Elle Teshima

The Pocket-Sized Professor

Hello! I’m Elle, and I own The Pocket-Sized Professor.

About me

I am a native English speaker who provides multi-level writing support to academic, business, and non-fiction writers to ensure each work is accurate, polished, and accessible to the intended audience. Among the services I offer are substantive editing, copy editing, proofreading, source documentation, and ghostwriting (not for academic credit).

My clients include students and professional scholars, business owners, job-seekers, and independent authors. I welcome projects from both native speakers and ESL/ELL clients.

Selected areas of knowledge and expertise

  • Social sciences: psychology, sociology, criminology and criminal justice, LGBTQIA and gender studies, African American studies, social work, disability studies
  • Life sciences/health care: medical research, nursing, consumer-facing pharmaceutical information, public health, chronic illness
  • Humanities: rhetoric/composition, law, non-fiction literature
  • Education/academia: essay, thesis, and dissertation work; journal article manuscripts, higher education curriculum design
  • Business: resumes and CVs, professional documents, corporate communications, web copy
  • Research: experimental design, qualitative and quantitative research methods, survey construction

Style experience

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Modern Language Association (MLA)
  • Chicago Manual of Style (CMOS)

I can also accommodate in-house style guidelines as needed.

How to work with me

E-mail: elle@pocketsizedprofessor.com

Visit my website: www.pocketsizedprofessor.com

I cannot accept carrier pigeons at this time, but I do welcome hard copy documents for traditional pen-and-paper editing if desired!

Marion, IL

Email: elle@pocketsizedprofessor.com


Years in the field: 11
Years freelancing: 3


Elle Teshima