Emily Rodmell

Emily Rodmell – Editor

Experienced editor of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, historical romance, women's fiction. 18 years at HarperCollins / Harlequin.


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 editorial assessments, developmental editing, copy editing and query letter assessments. As an acquisitions editor of almost two decades, I know what catches editors' and agents' eyes and can help you tailor your projects and submissions.

"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 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

Biographies & Memoirs
Contemporary Romance Historical Romance Literary Fiction Mystery & Crime Psychological Thriller Romantic Suspense
English (US)

Work experience

Harlequin Books

Mar, 2005 — Mar, 2023 (about 18 years)

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


The Lost Manuscript

Rushmeyer, Mollie

At All Costs

Woodhaven, Heather

A Silent Terror

Eason, Lynette

The Husband Dilemma

Nelson, Jessica

The Bookshop of Secrets

Rushmeyer, Mollie

Emily has 12 reviews





Ellen F.

Ellen F.

Nov, 2023

I appreciate Emily's critique and advice. It was very helpful to pinpoint specific areas that didn't work well. Thank you for all your help.
Kim P.

Kim P.

Nov, 2023

Emily is very helpful and thorough. She knows the industry and her assistance has been invaluable.
larry C.

larry C.

Aug, 2023

Very good feedback and critique! Highly recommend!!
Elaine C.

Elaine C.

Aug, 2023

Emily delivered exactly what I was looking for in an editorial assessment. Her communication was professional, thorough and easy to understand. I would definitely hire her for any future editorial needs.
Marie C.

Marie C.

Jul, 2023

Emily, was very professional, she quickly understood my work and what was needed. she gave straight forward instructions very clear to understand, a lot of valid points, and got the job done with no messing around. I would be happy to work with her again.

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