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Meet Holly Monteith, Copy Editing and Self-Publishing Professional

Editing & Design For Non-Fiction

A graduate of the prestigious Writing Seminars program at the Johns Hopkins University, Holly Monteith, MA, ELS, has been a professional, freelance technical copy editor and self-publishing guru for more than ten years. During her time at Johns Hopkins, she concentrated in non-fiction writing; in addition, she earned a master’s degree in linguistics from Rice University and a master's degree in communication from Johns Hopkins. She is also a certified editor with the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS). Prior to starting Holly Monteith Inc., a dedicated editorial and design corporation, Holly was a head copy editor at the American Geophysical Union in Washington, D.C.

Holly’s editing and revision services, including proofreading, substantive editing, copy and line editing, and design and publishing services for self-publishers, have been trusted by writers in a wide range of fields, including history, psychology, medicine, cultural studies, education, and more. Her work spans popular non-fiction books, scholarly monographs, doctoral dissertations, and journal articles by internationally recognized researchers.

To date, Holly’s substantive editing, copy editing, and design and self-publishing portfolio includes 250 published non-fiction books, more than 2,000 published journal articles, more than 150 theses and dissertations, and many other manuscripts prepared for submission, review, and publication. Her design work for self-publishers includes interior print design as well as Kindle and EPUB design. Her editing work has been published by non-fiction industry giants such as Cambridge University Press, W. W. Norton, Springer, and John Wiley, among numerous other publishers.

A longtime member of the Editorial Freelancer's Association and of the National Association of Independent Writers and Editors, Holly lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with her husband and two young children. She is pictured here in the Roman baths at Bath, Somerset, England, her favorite city on earth.

  
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Holly’s specialties include substantive and copy editing for journals and non-fiction book publishers, APA and Chicago styles, LaTeX, and self-publishing across platforms. She is at ease working with structural items such as tables, figures, chemical formulas, and complex mathematical equations. Through her editing, proofreading, and design, manuscripts evolve into outstanding final products — all delivered with absolutely top-level customer service. Ultimately, Holly's editing services promise a quicker, easier copy editing and publication experience for clients, ensuring satisfaction from first glance to final revision.

From scientists and researchers writing articles and working through peer review and revisions; to students working on their dissertations or theses; to aspiring writers and self-publishers seeking editing, book design, and self-publishing help, Holly Monteith combines skill and experience as part of her premier non-fiction editing and publishing services. Find out why writers and researchers choose Holly, learn more about her copy editing, proofreading, and self-publishing services, or contact Holly for a free initial quote.