Lee Ellwood, AE
B.Arts (UC), GradCertEditEPub (Macq.)

A qualified and accredited Australian editor and writer, recognised as a ‘Professional’ member by both the Institute of Professional Editors (Aust/NZ) and the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (UK).

EllWords Editing and Writing: Lee Ellwood, AE

I’ve always been a keen reader and writer with an aptitude for English and languages and a general lean towards creative arts. Now I’m an Accredited Editor with the Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd), motivated to help you achieve your purpose in writing.

I’ve been working directly or indirectly with editing and publishing for 15 years and I love helping people succeed with their writing or messaging. My experience has been broad, giving me an excellent background in print and digital publishing, copyright, permissions, multimedia, image research and social media.

I specialise in non-fiction writing and the humanities disciplines, particularly:

  • commercial and organisational publications, reports and content
  • circular economy and sustainability projects
  • creative arts and therapy projects
  • non-fiction books
  • feature articles.

Download my bio (PDF, 1.5MB) for a quick (and shareable!) overview of how I can help you make your message matter.

Services I offer

Structural and copyediting

Manuscript appraisal

Copyright guidance

Non-fiction feature writing

Content editing and writing

Image research and permissions

Professional development

  • IPEd Accreditation (2021)
  • Grammar Refresher workshop, IPEd (2021)
  • Editing General Non-fiction workshop, IPEd (2021)
  • Editing Narrative Non-fiction workshop, IPEd (2021)
  • PDF Markups workshop, IPEd (2021)
  • Graduate Certificate in Editing and Electronic Publishing, Macquarie University – GPA 7.0 (2018)
  • IPEd national conferences, Brisbane (2017) and online (2021)
  • Academic Editing for the Novice, IPEd (2017)
  • Bachelor of Arts in writing, literature, communication and linguistics, University of Canberra – GPA 6.4 (2012)

Industry engagement

  • Professional Member, Institute of Professional Editors (IPEd)
  • Professional Member, Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading (CIEP), UK
  • Former Events Officer, Editors Queensland (state branch of IPEd) (2019-2021)
  • Member, Writers Victoria


Editing and proofreading
Non-fiction books
External communications for philanthropic organisations
Academic journals (print and online)
Industry reports
Project management documentation
Website content
Digital and PDF newsletters
Online and face-to-face teaching materials
Student anthologies
Digital and print periodicals
Image coordination and permissions management (including National Library of Australia News)

Digital publishing
Gateways online magazine, National Library of Australia
Social media content
Online retail store copy and photography
Online application forms
Video post-production, Editors Queensland

Articles and reviews, WeekendNotes.com
Feature articles
Funding application appraisals
Academic handbook
Internal communications, reports and strategies