Emily Price Soli

Emily Price Soli – Editor

Nonfiction and Poetry Editor | I help writers self-publish their books with confidence and intention 🌱 | Spirituality | Self-help | Science

Overview

"Emily's editing was a revelation. ... She pays remarkably close attention and strives to give notes that feel both incredibly specific and sensitive to the voice and style of the writer."


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Are you itching to publish your first book, but you're not quite sure what it needs to be publishable?


Do you want to collaborate with an editor who thoroughly answers your questions about the publishing process?


Or maybe you already know the drill and just need an editor to get right to work.


If you answered "yes" to any of these, then you're my people!


I'm Emily, editor of nonfiction books and poetry collections. I previously served as the lead marketing & revisions editor for New Degree Press. I now serve as a manuscript reviewer for Berrett-Koehler, a traditional publisher, and as a literary journal reader for the Baltimore Review.


While collaborating with me, you can expect a thorough yet compassionate edit, with full attention given to the preservation of your unique voice. My style is part editor, part coach; you'll come away from the process not just with a clean manuscript, but with an understanding of why each change was made.


I also want the process to be as simple as possible for you. Here's what you can expect when you reach out to me:


1) I'll ask questions about your vision, the goals for your book, and who you're writing for. I'll usually request to see a longer sample of your writing and may perform a sample edit, if appropriate. I won't send an offer until I know your project inside and out.


2) Once I review your answers and your writing sample, I'll let you know 1) the level of editing your manuscript may need, 2) how long it will take to complete, and 3) the fair market rate for these services. YOU get the final say on which editorial service I perform.


3) When we agree that we're a great fit, I'll do my thing. I edit using Track Changes in Word so that you can see every suggestion I make, and I use Comments to ensure you understand why I'm making those suggestions.


4) I'll return the completed project to you within the agreed-upon deadline. I welcome any and all questions you may have as you review the suggested edits.


I'm excited to meet you. Send a request and we'll get to work!


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"Emily was absolutely amazing to work with. Her ability to spot errors and discrepancies while maintaining my writing style and voice is a true testament to her talent. ... She's worth every penny!"

β€” YOE APOLINARIO, professional dancer and author of CafΓ© Con Leche and So You Wanna Move to LA


"Emily is an amazing editor. ... She made me recognize my strengths as a poet and also suggested things to improve my work. I feel that she’s made me a better, clearer writer."

β€” ELLEN COFFEY, author of Every Day a Last Dance

Services
Non-Fiction
Earth, Space, & Environmental Sciences Health & Wellbeing Life Sciences Nature New Age Religion & Spirituality Self-Help & Self-Improvement
Fiction
Poetry
Languages
English (US)
Awards
  • Country Roads Magazine Young Writers Award (2019)
Certifications
  • ACES-Poynter Editing Certificate (2021)
  • EFA Developmental Editing Course (2019)
  • Bachelor's Degree (2019)
  • EFA Advanced Copy Editing Course (2021)
  • EFA Intermediate Copy Editing Course (2020)
  • EFA Intermediate Line Editing Course (2022)

Work experience

Tell Tell Poetry

Apr, 2024 β€” Present

-- Edit poems and provide communication materials for clients

The Baltimore Review

Sep, 2022 β€” Feb, 2024 (over 1 year)

-- Review fiction, nonfiction, and poetry submissions for the quarterly print journal and contests

Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Sep, 2022 β€” Present

-- Provide high-level feedback on manuscripts to be traditionally published

New Degree Press

Feb, 2020 β€” May, 2021 (about 1 year)

-- Guided over 20 authors, many of whom became Amazon best-sellers, through the process of writing, revising, marketing, and publishing their first book
-- Provided developmental and line editing services to all authors

Self-employed

Aug, 2019 β€” Present

-- Clients include keynote speakers, entrepreneurs, and prominent artists
-- Active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and ACES: The Society for Editing
-- Trained in developmental editing, line editing, and copyediting through the EFA

LEGACY Magazine

Aug, 2015 β€” Dec, 2016 (over 1 year)

-- Comprehensively edited all print and online content
-- Led a team of 10 writers in creating, revising, and publishing content
-- Wrote the cover story for the Fall 2015 issue

Delta Literary Journal

Nov, 2014 β€” May, 2016 (over 1 year)

-- Compassionately led poets through the editorial process
-- Selected poems to be included in the final publication

Emily has 38 reviews

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Jeff A.

Jeff A.

Apr, 2024

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As a first time author writing a nonfiction spiritual memoir, Emily was a perfect fit for me. Not only is she professional and a great communicator but I appreciated her honest insights, reactions and suggestions to help readers more fully connect with the book. I liked the balanced feedback of what was working and what areas needed improvement to help the story. Can’t say enough, I highly rec...
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Tim M.

Tim M.

Feb, 2024

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This is the third project involving Emily. Once again, she proved invaluable. She is professional, prompt, responsive, and added so much value to the project--which involved organizing a poetry manuscript for publication. She is the real deal as an editor. I will be using her in the future with more manuscripts. I would recommend her for any editing project in a heartbeat. 100% satisfied with h...
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Nicholas T.

Nicholas T.

Jul, 2023

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She's done it again! I cannot express my gratitude for Emily's editorial work. She made the difference between a dream and a publishable manuscript. She saw my blind spots and provided solutions so that readers could clearly understand and connect with what I was trying to say. Thanks, Emily!
Carla F.

Carla F.

Jun, 2024

Emily is outstanding! She has so much integrity! She offered me a refund after reviewing my work took less time than she estimated.
Tom W.

Tom W.

Jun, 2024

Emily is amazing. It was a bit of a leap to trust my first writing project with someone I knew very little about. What a gift she turned out to be! She was responsive, respectful of my work, and offered wonderful suggestions that truly improved my piece. I'm so glad Reedsy introduced us!

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