Emily Frisella

Emily Frisella - Editor

London, UK

Developmental editor and proofreader with an international outlook; specializing in education, self-help, travel, and business books.

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Overview

Are you a nonfiction writer with an early draft of a book or article? I'll help you organize your ideas and arguments in a way that your readership will find clear and intuitive. Or is your project almost finished and in need of a proofread? I'll ensure your writing is polished, consistently formatted, and ready for publication.

I have experience working on a wide array of nonfiction topics, and I take a particular interest in education, travel, self-help, and business writing. I started my career working with academic writers and freelancing as a content writer. While working at Hachette, I have gained additional experience as a project editor and completed courses from the Publishing Training Centre on proofreading and copyediting nonfiction. I have worked in both the UK and the US, and I am familiar with both British and American spelling and conventions.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Education & Reference
Health & wellbeing
Self-help & Self-improvement
Travel

Work experience

Editorial Assistant

John Murray Press
May, 2019 – Present (over 1 year)

While project-editing nonfiction books on topics including health, self-help, travel, business, and management, I guide authors through the editorial and production process, ensuring content is polished and ready for publication. I work on both US and UK titles, which means I am familiar with both US and UK spelling conventions and have an understanding of how content plays in both markets. In addition to working on print formats, I have experiencing proofread ebook formats and readying them for publication on online platforms like Amazon.

Editorial Assistant to Special Sales

DK Publishing
August, 2018 – May, 2019 (9 months)

In this role, I adapted existing editions of DK books into new updated, abridged, and exclusive editions for the special sales market. DK focuses on presenting complex topics in a clear and intuitive way, and I gained experience proofreading and copyediting content on a wide range of topics, from children's earth science to financial markets. I also assisted other teams with ad hoc editorial work, including proofreading the ebook edition of the young adult title Feminism Is...

Freelance Content Writer

LitCharts
October, 2016 – February, 2018 (over 1 year)

Following LitCharts' company style and templates, I created study guides for novels, short fiction, and literary terms.

Editing Specialist

Apolish E-learning
August, 2016 – July, 2018 (almost 2 years)

As an editing specialist at Apolish, I provided developmental editing, copyediting, and proofreader services to academic writers, most of whom had learned English as a second language. I also created content for online courses on academic writing, English literature, world history, and philosophy.

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Sense and Sensitivity

Deborah Ward

"If you're an HSP, Deborah Ward is the friend who finally 'gets' it..." - Jenn Granneman, co-founder of HighlySensitiveRefuge.com, author of The Secret Lives of IntrovertsAre you a Highly Sensitive Person? If so, you probably find the world to be an overwhelming place. You may struggle with loud, bright or busy situations; your senses are frequently over-stimulated, and you may be a true empat... read more

"If you're an HSP, Deborah Ward is the friend who finally 'gets' it..." - Jenn Granneman, co-founder of HighlySensitiveRefuge.com, author of The Secret Lives of IntrovertsAre you a Highly Sensitive Person? If so, you probably find the world to be an overwhelming place. You may struggle with loud, bright or busy situations; your senses are frequently over-stimulated, and you may be a true empat... read more

100 Things Millionaires Do

Nigel Cumberland

Following the success of the international bestseller, 100 THINGS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DO, Nigel Cumberland turns his attention to wealth.100 THINGS MILLIONAIRES DO distills all the wisdom and knowledge of a lifetime of starting and selling businesses and coaching hundreds of wealthy leaders into 100 short chapters of advice on building and retaining sustainable wealth. This is not a get rich qui... read more

Following the success of the international bestseller, 100 THINGS SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE DO, Nigel Cumberland turns his attention to wealth.100 THINGS MILLIONAIRES DO distills all the wisdom and knowledge of a lifetime of starting and selling businesses and coaching hundreds of wealthy leaders into 100 short chapters of advice on building and retaining sustainable wealth. This is not a get rich qui... read more

Feminism Is...

DK

A lively and accessible book for teens on the history, pioneers, theories, questions, arguments, and daily reality of feminism today.What is feminism? Combining insightful text with graphic illustrations, this engaging book introduces young adult readers to a subject that should matter to everyone. Feminism is... tackles the most intriguing and relevant topics, such as "Are all people equal?",... read more

A lively and accessible book for teens on the history, pioneers, theories, questions, arguments, and daily reality of feminism today.What is feminism? Combining insightful text with graphic illustrations, this engaging book introduces young adult readers to a subject that should matter to everyone. Feminism is... tackles the most intriguing and relevant topics, such as "Are all people equal?",... read more

Beating Insomnia

Tim Cantopher

Insomnia is responsible for a great deal of lost productivity, accidents and suffering. Ironically, the more you try to sleep, the worse the situation becomes - so the key is to stop gritting your teeth and attempting to wrestle your wakefulness to the ground. In Beating Insomnia, Dr Tim Cantopher will help you to achieve a calm acceptance of your sleeplessness in the short term, so you can fo... read more

Insomnia is responsible for a great deal of lost productivity, accidents and suffering. Ironically, the more you try to sleep, the worse the situation becomes - so the key is to stop gritting your teeth and attempting to wrestle your wakefulness to the ground. In Beating Insomnia, Dr Tim Cantopher will help you to achieve a calm acceptance of your sleeplessness in the short term, so you can fo... read more

The Soulful Art of Persuasion

Jason Harris

The Soulful Art of Persuasion is a revolutionary guide to becoming a master influencer in an age of distrust through the cultivation of character-building habits that are essential to both personal growth and sustained business success. This isn't a book full of tips and life-hacks. Instead, The Soulful Art of Persuasion will develop the habits that others want to be influenced by. This book i... read more

The Soulful Art of Persuasion is a revolutionary guide to becoming a master influencer in an age of distrust through the cultivation of character-building habits that are essential to both personal growth and sustained business success. This isn't a book full of tips and life-hacks. Instead, The Soulful Art of Persuasion will develop the habits that others want to be influenced by. This book i... read more

The Big Activity Book for Anxious People

Jordan Reid, Erin Williams

'WHO KNEW MY ANXIETY COULD BE SO FUNNY?' Amy Morrison, founder of Pregnant ChickenFeeling anxious? Who isn't! Your most irrational (and sometimes rational) fears are hilarious fodder for this sharp and relatable activity book.These days, anxiety is simply part of the human experience. Part journal, part coloring book, part weird coping mechanisms, and part compendium of soothing facts, The Big... read more

'WHO KNEW MY ANXIETY COULD BE SO FUNNY?' Amy Morrison, founder of Pregnant ChickenFeeling anxious? Who isn't! Your most irrational (and sometimes rational) fears are hilarious fodder for this sharp and relatable activity book.These days, anxiety is simply part of the human experience. Part journal, part coloring book, part weird coping mechanisms, and part compendium of soothing facts, The Big... read more

Coping with Birth Trauma and Postnatal Depression

Lucy Jolin

Children are wonderful. That's why we have them. But what about the negative feelings that are the flip side of motherhood? When you are bruised, battered or worse after the birth, and feel that life has been reduced to a cycle of feeding and changing; of lonely days and endless nights?As many as 3 in 10 new mothers are affected by depression, so you are not alone - this book is written to hel... read more

Children are wonderful. That's why we have them. But what about the negative feelings that are the flip side of motherhood? When you are bruised, battered or worse after the birth, and feel that life has been reduced to a cycle of feeding and changing; of lonely days and endless nights?As many as 3 in 10 new mothers are affected by depression, so you are not alone - this book is written to hel... read more

The Rhine

Ben Coates

The Rhine is one of the world's greatest rivers. Once forming the outer frontier of the Roman Empire, it flows 800 miles from the social democratic playground of the Netherlands, through the industrial and political powerhouses of Germany and France, to the wealthy mountain fortresses of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. For five years, Ben Coates lived alongside a major channel of the river in R... read more

The Rhine is one of the world's greatest rivers. Once forming the outer frontier of the Roman Empire, it flows 800 miles from the social democratic playground of the Netherlands, through the industrial and political powerhouses of Germany and France, to the wealthy mountain fortresses of Switzerland and Liechtenstein. For five years, Ben Coates lived alongside a major channel of the river in R... read more

NLP at Work

Sue Knight

The Values Compass

Mandeep Rai

'The Values Compass takes us into the hearts, minds, and traditions of the cultures and people of the world. It demonstrates how interconnected we are and how the divisions that exist between us stem from narrow self-interest rather than concern for the good of our human family. I hope that the book will contribute to making our world a happier place.' The Dalai Lama 'The Values Compass is a f... read more

'The Values Compass takes us into the hearts, minds, and traditions of the cultures and people of the world. It demonstrates how interconnected we are and how the divisions that exist between us stem from narrow self-interest rather than concern for the good of our human family. I hope that the book will contribute to making our world a happier place.' The Dalai Lama 'The Values Compass is a f... read more

Close Encounters of a Cultural Kind

Richard Lewis

Richard Lewis - world famous lecturer on intercultural issues and best-selling author of WHEN CULTURES COLLIDE - has collected 50 unique, critical cross-cultural incidents during his encounters in 135 countries around the globe. Some of these anecdotes are humorous, some are poignant, some are mysterious - all are insightful snapshots of the complex tapestry of cross-cultural business. If you'... read more

Richard Lewis - world famous lecturer on intercultural issues and best-selling author of WHEN CULTURES COLLIDE - has collected 50 unique, critical cross-cultural incidents during his encounters in 135 countries around the globe. Some of these anecdotes are humorous, some are poignant, some are mysterious - all are insightful snapshots of the complex tapestry of cross-cultural business. If you'... read more

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Julia R
Emily is an amazing editor. Her work is thorough and meticulous. She will help you have a polished manuscript. I highly recommend her.

Julia R, July 2020

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