I believe strongly that everyone has the potential to put their best written work forward. My goal at Imperative Editing & Services is to assist writers in reaching their full potential.
— Holly Tri, editor

Happy Clients


I have worked with Holly on countless books, and I’m consistently impressed by her dedication, professionalism, and uncanny ability to delve deep into the heart of a story, pinpoint places that need clarification, suggest revisions, and rework language so a manuscript reads smoother. Any book would greatly benefit from her keen eye.

—John Sibley Williams

Editor of The Inflectionist Review and literary agent


Holly did editorial work for Craigmore Creations projects spanning children's projects to adult historical fiction projects. She was a pleasure to work with and has an acute eye for the editorial process.

— David Shapiro

Founder and Author, Craigmore Creations

As the editor of my MFA in Graphic Design thesis, Holly was able to take my initial drafts and not just make them sound better, but make the very essence of what I was trying to say more explicit and accessible to the reader. Her attention to detail regarding spelling, grammar and punctuation was thorough, consistent and highly accurate. Holly was timely in responding to my questions and in returning edited content. She created and explained a seamless process by working with my time frame, intended tone and message and by breaking the process down into manageable sections. I found her willingness to talk with me over the phone to explain any confusion about edits both practical and reassuring. Holly is dependable, professional and knowledgeable. She maintains an interest in helping you extend and clarify “your” writing voice throughout the entire process and at a reasonable cost. I highly recommend her for your editing needs.

— Sarah Davis

Assistant Professor of Visual Communication Design, West Liberty University

Holly is amazing! Her editorial sense is incredibly sharp. She found and corrected errors that even impressed my thesis advisor. I recommend her to anyone I can.

— EMily Coats

Instructor of Communication Design and Photography, Pacific University


Holly has superb attention to detail and a broad knowledge of grammar, literature, and editing standards. She has assisted in copy editing multiple projects for me, ensuring that the final product was professional and correct. Holly is responsible and meticulous, giving equal attention to every project, big or small!

—Jayme Vincent

Program Coordinator for Rhythmic Program
USA Gymnastics


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