Emma Cooper – Jericho Writers
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Emma Cooper

Emma Cooper - Editor

Emma is the author of highly acclaimed book club fiction novels and is known for mixing humour with darker emotional themes. Her debut, The Songs of Us, was snapped up in multiple pre-empts and auctions and was short-listed for the RNA contemporary novel of the year award. Her work has since been translated into seven different languages.

She has had four books published so far: The Songs of Us, The First Time I Saw You, If I Could Say Goodbye, and it It Was Always You which was published by Headline Review in the summer of 2022.

 

Find Emma on Twitter here: @ItsEmmacooper

 

 

Testimonials

“Being introduced to Emma Cooper is one of the best things to happen in my writing journey so far. Emma’s practical, supportive and hugely valuable advice has helped me enormously at two crucial stages of my manuscript writing. She has helped me overcome confidence dips and gave me some pearls of creative wisdom that I know will help give my work an extra sparkle. Thank you for everything you have done for me so far Emma and Jericho!”

- Allison M.

"I have worked with Emma Cooper on an editorial review for my novel, and the experience has been fantastic. Emma is highly insightful and gets straight to the heart of issues offering clear advice on how to resolve them. At the same time, Emma is extremely empathetic, supportive and understanding. As a writer herself, she fully gets how demoralising the journey can sometimes be, and she has been a hugely positive influence. A lot of superlatives, but she more than deserves them! In summary, not only is my work much improved, but I came away from the experience feeling very encouraged."

- Jim M

“The full manuscript assessment I received from Emma Cooper blew me away – there was real depth to her analysis and she covered absolutely every aspect of my novel. She asked insightful questions and gave clear, intelligent suggestions that made total sense. She was so encouraging, too; I’ve doubted myself a lot in my writing, but Emma’s assessment gave me such a huge boost. Having implemented her suggestions, my book is, without a doubt, much better. Hand on heart, it was money very well spent.”

– Christina B.

WHY WE LOVE EMMA

Emma has worked so hard to get to where she is today. Her determination, writerly instinct, and enthusiasm are injected into her editorial reports. She’ll bring out all the best parts of your work, whilst showing you how to make their manuscript even better. We love Emma so much that she’s an editor, a mentor, a webinar guest speaker (members can view the replay here), and a tutor on our Ultimate Novel Writing Course.

WHAT EMMA SAYS ABOUT EDITING

I love discovering where a writer’s talent lies. Everyone has their own unique strength as a writer, my aim is to help you identify yours and make sure you are using your talent effectively.

Firstly, I will look at your book as a whole while asking key questions: do I care about your characters? Will your readers relate to them and their predicament? Am I engaged right up until the very last page?

I will then analyse your work more closely, looking at genre, pace, voice, checking that you are raising the stakes enough to keep your plot moving forward and if you are making the very best out of a potentially emotive/dramatic scene. Essentially, I will be looking for what, if anything, is pulling me away from the reading experience as well as congratulating you on the parts where I can’t turn the pages fast enough.

Genres Emma specialises in

Fiction
Contemporary
Literary (Including ‘bookclub’)
Crime / Thriller / Action
Women’s
Romance & Erotica
Comic/satire
Young Adult

Emma's published books

The Songs of Us

The Songs of Us

The First Time I Saw You

The First Time I Saw You

If I Could Say Goodbye

If I Could Say Goodbye

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