Emily Rapoport

Emily Rapoport - Editor

Columbus, OH, USA

Skilled editor who loves helping writers become authors, chocolate and peanut butter, any excuse to read, and almost hung up on Oprah.

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Overview

Bonjour and welcome to my little slice of Reedsy!

I enjoy being an author's cheerleader and coach -- I thrive on using my professional editorial experiences to strengthen and improve your manuscript. My background is in editing fiction (women's and historical), pop culture, and mysteries (all published by Penguin) and have worked with some well-known authors such as Ken Follett and Nora Roberts. On a more personal note, I edited my grandfather's self-published memoir, which was literally the first time he had ever shared most of his, and his family's, history of growing up in Nazi-Germany and years before. I understand to my core how personal your manuscript is to you.

My goals as your freelance editor are to find out how I can best support you on your journey, provide insightful and honest editorial advice, and ensure you feel confident with our collaboration.

I am happy to answer any questions, so don't hesitate to reach out. Looking forward to hearing from you soon,
Emily
Languages
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Business & Management
Entertainment
Self-help & Self-improvement
Travel
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Women's Fiction

Awards

  • Editor of the 800-CEO-READ award for Best Small Business/Entrepreneur Book of the Year (2009). Developed book proposal with acclaimed business blogger, Pamela Slim.

Work experience

Editor

Berkley Publishing Group - Penguin Group USA
August, 2005 – July, 2012 (almost 7 years)

Editor

Self-employed
August, 2015 – Present (about 4 years)

Editor

McGraw-Hill Education
July, 2012 – June, 2019 (almost 7 years)

Portfolio (12 selected works)

Stuff Parisians Like: Discovering the Quoi in the Je Ne Sais Quoi

Olivier Magny

This book describes like no others what truly makes Paris life so unique. Olivier Magny is a real Parisian: he was born and raised in the City of Lights and shares here his spot-on analyses and priceless insights about his city. And he does all that with great humor and wit. The series of articles presented in that book even conquered the hearts of the French, where it became a national best-s... read more

This book describes like no others what truly makes Paris life so unique. Olivier Magny is a real Parisian: he was born and raised in the City of Lights and shares here his spot-on analyses and priceless insights about his city. And he does all that with great humor and wit. The series of articles presented in that book even conquered the hearts of the French, where it became a national best-s... read more

Escape From Cubicle Nation: From Corporate Prisoner to Thriving Entrepreneur

Pamela Slim

Pamela Slim, a former corporate training manager, left her office job twelve years ago to go solo and has enjoyed every bit of it. In her groundbreaking book, based on her popular blog Escape from Cubicle Nation, Slim explores both the emotional issues of leaving the corporate world and the nuts and bolts of launching a business. Drawing on her own career, as well as stories from her coaching ... read more

Pamela Slim, a former corporate training manager, left her office job twelve years ago to go solo and has enjoyed every bit of it. In her groundbreaking book, based on her popular blog Escape from Cubicle Nation, Slim explores both the emotional issues of leaving the corporate world and the nuts and bolts of launching a business. Drawing on her own career, as well as stories from her coaching ... read more

The Anatomy of Death (Dr Dody McCleland Mysteries Book 1)

Felicity Young

At the turn of the twentieth century, London’s political climate is in turmoil, as women fight for the right to vote. Dody McCleland has her own battles to fight. As England’s first female autopsy surgeon, not only must she prove herself, she must prove that murder treats everyone equally…After a heated women’s rights rally turns violent, an innocent suffragette is found murdered. When she exa... read more

At the turn of the twentieth century, London’s political climate is in turmoil, as women fight for the right to vote. Dody McCleland has her own battles to fight. As England’s first female autopsy surgeon, not only must she prove herself, she must prove that murder treats everyone equally…After a heated women’s rights rally turns violent, an innocent suffragette is found murdered. When she exa... read more

Face Value

Kathleen Baird-Murray

Small-town reporter Kate Miller has never been a fashion do—until now. Kate Miller is no beauty expert. The rookie reporter from small-town England can?t walk properly in a pair of heels and doesn?t know the first thing about waxing. But then she receives an incredible phone call. Darling magazine in New York wantsher to be their new beauty editor! So what if she has no idea whether gray eyesh... read more

Small-town reporter Kate Miller has never been a fashion do—until now. Kate Miller is no beauty expert. The rookie reporter from small-town England can?t walk properly in a pair of heels and doesn?t know the first thing about waxing. But then she receives an incredible phone call. Darling magazine in New York wantsher to be their new beauty editor! So what if she has no idea whether gray eyesh... read more

India Black (Madam of Espionage Mysteries series Book 1)

Carol K. Carr

Read India Black's blog and other content on the Penguin Community. When Sir Archibald Latham of the War Office dies from a heart attack while visiting her brothel, Madam India Black is unexpectedly thrust into a deadly game between Russian and British agents who are seeking the military secrets Latham carried. Blackmailed into recovering the missing documents by the British spy known as Frenc... read more

Read India Black's blog and other content on the Penguin Community. When Sir Archibald Latham of the War Office dies from a heart attack while visiting her brothel, Madam India Black is unexpectedly thrust into a deadly game between Russian and British agents who are seeking the military secrets Latham carried. Blackmailed into recovering the missing documents by the British spy known as Frenc... read more

The Alehouse Murders: A Templar Knight Mystery

Maureen Ash

After years of captivity in the Holy Land, Templar Bascot de Marins escapes with injuries to his body and soul. Now on sojourn at Lincoln Castle, he hopes to regain his strength, and mend his waning faith-but not even the peace of God's countryside is safe from the mortal crimes of man... When four victims are found slain in the town alehouse, Bascot discovers that what appears to be the grisl... read more

After years of captivity in the Holy Land, Templar Bascot de Marins escapes with injuries to his body and soul. Now on sojourn at Lincoln Castle, he hopes to regain his strength, and mend his waning faith-but not even the peace of God's countryside is safe from the mortal crimes of man... When four victims are found slain in the town alehouse, Bascot discovers that what appears to be the grisl... read more

Sew Deadly (Southern Sewing Circle Mystery Book 1)

Elizabeth Lynn Casey

Ever since she moved to Sweet Briar, South Carolina, Yankee librarian Tori Sinclair has been the talk of the tiny town. But she's been so busy at work, winning over the sewing circle, and trying to forget her cheating ex that she hasn't even had time to baste together a pillow, let alone mind local gossip. Then she finds the hometown sweetheart dead at her back door... Everyone believes the po... read more

Ever since she moved to Sweet Briar, South Carolina, Yankee librarian Tori Sinclair has been the talk of the tiny town. But she's been so busy at work, winning over the sewing circle, and trying to forget her cheating ex that she hasn't even had time to baste together a pillow, let alone mind local gossip. Then she finds the hometown sweetheart dead at her back door... Everyone believes the po... read more

The Boy Who Shoots Crows

Randall Silvis

A riveting new psychological thriller from a "a masterful storyteller" (New York Times Book Review). Yesterday, a local boy went missing in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Transplanted painter Charlotte Dunleavy was used to seeing him go into the woods, rifle in hand, to shoot at crows. Suffering from the debilitating aftereffects of a migraine, Charlotte is shrouded in a fog of pain and bare... read more

A riveting new psychological thriller from a "a masterful storyteller" (New York Times Book Review). Yesterday, a local boy went missing in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Transplanted painter Charlotte Dunleavy was used to seeing him go into the woods, rifle in hand, to shoot at crows. Suffering from the debilitating aftereffects of a migraine, Charlotte is shrouded in a fog of pain and bare... read more

Hearse and Buggy (An Amish Mystery Book 1)

Laura Bradford

The simple life gets complicated when death comes calling in the first novel in the national bestselling Amish Mystery series.Claire Weatherly has fled a high-stress lifestyle for a slower pace—in Amish country: Heavenly, Pennsylvania. She only planned a short visit but instead found herself opening an Amish specialty shop, Heavenly Treasures, and settling in.Claire loves her new home, and she... read more

The simple life gets complicated when death comes calling in the first novel in the national bestselling Amish Mystery series.Claire Weatherly has fled a high-stress lifestyle for a slower pace—in Amish country: Heavenly, Pennsylvania. She only planned a short visit but instead found herself opening an Amish specialty shop, Heavenly Treasures, and settling in.Claire loves her new home, and she... read more

Too Close for Comfort?: Questioning the Intimacy of Today's New Mother-Daughter Relationship

Linda Perlman Gordon, Susan Morris Shaffer

A fascinating look at how mothers and their adult daughters have formed a greater friendship than generations past?and whether or not their should be boundaries. No relationship is more complicated than the one between mothers and daughters? especially today, when a cultural shift can cause a longer period of time of overlapping interests before the traditional adult markers of marriage and fa... read more

A fascinating look at how mothers and their adult daughters have formed a greater friendship than generations past?and whether or not their should be boundaries. No relationship is more complicated than the one between mothers and daughters? especially today, when a cultural shift can cause a longer period of time of overlapping interests before the traditional adult markers of marriage and fa... read more

The Repeat Year: A Novel

Andrea Lochen

Everyone has days, weeks, even months they wish they could do over—but what about an entire year? After living through the worst twelve months of her life, intensive care nurse Olive Watson is given a second chance to relive her past and attempt to discover where she went wrong… After a year of hardships, including a messy breakup with her longtime boyfriend Phil, the prospect of her mother’s ... read more

Everyone has days, weeks, even months they wish they could do over—but what about an entire year? After living through the worst twelve months of her life, intensive care nurse Olive Watson is given a second chance to relive her past and attempt to discover where she went wrong… After a year of hardships, including a messy breakup with her longtime boyfriend Phil, the prospect of her mother’s ... read more

A Spoonful of Murder (A Soup Lover's Mystery Book 1)

Connie Archer

Winter is big business in small-town Snowflake, Vermont. Tourists arrive to hit the ski slopes—and what could be more satisfying after a chilly day of carving powder than a steaming bowl of soup?When Lucky Jamieson inherits her parents' soup shop, By the Spoonful, she realizes it's time to take stock of her life. Should she sell her parents' house or move in herself? Does she really want to ru... read more

Winter is big business in small-town Snowflake, Vermont. Tourists arrive to hit the ski slopes—and what could be more satisfying after a chilly day of carving powder than a steaming bowl of soup?When Lucky Jamieson inherits her parents' soup shop, By the Spoonful, she realizes it's time to take stock of her life. Should she sell her parents' house or move in herself? Does she really want to ru... read more

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