Who is Ex Libris Editing?

Hello there, and welcome to Ex Libris Editing!

Ex Libris Editing was started by Sylvia Cottrell and Sarah Heilman in 2011, shortly after they graduated from in the Masters of Writing and Book Publishing program at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. Sylvia recently decided to take a step back from the business (if you need to reach her, please email her directly using her Ex Libris email), leaving Sarah to take the helm.


Sarah Heilman, Ex Libris Editor

A native Oregonian, Sarah is based in Portland. She holds a BA in Creative Writing from Linfield College and an MS in Writing and Book Publishing from Portland State University, arguably one of the best publishing programs in the country. Since graduating in 2011, she has provided contract editing services for Beyond Words Publishing, IT Revolution, Kepos Media, Thomas Riggs & Co., and numerous individual authors. 

Sarah has experience editing a variety of genres and occasionally does project management work, but feels her true talents lie in developmental edits for fantasy (both high and urban), paranormal romance, post-apocalyptic, and speculative fiction. She also enjoys working on the occasional YA, middle grade, or light science fiction novel. Feel free to contact Sarah directly through the Contact page.


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