Holly L. Thomas
As an editor,
I help you ready your writing for the world.
As a poet,
I write most about noticing and wonder.
As an artist,
I'm drawn to media that convey light.
I have 30+ years of writing and editing experiece, first as a de facto wordsmith during my career as a land use planner in New York's Hudson Valley, second during 16 years as a technical editor for Microsoft, and currently as a freelance editor.
I edit everything from websites to social media feeds, from Fortune 500 marketing content to children's books, from novels to how-to's, and from proposals to printers' proofs. My focus is helping clients more clearly convey what they want to convey—in the best version of their style. My "ear for language" guides me as much as any particular style guide or rules list.
The clients I enjoy most are those whose projects inspire and inform.
Besides writing and editing, I paint, draw, and work with mixed media. When I'm at my creative best, colors, textures, and words take turns.
As soap and water replace holy water,
let us bless them.
As we wash,
let counting seconds
be holy too.
As celebrants wash their hands before a ritual,
let our hands summon us
over and over and over and over again—
at the wrists.
If you'd like to connect, email me at
and be sure to include
EDITING in the Subject line.