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Why Choose Holly Monteith As Your Editor?

The Writer’s Choice For Non-Fiction Manuscript & Journal Article Editing

The art of non-fiction editing is a fine one, with inherent and important differences between journal article editing, scholarly editing, scientific editing, general non-fiction editing, and other categories. Non-fiction writers need strong, focused editors who understand such nuances. Whether as a dissertation editor or a book manuscript editor, Holly Monteith knows what makes strong non-fiction writing — and how to transform a work in progress into a polished manuscript.

A true editing professional, Holly holds master's degrees in both communication (The Johns Hopkins University) and linguistics (Rice University) and a bachelor's degree in non-fiction writing (The Johns Hopkins University). She is also a certified editor with the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences. She holds many years' experience as a staff editor at a D.C.-based scientific society with a prolific and reputable publishing history.

Having since freelanced on a full-time basis for 15 years, she combines skills as a scholarly editor, dissertation editor, journal article editor, and general non-fiction editor for both traditionally published authors and self-publishers, with a client base ranging from doctoral candidates and PhDs to Nobel Prize laureates to aspiring non-fiction writers and self-publishers, creating an immense portfolio of edited non-fiction work published by industry giants — Springer, Begell House, Lawrence Erlbaum, and others.



What People Are Saying

Great editing skills, and a thorough knowledge of style requirements. It’s refreshing to find someone who does quality work like this.
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The Skills For Book, Dissertation & Journal Article Editing

Holly is a proven expert in APA and Chicago styles and has high proficiency in AMA style. However, she’s much more than just a style guru or grammar checker; her unique approach includes

  • An appreciation of the written word that examines clarity, flow, and content
  • A meticulous editing eye for consistency of expression and form
  • A service-focused philosophy that fulfills all client wants and needs

Holly examines a manuscript’s layout to ensure a clean presentation, whether it’s a fully realized book manuscript or a scholarly dissertation. As a Microsoft Word expert, she makes formatting work for each project, whether for specialized table/figure formatting, chemical formulas, or complex equations. She also boasts a decade of experience working directly in LaTeX.

To bring out the best in your manuscript, dissertation, or scholarly article, it is essential to choose an editor who can bring scholarly, scientific, and technical non-fiction to life.

Ask for your free initial editing consultation today, learn more about Holly’s background, or see what editing services are available. You can also download Holly’s résumé and title list.