Lee Titus Elliott

3208 Rolesville Road

Wendell, NC 27591-9759

(919) 752-6158

E-mail: managingeditor@elliotteditorial.com and leetituselliott@gmail.com 

 

 

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 Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

                                                    MFA in English and Creative Writing

 

1969–1970    Hollins College, Roanoke, VA

MA in English

 

1965–1969    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

BA in Latin

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 Magazine (Chapel Hill, NC, and Berkeley, CA). In addition, I have copyedited a PhD dissertation in Criminal Justice and a master’s thesis in Textiles.

·       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.

 

             1979–1983     University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

 

    Copyediting/Proofreading Assistant

 

·       Copyedited and proofread manuscripts for Style (a linguistics quarterly) and for The D. H. Lawrence Review.

·       Duties also included substantive editing.

 

 

Related Experience:

teaching Composition

and Literature:

 

1998–2001     Durham Technical Community College,

       Durham, NC

 

                                           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,          

      Durham, NC

 

                           Writing Tutor

 

·       Tutored composition students in all stages of the writing process—from prewriting through drafting and editing.

·       Guided speech students in preparing oral reports.

 

 

 1991–1992     East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

 

Lecturer in English

 

·       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,

                                                               Greensboro, NC

 

                                           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, Raleigh, NC

 

          Lecturer in English

 

·       Taught Freshman Composition.

·       Taught Technical Writing.

·       Taught Studies in Fiction.

·       Taught Creative Writing.

·       Taught American Literature Survey.

 

 

       1979–1983     University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, AR

 

          Teaching Assistant

 

·       Taught Freshman Composition.

·       Taught Intermediate Composition (a course for juniors).

·       Taught Technical Writing.

·       Taught Essay Writing.

 

 

 1972–1973     Louisburg College, Louisburg, NC

 

          Instructor of English

 

·       Taught three sections of Freshman Composition each semester.

·       Taught one section of English Literature Survey each semester.

 

   

      1970–1971     John Graham High School, Warrenton, NC

 

          Teacher of English

 

·       Taught grammar, composition, and literature to 10th-12th grades.

 

Other

experience:

1973–1979     Wilson Library, University of North Carolina,    

 Chapel Hill, NC

 

          Night Supervisor of the Circulation Desk

 

·       Supervised 6–8 student assistants in checking out books, shelving books, maintaining the card catalogue, and assisting patrons in finding books.

 

Languages:               

·       Reading knowledge of Latin and Greek

·       Reading and speaking knowledge of German

 

 

 

Qualifications/

Skills:                                                                                                           

·       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 Chicago Manual of Style.

·       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.

 

Professional

Memberships:

·       Modern Language Association

·       Editorial Freelancers Association: http://www.the-efa.org

 

Awards

received:

·       Phi Beta Kappa 1968

 

Community

Activities:

·       Editor of the Raleigh Men’s Center newsletter

·       Editor of the Mary Renault Society newsletter

 

 

editing

References:             

·       Dr. M. J. Simms-Maddox, Professor, Political Science; Livingstone College; P. O. Box 1966, Salisbury, NC 28145. Telephone: (704) 637-3780. E-mail: mjssea@fibrant.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: dschultz@gw.hamline.edu.

 

·       C. Barrett Graham, Attorney-at-Law; 610 Arendell Street, Morehead City, NC 28552. Telephone: (252) 726-7223. Fax: (252) 726-2438.

 

·       Larry DiMatteo, Professor of Law; University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. Telephone: (352) 392-0323. E-mail: larry.dimatteo@cba.ufl.edu.

 

·       Mr. James Fishman, Professor of Law; Pace University; 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603. Telephone: (914) 422-4000. E-mail: jfishman@law.pace.edu and jjfishman@mindspring.com.

 

·       Ian Gallacher, Director/Assistant Professor, Law College; 446 College of Law, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 13244. Telephone: (315) 443-4105. E-mail: igallach@syr.edu.

 

·       Susan Pace Hamill, Professor; School of Law, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487. Telephone: (205) 348-5931. E-mail: shamill@law.ua.edu.

 

·       Ms. Leah Lakins, Associate Editor, Books Department; Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; 1703 N. Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311. Telephone: (703) 575-5712, ext. 5712. E-mail: llakins@ascd.org.

 

·       Mr. Jon Phillips, Editor and Publisher; Bookmarks Magazine; 1818 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, # 181, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Telephone: (919) 968-9966. E-mail: jon@bookmarksmagazine.com. Web site: http://www.bookmarksmagazine.com.

 

·       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: david.mcuan@sonoma.edu

 

·       Ms. Rebecca Knickmeyer, Author of A Serpent in the Garden (recently submitted to Eerdmans Books for Young Readers); 603 Bluestone Road, Durham, NC 27713. Telephone: (757) 813-6097. E-mail: rcknickmeyer@gmail.com

 

·       Mr. Anthony Hope, Sr., Author of A Tree Full of Eyes: Stories, Reflections, Memories (Lulu.com, Fall 2010); 2403 Alpine Road, Durham, NC 27707. Telephone: (919) 403-8814. E-mail: athope@yahoo.com   

 

·       Mr. Keith Battle, PhD Candidate in Criminal Justice, Capella University; 513 West Holding Avenue, Wake Forest, NC 27587. Telephone: (919) 562-6845 (h); (919) 426-8506 (c). E-mail: kwinstonbattle@yahoo.com.

 

·       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: natalee.campbell@gmail.com

 

·       Mr. Carl E. Linke, Author of Haint Blue (Philips-Forrest Publishing, Summer 2010); 705 Greenwood Road, Chapel Hill, NC 27514. Telephone: (919) 423-9118. E-mail: cel60224@hotmail.com

 

·       Ms. Elizabeth Gidos, Author of The Suicide Journals (Lulu.com, Spring 2006); 5351 Woodland Hills Circle, Erie, PA 16509. Telephone: (814) 864-8476. E-mail: DarkPoet11@Hotmail.com

 

·       Mr. D. G. Harris, Author of Now, Next, and Here (Dark City Press, Spring 2012; 915 Ridgeside, Monrovia, CA 91106. E-mail: barworder@yahoo.com

 

·       Mr. Michael S. Scott

Director

                                         Center for Problem-Oriented Policing, Inc.

                                          120 S. Allen Street

                                          Madison, WI 53726-3950

                                         E-mail: mscott@popcenter.org

                                         Web site: http://www.popcenter.org

 

 

Publications                               

copyedited

And/or proofread: Asia and Africa in the Global Economy, United Nations

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, Carolina Academic Press, Fall 2002. (Copyedited)

 

The Next Better Place (A Memoir), Algonquin Books, Fall 2003. (Proofread)

 

The Danube, United Nations University Press, Spring

2004. (Copyedited and proofread)

 

Donnybrook, Harcourt, Fall 2005. (Copyedited)

 

Elephas Maximus, Harcourt,  Spring 2004. (Copyedited)

 

Integrated Science Series: Sixth Through Eighth Grade,

Carolina Academic Press, Fall 2004. (Copyedited and proofread)

 

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, Carolina Academic Press, Fall 2005. (Copyedited)

 

At the Heart of Medicine, Carolina Academic Press, Spring 2005. (Proofread)

 

Bookmarks Magazine, Issues November/December 2005–Current. (Copyedited)

 

Civil Liability Issues in Corrections, Carolina Academic Press, Fall 2005. (Copyedited)

 

                                         Initiative-Centered Politics: The New Politics of Direct Democracy, Carolina Academic Press, Fall 2005.

                                          (Copyedited)

 

Policing: Concepts, Strategies, and Current Issues in American Police Forces, 2nd ed., Carolina Academic Press, Fall 2005. (Copyedited)

 

                                         Race and Juvenile Justice, Carolina Academic Press, Fall 2005. (Copyedited)

 

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)

 

North Carolina Fire Law, Carolina Academic Press, Spring 2006. (Copyedited)

 

Resistance Training: The Total Approach, Carolina Academic Press, Spring 2006. (Copyedited)

 

American Criminal Procedures, Carolina Academic Press, Spring 2007. (Copyedited)

 

The Faithless Fiduciary and the Elusive Quest for Charitable Accountability 1200–2005, Carolina Academic Press, Spring 2007. (Copyedited)

 

Literary Spaces: Introduction to Comparative Black Literature, Carolina Academic Press, Spring 2007. (Copyedited)

 

Visions of Contract Theory: Rationality, Bargaining, and Interpretation, Carolina Academic Press, Spring 2007. (Copyedited)

 

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 Fifty State Survey of State and Local Tax Laws, Carolina Academic Press, Spring 2008. (Copyedited)

 

Employers’ Perspectives on Hiring Ex-Offenders (PhD dissertation, Capella University, 2010). (Copyedited)

 

Marketing to the U.S. Hispanic Consumer: Apparel Preferences and Strategies (MA thesis, North Carolina State University, 2008). (Copyedited)

 

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) 

 

Dr. Gerald R. Ledlow, Dr. Karl B. Manrodt, and Dr. David E. Schott, Health Care Supply Chain Management: Elements: Operations, and Strategies, First Edition (A Textbook), Jones and Bartlett Learning, Burlington, MA, Fall 2016. (Proofread)

 

Dr. M. J. Simms-Maddox, The Priscilla Series: Priscilla: Engaging in the Game of Politics (A Novel), Professional Woman Publishing, LLC (http://www.pwnbooks.com), Summer 2016. Mystery in Harare (A Novel), Professional Woman Publishing, LLC (http://www.pwnbooks.com) (Forthcoming). Priscilla’s Homecoming (A Novel), Professional Woman Publishing, LLC (http://www.pwnbooks.com) (Forthcoming). (Substantively edited and Copyedited)