“Every writer—aspiring or accomplished—would do well to have an editor like Sylvia Cottrell. Sylvia has an eye for both detail and the broader perspective. She knows how to polish a manuscript. In a writing career that includes eleven books and scores of magazine articles, I’ve had more than a dozen editors. I’d count Sylvia among those few at the very top.”

-Ruth Tenzer Feldman, author of the young adult fiction novel Blue Thread from Ooligan Press, winner of the 2013 Oregon Book Awards Leslie Bradshaw Award for Young Adult Literature, and author of numerous educational titles from Lerner Publishing Group and Twenty-First Century Books

“Sarah at Ex Libris was an absolute joy to work with! Not only did she execute a very thorough final copy edit on my book The Fifth Column, she also provided invaluable insights through a developmental edit that took the manuscript from good to great! She really took the time to understand where I wanted to take my characters and help me get them there. I highly recommend Ex Libris Editing!

-Robert Corrado, author of adult fiction novel The Fifth Column.

“Sylvia is a meticulous and enthusiastic editor. She has the ability to connect with her authors and colleagues, engendering mutual respect and easy working relationships. Sylvia is experienced in all levels of editing, including line editing and content editing. As a colleague, Sylvia is especially adept at supporting and advising other members of her team. I highly recommend her for all of your editing needs.”

-Leah Brown, Beyond Words Publishing

“I couldn’t ask for a better editor. You’ve taught me so much and I know I’ll miss you, Sylvia!”

-Elisa Medhus, M.D., author of My Son and the Afterlife


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