Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Copywriter | Editor

Copywriting/Editing Clients have included:
    • Levi Strauss & Co., San Francisco
    • Ogilvy Advertising, New York City
    • The Princeton Review, New York City
    • Doubleday, New York City
    • Frameline International Film Festival, San Francisco
    • East Bay Express, Berkeley
    • WestEd, San Francisco
    • A&U Magazine, New York (Literary Editor)
    • (Associate Editor)
    • Will Flowers, EdD, author, Assistant Dean of Students SFSU
    • Diane Parker, author, Staring Into the Sun
    • Locuspoint Literary Journal (Bay Area Editor)
    • Amy Butcher, author of Paws for Consideration

“I can’t say enough good things about Brent. After 20 years of writing the story of the African American women in my family, I hired Brent to edit my memoir, Staring into the Sun. He came highly recommended. It was important to me that my complex history be clear and error-free, and Brent’s warmth, sensitivity, and intelligence, even about cultural details, helped that happen. I feel confident now that I’m sending a beautiful, professional-looking mansucript to agents and publishers.”
—Diane Parker, Author

“Brent Calderwood provided valuable expertise for the creation of my Web site and portfolio. I am especially grateful for his careful assistance regarding translating my French into English that was correct and also eloquent. As a result, I am now employed by a very prestigious architecture firm in Switzerland!”
— Jérôme Mendes de Leon, Architect



2008: Daily e-blasts, web copy, and external communications for the Frameline Film Festival.

2011: Web writing, editing, and consulting for  Swiss architect Jérôme Mendes de Leon.

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

LOCUSPOINT, San Francisco Style

Announcing the launch of the Bay Area issue of LOCUSPOINT, a journal founded by Charles Jensen of Lethe Press, who invited me to be guest editor.

This issue features new and exciting work from Brenda Hillman, Dan Bellm, Brian Teare, Randall Mann, Michael Montlack, Kevin Simmonds, Catharine Clark-Sayles, and many, many more!

LOCUSPOINT is a poetry journal whose mission is to spotlight different regions of the country in each issue in order to explore the rich synergism and magic that occurs in literary communities.

Here is an excerpt from my introductory essay:

“…By 1955, the San Francisco Renaissance was in full flower. Poets Kenneth Rexroth and Madeline Gleason were busy ringleading a community of Beat and avant-garde poets that included Diane Di Prima, Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso, Denise Levertov, Kenneth Patchen, Phillip Whalen, Dick McBride, Michael McClure, Gary Snyder, and for a short time, Jack Kerouac…”


Click HERE to read the Bay Area issue of LOCUSPOINT.

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

The Princeton Review | Editor

The Princeton Review, New York, NY                                                       8/06-8/07


  • Key editor/final eye/co-coordinator for national Off the Shelf project, a book and Web-based template for statewide standardized test forms.
  • Edited and wrote K-12 children’s stories, nonfiction articles, test questions, technical explanations of state standards.
  • Wrote over 100 pages of original copy, plus gave feedback to all other editors and writers on project.

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