Emeli Juhlin

Emeli Juhlin - Editor

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Editor focusing on books for young readers with 8 years of experience (including Disney and Marvel prose) and a master's in publishing.

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I am passionate about storytelling for young readers. Whether it's a picture book with rhythmic rhyming and underlying messages of friendship, an illustrated middle grade novel featuring a laugh-out-loud adventure, or a young adult coming of age story with complex layers of family and self-identity, I have a proven track record of shaping commercial yet heartfelt stories. With eight years of experience in the publishing industry, I know how to fill white space in the market and have a keen eye for what resonates with an audience.

In addition to overall development of characters and plot that remain true to your writing voice, I am also very detail-oriented and deliver a thorough line-by-line edit. I understand the joys—and challenges—of writing and revising a book and can offer an encouraging voice throughout the process. I enjoy getting to know my authors and am open to discussing ideas and concepts while figuring out how they fit into the larger story.

Your readers are waiting for the book only you can write, and I can't wait to help you share this gift with the world.
English (US)
Action & Adventure
Coming of Age
Middle Grade
Middle Grade Fantasy
Picture Books
Science Fiction
Social & Family Issues
Young Adult Fantasy

Work experience


Disney Publishing Worldwide, Marvel Press
June, 2019 – Present (almost 4 years)

• Acquire and edit 10-15 vertical titles and 25+ extension stories per year for young readers under the Marvel Press imprint
• Create publishing plans with commercial appeal that enhance and extend cinematic and evergreen properties through Marvel Studios and Marvel Entertainment collaboration
• Oversee the editorial process for all imprint titles from ideation to developmental edits to post-publication efforts
• Commission and manage authors and freelance writers, including negotiating deals with agents
• Act as liaison between creative, production, sales, marketing, publicity, and consumer products to align on content strategy and execution to ensure book success
• Work closely with design team on style and execution of cover design and picture book illustration using an understanding of market trends and franchise canon

Associate Editor

Disney Publishing Worldwide
January, 2017 – June, 2019 (over 2 years)

• Supported list planning, talent management, and strategy for the Marvel Press and Disney Press imprints (focusing on Disney Baby, Junior, XD, and Channel properties)
• Acquired, solicited, and edited 8-10 vertical and 10-15 global titles for young readers
• Managed approvals of global licensee titles from content planning through printing stages
• Worked closely with creative departments and franchise teams on development and execution of publishing plans that supported company initiatives across lines of business

Assistant Editor

Disney Publishing Worldwide
September, 2015 – January, 2017 (over 1 year)

• Acquired and edited global and vertical titles supporting the Disney Junior and Disney Baby franchises, working closely with art, design, and production departments as well as freelance writers
• Supported editorial team via administrative duties including sales and solicitation decks, metadata maintenance, point of sale tracking, and profit and loss statements

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Loki: Where Mischief Lies

Lee, Mackenzi, Hans, Stephanie

Spider-Man: Far From Home: Peter and Ned's Ultimate Travel Journal

Chhibber, Preeti, McClements, George, Kardos, Stéphane

Summer Adventure for Groot!

Deneen, Brendan, Atkinson, Cale

Snow Day for Groot!

Deneen, Brendan, Atkinson, Cale

Marvel Powers of a Girl

Cink, Lorraine, Zhang, Alice X.

Captain Marvel: Beware the Flerken!

Glass, Calliope, McClurkan, Rob

Disney Baby I Love You This Much!

Disney Book Group, Disney Storybook Art Team

Marvel Powers of a Girl

Cink, Lorraine, Zhang, Alice X.

Who's Who in the Marvel Universe

Disney Storybook Art Team

Emeli has 1 review

Communication & Punctuality
Communication & Punctuality

Caledonia Curry
Wow! I'm absolutely blown away. Emeli went above and beyond in her editorial assessment. She took the time to dive deeply into the material, to understand the delicate nuances and emotional backbone of the story. Her feedback was clarifying and constructive, and she was professional and punctual to boot. Great experience, would definitely work with her again.

Caledonia Curry, November 2020

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