DARLA BRUNO has an extraordinary flair for shaping and directing a manuscript while maintaining the natural voice and style of the author. Clients have praised her work as thorough, smart, and invaluable—and always with a quick turnaround.

Darla provides a range of talent:

  • Manuscript critiques and story consults
  • Book development and story coaching
  • Web content development and feedback
  • Ghostwriting and book proposals
  • Marketing—to clients, agents, and publishers
  • Building Platforms—social media, blogging, newsletters, articles, audience building
  • Coaching for writers and writing and editing for coaches
  • Critiques for blogs and motivation for bloggers
  • Sourcing to book designers and formatters, copy editors and proofreaders

Darla studied critique methods, literary styles, and fiction writing at Emerson College in Boston, where she earned a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. She’s a former college instructor, tutor, and writing mentor who won several awards for her work in journalism, poetry, and essays. She’s read fiction for Ploughshares, where she was also an editorial assistant, actively participated in local writers’ groups, and published her poetry, fiction, and travel writing in a variety of literary magazines and online. She has also been trained as a life coach with Oprah columnist, Martha Beck.

An avid reader with a love for both contemporary and classic literature, Darla brings an informed perspective and also passion and creative enthusiasm to her work.

She specializes in travel, food and wine, parenting, spirituality, self-help and relationships, wellness, psychology, memoir, and literary fiction.

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