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-ZÃ¼rich, Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Berkeley, UCLA, University of Southern California, University of New Mexcio, Fordham, South CarolinaChapel 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.