Doctors say that when Cole Gustafson was born, he emerged from the womb reading Mark Twain—hence, he was destined to make literature both his passion and profession. A brilliant editor and ghostwriter, Cole’s writer’s intuition is an invaluable resource to authors of all abilities and aspirations.

Cole earned his master’s degree at Harvard University in 2008 and is currently completing his PhD in American Literature. While at Harvard, he studied under the prominent literary critic and esteemed writer, James Wood, who taught him that form and style are just as integral to the success of a book as content and subject matter. It was also at Harvard where Cole met Kevin and the two have formed a productive and inventive professional relationship ever since. During his many years of experience as a professional editor, ghostwriter, and university writing instructor, Cole has been the lead editor and ghostwriter on numerous published projects and bestselling books. Cole possesses a gift for transforming mundane text into powerful and affecting prose. He is excited to help make your passion project a published reality.

As VP and Lead Consultant, Cole specializes in fiction, memoir/autobiography, academic journal articles, and nonfiction. He attends very closely to issues of authorial voice (via style and sentence structure), narrative/plot structure and feedback, character development, and overall organization. If you are struggling with any of these issues, Cole is just a phone call or email away. He will delve into the minutiae of your project through an exhaustive review process to ensure that you’re truly happy with your manuscript. His work is not done until he has exceeded your expectations.

When he’s not working with clients, Cole spends much of his time in the 19th century, reveling in the works of Mark Twain, Herman Melville, and Harriet Jacobs. He loves watching and playing basketball, eating ice cream, occasionally running marathons, traversing across the US with his lovely wife and son, visiting family and friends, and sipping good bourbon. Finally, he is an unabashed fan of The Dave Matthews Band—but we try not to hold that against him.