Lee Titus Elliott
3208 Rolesville Road
Objective: To edit/copyedit/proofread/fact-check manuscripts for trade publishers, academic publishers, educational publishers, university presses, magazines, master’s degree and PhD candidates, and other clients on a freelance basis.
Education: 1979–1983 University of
MFA in English and Creative Writing
1969–1970 Hollins College,
1965–1969 University of
Minor in English
Editing 1991– Self-employed (Elliott Editorial Online, Wendell,
Experience: NC; Web Site: http://www.elliotteditorial.com)
Freelance Developmental Editor/Copy Editor/Proofreader
Have developmentally edited, copyedited,
proofread, and fact-checked manuscripts on a freelance basis for a number of
publishers—including Harcourt (San Diego), United Nations University Press
(Tokyo), Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill (NC), Association for Supervision and
Curriculum Development (Alexandria, VA), Carolina Academic Press (Durham, NC),
and Integra Software Services (Chennai,
India). I have also copyedited for Bookmarks
· Copyediting duties have included 1) preparing a design memo, 2) preparing a style sheet, and 3) the copyediting itself—using the following resources: The Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) (16th ed.), Words into Type (3rd ed.), Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary (11th ed.), Webster’s Third New International Dictionary (unabridged), the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) (6th ed.), and The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (18th ed.).
· Proofreading duties have included comparing page proofs with the copy editor’s master copy of the manuscript and making necessary corrections on the page proofs, using the CMS proofreaders’ marks in the margins and in the text. I have also checked page proofs for layout consistency.
· Copyedited and proofread manuscripts for Style (a linguistics quarterly) and for The D. H. Lawrence Review.
· Duties also included substantive editing.
1998–2001 Durham Technical Community College,
Adjunct English Instructor
· Taught several sections of developmental English composition in which students frequently use a computer to draft, revise, and edit their compositions.
· Taught several sections of college transfer composition: English 111.
1998–1999 Durham Technical Community College,
· Guided speech students in preparing oral reports.
· Taught three sections of freshman composition each semester.
· Taught one section of Introduction to Literature each semester.
1990–1991 North Carolina A. and T. State University,
Lecturer in English
· Taught four sections of Composition and Rhetoric Fall semester.
· Taught four sections of Composition and Literature Spring semester.
1984–1990 North Carolina State University,
· Taught Freshman Composition.
· Taught Technical Writing.
· Taught Studies in Fiction.
· Taught Creative Writing.
· Taught American Literature Survey.
1979–1983 University of
· Taught Freshman Composition.
· Taught Intermediate Composition (a course for juniors).
· Taught Technical Writing.
· Taught Essay Writing.
· Taught three sections of Freshman Composition each semester.
· Taught one section of English Literature Survey each semester.
1970–1971 John Graham High School,
· Taught grammar, composition, and literature to 10th-12th grades.
1973–1979 Wilson Library,
· Supervised 6–8 student assistants in checking out books, shelving books, maintaining the card catalogue, and assisting patrons in finding books.
· Reading knowledge of Latin and Greek
· Am familiar with The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.).
· Am familiar with Words into Type (3rd ed.).
· Am familiar with the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).
· Am familiar with The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (18th ed.).
· Am familiar with current CMS, MLA, APA, New York Times, Associated Press, and Bluebook styles.
· Am familiar with an IBM-compatible PC and a number of word processing programs (especially MS Word , WordPerfect, Adobe Acrobat, and MS Publisher).
Am familiar with the standard proofreading
symbols as presented in The
· Can copyedit on screen, using MS Word’s track changes and comments.
· Have used Adobe Acrobat for softproofing.
· Have indexed publications using MS Word.
· Have copyedited and proofread a number of book-length manuscripts for various trade publishers, educational publishers (including textbooks), and university presses. For specific publications, see pages 8–11 and Web site: http://www.elliotteditorial.com.
· Modern Language Association
· Editorial Freelancers Association: http://www.the-efa.org
· Phi Beta Kappa 1968
· Editor of the Raleigh Men’s Center newsletter
· Editor of the Mary Renault Society newsletter
· Dr. M. J. Simms-Maddox, Professor, Political Science; Livingstone College; P. O. Box 1966, Salisbury, NC 28145. Telephone: (704) 637-3780. E-mail: email@example.com. Web site: http://www.mjsimmsmaddoxinc.com/
· Dr. David Schultz, Professor; Hamline University, Graduate School of Public Administration and Management, MS-A1710; 1536 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104. Telephone: (651) 523-2858. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
C. Barrett Graham, Attorney-at-Law;
Ian Gallacher, Director/Assistant Professor,
Susan Pace Hamill, Professor; School of Law,
· Dr. David McCuan, Professor; Department of Political Science; Sonoma State University; 1801 E. Cotati Avenue; Rohnert Park, CA 94928. Telephone: (707) 664-3309. E-mail: email@example.com
Ms. Rebecca Knickmeyer, Author of A Serpent in the Garden (recently submitted to Eerdmans
Books for Young Readers);
Mr. Anthony Hope, Sr., Author of A Tree Full of Eyes: Stories, Reflections,
Memories (Lulu.com, Fall 2010); 2403 Alpine Road,
· Ms. Natalee Campbell, MA Candidate in Textile Technology Management; NCSU College of Textiles; North Carolina State University; Raleigh, NC 27705. Telephone: (919) 274-9128 (h); E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr. Carl E. Linke, Author of Haint Blue (Philips-Forrest Publishing,
Ms. Elizabeth Gidos, Author of The Suicide Journals (Lulu.com, Spring
· Mr. D. G. Harris, Author of Now, Next, and Here (Dark City Press, Spring 2012; 915 Ridgeside, Monrovia, CA 91106. E-mail: email@example.com
· Mr. Michael S. Scott
Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, Inc.
120 S. Allen Street
Madison, WI 53726-3950
Web site: http://www.popcenter.org
And/or proofread: Asia and
University Press, Fall 2003. (Copyedited and proofread)
The Fox’s Walk, Harcourt, Fall 2003. (Copyedited)
Girl Meets God (A Memoir), Algonquin Books, Fall 2003. (Copyedited)
Money, Politics, and Campaign
Finance Reform Law in the States,
2004. (Copyedited and proofread)
Donnybrook, Harcourt, Fall 2005. (Copyedited)
Elephas Maximus, Harcourt, Spring 2004. (Copyedited)
Integrated Science Series: Sixth Through Eighth Grade,
Strange Angel, Harcourt, Fall 2004. (Copyedited)
The Year of Things Past, Harcourt, Fall 2004. (Proofread)
The Work of Wolves, Harcourt, Summer 2004. (Copyedited)
A Form and Style Manual for Lawyers,
At the Heart of Medicine,
Bookmarks Magazine, Issues November/December 2005–Current. (Copyedited)
Civil Liability Issues in Corrections,
Politics: The New Politics of Direct Democracy,
Policing: Concepts, Strategies, and Current Issues in American Police
Forces, 2nd ed.,
Race and Juvenile Justice,
School Leadership That Works: From Research to Results, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2005. (Proofread)
Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd Edition, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2005. (Proofread)
Creating Literacy-Rich Schools for Adolescents, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2006. (Proofread)
Resistance Training: The Total Approach,
American Criminal Procedures,
The Faithless Fiduciary and the Elusive Quest for Charitable
Literary Spaces: Introduction to Comparative Black Literature,
Visions of Contract Theory: Rationality,
Bargaining, and Interpretation,
Getting Started with English Language Learners: How Educators Can Meet the Challenge, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Fall 2007. (Proofread)
As Certain as Death: A
Employers’ Perspectives on Hiring Ex-Offenders (PhD dissertation,
A Tree Full of Eyes: Stories, Reflections, Memories, Lulu.com, Fall 2010. (Copyedited)
A Serpent in the Garden (A Novel) (Recently submitted to Eerdmans Books for Young Readers). (Copyedited)
Haint Blue (A Novel), Philips-Forrest Publishing, Chapel Hill, NC, Summer 2010. (Copyedited)
The Suicide Journals (A Memoir) Lulu.com, Spring 2009. (Substantively edited and Copyedited)
Annie S. Barnes, Gangsterland: The New Prison of Young Black American Men (A Nonfiction Survey), Lulu.com, 2011. (Substantively edited and Copyedited)
Mr. D. G. Harris, Now, Next, and Here (Three Novels), Dark City Press, Monrovia, CA, Spring 2012. (Copyedited)
Dr. Joseph B. Kuhns, Drug-Impaired Driving (A Guide),
Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, Madison, WI, Fall 2012. (Edited)
Dr. Kenna Quinet, Missing Persons (A Guide), Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, Madison, WI, Fall 2012. (Edited)
Dr. Robert S. Ellwood and Dr. Barbara A. McGraw, Many Peoples, Many Faiths: Women and Men in the World Religions, 10th Edition (A Textbook), Pearson Education, Inc., Upper Saddle River, NJ, Fall 2013. (Copyedited and Coded)