Holly Monty

APA Format | Chicago Manual of Style | LaTeX

Technical APA Format Editor, LaTex Document Editor, APA Editing Services

Holly Monty has been a full-time freelance nonfiction book editor and self-publishing consultant for longer than a decade. Educated at the Johns Hopkins University (BA in nonfiction writing; MA in communication) and Rice University (MA in linguistics), Holly is also a certified editor with the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences. She is an expert in Microsoft Word, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe InDesign, and LaTeX.

Over the past ten years, Holly has edited more than 200 non-fiction books published by top university and academic presses, including Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, MIT Press, University of Minneosta Press, University of New Mexico Press, John Wiley, W. W. Norton, Sage, Springer, Elsevier, Routledge, Greenwood, ABC-CLIO, Praeger, Cengage, Teacher Ideas, and others.

For self-publishers of non-fiction books, Holly offers everything from developmental editing to copy and line editing to book design. She can provide custom print interiors ready for upload to print-on-demand publishers as well as fully functional and compatible Kindle e-book files and EPUB files for all e-book readers and devices. For non-fiction authors seeking a traditional book publishing route, Holly can provide full-service editorial and industry-standard file preparation for submission to publishers or agents. She also writes proven, winning book proposals.

Holly has extensive experience in peer-reviewed and scholarly journal publishing. She has edited thousands of published journal articles in all subjects and is currently lead or sole editor for seven peer-reviewed journals. Her specialty areas include physics and geophysics (tectonics, water resources, earth surface and systems), mathematics, and chemistry (and yes, she has been working in LaTeX for fifteen years); psychology and psychotherapy; philosophy; education and teaching; film studies; and medicine and nursing.

As an APA expert, Holly has edited and formatted a large number of dissertations and theses for a number of U.S. and international universities; a sample includes ETH-Zürich, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Berkeley, UCLA, University of Southern California, University of New Mexcio, Fordham, South Carolina–Chapel Hill, Oregon State, North Carolina State, National University of Singapore, Texas Woman’s, Fielding, Capella, University of Phoenix, Nova Southeastern, Gulf Coast University, and many others.

Editing Services

  • Copy editing: Grammar, spelling, punctuation, consistency, usage, and style (APA, Chicago)
  • Line editing: Sentence structure and clarity
  • Substantive editing: Organization and structure
  • Formatting: APA, Chicago, MLA, or according to university of publisher guidelines. APA 5th to 6th edition conversions Chicago to APA conversions, and vice versa
  • LaTex Editing: tables, figures, equations

Editorial Specialties

A good editor can work within just about any field, but Holly is particularly interested in the following areas:

  • economics
  • education
  • film and film studies
  • game theory
  • history
  • leadership studies
  • linguistics, communication, and rhetoric
  • nursing and medicine
  • philosophy
  • physics and geophysics, including water
  • psychology and social sciences
  • urban studies

Holly has worked on books and articles published by many of the world’s leading publishers,  including Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, MIT Press, W. W. Norton, Sage, John Wiley, Springer, Lawrence Erlbaum, Pearson-Prentice Hall, Praeger, Greenwood, Blackwell, and other top names in academic and nonfiction publishing. To date, she has edited more than 2,000 published journal articles, more than 150 nonfiction books, and a wealth of dissertations and theses. Ms. Monty is proud to have worked with a diversity of students and academics from a broad range of our nation’s universities. Holly is proud to have worked with a diversity of students and academics from a broad range of universities, including the following:

  • Capella University
  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • Chapman University
  • Columbia University
  • ETH Zürich
  • Florida State University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • London School of Economics
  • New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • Northwestern University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Pepperdine University
  • Trinity International University
  • Unidad La Paz, Mexico
  • University of British Columbia, Canada
  • University of California, Berkeley
  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • University of Florida
  • University of Maryland
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Phoenix
  • University of Texas . . . and many others

Holly graduated with honors from the prestigious Writing Seminars program of the Johns Hopkins University, ranked second in the United States, with a concentration in nonfiction writing. She also holds two master’s degrees: one a master of arts degree in linguistics from Rice University, and the other a master of arts degree in communication from Johns Hopkins (with honors). In 2010, she became certified as an editor in the life sciences with the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS). Holly is currently pursuing a PhD in technical communication and rhetoric.

Client Feedback

“Holly was FANTASTIC. She was SO thorough and submitted everything back to me earlier than I needed it! Even after she was done with the edit, I had some questions, and she was very speedy in her responses. I appreciate that she took time to answer my questions. She really went above and beyond! My paper not only needed to follow APA guidelines, but my university had guidelines as well. She did both perfectly.”
Nicole Foster, Trinity International University.

“My scientific paper needed reorganization and editing. She presented a physics equation in such a natural way that I thought she had a Ph.D. in physics. Holly exceeded my expectations of the client-provider relationship, and she took care of the most important things such as maintaining meaning in the context of the paragraphs and elegance in presentation with easy flow, while developing the composition. I can go on and on …”
R. Ortega, Unidad La Paz, La Paz, Mexico

“Holly did an excellent job with my book, and helped me to make it a finer work. There were passages in the book that seemed too long, and I was afraid the reader would get lost, but Holly helped me solve this problem by inserting some headings and polishing up some long paragraphs. She also made some very important criticisms (and suggestions) as a reader, which helped me to transmit to the reader what I wanted to say in a much clearer and effective manner. She also helped me greatly with the book proposal and was very patient and helpful throughout the process. As Ms. Lotman said: Holly is the whole package!”Ibis Sanchez-Serrano, “The World Health Care Crisis: From the Laboratory Bench to the Patient’s Bedside,” Elsevier, 2011.

“Holly was very courteous and professional, giving me time for questions as well as a definite timeline for completion. The quality of her work proved to be superior. I would not only use her services again, but also recommend her highly.” Susanne Slay-Westbrook

“My paper’s numerous and long citations had to be transformed from meeting MLA specifications to meeting those of The Chicago Manual of Style.  Holly exceeded my high expectations; she did a complete, accurate, and all-around fabulous, job, within the requested timeframe.  I received great value for my money.” —Mary Zimmer


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