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Among my many editing clients, the following are award-winners.
Finalist for the Best First Book of Poetry Award given by the Texas Institute of Letters in 2017
Sarah's skill and insight in reordering the poems and sections of my manuscript, and in suggesting
revisions to the poems themselves, improved my book immensely, and brought it to life. I recommend her to anyone needing an editor, not least because she's delightful to work with! I give her the credit for the ease with
which I found a publisher for my collection.
“We Make a Tiny Herd” was a finalist in the Main Street Rag Poetry Book Contest in 2018.
Sarah Cortez was essential to the honing of my manuscript. She was prompt in her responses, attentive to my particular needs, and offered a new look, layered with her considerable experience and intelligence. Her notes were detailed, organized and her enthusiasm was encouraging. She saw the manuscript’s strengths and built upon them, in a fresh and invigorating way. A fine teammate on the rocky road to a published manuscript!
Winner, 2015 Robert Phillips Chapbook Prize given by Texas Review Press.
Sarah Cortez is a brilliant and sensitive editor. Her insight and guidance was an essential aid to me in deepening the themes, organization, and meaning of my chapbook. With her skill and knowledge, I was able to craft an award-winning book. She even pointed out the contest to enter.
Congrats to my client, Mel Anderson, author of “Eleven Regrets” (Little Bear Publications, 2015), for her grand-prize winning entry in the 3rd Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published e-Book Awards!,
I was lucky enough to edit Mel’s book—a tragic yet vitally important memoir about childhood abuse. Asked by Writers Digest if she would do anything differently if she self-published again, Mel said, “If I were to do it over again, I’d definitely still hire a professional editor for the final manuscript. My final editor, Sarah Cortez, was so helpful for finishing touches, lingering questions and typos.”
Among Mr. Bruchac’s many awards … American Book Award, Rockefeller Humanities Fellowship, NEA Writing Fellowship in Poetry, Knickerbocker Award for Juvenile Literature, Cherokee Nation Prose Award, Hope S. Dean Award for Notable Achievement in Children's Literature, 1998 Writer of the Year Award and Storyteller of the Year Award from the Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers, Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native Writers Circle of the Americas
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