Work With Me

For more information on rates and services offered, email me at sarahcolwillbrown@gmail.com.

Manuscript Consultations & Coaching

  • Short & Flash Fiction
  • The Novel
  • Personal Essay

Editing Services

  • Copy-Editing
  • Intensive Line-Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Ghost Writing
  • Book Research Assistance

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:

  • Compiling and contacting press lists
  • Placing book reviews and interviews
  • Organizing author appearances
  • Curating venues for blog tours

Whatever you need to kickstart your campaign, I want to hear from you.

I currently work with GrubStreet, the nation’s leading independent creative writing center, as an editor, private consultant, and writing coach. My clients are writing literary fiction, personal essay, and memoir, and I also advise on agent query letters for novelists. See below for a full list of services, and click here for client reviews.

As a copy-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.

As a writing coach and consultant, I love character- and voice-driven narratives, off-beat stories, and dark humor. I’m particularly interested in international, and cross-cultural stories; pieces that deal with class, feminist, and identity issues; literary criticism; and pop culture (especially music). I have a keen eye for both sentence-level detail and big-picture editing, and work on projects ranging from flash to book-length. Hailing from Great Britain, I’m particularly adept at authenticating settings, characters, and stories associated with the UK. Having worked on the editorial boards of several literary magazines, I also offer guidance in submitting fiction to magazines and journals.

Reviews

“When it came time to reach out to agents about my book, I felt confident in my project, but had only a vague idea about what my query letter should look like. After just a few exchanges, Sarah got me up to speed on the structure of a query letter and helped me flesh out what makes my project stand out. When I finally sent out the query we had worked on together, I received two requests for the full manuscript within two hours, and received my first offer of representation within a week. I wouldn’t have gotten an offer if the project wasn’t strong, but I wouldn’t have gotten these agents’ attention without the query Sarah helped me write.”

Jonathan Escoffery, writer & instructor.


“Sarah’s line- and copy-editing of my articles was excellent. She’s really helpful in bringing to the front what I was trying to say while strengthening my overall presentation.”

Milo Todd, freelance writer.


Contact

For information about consultations, readings, publications, workshops, email me at sarahcolwillbrown@gmail.com.

Click here to apply for the WellSpring House retreat, and here to submit to GrubWrites.

Connect with me on: Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Social Media & Marketing

Dear ,

Thank you for spending some writing time with us! We hope your stay at Wellspring was a happy and productive one. Until you return, stay connected via Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, and send us your good news to be featured in the community newsletter.

 

If you enjoyed your time here, we’d be most grateful for a review!

 

We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Keep in touch!

Cheers,
Sarah and Jonathan

 

Jonathan Escoffery and Sarah Colwill-Brown
Writers-in-Residence, Wellspring House

Please note our office hours below:
Mon-Tues, Thurs-Sat
1:00pm-4:00pm

 

 

As a literary marketing professional, I provide social media and marketing guidance and support to debut authors preparing for their book launch. Services include social media set up and coaching, marketing copy and site updates, and consultation on website layout and design.

I can also offer  publicity support, including compiling and contacting press lists, placing book reviews and interviews, organizing author appearances and curating venues for blogging tours.

Whatever you need to kickstart your campaign, I want to hear from you. For more information on rates and services offered, email me at sarah@grubstreet.org.

 

Services

I currently work with GrubStreet, the nation’s leading independent creative writing center, as a private consultant. I love character-driven narratives, fiction with an emphasis on voice,and experimental and dark fiction. Interests include literary criticism; class, feminist, and identity issues; pop culture (especially music); personal essays; and international and regional narratives. I have a keen eye for both sentence-level detail and big-picture editing, and work on projects ranging from flash to book-length. Hailing from Great Britain, I’m particularly adept at authenticating settings, characters, and stories associated with the UK.

Having worked on the editorial board of several literary magazines, I offer guidance in submitting fiction to magazines and journals, and as GrubStreet’s Marketing and Community Engagement Manager, I also offer book promotion services, and social media coaching for authors.

Manuscript Consultations

I consult on:
  • Short & Flash Fiction
  • The Novel
  • Personal Essay

I also offer the following services:

  • Copy-Editing
  • Intensive Line-Editing
  • Proofreading
  • Ghost Writing
  • Book Research Assistance
To find out more or discuss a potential consultation, email me at sarahcolwillbrown@gmail.com.

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:

  • Compiling and contacting press lists
  • Placing book reviews and interviews
  • Organizing author appearances
  • Curating venues for blog tours

Whatever you need to kickstart your campaign, I want to hear from you. For more information on rates and services offered, email me at sarahcolwillbrown@gmail.com