Services

 

Manuscript Coaching

I work with GrubStreet, the nation’s leading independent creative writing center, as a manuscript coach. I love character- and voice-driven narratives, off-beat stories, and dark humor. I’m particularly interested in work that explores transnational, cross-cultural, working class, and feminist themes. Currently, I consult on:

Short & Flash Fiction

Novels

Agent Query Letters
& Querying Strategies

Submitting to magazines, fellowships,
residencies, conferences

Applying to MFA programs
& writing the personal statement

Editing Services

As an editor, I work largely on book-length projects, readying them for publication or for submission to agents. Most recently, I have worked on a collection of short stories set in Miami and Jamaica, a historical novel centering on the Civil War, a memoir exploring racial identity, and an illustrated inspiration guide for adults. I offer the following services:

Copyediting

Proofreading

Intensive Line-Editing

Ghost Writing

Cultural & Sensitivity Reading Services

As a cultural and sensitivity reader, I help authors produce work that is both authentic to and respectful of represented cultures. I have particular expertise in:

British culture

Class

Representations of women

Music & musicianship
(classical, jazz, blues, rock, metal, punk)

Social Media & Book Promotion

As a literary marketing professional, I provide guidance and support to debut authors preparing for their book launch.

Services include:

Social media coaching & support

Web copy & site maintenance

Consultation on site design


I also offer book publicity support, including:

Event management

Press list management

Placing book reviews and interviews

Get in touch for more information on rates and services offered.
Email | colwill@colwillbrown.com.