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

Since operating as a freelance editor and writer, Ms. HOLLY MONTY, MA, MAC, ELS,  a Microsoft Word and LaTeX expert, 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. Given her wealth of experience, she is adept at working within the precise terms of your university’s thesis/dissertation guidelines or with the publication guidelines of any peer-reviewed journal. 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. An expert working with non-native speakers of English, Ms. Monty helps to transform nonfluently written medical text into stylistically and grammatically correct medical prose. She can work with any journal’s author guidelines to ensure that your submission meets expectations and requirements. Holly edits technical documents, theses, dissertations, journal articles and nonfiction books. She works with text, figures, tables, and mathematical and chemical equations. She is fluent in APA, CMS, and LaTeX.

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.

Holly is a great editing consultant. I was impressed and interested in working with her from the very moment I read her bios, works and testimony from other scholars around the world. My proposal was completed even before the submission date. She really took her time to point out areas of improvement. I will surely refer her to all my colleagues.
Holly was exceptional!  Her responsiveness and attentiveness to my written requirements was truly commendable.  The challenges of completing a comprehensive dissertation can be overwhelming; however, soliciting the quality skills and services such as those provided by Holly are worth the expense.Words simply cannot express how much the assistance provided by Holly benefited me in this advanced studies process.
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.
For me, looking for a copyeditor to work on my book--which was the result of four years of intense research--was not a matter that I could take lightly. My work was a rather special case, as it dealt with very different subjects, such as science and technology, medicine, drug discovery and development, business management and public policy. So, it was very difficult to find (and trust) someone who would feel comfortably enough working in this particular book and who would do the job well. In addition to this, the copyeditor needed to deal with the fact that the book deals with a controversial subject matter, namely the high cost of medicines, and was not written by a native English speaker, but by someone who came from a different culture with very different values. Then, Lynda Lotman, from the Book Editing Associates network, recommended Holly. In the beginning, I was very hesitant to hire Holly's services, because I had not spoken with her in person, despite the fact that I was very impressed with her credentials and presentation. But once I spoke with her over the phone, I just 'felt' that she was the right person to work with...and I was not mistaken! 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. I cannot but speak very highly about Holly's work and her outstanding skills and professionalism. I will certainly be very happy to hire her services in the future and recommend her to anyone. As Ms. Lotman said: Holly is the whole package!
Holly was professional and very easy to work with. Thanks for hooking me up with her.
Excellent and detailed - the work and explanation was done timely and on a professional level - a job well worth it and the knowledge and expertise was valued highly.
Excellent communication. Work returned quickly. Editing thorough and easy to understand. Have already recommended the network to a student needing an editor for her dissertation.
Hiring a professional to do this work was one of the most difficult processes I have encountered in a long time. I usually find it fairly easy to hire for professional services, but this was a new experience. Along the way, I had people say they knew APA, and probably believed they did, but made such errors as revising all the verbs to present tense on a sample edit. Holly was a true professional from the outset and remained that way through the project. We probably exchanged less than 5 emails through the process, and my project was completed. If you are an overwhelmed student who needs professional assistance in preparing your manuscript, definitely contact Holly. She delivered professional work, but most important was that she understood my needs as a novice client. Holly produced what I needed even though I was not sure of the exact services required. Thank you.
I cannot thank you enough for Holly. We had an 83,000 word book that needed technical formatting in an extremely short time frame. Even though Holly was in the midst of other projects, she not only provided the formatting, but copyedited two important chapters as well. Our publisher insisted the book strictly conform to Chicago Manual V15, and within minutes of our first conversation, it was clear that Holly practically knew the style guide by heart. Her work was impeccable and everything came back early. I wish I had found her a month earlier so she could have copyedited the entire book. I cannot say enough about her editing skills and customer service.
Holly delivered on every deadline and on every part of my MBA Capstone needs. (This was for Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA.) She is the 2nd editor I used on this project and the difference was night and day. She was fantastic and I appreciate everything she did for me.
Holly was wonderful! I had a very quick deadline and she worked with me to finish the project within the period I needed. She made the tables and figures in my document look great and made some excellent suggestions in my writing. I am very pleased with this service.
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.
Like any other scholar, I was very reluctant to say 'I need help,' and I needed help! My scientific paper needed reorganization and editing, and I was having a lot of problems. I was very impressed with Holly from the first moment. She presented a physics equation in such a natural way that I thought she had a Ph.D. in physics; I thought she was reviewing my paper and checking the math! 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, but I only want to say that I certainly will use Holly's services in the future.
Holly is a consummate professional. My project involved the editing and formatting of a submission for an academic journal. It was completed almost 3 weeks ahead of my original schedule! Great editing skills, and a thorough knowledge of style requirements. It's refreshing to find someone who does quality work like this. Thanks, Holly!