Elizabeth Lotito

Elizabeth Lotito - Editor

Charlotte, NC, USA

Professional editor with ten years of experience in developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreading fiction and narrative nonfiction

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I served as an editor at a major book publisher for seven years and have also worked as a copyeditor and proofreader for five years. From broad developmental edits focusing on structure, pacing, and character, to sentence-level line edits for language and fluidity, to meticulous copyediting or proofreading for grammar, spelling, consistency, and formatting errors, I work with writers across genres to help shape the most beautiful, compelling, and polished version of your work.

During my time in publishing I acquired and edited both fiction and nonfiction, focusing primarily but not exclusively on mysteries & thrillers and memoir. I have copyedited or proofread books across genres, including contemporary fiction, women's fiction, romance, historical fiction, science fiction, mysteries, biography, and memoir, among others.
English (US)
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & Wellbeing
Contemporary Fiction
Historical Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Copyeditor + Proofreader

January, 2016 – Present (over 6 years)

Senior Associate Editor

St. Martin's Press
August, 2010 – September, 2017 (about 7 years)

Portfolio (10 selected works)

A Thousand Miles to Freedom: My Escape from North Korea

Kim, Eunsun, Falletti, Sébastien, Tian, David

4 3 2 1: A Novel

Auster, Paul

13 Minutes: A Novel

Pinborough, Sarah

I Liked My Life: A Novel

Fabiaschi, Abby

Elizabeth has 4 reviews

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Anna Schmidt
Elizabeth went far above what I had contracted for, making the overall ms better.

Anna Schmidt, February 2021

Richard R
Elizabeth did a superb and thorough job with a manuscript review. All of her insights (and there were tons) were useful. She dealt with a long and complicated plot overstuffed with characters all as if they were her own. Her suggestions and wisdom made the MS so much better and me a better writer. Very grateful for her efforts and I would absolutely work with her again if given the chance.

Richard R, February 2021

Nkengasong Press
She was great to work with, and she completed the project within the deadline.

Nkengasong Press, February 2021

Nejib Adem
Elizabeth was very helpful and exceeded my expectations on the editing. I am very grateful for her insight and input into my writing project. She is thorough and insightful. I highly recommend her!

Nejib Adem, September 2020

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