Nicholas Holloway

Nicholas Holloway - Editor

Austin, TX, USA

Freelance Fiction Editor and Award-Winning Mystery Thriller Author with 4+ years publishing industry experience. I'd love to be your editor!

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Overview

Nicholas Holloway is an award-winning mystery author based in Texas. His debut novel, "The Loop", won the Book Excellence Award for Suspense Fiction and was a finalist at the International Book Awards. His sophomore novel, "Three Houses on a Hill," won the coveted Claymore Award.

Nick is also a Freelance Fiction Editor, working with authors on crafting exciting and unputdownable fiction. He earned his master’s degree from the MFA Screenwriting Program at California State University Fullerton. An avid traveler and nature enthusiast, Nick garners a love of dynamic landscapes and believes a story's terrain is just as important as its characters.
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (SA)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Romance
Thriller & Suspense
Women's Fiction
Young Adult

Awards

  • Claymore Award
  • Book Excellence Award
  • Silver Falchion Award Finalist
  • International Book Award Finalist

Work experience

Lead Fiction Editor

TCK Publishing
August, 2021 – Present (about 1 year)

● Spearheads the TCK fiction imprint by choosing remarkable manuscripts, presenting them to the team, and working alongside authors to put forth their best products to market
● Performs a 3-step full novel edit comprised of 1) a developmental story edit, 2) a line-by-line copy edit, and 3) a final proofread
● Reviews and accepts/rejects hundreds of fiction manuscripts each month
● Drafts eye-catching back cover copy, Amazon descriptions, A+ content, and loglines submitted to Publishers Marketplace
● Assists CEO in securing contracts and communicating with fiction authors of all genres
● Collaborates with author and in-house graphic designer on cover design, layout, and quality control
● Liaises with agents to help secure contracts for authors by providing valuable story feedback and best practices
● Hosts YouTube Live seminars on topics including: “On-Screen Editing: Get Inside the Mind of an Editor” and “Developing a Marketable and Exciting Logline in 5 Easy Steps”

Editor/Author

JPM Publishing Co.
September, 2018 – Present (almost 4 years)

● Performs a 3-step full novel edit comprised of 1) a developmental story edit, 2) a line-by-line copy edit, and 3) a final proofread
● Collaborates with author and in-house graphic designer on cover design, layout, and quality control
● Drafts eye-catching back cover copy, Amazon descriptions, A+ content, and loglines
● That Which Was Golden – Manuscript in progress
Finalist: 2022 Claymore Award (winner announced 8/20/22)
● Three Houses on a Hill – Published Dec. 2020
Winner: 2020 Claymore Award
Finalist: 2021 Silver Falchion Award (Mystery); Killer Nashville Readers’ Choice Award, Best Book Award
● The Loop – Published Sept. 2019
Winner: 2020 Book Excellence Award (Suspense)
Finalist: 2020 International Book Award (Mystery)

Portfolio (6 selected works)

Three Houses on a Hill

Holloway, Nicholas

The Loop

Holloway, Nicholas

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