo Varela (@julito77) September 1, 2015