With her experience in manuscript editorial and acquisitions, Sylvia Frank Rodrigue is uniquely qualified to advise authors on how to prepare proposals and manuscripts for review and publication by academic and trade publishers.
Rodrigue's college internship at Stackpole Books in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, opened the door toa book publishing career. After five years at Stackpole, she moved to Baton Rouge, Louisiana, to acquire history and political science books for Louisiana State University Press. Her subject areas at LSU Press included the American Civil War, southern history, Louisiana history, political science, memoir, literary studies, and poetry. In 2004 Rodrigue launched Sylverlining and began to acquire books for Southern Illinois University Press.