Charlotte Colwill

Charlotte Colwill – Editor

A former bookseller turned editor and literary agent, I specialise in childrens and commercial fiction. I love polishing raw literary gems!

Overview

I am a literary agent in London with clients ranging from genre fiction authors, as well as literary and commercial fiction, children's writers and non-fiction authors too. I have previously worked for Tibor Jones, with Wilbur Smith's co-writers, and for Jo Unwin Literary Agency, working with clients such as Eliza Clark, Caleb Femi and Jack Meggitt-Phillips. I also managed a UK based children's fiction packaging studio, using the same model as Working Partners, and creating successful children's series such as Agatha Oddly (HarperCollins).


I am very editorially focused as an agent, working collaboratively with my clients to get their manuscripts into a publication-ready state and helping them to achieve their vision. I have also worked with HarperCollins and Welbeck on the creation and editorial process of several children's series.


As an editor, I am both story and detail oriented. I love to bring out the absolute best in authors, and to share ideas in a collaborative way. I hope my love of writing and my deep respect for authors makes me fun to work with!

Services
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Fiction
Contemporary Fiction Historical Fiction Horror Middle Grade Young Adult
Languages
English (UK)
Certifications
  • Masters Degree Publishing
  • Bachelors Degree in English Literature and Philosophy

Work experience

Jo Unwin Literary Agency

Oct, 2021 — Jul, 2022 (9 months)

Literary Agent working on negotiations and editorial development for clients including Caleb Femi, Eliza Clark, Jack Meggitt-Phillips, Bethany Rutter, Jade LB and Wibke Bruggeman.

Tibor Jones

Sep, 2019 — Oct, 2021 (about 2 years)

I worked with Wilbur Smith and his literary agent, Kevin Conroy Scott, on Wilbur's many co-authored children's and adults projects, including close editorial support with Wilbur, his co-writers and his publisher Bonnier UK.

Tibor Jones Studio

Oct, 2018 — Present

I originated concepts for children's (middle grade, young fiction and YA) and worked with ghost writers to produce publication-ready manuscripts for publishers including HarperCollins and Welbeck.

Charlotte has 30 reviews

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Kailyn P.

Kailyn P.

May, 2024

Charlotte was great. She met expectations. She was on time.
Charlotte C.
Many thanks Kailyn, best of luck!
Tom S.

Tom S.

May, 2024

Very thorough report and restructure of my book. Excellent supplementary guidance on publication routes. On time, if not ahead of time, delivery. First class.
Monica C.

Monica C.

May, 2024

Charlotte did a fantastic job laying everything out in a succinct way and answered questions and messages quickly. I would love to work with her again in my next project!
Charlotte C.
Thankyou so much Monica! I hope to work with you again.
Chris R.

Chris R.

May, 2024

This is my second collaboration with Charlotte. Again I have been provided with an insightful evaluation of my writing, with strong suggestions on structure and how to make the story more target friendly. Very satisfied.
Charlotte C.
Thank you so much Chris, a pleasure to work with you again!
Craig W.

Craig W.

Apr, 2024

Charlotte was incredible to work with. No question went unanswered, every part of my manuscript was fed back on and it was a truly beneficial experience, getting me the feedback I needed to continue to push forward with my novel. Nothing but appreciation for Charlotte's kindness, ability, attention to detail and honesty (which I think it is a massive factor when developmentally editing a novel)...
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Charlotte C.
Thanks so much for your kind words Craig, it was a pleasure to work with you on your book. Best of luck!

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