Emily Randle - Editor
Emily runs her own Editing and Rights Consulting business, working alongside indie authors, indie publishers and consulting for big name international literary agencies.
During her time at the agency, she worked with best-selling authors such as Stephen Fry, Paula Hawkins, Owen Jones, Carole Matthews, Sarah Vaughan and Rosie Walsh, alongside national treasure children’s authors such as Michael Morpurgo and Jacqueline Wilson. She was runner up for the David Miller Bursary in the Deborah Rogers Rights Award 2017. At the start of 2020, Emily launched her own freelance book editing and rights selling business under the name Randle Editorial & Literary Consultancy. She also regularly consults for big literary agencies such as Janklow & Nesbit and Johnson & Alcock, in both Rights and Primary Agenting departments.
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WHY WE LOVE EMILY
As an incredibly experienced rights professional, Emily brings flair, rigour and a deep knowledge of the market to every assessment she does for us. In fact, during her time in the industry she has worked with some of its biggest names and is keen to use this eye for commerciality to help aspiring authors make the most of their manuscripts. It is this knowledge of working with independent publishers and boutique literary agencies that make her reports so informative and sensitively considered. She takes a well-rounded view of authors’ intentions and offers ways to enhance the integrity of your voice through knowledge of the craft.
WHAT EMILY SAYS ABOUT EDITING
Nothing excites me more than finding a new and refreshing literary voice and seeing a manuscript come to life! I pride myself on clear, open communication, careful attention to detail and supportive team work. As a freelance editor, my role is also to be a sounding board for the client’s ideas, to support writers through the challenges of editing their manuscripts ready for submission or publication, and to offer insider knowledge of the publishing industry. It is my aim to help budding authors reach their goal, whatever that may be.
I love upmarket/book club fiction, literary fiction and narrative non-fiction, such as that from Dolly Alderton, Joanna Cannon, Elizabeth Day, Gavin Extence, Bernadine Evaristo, Jonathon Franzen, Matt Haig, Sally Rooney and Elizabeth Strout. I also love women’s fiction that tugs on the heart strings such as Rowan Coleman or Rosie Walsh. I enjoy reading about human resilience and strength in times of crisis, and shrewd observation of the human condition.