Emma Plater

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London, United Kingdom

I am an editor who has published bestselling women's fiction, crime and historical fiction as well as non-fiction (particularly cookery).

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I have edited and published books for both large and small publishers. At Penguin Random House, where I was Danielle Steel's UK editor, I was responsible for publishing mass market commercial fiction (mainly in the areas of women’s fiction, historical fiction, crime and saga). I have also published complex non-fiction (including cookery, travel and illustrated reference guides) for Foulsham and several cookery titles for Thermomix.

My background as an in-house editor means that I am able to help you with any stage of the publication process, whether it is getting your manuscript ready for submission or publication, or that final copyedit and proofread.
I look forward to hearing from you to discuss how we can work together.
Languages
English (AUS)
English (CAN)
English (NZ)
English (SA)
English (UK)
English (US)
Non-Fiction
Cooking & Food Wine & Spirits
Fiction
Crime & Mystery
Historical Fiction
Thriller
Women's Fiction

Work experience

Editor

Penguin Random House
August, 2007 – April, 2014 (over 6 years)

I joined Transworld as a desk editor but soon started acquiring my own titles. I had the privilege of commissioning across several genres, including women’s fiction, crime, historical crime and saga. During my time there, several books that I published were Sunday Times and/or Kindle bestsellers.

Authors I published include Danielle Steel, Ariana Franklin, Victoria Lamb, Liza Marklund, Val Wood, Marcia Willett, Catherine Ryan Hyde, David Levien, Mary Jane Staples, Andrew Swanston, Stephanie Butland and Tom Cain. I was also involved in the editing process for the novels of SJ Bolton and Belinda Bauer.

I also held direct responsibility for Transworld’s Film & TV tie-in program. I worked on the tie-in campaigns for Captain Phillips and Jack Reacher: One Shot, both of which were Sunday Times bestsellers.

Content Manager & Recipe Developer

Vorwerk UK Ltd (Thermomix)
April, 2014 – February, 2018 (almost 4 years)

I was responsible for overseeing all recipe products for the Thermomix appliance within the UK, including cookbooks, magazines, newsletters and online recipe platform. I also wrote several cookery books for Thermomix.
I continued to work as a freelance copyeditor and proofreader for several publishing houses during this time.

Editorial Assistant

Foulsham Publishing
August, 2006 – August, 2007 (about 1 year)

At this reference and non-fiction publishing house, I managed the editorial process on every title as well as writing sales and marketing material. I also managed, edited and proofread a number of complex individual book projects including several cookery titles, The Real Ale Pub Guide and a series of illustrated reference guides published with You & Your Wedding and Prima Baby magazines.

Portfolio (16 selected works)

The King's Exile: (Thomas Hill 2) (Thomas Hill Novels)

Andrew Swanston

Author: Andrew Swanston PaperbackNow in paperback, this is the 2nd in Swanston's historical crime series featuring Thomas Hill. Set in the 17th century, it ties in with the publication of new hardback, 'The King's Return'.Publisher: Black SwanISBN: 9780552166119

Author: Andrew Swanston PaperbackNow in paperback, this is the 2nd in Swanston's historical crime series featuring Thomas Hill. Set in the 17th century, it ties in with the publication of new hardback, 'The King's Return'.Publisher: Black SwanISBN: 9780552166119

The King's Return: (Thomas Hill 3) (Thomas Hill Novels)

Andrew Swanston

The king’s coronation brings hope. Until a murderer strikes.Spring 1661: After years of civil war followed by Oliver Cromwell's joyless rule as Lord Protector, England awaits the coronation of King Charles II. The mood in London is one of relief and hope for a better future. But when two respectable gentlemen are found in a foul lane with their throats cut, it becomes apparent that England’s e... read more

The king’s coronation brings hope. Until a murderer strikes.Spring 1661: After years of civil war followed by Oliver Cromwell's joyless rule as Lord Protector, England awaits the coronation of King Charles II. The mood in London is one of relief and hope for a better future. But when two respectable gentlemen are found in a foul lane with their throats cut, it becomes apparent that England’s e... read more

Hotel Vendome

Danielle Steel

Hotel Vendome When Swiss-born Hugues Martin sees a small, run-down hotel in New York for the rough diamond it is, he transforms it into a beautiful boutique hotel of impeccable elegance, run with the precision and attention to detail he learned through his hotelier training in Europe. Full description

Hotel Vendome When Swiss-born Hugues Martin sees a small, run-down hotel in New York for the rough diamond it is, he transforms it into a beautiful boutique hotel of impeccable elegance, run with the precision and attention to detail he learned through his hotelier training in Europe. Full description

Until The End Of Time

Danielle Steel

Author: Danielle SteelPaperbackPublication Date: 13/03/2014Pre-order your copy now and we will supply your order as soon as stock is availableA story of love, loss, and a couple who's connection is so strong it survives even death.Publisher: Corgi BooksISBN: 9780552159081

Author: Danielle SteelPaperbackPublication Date: 13/03/2014Pre-order your copy now and we will supply your order as soon as stock is availableA story of love, loss, and a couple who's connection is so strong it survives even death.Publisher: Corgi BooksISBN: 9780552159081

Happy Birthday

Danielle Steel

Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of our books may have slightly worn corners, and minor creases to the covers. Please note the cover may... read more

Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of our books may have slightly worn corners, and minor creases to the covers. Please note the cover may... read more

Letters To My Husband

Stephanie Butland

Surrounded by Water

Stephanie Butland

The Other Half Of My Heart

Stephanie Butland

Other Half of My Heart

Other Half of My Heart

His Brother's Wife

Val Wood

1860 Harriet Miles is trying to take care of her seriously ill mother, and just when she thinks things couldn't get any worse she is fired from her job at the hostelry. The last thing she expects after her mother dies is a marriage proposal from a man she barely knows, but her only alternative is the workhouse. And so begins her new life with Noah Tuke. But instead of marital bliss, Harriet fi... read more

1860 Harriet Miles is trying to take care of her seriously ill mother, and just when she thinks things couldn't get any worse she is fired from her job at the hostelry. The last thing she expects after her mother dies is a marriage proposal from a man she barely knows, but her only alternative is the workhouse. And so begins her new life with Noah Tuke. But instead of marital bliss, Harriet fi... read more

The Harbour Girl

Val Wood

Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of our books may have slightly worn corners, and minor creases to the covers. Please note the cover may... read more

Good: A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact (including dust cover, if applicable). The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include "From the library of" labels.Some of our books may have slightly worn corners, and minor creases to the covers. Please note the cover may... read more

The Bride's Book

Slow cooking curry & spice dishes

CarolynHumphries

Title: Slow cooking curry & spice dishes <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Carolyn Humphries <>Publisher: FOULSHAM

Title: Slow cooking curry & spice dishes <>Binding: Paperback <>Author: Carolyn Humphries <>Publisher: FOULSHAM

Emma has 9 reviews

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Jason Papacek

At the moment, I am quite pleased with the suggestions that Emma has given me. She has opened the door to questions, in the event that I need clarification. I am thrilled by the challenges that she has placed before me for I am confident that it will make my storytelling better. When I am interacting with someone, on any scale, I expect the same communication in return. I am pleased with her in...

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Jason Papacek, December 2018


Penny Schneider

Emma's insightful and encouraging comments regarding my manuscript were highly valued. I would be happy to recommend Emma to anyone seeking editorial support

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Penny Schneider, November 2018


Seb Giroux

Inviting Emma to work on my first novel has proven invaluable. Emma has a great eye for salient elements that can disturb the reader. She points out jarring reactions of characters and offer great advice on smoothing it out. Her way of working, offering an overall review of the novel in addition to line edit in the text itself is a great help to identify ways of correcting or polishing the nov...

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Seb Giroux, October 2018


Stephanie Cox

Emma was a fantastic and professional proofreader for my MS. She was quick in her replies and is thorough in her knowledge of how to make sure your MS is in the best shape possible!

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Stephanie Cox, September 2018


Zack Kaplan

Emma did a perfect job. Exactly what I needed and so far people are digging my book. I cannot say enough good things about Emma! Will use her again!

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Zack Kaplan, September 2018

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