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.


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