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Monika Holabird

Monika Holabird - Editor

Indianapolis, IN, United States

Overview

I'm a freelance developmental editor of science fiction, fantasy, and romance, including a New York Times & USA Today bestseller.

Services
Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Fantasy Romance Science Fiction Women's Fiction

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Monika Holabird is self-employed

May, 2015 – Present (over 1 year)

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 top 100 in their subgenres and have been very positively received both on Amazon and Goodreads; my portfolio also includes developmental editing and copyediting of the New York Times and USA Today bestseller, Rebel's Honor by Gwynn White. I’ve also edited manuscripts for submission to literary agents and publishers. 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.

Portfolio (4 selected works)

Rebel's Honor: Book One in Crown of Blood Series

Gwynn White

Dive into the Crown of Blood series by NYT Bestselling Author Gwynn White A marriage she didn’t want. A prophecy that could change the world. Lynx of Norin is a proud warrior who always does what’s right for her people. When an ancient treaty and a thousand superhuman guards force her to leave her land for an arranged marriage, she knows it’s her duty. Lynx begrudgingly travels to wed her swor... read more

Dive into the Crown of Blood series by NYT Bestselling Author Gwynn White A marriage she didn’t want. A prophecy that could change the world. Lynx of Norin is a proud warrior who always does what’s right for her people. When an ancient treaty and a thousand superhuman guards force her to leave her land for an arranged marriage, she knows it’s her duty. Lynx begrudgingly travels to wed her swor... read more

Warlord's Wager: Book Two in the Crown of Blood Series

Gwynn White

Treason. Prophecy. The world as they knew it is gone forever…Emperor Lukan Avanov has no equal. Despite his power, even he can’t break the curse that predicts his death at the hands of his own son. Desperate to keep the prophecy from coming true, Lukan banishes his dangerous wife Lynx from the Heartland. As he tries to focus his attention on the war with Treven, he must rely on a bitter rival ... read more

Treason. Prophecy. The world as they knew it is gone forever…Emperor Lukan Avanov has no equal. Despite his power, even he can’t break the curse that predicts his death at the hands of his own son. Desperate to keep the prophecy from coming true, Lukan banishes his dangerous wife Lynx from the Heartland. As he tries to focus his attention on the war with Treven, he must rely on a bitter rival ... read more

Dragon's Fire: Book Three In The Crown Of Blood Series

Gwynn White

An emperor gone mad. A destiny in question. A race against time to save the world. Lynx and her son Talon await their freedom. While the evil emperor Lukan thinks he’s kept their whereabouts a secret, a cat-and-mouse game between a dastardly plotter and a long-dead seer could change everything in a hurry. As Axel seeks to reunite with Lynx, Lukan is becoming less stable by the day. He devises ... read more

An emperor gone mad. A destiny in question. A race against time to save the world. Lynx and her son Talon await their freedom. While the evil emperor Lukan thinks he’s kept their whereabouts a secret, a cat-and-mouse game between a dastardly plotter and a long-dead seer could change everything in a hurry. As Axel seeks to reunite with Lynx, Lukan is becoming less stable by the day. He devises ... read more

Torn Trousers: A True Story of Courage and Adventure: How A Couple Sacrificed Everything To Escape to Paradise

Andrew St.Pierre White, Gwynn White

Winner of the 2016 eBook Festival of Words Best Non-Fiction Award. What could possibly go wrong in paradise? Tired of mortgage and car payments, thirty-something Andrew and Gwynn sold nearly everything they owned but their Siamese cat and escaped their humdrum nine-to-five existence for life in paradise—a tiny island accessible only by boat or air in one of the remotest spots on Earth: the Oka... read more

Winner of the 2016 eBook Festival of Words Best Non-Fiction Award. What could possibly go wrong in paradise? Tired of mortgage and car payments, thirty-something Andrew and Gwynn sold nearly everything they owned but their Siamese cat and escaped their humdrum nine-to-five existence for life in paradise—a tiny island accessible only by boat or air in one of the remotest spots on Earth: the Oka... read more

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