Emily Rodmell

Emily Rodmell - Editor

Washington D.C., DC, USA

Experienced editor of all romance fiction genres. 18 years at HarperCollins / Harlequin.

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Editor with more than 20 years experience editing fiction, romance novels, women's fiction, romantic suspense, historical fiction, historical romance, educational materials and news. Worked on 50-60 romance novels a year and acquired more than 70 new authors at HarperCollins and Harlequin. Specialized in inspirational romance and romantic suspense but can edit across romance genres. Worked with authors such as Lynette Eason, Patricia Davids, Dana Mentink, Kathryn Springer, Terri Reed and dozens more.

Offering developmental editing and/or copy editing. Also as an acquisitions editor of almost two decades, I know what catches editors' and agents' eyes in query letters and can help you tailor yours.

"I've worked with Emily for the past sixteen years. She was my first editor and we've had an amazing partnership that has helped me grow and learn as an author. A brilliant professional, her insight into my thirty-five books with her has been invaluable as her input always makes the story stronger. I've loved working with her and if you have a chance to do so, it will be one of the best decisions you can make for your writing career." - Lynette Eason, USA Today Bestselling author

"Emily Rodmell is a gifted editor--talented, perceptive, and knowledgeable. On the seven novels we worked on together, she was able to quickly pinpoint a story's weaknesses and then offer guidance on ways to improve it. Her coaching taught me a great deal about crafting a satisfying romance novel, and I am forever grateful for her help. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of professional editing." --Susanne Dietze
Award winning, bestselling author of the Widow's Peak Creek Series

English (US)
Contemporary Romance
Historical Romance
Psychological Thriller
Romantic Suspense
Women's Fiction

Work experience


Harlequin Books
March, 2005 – March, 2023 (about 18 years)

Editor of hundreds of titles in the contemporary romance, romantic suspense, women's fiction and literary fiction genres.

Portfolio (32 selected works)

The Bookshop of Secrets

Rushmeyer, Mollie

The Husband Dilemma

Nelson, Jessica

A Silent Terror

Eason, Lynette

At All Costs

Woodhaven, Heather

The Lost Manuscript

Rushmeyer, Mollie

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