Lee Titus Elliott

Elliott Editorial Online

Your editor of choice since 1992™

3208 Rolesville Road

Wendell, NC 27591-9760

Telephone: (919) 752-6258

Cell: (919) 332-2629

Fax: (888) 416-6316











Developmental editing, substantive editing, copyediting, and proofreading of fiction; literary nonfiction; general nonfiction; literary criticism; master’s theses and PhD dissertations; textbooks on law, criminal justice, political science; textbooks for teachers. Also copyediting of the bimonthly Bookmarks Magazine. Target market includes academic and university presses, trade publishers (e.g., Algonquin Books), and master’s and PhD candidates working on theses and dissertations, respectively. Other info: freelance editor since 2002; fiction writer; college/university instructor of English composition and literature, 1972–2002. In addition, I am familiar with the following:


  • The Chicago Manual of Style (16th ed.).
  • Words into Type (3rd ed.).
  • Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).
  • The Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation (18th ed.).


Selected Major Experience


1992–               Self-employed (Elliott Editorial Online, Wendell,

                        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), and Carolina Academic Press (Durham, NC). I have also copyedited for Bookmarks Magazine (Chapel Hill, NC, and Berkeley, CA).

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.


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.




·         Reading knowledge of Latin and Greek

·         Reading and speaking knowledge of German


Professional Memberships


·         The Modern Language Association

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


Community (pro bono) Activities


·         Editor of the Triangle Men’s Center newsletter

·         Editor of the Mary Renault Society newsletter




1983: MFA in English and Creative Writing, University of Arkansas-Fayetteville

1970: MA in English, Hollins College (now Hollins University), Roanoke, VA

1969: BA in Latin, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill


Selected Editing References


·         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.

·         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.

·         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


For all editing references and publications edited and/or proofread by me, see CV_Editing_Copyediting_Proofreading.htm

                              For publications edited by me, see my Web site Elliott Editorial Online.