Amy Li

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Brooklyn, New York

Non-fiction editor, specializing in business, self-help, and narrative non-fiction.

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I am a non-fiction editor specializing in areas of business, self-help, health & wellness, and narrative non-fiction. My career has taken me from indie publishing houses to Big 5 trade houses to my current role as a business editor at McGraw-Hill Education.

My belief is this: Books have the power to change the world. If your book has something to offer, I want to help you make it the best that it can be.

Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Business & Management
Health & wellbeing
Self-help & Self-improvement

Work experience

Editorial Department

McGraw-Hill Business
October, 2016 – Present (over 2 years)

As an editorial assistant, I work with business editors on a variety of titles including leadership/ management, workplace skills, innovation, finance, sales, and marketing. I work with my managers to edit their business titles and also developmentally edit various titles that I have acquired myself.

Freelance Editor

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

I work with self-published writers to develop and edit full- manuscripts, and help businesses build and develop their brand by writing, editing, and creating product description or social media content.

Assistant Editor

Skyhorse Publishing
March, 2014 – May, 2015 (about 1 year)

As an assistant editor, I acquired and edited self-help, health and fitness titles, lifestyle, and pop history titles. Many of the titles I worked on were titles in translation and I worked tirelessly with the authors and translators to ensure that the authors' stories were conveyed correctly. I also acquired various original titles, which I worked directly with authors to developmentally edit and fine tune.

Portfolio (11 selected works)

Cured by Nature: How to Heal from the Inside Out, Find Happiness, and Discover Your True Self

Tara Mackey

Life can be stressful, overwhelming, and sometimes difficult to cope with. Modern medical professionals will tell you to take various prescription medications, which can ultimately do more harm than good. But it doesn't have to be that way! Healing is all in the mind and can be attained through finding harmony in your own life and resorting to natural remedies already provided by the very envi... read more

Life can be stressful, overwhelming, and sometimes difficult to cope with. Modern medical professionals will tell you to take various prescription medications, which can ultimately do more harm than good. But it doesn't have to be that way! Healing is all in the mind and can be attained through finding harmony in your own life and resorting to natural remedies already provided by the very envi... read more

Bring Your Human to Work: 10 Surefire Ways to Design a Workplace That Is Good for People, Great for Business, and Just Might Change the World

Erica Keswin

WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERThe secret to business success? Get REAL and be HUMAN!As human beings, we are built to connect and form relationships. So, it should be no surprise that relationships must also translate into the workplace, where we spend most of our time! Companies that recognize this will retain the most productive, creative, and loyal employees, and invariably seize the competi... read more

WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLERThe secret to business success? Get REAL and be HUMAN!As human beings, we are built to connect and form relationships. So, it should be no surprise that relationships must also translate into the workplace, where we spend most of our time! Companies that recognize this will retain the most productive, creative, and loyal employees, and invariably seize the competi... read more

The Talent Manifesto: How Disrupting People Strategies Maximizes Business Results

RJ Heckman

From the Vice Chairman of KFHG―your talent playbook for driving organizational success in today’s disruptive business world The Talent Manifesto identifies common dysfunctions in the world of talent management and presents innovative methods for bringing any HR department up to speed in today’s increasingly digitized and innovative business space. A top leader at Korn Ferry’s Hay Group, RJ Hec... read more

From the Vice Chairman of KFHG―your talent playbook for driving organizational success in today’s disruptive business world The Talent Manifesto identifies common dysfunctions in the world of talent management and presents innovative methods for bringing any HR department up to speed in today’s increasingly digitized and innovative business space. A top leader at Korn Ferry’s Hay Group, RJ Hec... read more

Sell Like a Team: The Blueprint for Building Teams that Win Big at High-Stakes Meetings

Michael S. Dalis

Build a championship sales team that prepares, practices, and plays in sync—and closes every deal Gone are the days of meeting a client for lunch, chatting about your product, and closing the sale over dessert. Buyers today look very differently from those of the past. They make networked purchasing decisions by committee, with diverse roles, interests and backgrounds. With access to more info... read more

Build a championship sales team that prepares, practices, and plays in sync—and closes every deal Gone are the days of meeting a client for lunch, chatting about your product, and closing the sale over dessert. Buyers today look very differently from those of the past. They make networked purchasing decisions by committee, with diverse roles, interests and backgrounds. With access to more info... read more

Exception to the Rule: The Surprising Science of Character-Based Culture, Engagement, and Performance

Peter J. Rea, James K. Stoller, Alan Kolp

The antidote to navigating turbulent times isn’t more rules. It is timeless virtue that creates sustainable value. Thoughtful leaders are keenly aware of the enormous challenge they face to drive high performance in a world that continues to ratchet up pressure and uncertainty. Some leaders respond by getting tough and establishing strict rules. They get people in line, but they don’t inspire ... read more

The antidote to navigating turbulent times isn’t more rules. It is timeless virtue that creates sustainable value. Thoughtful leaders are keenly aware of the enormous challenge they face to drive high performance in a world that continues to ratchet up pressure and uncertainty. Some leaders respond by getting tough and establishing strict rules. They get people in line, but they don’t inspire ... read more

Value-Added Selling, Fourth Edition: How to Sell More Profitably, Confidently, and Professionally by Competing on Value―Not Price

Tom Reilly, Paul Reilly

The global, go-to guide that started the Value Selling Revolution―now updated for today’s market“Value” is about more than just price. Good salespeople understand that and know what differentiates their products from that of competitors. In the first edition of Value-Added Selling, industry guru Tom Reilly tackled the most common problem that salespeople faced: overcoming customer concerns abo... read more

The global, go-to guide that started the Value Selling Revolution―now updated for today’s market“Value” is about more than just price. Good salespeople understand that and know what differentiates their products from that of competitors. In the first edition of Value-Added Selling, industry guru Tom Reilly tackled the most common problem that salespeople faced: overcoming customer concerns abo... read more

The Tudor Tutor: Your Cheeky Guide to the Dynasty

Barb Alexander

From the bloody Wars of the Roses to Queen Elizabeth I’s iconic rule, the Tudor Dynasty was a period of sex, scandal, and intrigue. Monarchs such as Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I have become a part of modern pop culture, resulting in endless parodies, satires, rumors, and urban legends that grace our television screens. But as with all urban legends and parodies, facts surrounding the lives... read more

From the bloody Wars of the Roses to Queen Elizabeth I’s iconic rule, the Tudor Dynasty was a period of sex, scandal, and intrigue. Monarchs such as Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I have become a part of modern pop culture, resulting in endless parodies, satires, rumors, and urban legends that grace our television screens. But as with all urban legends and parodies, facts surrounding the lives... read more

Strong and Sexy: Exercise, Food, and Motivation for a Healthy, Beach-Ready Body

Sofi Fahrman, Julia Fors

Who said a healthy lifestyle has to be boring? Join Swedish TV and fashion personalities Sofi Fahrman and Julia Fors on a journey toward a stronger, healthier, more beach-ready body. They’ve got easy tips and fun facts on nutrition and training, and they ready to share their favorite insider tips from Hollywood’s most successful fitness coaches.Sofi’s step-by-step photographs demonstrate the b... read more

Who said a healthy lifestyle has to be boring? Join Swedish TV and fashion personalities Sofi Fahrman and Julia Fors on a journey toward a stronger, healthier, more beach-ready body. They’ve got easy tips and fun facts on nutrition and training, and they ready to share their favorite insider tips from Hollywood’s most successful fitness coaches.Sofi’s step-by-step photographs demonstrate the b... read more

United States of Cakes: Tasty Traditional American Cakes, Cookies, Pies, and Baked Goods

Roy Fares

World-Class pastry chef, Roy Fares, has traveled to many countries throughout his journey to perfect the art of baking. But of all the places his adventures took him, Los Angeles struck a particular chord, inspiring him to experiment with the many classic pastry recipes he sampled there. United States of Cakes is a compilation of his favorite classics, all featured with his own unique twist. D... read more

World-Class pastry chef, Roy Fares, has traveled to many countries throughout his journey to perfect the art of baking. But of all the places his adventures took him, Los Angeles struck a particular chord, inspiring him to experiment with the many classic pastry recipes he sampled there. United States of Cakes is a compilation of his favorite classics, all featured with his own unique twist. D... read more

A Thyme and Place: Medieval Feasts and Recipes for the Modern Table

Lisa Graves, Tricia Cohen

Revive your inner period cook and master the art of gode cookery with thirty-five recipes celebrating festivals throughout the year! Fancy a leap back in time to the kitchens in the Middle Ages, where cauldrons bubbled over hearths, whole oxen were roasted over spits, and common cooking ingredients included verjuice, barley, peafowl, frumenty, and elder flowers? You, too, can learn the art of ... read more

Revive your inner period cook and master the art of gode cookery with thirty-five recipes celebrating festivals throughout the year! Fancy a leap back in time to the kitchens in the Middle Ages, where cauldrons bubbled over hearths, whole oxen were roasted over spits, and common cooking ingredients included verjuice, barley, peafowl, frumenty, and elder flowers? You, too, can learn the art of ... read more

ReMixology: Classic Cocktails, Reconsidered and Reinvented

Julia Hastings-Black, Michael Turback

Experience the rebirth of cocktails and enjoy your favorite classics as you’ve never tasted them before! History tells us that once a cocktail achieved prominence at the bar, the impulse to invent variations has been irresistible. ReMixology is a celebration of time-honored cocktails, the fascinating evolution of their formulas, and the inspiration they provide today's craft bartenders. This b... read more

Experience the rebirth of cocktails and enjoy your favorite classics as you’ve never tasted them before! History tells us that once a cocktail achieved prominence at the bar, the impulse to invent variations has been irresistible. ReMixology is a celebration of time-honored cocktails, the fascinating evolution of their formulas, and the inspiration they provide today's craft bartenders. This b... read more

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Tiffany Johnson

Amy was beyond awesome and helpful during the process of my first book. She definitely challenged me to be a better writer.

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Tiffany Johnson, December 2018


Gail Desberg

Amy was and is wonderful to work with. She continues to help me even though my project has been completed. My schedule changed midstream and she continued to make herself available, she is flexible and I truly appreciate that quality.

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Gail Desberg, November 2018

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