Seamless Storytelling . . .

You’re here because you have a story to tell. Let me help you tell it seamlessly.

My name is Monika Holabird, the editor behind Holabird Editing. My goal is to help you bring out your book’s best, to provide your readers with the uninterrupted fictional dream, and to keep the focus on your story and not on errors, all while preserving your unique voice and style. I’m dedicated to ensuring your story is told with clarity, coherence, and efficacy, but never at the expense of its authenticity. And I embrace the burden of always offering my genuine opinion; it is only through honest assessment and conscientious revision that a manuscript may achieve its greatest potential. As an editor, these are my values.

I’ve had the great honor and pleasure to have worked with authors pursing both self-publishing and traditional routes. The self-published books I have edited have reached the New York Times Bestseller List, the USA Today Bestseller List, the top 100 in their subgenres on Amazon, and have been very positively received both on Amazon and Goodreads. I’ve also edited manuscripts for submission to literary agents and publishers by authors pursuing traditional publishing. I’m a lifelong grammarian, and I bring to your project the perspective of an editor armed with a B.A. in English, a J.D., and an M.B.A. Put my record of success, analytical skills, thoroughness, and professionalism to work for you.

I have the most experience in the genres of science fiction and fantasy, as well as romance, but I am open to all submissions. Contact me for your free sample edit.

Novels and Short Stories

I’m not just an editor; I’m also an author. Working in both roles gives me an understanding of both perspectives, which helps me help you! My own published works are listed below, but you can visit my author website for more information, if you’d like.