Hi there. I’m Ellen Tilton-Cantrell, PhD, the editor at Tilia.

Do you need to sharpen your argument? Make your prose leaner & more precise? Ensure consistency & clarity? Whatever your editorial needs, I can provide thoughtful feedback & deft edits to help you reach your readers more effectively.

Monographs | Journal articles | Dissertations | Job-application materials

Ellen helped retain my voice while consistently improving the text’s tightness and clarity. Her professionalism, prompt and substantive communication, and probing questions about any unclear sections were all welcome—and better than most academic journal reviewers and editors I’ve encountered. [. . .] Based on the superb work she did for the first project, I immediately sought her services for my next book and would happily keep her on retainer if I could! Ellen has become my go-to editor for all serious academic publishing projects moving forward. I’m grateful for all her conscientious efforts and feel lucky to have the benefit of her editorial expertise.
— Line editing client at the University of Michigan