Ellis, Barbara G.

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Ellis, Barbara G.

(B.G. Ellis, Barbara Gail Lenmark Ellis)

PERSONAL: Female. Education: Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, B.A.; University of Minnesota, M.A.; Oregon State University, Ph.D.

ADDRESSES: Office—Ellis and Associates, 4930 S.E. 30th Ave., Ste. 108, Portland, OR 97202. E-mail[email protected].

CAREER: Writer. High school English and journalism teacher in Portland, OR, and Gorham, ME; Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR, instructor in English composition; Benedictine Heights College of Oklahoma, assistant professor of journalism and department chair; Oregon State University, Corvallis, assistant professor of technical journalism; McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA, professor of mass communications, founder and director of McNeese Conference for Weekly and Small Daily Newspaper Staffs of Louisiana, 1992–99; Ellis and Associates (writing and editing service), Portland, principal, 1999–. News-Times, Forest Grove, assistant editor, copy editor, reporter, photographer, and darkroom manager; Daily News, Lewiston, MT, assistant editor, copy editor, reporter, photographer, and darkroom manager; Life, reporter; Daily Star, Beirut, Lebanon, chief editorial writer and editorial page director; Reporter, Portland, copy editor; International Medical Group Tabloids, associate editor; Sears, Roebuck and Co., copy writer and advertising layout person; Standard Insurance Co., Portland, director of publi-cations, also designer, writer, and editor of monthly magazine, weekly newsletter, and retirees' quarterly publication. PDX Dean Shoeleather Brigade (political canvassing team), member, 2003–04.

MEMBER: American Copy Editors Society, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, American Journalism Historians Association, Maine Film and Video Association, Louisiana Press Association, Willamette Writers.

AWARDS, HONORS: Rodney Adair Award, Oregon chapter, International Association of Business Communicators, 1985; Burlington Northern faculty achievement award, 1987; Ottaway fellow, American Press Institute, 1995; named among alumni of the year, Pacific University, 2002; Tennessee History Book Award, Tennessee Library Association and Tennessee History Commission, 2003; Pulitzer Prize nomination in history, 2004, for The Moving Appeal: Mr. McClanahan, Mrs. Dill, and the Civil War's Great Newspaper Run.


How to Write Themes and Term Papers, Barron's Educational Series (Hauppauge, NY), 1971, 4th edition, 2005.

The Copy Editing and Headline Handbook, Perseus Publishing (Cambridge, MA), 2001.

(Under name B.G. Ellis) The Moving Appeal: Mr. McClanahan, Mrs. Dill, and the Civil War's Great Newspaper Run, Mercer University Press (Macon, GA), 2003.

Also author of How to Get Ahead and Still Like Yourself, R. and R. Newkirk. Author of unproduced screenplays. Contributor to periodicals, including Southwest Journalism Review, Contemporary Education, Speech Communication Teacher, Journalism Educator, American Secondary Education, Journal of Career Planning and Employment, Editor and Publisher, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, New York Times, and Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.

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