“Caroline is extremely insightful, thoughtful in her remarks, professional, and fantastic to work with. Her feedback on my manuscript was spot on and brought new dimension, finesse, and shape to the book.” – Marlynn Wei, MD, JD, co-author of The Harvard Medical School Guide to Yoga


“Caroline is a shapeshifter of manuscripts, a shaman of words.” – New York Times bestselling author Kathy Freston 

Caroline Pincus
Welcome to my website. I’m so glad you came.

I am a veteran book editor and publisher. A total book nerd. I call myself a book midwife because, even after many years in the field, I continue to have a great passion for helping people birth their books. What I can offer you, beyond technical skill, is nearly 30 years of experience within the publishing industry; I know how things work. Whether you are still noodling with an idea, are knee deep in a book proposal, or need some help shaping or finishing your manuscript, I welcome you to contact me to see how I can help.

I have worked within publishing houses both large (HarperCollins as senior acquisitions editor) and independent (Sounds True as scouting editor; Red Wheel Weiser Books and Conari Press as associate publisher) and have edited and published hundreds of books, including several New York Times bestsellers (see below). I specialize in work that helps people live more satisfying, meaningful lives, be it in the fields of psychology, spirituality, mind-body wellness, women’s issues, or environmental and social justice. Here are just a few of the books of which I am most proud. Of course there are many more.


New York Times bestsellers (most recent listed first)

Others (alphabetical by author)