Emily Han

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Portland, OR, USA

I am a nonfiction editor, dedicated to helping writers achieve their publishing aspirations.

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My mission as an editor is to be transparent and collaborative, working closely with writers throughout the editorial process. Each project and writer is unique, so it's my goal to create a professional partnership based on trust, care, and integrity.

Areas of focus: Self-Help, Personal Growth, Body Mind Spirit, Health & Wellness, Lifestyle, Women’s Interest, Spirituality, Inspirational Memoir, Narrative Nonfiction

"A deep bow to Emily who helped me to highlight the beauty that lies in the details. Her valuable feedback made this a better book."–Dr. Tererai Trent, author of THE AWAKENED WOMAN (Winner of the 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work/Instructional)

"Emily is an excellent, skilled editor who brings her intuitive genius and heart as well as her practical skills to honor the message and spirit of the writer."–Dr. Anita Sanchez, author of THE FOUR SACRED GIFTS

"Thank you for your detailed focus to every single word in my book! Your guidance, creative solutions, and thoughtful feedback were the glue and the magic that my book needed."–Jennifer Adams, author of LOVE COMING HOME
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & wellbeing
New Age
Parenting & Families
Psychology
Religion & Spirituality
Self-help & Self-improvement
Social & Behavioral Sciences

Work experience

Freelance Editor

Self-employed
July, 2015 – Present (over 3 years)

In 2015 I started Lyrical Editing, a freelance editorial business that offers developmental editing, copyediting, proofreading, book proposal writing, manuscript evaluation, and creative consultation. I work with both publishers and independent authors.

Acquisitions Editor

Beyond Words/Atria Books (An imprint of Simon & Schuster)
April, 2010 – June, 2015 (about 5 years)

As lead acquisitions editor at Beyond Words, I was mentored by the late Cynthia Black, editor-in-chief, president, and co-founder. Cynthia was editor of such New York Times bestsellers as The Hidden Messages in Water by Dr. Masaru Emoto and The Secret by Rhonda Byrne. I also had the honor to work under the guidance of Judith Curr, founder of Atria Books at Simon & Schuster. At Beyond Words, I acquired, developed, and edited titles whose subjects ranged from inspirational memoir, social psychology, relationships, dating, lifestyle, religion/spirituality, health/wellness, personal growth, and self-help. My titles include a New York Times bestseller and titles reviewed by the Washington Post, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Us Weekly, SELF, Glamour, Kirkus Reviews, Library Journal, Booklist, and Publisher's Weekly.

Portfolio (23 selected works)

Wisdom Rising: Journey into the Mandala of the Empowered Feminine

Lama Tsultrim Allione

Through her own story of loss and spiritual seeking, paired with mandala meditations and rituals, bestselling author of Feeding Your Demons Lama Tsultrium Allione teaches you how to embody the enlightened, fierce power of the sacred feminine—the tantric dakinis.Ordained as one of the first American Buddhist nuns and recognized as an incarnation of the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Tsultrim ... read more

Through her own story of loss and spiritual seeking, paired with mandala meditations and rituals, bestselling author of Feeding Your Demons Lama Tsultrium Allione teaches you how to embody the enlightened, fierce power of the sacred feminine—the tantric dakinis.Ordained as one of the first American Buddhist nuns and recognized as an incarnation of the Mother of Tibetan Buddhism, Lama Tsultrim ... read more

The Awakened Woman: Remembering & Reigniting Our Sacred Dreams

Dr Tererai Trent

Winner of the 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work—Instructional Through one incredible woman’s journey from a child bride in a small Zimbabwe village to one of the world’s most recognizable voices in women’s empowerment and education, this manifesto inspires women to pursue their sacred dreams through nine essential lessons brought forth from ancient African wisdom.Before Tere... read more

Winner of the 2017 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work—Instructional Through one incredible woman’s journey from a child bride in a small Zimbabwe village to one of the world’s most recognizable voices in women’s empowerment and education, this manifesto inspires women to pursue their sacred dreams through nine essential lessons brought forth from ancient African wisdom.Before Tere... read more

Unmedicated: The Four Pillars of Natural Wellness

Madisyn Taylor

The cofounder of the holistic lifestyle website DailyOM presents a gentle and accessible step-by-step guide to moving from excessive reliance on medications to fundamentally healing yourself through four pillars of natural wellness.Madisyn Taylor was plagued by depression and anxiety, suffering from chronic physical problems that left her desperate for solutions. Spending decades searching for... read more

The cofounder of the holistic lifestyle website DailyOM presents a gentle and accessible step-by-step guide to moving from excessive reliance on medications to fundamentally healing yourself through four pillars of natural wellness.Madisyn Taylor was plagued by depression and anxiety, suffering from chronic physical problems that left her desperate for solutions. Spending decades searching for... read more

Love Coming Home: Transform Your Environment. Transform Your Life.

Jennifer Adams

Home is your base. Home is your sanctuary. It s where your best life begins. This friendly guide will give you the tools and knowledge, and empower you to make wherever you live be it rented, owned, or shared a place where you will absolutely love coming home to. No matter how much or how little someone has at a given moment, we often hold the belief that our actual dream home will be a place ... read more

Home is your base. Home is your sanctuary. It s where your best life begins. This friendly guide will give you the tools and knowledge, and empower you to make wherever you live be it rented, owned, or shared a place where you will absolutely love coming home to. No matter how much or how little someone has at a given moment, we often hold the belief that our actual dream home will be a place ... read more

There Is No Good Card for This: What To Say and Do When Life Is Scary, Awful, and Unfair to People You Love

Dr. Kelsey Crowe, Emily McDowell

The creator of the viral hit "Empathy Cards" teams up with a compassion expert to produce a visually stunning and groundbreaking illustrated guide to help you increase your emotional intelligence and learn how to offer comfort and support when someone you know is in pain.When someone you know is hurting, you want to let her know that you care. But many people don’t know what words to use—or ar... read more

The creator of the viral hit "Empathy Cards" teams up with a compassion expert to produce a visually stunning and groundbreaking illustrated guide to help you increase your emotional intelligence and learn how to offer comfort and support when someone you know is in pain.When someone you know is hurting, you want to let her know that you care. But many people don’t know what words to use—or ar... read more

Just Breathe: Mastering Breathwork for Success in Life, Love, Business, and Beyond

Dan Brule

Reduce stress and anxiety, increase your productivity, detox your body, balance your health, and find the path to greater mindfulness with this collection of signature breathing techniques by the world’s leading breathmaster, Dan Brulé.What if you could control your outcomes and change results simply by controlling your breath? Now you can. In this definitive handbook, world-renown pioneer of ... read more

Reduce stress and anxiety, increase your productivity, detox your body, balance your health, and find the path to greater mindfulness with this collection of signature breathing techniques by the world’s leading breathmaster, Dan Brulé.What if you could control your outcomes and change results simply by controlling your breath? Now you can. In this definitive handbook, world-renown pioneer of ... read more

De-Escalate: How to Calm an Angry Person in 90 Seconds or Less

Douglas E. Noll

Discover how to successfully and efficiently calm an angry person or diffuse a volatile situation in ninety seconds or less with this proven and accessible peacekeeping method by self-described “lawyer turned peacemaker” Douglas E. Noll.We live in an increasingly divided world and most of us have encountered our fair share of aggressive people and difficult confrontations. Fortunately, we now ... read more

Discover how to successfully and efficiently calm an angry person or diffuse a volatile situation in ninety seconds or less with this proven and accessible peacekeeping method by self-described “lawyer turned peacemaker” Douglas E. Noll.We live in an increasingly divided world and most of us have encountered our fair share of aggressive people and difficult confrontations. Fortunately, we now ... read more

ECOrenaissance: A Lifestyle Guide for Cocreating a Stylish, Sexy, and Sustainable World

Marci Zaroff

ECOrenaissance provides inspiring tips and tricks for how to live and shop in harmony with nature without sacrificing style or luxury, and how best to benefit from the current renaissance—a global rebirth of sustainable economics, progressive ethics, and green culture—through the wisdom of eco-entrepreneurs, green fashion designers, organic food purveyors, and innovative leaders of this new mo... read more

ECOrenaissance provides inspiring tips and tricks for how to live and shop in harmony with nature without sacrificing style or luxury, and how best to benefit from the current renaissance—a global rebirth of sustainable economics, progressive ethics, and green culture—through the wisdom of eco-entrepreneurs, green fashion designers, organic food purveyors, and innovative leaders of this new mo... read more

Evolution of Goddess: A Modern Girl's Guide to Activating Your Feminine Superpowers

Emma Mildon

Bestselling spiritual author of The Soul Searcher’s Handbook, Emma Mildon—the “goddess-messenger-girlfriend who may just lead you to your inner guru” (Katie Silcox, New York Times bestselling author)—provides a fascinating, fun, and inspiring exploration of female divinity throughout history, myth, and religion to help women understand, embody, and celebrate their inner goddess.Evolution of Go... read more

Bestselling spiritual author of The Soul Searcher’s Handbook, Emma Mildon—the “goddess-messenger-girlfriend who may just lead you to your inner guru” (Katie Silcox, New York Times bestselling author)—provides a fascinating, fun, and inspiring exploration of female divinity throughout history, myth, and religion to help women understand, embody, and celebrate their inner goddess.Evolution of Go... read more

Messages from the Divine: Wisdom for the Seeker's Soul

Sara Wiseman

From the award-winning author of Writing the Divine comes a spiritual guidebook of attainable lessons and exercises to teach you how to engage in direct connection with the Universe and live a soulful life.How can I live authentically? What is my life’s purpose? How can I tap into my soul’s wisdom? How can I receive Divine guidance? To learn the answers to these questions, gifted intuitive, vi... read more

From the award-winning author of Writing the Divine comes a spiritual guidebook of attainable lessons and exercises to teach you how to engage in direct connection with the Universe and live a soulful life.How can I live authentically? What is my life’s purpose? How can I tap into my soul’s wisdom? How can I receive Divine guidance? To learn the answers to these questions, gifted intuitive, vi... read more

The Currency of Love: A Courageous Journey to Finding the Love Within

Jill Dodd

“This page-turning memoir of decadence and faith will resonate with seekers everywhere." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) In this courageous and inspiring memoir about personal freedom and spiritual empowerment, Jill Dodd “writes earnestly and refreshingly about learning many of life’s more difficult lessons the hard way” (Kirkus Reviews) through her journey from Paris model to Saudi billio... read more

“This page-turning memoir of decadence and faith will resonate with seekers everywhere." —Publishers Weekly (starred review) In this courageous and inspiring memoir about personal freedom and spiritual empowerment, Jill Dodd “writes earnestly and refreshingly about learning many of life’s more difficult lessons the hard way” (Kirkus Reviews) through her journey from Paris model to Saudi billio... read more

The Abundance Project: 40 Days to More Wealth, Health, Love, and Happiness

Derek Rydall

From the author of the acclaimed book Emergence comes a step-by-step guide to design and create abundance in any area of life, including money, time, love, creativity, and more.The Abundance Project is about having more than enough in every area of your life—more than enough money, time, love, creativity, happiness—regardless of the circumstances you’ve been through or are currently facing. Th... read more

From the author of the acclaimed book Emergence comes a step-by-step guide to design and create abundance in any area of life, including money, time, love, creativity, and more.The Abundance Project is about having more than enough in every area of your life—more than enough money, time, love, creativity, happiness—regardless of the circumstances you’ve been through or are currently facing. Th... read more

Music and Mantras: The Yoga of Mindful Singing for Health, Happiness, Peace & Prosperity

Girish

“Singing is as human as breathing, and this book tells us why.” —Mark Guarino, contributing music writer, The Guardian Celebrated yogi-musician Girish opens new possibilities for transforming your life through song, combining the ancient art of singing mantra with twenty-first century neuroscience research.For as long as he can remember, Girish has created rhythm to accompany life. His first e... read more

“Singing is as human as breathing, and this book tells us why.” —Mark Guarino, contributing music writer, The Guardian Celebrated yogi-musician Girish opens new possibilities for transforming your life through song, combining the ancient art of singing mantra with twenty-first century neuroscience research.For as long as he can remember, Girish has created rhythm to accompany life. His first e... read more

The Yogi Code: Seven Universal Laws of Infinite Success

Yogi Cameron

“Readers seeking more general spiritual advice for life will appreciate these lucid teachings from a compassionate teacher.” —Publishers Weekly Thousands of years of Yogic wisdom distilled into a code of seven daily practices…While most of us think of yoga as a series of poses, the path of a Yogi goes far beyond the mat into a set of daily practices that can reverse aging, grant better health ... read more

“Readers seeking more general spiritual advice for life will appreciate these lucid teachings from a compassionate teacher.” —Publishers Weekly Thousands of years of Yogic wisdom distilled into a code of seven daily practices…While most of us think of yoga as a series of poses, the path of a Yogi goes far beyond the mat into a set of daily practices that can reverse aging, grant better health ... read more

The Four Sacred Gifts: Indigenous Wisdom for Modern Times

Dr Anita L. Sanchez

Heal your past, discover your true purpose, and become a powerful source of inspiration and leadership with The Four Sacred Gifts, a collection of Aztec and global indigenous wisdom for modern life.Given the ongoing changes in our economic, social, political, and physical environment, we are often left gulping for air as we ride the powerful waves of change. Modern life overloads us with infor... read more

Heal your past, discover your true purpose, and become a powerful source of inspiration and leadership with The Four Sacred Gifts, a collection of Aztec and global indigenous wisdom for modern life.Given the ongoing changes in our economic, social, political, and physical environment, we are often left gulping for air as we ride the powerful waves of change. Modern life overloads us with infor... read more

Transparency: Seeing Through to Our Expanded Human Capacity

Penney Peirce

A groundbreaking book with an inside-out view of personal transformation and the path to everyday enlightenment by letting go of the clutter, defense, and fears to instead focus on building the courage to be honest, vulnerable, authentic, and super-clear.Following the bestsellers The Intuitive Way, Frequency, and Leap of Perception, Transparency is the next book in Penney Peirce’s award-winnin... read more

A groundbreaking book with an inside-out view of personal transformation and the path to everyday enlightenment by letting go of the clutter, defense, and fears to instead focus on building the courage to be honest, vulnerable, authentic, and super-clear.Following the bestsellers The Intuitive Way, Frequency, and Leap of Perception, Transparency is the next book in Penney Peirce’s award-winnin... read more

How We Live Now: Redefining Home and Family in the 21st Century

Bella DePaulo Ph.D.

A close-up examination and exploration, How We Live Now challenges our old concepts of what it means to be a family and have a home, opening the door to the many diverse and thriving experiments of living in twenty-first century America.Across America and around the world, in cities and suburbs and small towns, people from all walks of life are redefining our “lifespaces”—the way we live and w... read more

A close-up examination and exploration, How We Live Now challenges our old concepts of what it means to be a family and have a home, opening the door to the many diverse and thriving experiments of living in twenty-first century America.Across America and around the world, in cities and suburbs and small towns, people from all walks of life are redefining our “lifespaces”—the way we live and w... read more

Dear Father: Breaking the Cycle of Pain

J. Ivy

Hip-hop’s favorite poet and Grammy Award–winning artist J. Ivy bares his soul in this inspirational memoir of pain transformed into healing and empowerment.J. Ivy is a true pioneer and trendsetter who’s bridged the worlds of hip-hop and poetry through his appearances on HBO’s Def Poetry and his collaborations with Kanye West and Jay-Z. But throughout his success, he carried with him the pain o... read more

Hip-hop’s favorite poet and Grammy Award–winning artist J. Ivy bares his soul in this inspirational memoir of pain transformed into healing and empowerment.J. Ivy is a true pioneer and trendsetter who’s bridged the worlds of hip-hop and poetry through his appearances on HBO’s Def Poetry and his collaborations with Kanye West and Jay-Z. But throughout his success, he carried with him the pain o... read more

The Buddha's Wife: The Path of Awakening Together

Janet Surrey PhD, Samuel Shem MD

As the category of women’s spirituality continues to grow, The Buddha’s Wife offers to a broad audience for the first time the intimate and profound story of Princess Yasodhara, the wife Buddha left behind, and her alternative journey to spiritual enlightenment.What do we know of the wife and child the Buddha abandoned when he went off to seek his enlightenment? The Buddha’s Wife brings this r... read more

As the category of women’s spirituality continues to grow, The Buddha’s Wife offers to a broad audience for the first time the intimate and profound story of Princess Yasodhara, the wife Buddha left behind, and her alternative journey to spiritual enlightenment.What do we know of the wife and child the Buddha abandoned when he went off to seek his enlightenment? The Buddha’s Wife brings this r... read more

121 First Dates: How to Succeed at Online Dating, Fall in Love, and Live Happily Ever After (Really!)

Wendy Newman

Based on years of research and 121 real-life first dates, relationship expert Wendy Newman dishes up practical wisdom for navigating the online dating trenches with grace, efficiency, and a strong dose of humor.Wendy Newman has made every imaginable dating mistake so you don’t have to. Part guidebook, part personal tell-all, 121 First Dates chronicles Wendy’s funny, real-life misadventures and... read more

Based on years of research and 121 real-life first dates, relationship expert Wendy Newman dishes up practical wisdom for navigating the online dating trenches with grace, efficiency, and a strong dose of humor.Wendy Newman has made every imaginable dating mistake so you don’t have to. Part guidebook, part personal tell-all, 121 First Dates chronicles Wendy’s funny, real-life misadventures and... read more

A Spiritual Renegade's Guide to the Good Life

Lama Marut

For Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, a provocative yet compassionate guide using a series of insightful lessons, meditations, and exercises designed to incite a fresh take on our quest for happiness and the good life.Start a Revolution, Incite Happiness! Delivered with fearless candor and disarming humor, Lama Marut introduces a simple set of exercises that offers a revolutionary yet wholly ... read more

For Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, a provocative yet compassionate guide using a series of insightful lessons, meditations, and exercises designed to incite a fresh take on our quest for happiness and the good life.Start a Revolution, Incite Happiness! Delivered with fearless candor and disarming humor, Lama Marut introduces a simple set of exercises that offers a revolutionary yet wholly ... read more

Indie Spiritualist: A No Bullshit Exploration of Spirituality

Chris Grosso

From a recovering addict, musician, and tattooed indie culturist: a guidebook for today’s generation of spiritual misfits who crave a dogma-free path.Brutally honest and radically unconventional, Chris Grosso’s collection of stories and musings about his meandering journey of self-inquiry, recovery, and acceptance shows what it means to live a truly authentic spiritual life. Set amongst the ba... read more

From a recovering addict, musician, and tattooed indie culturist: a guidebook for today’s generation of spiritual misfits who crave a dogma-free path.Brutally honest and radically unconventional, Chris Grosso’s collection of stories and musings about his meandering journey of self-inquiry, recovery, and acceptance shows what it means to live a truly authentic spiritual life. Set amongst the ba... read more

Conscious Living, Conscious Aging: Embrace & Savor Your Next Chapter

Ron Pevny

We financially plan for our retirement, but do we plan for our wellbeing? Here is an empowering guide with practical tools to help you live a passionate, fulfilling second half of life.If you’re part of the Baby Boomer generation, then you belong to 26 percent of the US population that is retiring healthier than any generation before. And that means retirement is starting to look a whole lot d... read more

We financially plan for our retirement, but do we plan for our wellbeing? Here is an empowering guide with practical tools to help you live a passionate, fulfilling second half of life.If you’re part of the Baby Boomer generation, then you belong to 26 percent of the US population that is retiring healthier than any generation before. And that means retirement is starting to look a whole lot d... read more

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Gina Paulhus

Emily did a perfect job. It was seemless. Highly recommend!

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Gina Paulhus, November 2018

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