Emily Yau

Emily Yau - Editor Tick

London, United Kingdom

A commercial fiction editor with eight years experience at Penguin Random House, Hachette and HarperCollins.

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Overview

I am a commercial fiction editor, currently working at Hachette UK. I enjoy working with authors on their novels throughout all stages of editing, ranging from developmental editing of early drafts to helping to finesse final typescripts.

Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Dystopian
Fantasy
Historical Fiction
Romance
Science Fiction
Thriller
Women's Fiction

Certifications

  • Proofreading - Publishing Training Centre
  • Copy-editing - Publishing Training Centre
  • Working with Authors - Publishing Training Centre

Awards

  • Bookseller Rising Star 2017

Work experience

Editorial Director

Quercus (Hachette UK)
August, 2017 – Present (about 1 year)

I commission and publish my own list of fiction across all commercial genres: largely crime/thriller, women's fiction, up-lit and historical. Books I have worked on include The Flatshare by Beth O'Leary, Darling Blue by Tracy Rees and The Last Thing She Told Me by Linda Green.

Commissioning Editor

Ebury (Penguin Random House)
March, 2012 – July, 2017 (over 5 years)

I commissioned and published commercial fiction novels, including The One by John Marrs and Final Girls by Riley Sager. I also worked with authors such as Andy Weir, Caitlin Moran and Rowan Coleman.

Departmental Co-ordinator

Orion Publishing (Hachette UK)
September, 2011 – March, 2012 (6 months)

Working in the paperbacks division, I checked and proofread ebooks.

Editorial Trainee

Avon (HarperCollins)
October, 2010 – September, 2011 (11 months)

I spent most of my time here managing and collating proofreading jobs as well as some development and line editing. Here, I worked with authors such as Miranda Dickinson and Jaishree Misra.

Portfolio (14 selected works)

Final Girls: Three Girls. Three Tragedies. One Unthinkable Secret

Riley Sager

'If you liked GONE GIRL, you'll like this' Stephen King**********FIRST THERE WERE THREEThe media calls them the Final Girls - Quincy, Sam, Lisa - the infamous group that no one wants to be part of. The sole survivors of three separate killing sprees, they are linked by their shared trauma. THEN THERE WERE TWOBut when Lisa dies in mysterious circumstances and Sam shows up unannounced on her doo... read more

'If you liked GONE GIRL, you'll like this' Stephen King**********FIRST THERE WERE THREEThe media calls them the Final Girls - Quincy, Sam, Lisa - the infamous group that no one wants to be part of. The sole survivors of three separate killing sprees, they are linked by their shared trauma. THEN THERE WERE TWOBut when Lisa dies in mysterious circumstances and Sam shows up unannounced on her doo... read more

The One

John Marrs

A no 1 amazon bestseller and featured on Simon Mayo's Radio 2 book club"Wonderful conceit, ridiculously entertaining ... an absolute pleasure" T. A Cotterell, author of What Alice Knew How far would you go to find THE ONE?One simple mouth swab is all it takes., A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner - the one you're genetically made for. A decade after scientists discover everyone has a... read more

A no 1 amazon bestseller and featured on Simon Mayo's Radio 2 book club"Wonderful conceit, ridiculously entertaining ... an absolute pleasure" T. A Cotterell, author of What Alice Knew How far would you go to find THE ONE?One simple mouth swab is all it takes., A quick DNA test to find your perfect partner - the one you're genetically made for. A decade after scientists discover everyone has a... read more

The End of the World Running Club

Adrian J Walker

The Number One Bestseller and featured on Simon Mayo's Radio 2 Book Club 'A real find' STEPHEN KINGTHE ULTIMATE RACE-AGAINST-TIME THRILLERWhen the world ends and you find yourself stranded on the wrong side of the country, every second counts. No one knows this more than Edgar Hill. 550 miles away from his family, he must push himself to the very limit to get back to them, or risk losing them ... read more

The Number One Bestseller and featured on Simon Mayo's Radio 2 Book Club 'A real find' STEPHEN KINGTHE ULTIMATE RACE-AGAINST-TIME THRILLERWhen the world ends and you find yourself stranded on the wrong side of the country, every second counts. No one knows this more than Edgar Hill. 550 miles away from his family, he must push himself to the very limit to get back to them, or risk losing them ... read more

The Last Thing She Told Me: Sometimes even the deepest buried secrets will find their way to the surface...

Linda Green

From the MILLION copy bestselling author Even the deepest buried secrets can find their way to the surface...Moments before she dies, Nicola's grandmother Betty whispers to her that there are babies at the bottom of the garden. Nicola's mother claims she was talking nonsense. However, when Nicola's daughter finds a bone while playing in Betty's garden, it's clear that something sinister has ta... read more

From the MILLION copy bestselling author Even the deepest buried secrets can find their way to the surface...Moments before she dies, Nicola's grandmother Betty whispers to her that there are babies at the bottom of the garden. Nicola's mother claims she was talking nonsense. However, when Nicola's daughter finds a bone while playing in Betty's garden, it's clear that something sinister has ta... read more

Darling Blue: The new historical romance from the author of THE HOURGLASS

Tracy Rees

A sweeping tale of love in the 1920s and a powerful story of reinvention, Darling Blue is a simply gorgeous read...Blue lives a charmed life. From her family's townhouse in Richmond, she lives a life of luxury and couldn't want for anything - well, on the surface at least. Then on the night of her twenty-first birthday her father makes a startling toast: he will give his daughter's hand to whi... read more

A sweeping tale of love in the 1920s and a powerful story of reinvention, Darling Blue is a simply gorgeous read...Blue lives a charmed life. From her family's townhouse in Richmond, she lives a life of luxury and couldn't want for anything - well, on the surface at least. Then on the night of her twenty-first birthday her father makes a startling toast: he will give his daughter's hand to whi... read more

The Flatshare

Beth O'Leary

Tiffy and Leon share a flatTiffy and Leon share a bedTiffy and Leon have never met...'I finished The Flatshare in one sitting - it is, as promised, incredibly uplifting and joyous. I spent the last few hours with a massive smile on my face. I have fallen head over heels in love with Tiffy and Leon, and indeed with this book.' Louise O NeillTiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey ... read more

Tiffy and Leon share a flatTiffy and Leon share a bedTiffy and Leon have never met...'I finished The Flatshare in one sitting - it is, as promised, incredibly uplifting and joyous. I spent the last few hours with a massive smile on my face. I have fallen head over heels in love with Tiffy and Leon, and indeed with this book.' Louise O NeillTiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey ... read more

The Vets at Hope Green

Sheila Norton

A heart-warming and inspiring story about living the simple life, which readers are already likening to All Creatures Great and Small, 'like a Sunday Night ITV drama''Like a plate of hot-buttered crumpets and a mug of tea - warm, comforting and utterly delightful!'Annie Lyons (author of The Choir on Hope Street)Sam has always dreamed of working with animals...But her receptionist job in a Lond... read more

A heart-warming and inspiring story about living the simple life, which readers are already likening to All Creatures Great and Small, 'like a Sunday Night ITV drama''Like a plate of hot-buttered crumpets and a mug of tea - warm, comforting and utterly delightful!'Annie Lyons (author of The Choir on Hope Street)Sam has always dreamed of working with animals...But her receptionist job in a Lond... read more

Winter Without You: The heartwarming and emotional read for Christmas 2018

Beth Good

What do you do when you lose everything?After the tragic death of her boyfriend, Hannah Clitheroe is hiding away from the world. But when she discovers she's inherited a house in Cornwall, she knows it's time to face reality. Her estranged grandmother lived in Kernow House for years, but Hannah soon realises someone else thinks it's rightfully theirs: Raphael Tregar, a difficult man who quickl... read more

What do you do when you lose everything?After the tragic death of her boyfriend, Hannah Clitheroe is hiding away from the world. But when she discovers she's inherited a house in Cornwall, she knows it's time to face reality. Her estranged grandmother lived in Kernow House for years, but Hannah soon realises someone else thinks it's rightfully theirs: Raphael Tregar, a difficult man who quickl... read more

The Workhouse Waif: An uplifting romance perfect for summer reading

Lynette Rees

Destined to a life of poverty, this little girl has bigger plans in life...After the death of her father in a mining accident, Megan and her family had no choice but to move to the local workhouse. Separated from her mother and five siblings, young Megan must learn how to stand on her own two feet. But one day she meets a young boy who's stealing apples from the local market and together, they... read more

Destined to a life of poverty, this little girl has bigger plans in life...After the death of her father in a mining accident, Megan and her family had no choice but to move to the local workhouse. Separated from her mother and five siblings, young Megan must learn how to stand on her own two feet. But one day she meets a young boy who's stealing apples from the local market and together, they... read more

The Burning House: A Shocking Thriller Based on a True Story!

Neil Spring

It was a victimless crime... Estate Agent Clara is struggling to make a sale. With her abusive ex-husband on the brink of finding where she's hiding, she needs to make a commission soon or lose her chance to escape. Boleskine House on the shores of Loch Ness has remained unsold for years, and Clara is sure that an 'innocent' fire will force the price down. But the perfect crime soon turns into... read more

It was a victimless crime... Estate Agent Clara is struggling to make a sale. With her abusive ex-husband on the brink of finding where she's hiding, she needs to make a commission soon or lose her chance to escape. Boleskine House on the shores of Loch Ness has remained unsold for years, and Clara is sure that an 'innocent' fire will force the price down. But the perfect crime soon turns into... read more

Escape to the Paris Cheese Shop: A heartwarming summer romance for cheese lovers everywhere!

Victoria Brownlee

Who needs love when you can eat cheese?Heartbroken and on the cusp of turning 30, Ella decides to pack her bags and move to Paris, somewhere she had visited when she was a different, more adventurous person. It's on the streets of beautiful, romantic Paris that she finds her heart's true desire: cheese. And with the help of Serge, the owner of the local fromagerie, she sets herself a challenge... read more

Who needs love when you can eat cheese?Heartbroken and on the cusp of turning 30, Ella decides to pack her bags and move to Paris, somewhere she had visited when she was a different, more adventurous person. It's on the streets of beautiful, romantic Paris that she finds her heart's true desire: cheese. And with the help of Serge, the owner of the local fromagerie, she sets herself a challenge... read more

More Than a Feeling: A Hilarious Rom Com That Will Have You Hooked

Cate Woods

'Brilliantly funny. Best book I've read in a long time!' Amazon reviewer on Just Haven't Met You Yet! Life isn't turning out quite how Annie expected. In her twenties, she had a dream job, an amazing social life and bags of confidence. Now, she's living with her boyfriend Luke and is a stay-at-home mum to their baby daughter. The promising career has petered out, and along with it, her confide... read more

'Brilliantly funny. Best book I've read in a long time!' Amazon reviewer on Just Haven't Met You Yet! Life isn't turning out quite how Annie expected. In her twenties, she had a dream job, an amazing social life and bags of confidence. Now, she's living with her boyfriend Luke and is a stay-at-home mum to their baby daughter. The promising career has petered out, and along with it, her confide... read more

Single for the Summer: A feel-good romantic comedy you need to read for summer 2018

Mandy Baggot

A feelgood laugh-out-loud romantic comedy to read on the beach this summer Tess Parks has made up her mind: love isn’t for her.When it comes to dating she has one rule: after six weeks with a guy, she ends it. So when her heartbroken best friend invites her for a girly getaway in Corfu, Tess is sure she can stick to their pact to stay single for the summer. But then she meets the gorgeous rest... read more

A feelgood laugh-out-loud romantic comedy to read on the beach this summer Tess Parks has made up her mind: love isn’t for her.When it comes to dating she has one rule: after six weeks with a guy, she ends it. So when her heartbroken best friend invites her for a girly getaway in Corfu, Tess is sure she can stick to their pact to stay single for the summer. But then she meets the gorgeous rest... read more

Gone Viking: The laugh out loud debut novel from the bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly

Helen Russell

Be bold. Be brave. Be Viking...The uplifting, laugh out loud debut novel from the bestselling author of THE YEAR OF LIVING DANISHLYFrazzled mum Alice Ray likes to think she’s on top everything – she has FOUR bags-for-life in the boot of her car for heaven's sake. But after spectacularly embarrassing herself at work, she finally gives in to her sister’s pleas to take a much needed break.But thi... read more

Be bold. Be brave. Be Viking...The uplifting, laugh out loud debut novel from the bestselling author of THE YEAR OF LIVING DANISHLYFrazzled mum Alice Ray likes to think she’s on top everything – she has FOUR bags-for-life in the boot of her car for heaven's sake. But after spectacularly embarrassing herself at work, she finally gives in to her sister’s pleas to take a much needed break.But thi... read more

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