Holly Caldwell

Holly Caldwell – Editor

I specialize in history and topics in the humanities. I have a PhD in History. Worked at Wiley and Enslow Publishers, Inc.


I am a developmental and line editor specializing in history, topics in the humanities, and non-fiction literature. I am also a certified copyeditor.

Early in my career I worked for two publishing houses where I edited manuscripts ranging from non-fiction children's books to cookbooks, so I am comfortable with a wide array of genres. In addition to logging thousands of hours in researching, writing, and editing my dissertation, I have eight years of experience working as a

freelance editor, writer, and reviewer for scholarly publications. I'm also a peer-reviewed published author and well-versed in the academic publishing process.

As a fellow writer, I understand the importance of maintaining the author’s voice while working on a manuscript. It is my goal to be supportive, collaborative, and provide constructive feedback while partnering with you. While I don’t specialize in fiction, I am adept at editing historical fiction and researching various historical periods. If you are looking for an editor who can factcheck and ground the storyline within the historical context for your historical fiction work, I might be the right fit for you.

Biographies & Memoirs Children’s Non-Fiction Education & Reference Health & Wellbeing History
Historical Fiction
English (US)
  • University of Chicago Certificate in Editing

Work experience


Apr, 2016 — Present

I offer editorial and writing services for a number of media outlets, ranging in topics from technology, education, and social issues.

Susquehanna University

Aug, 2016 — Jun, 2017 (10 months)

I taught courses on the histories of Africa, Latin America, and medicine.

University of Delaware

Sep, 2010 — Aug, 2013 (almost 3 years)

Chestnut Hill College

Sep, 2007 — May, 2016 (over 8 years)

I taught a variety of courses on history as well as writing in the liberal arts and humanities.


Making Surveillance States: Transnational Histories opens up new and exciting perspectives on how systems of state surveillance developed over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Taking a transnational approach, the book challenges us to rethink the presum... read more
Gale Researcher Guide for: Rebellions and Independence Movements in Latin America is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and ... read more
Gale Researcher Guide for: Global Public Health is selected from Gale's academic platform Gale Researcher. These study guides provide peer-reviewed articles that allow students early success in finding scholarly materials and to gain the confidence and vocabul... read more

Holly has 21 reviews





Fiona F.

Fiona F.

Nov, 2023

Holly is amazing. She is kind, thoughtful, thorough, meticulous. She did an incredible job shepherding my mother's book into completion. She was given very difficult files to work with and worked miracles. My mom and I could not have asked for a better experience. She stuck with us through it all. Thank you Holly!!
Lee K.

Lee K.

Nov, 2023

Holly was all I could have asked for in an editor. Her professionalism, her incredible knowledge of grammar and punctuation, her communication, her insights were invaluable to me. They all made my book so much better. The whole experience was wonderful. She truly went above and beyond what I had expected of an editor. Highly recommended!
kory A.

kory A.

Oct, 2023

Great experience and easy to work with!
Steve B.

Steve B.

Nov, 2022

Holly edited our 50,000 word book and went above and beyond in every way for us. In proofreading she caught so many mistakes we would never have caught. And her overall suggestions to improve the book were all spot-on. We were so fortunate to find her.
Shane G.

Shane G.

Jul, 2022

Holly went out of her way to make me, a first time user of this service, feel comfortable and respected. Her work was well done and her communication was frequent and punctual. She is a real class act and I highly recommend her to anyone else!

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