I am having trouble with the wording of a sentence in a formal letter. I came up with this, but, for me, it feels somewhat twisted and incorrect. How would you pharse this?

During my research, I found the article "Carbon fiber material in musical instrument making" at ScienceDirect (link) you are a co-writer of.

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    The wording doesn't strike me an unusual, but I'd say "co-author", probably. Not a native speaker though. – M.A.R. Apr 11 '17 at 15:46
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    What @M.A.R. said. Note that co-author is far more common than co-writer, and this preference applies equally to "verbified" forms such as co-wrote, co-authored. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Apr 11 '17 at 16:03
  • I think it would sound better with a "that" in between the (link) and you. – SteveES Apr 11 '17 at 16:08

It's fine, but some people still complain, particularly in formal writing, about ending a sentence with a preposition. (The injunction against doing so was made up out of nowhere a couple of centuries ago, but a lot of people used to believe in it, and some still do).

An alternative I would suggest is "that you co-wrote".

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    Interestingly, that I co-wrote is as common as that I co-authored in the AmE corpus on Google NGrams, but the former doesn't occur often enough to even chart in the BrE corpus. Which reflects my preference as a Brit, but I can't say I particularly object to the alternative. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Apr 11 '17 at 16:07
  • The GloWbE corpus gives a slightly different picture. There, co-authored is about 50% more common than co-wrote (474:327) in British sources, but nearly twice as common (682:350) in US sources. In Canadian sources, it's more than twice as common (213:89). – Colin Fine Apr 11 '17 at 21:34
  • Yeah - NGram's US/UK classification is pretty flakey, quite apart from the matter of reflecting "representative" samples. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Apr 11 '17 at 23:21

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