About Me

Hi, I’m Emily Randle, owner of Randle Editorial & Literary Consultancy.

Editor, Mentor and Rights Consultant.

I’ve been an avid reader since I was a child. Books are my passion! Championing good books is what Randle Editorial & Literary Consultancy is all about.

Good books to me are entertaining, surprising, bewitching, and open doors I didn’t know were there. I think there’s an abundance of great authors out there, and untapped readerships for them. I have a lot of respect for authors and publishers who dare to be different, who have a different story to tell.

I’m on a mission to find those authors, to find those books, and to make sure they both get out to the people who want to read them.

What I do.

Editing/Mentoring and International Rights Consulting.

Editing/Mentoring

I provide professional editing advice to independent authors, mentoring on the writing craft and offering insider knowledge about how to successfully get published, be that through a literary agent or self-publishing. I provide editing services to independent publishing houses, too.

Rights Consulting

I represent independent publishers and boutique literary agencies, selling the rights to their books to international publishers all over the world.

I do what I do well.

I’ve amassed a depth of experience, knowledge and insight over the past seven years, working in the foreign rights team at busy, well-respected London-based literary agencies like David Higham Associates, Janklow & Nesbit (US and UK) and Johnson & Alcock, and, since October 2020,  running my own independent literary consultancy.

I’ve developed a real understanding of what makes a book a global bestseller, negotiated masses of contracts for authors, and brokered publishing deals in numerous foreign language markets. Based in the UK, I’ve built an extensive network of contacts across local and international markets, and established relationships with co-agents across the world.

Some specifics:

I’ve worked on international best-sellers such as the thrillers, The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and Anatomy of a Scandal by Sarah Vaughan, narrative non-fiction hits like Underland by Robert Macfarlane, and literary prize-winners such as Exciting Times by Naoise Dolan,  The Water Cure by Sophie Mackintosh and The Power by Naomi Alderman.

I’ve had the pleasure of working with a host of other internationally best-selling authors, including Rachel Abbott, Rutger Bregman, Bernard Cornwell, Joan Didion, Stephen Fry, Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Milly Johnson, Owen Jones, Olivia Laing,  Eileen Myles, Carole Matthews and Maggie Nelson. I’ve sold the right to translate these authors’ work to foreign publishers in international markets, including China, Brazil, France, Germany, Korea, Japan, Portugal, Russia and Turkey

I’ve provided editing and mentoring expertise to independent authors and worked with primary agents delivering editorial assessments for their clients. I’ve also been a second pair of eyes for work from both new and seasoned authors, giving both a reader perspective and an expert opinion on how well a book will ‘travel’ in international markets.

Along the way, I’ve gained in-depth knowledge of crime fiction/thrillers, women’s fiction, upmarket/literary fiction and narrative non-fiction. These are the areas Randle Editorial & Literary Consultancy specialises in.

Why I do what I do.

I set up Randle Editorial & Literary Consultancy to champion all good writers and all good books. I know the publishing world can often seem inaccessible and that not all good writers are represented and have their voices heard. I’d like to change that.

At Randle Editorial & Literary Consultancy, I act as a gateway to the publishing industry for authors, and a gateway to international markets for indie publishers to break their titles out onto the global stage.

Books are for sharing experiences and ideas. I want to make sure those experiences and ideas reach far and wide. It’s why I do what I do.

Get In Touch

If you'd like to arrange a consultation for an Editorial Service, get a quote, hear more about my Rights Consulting services, or if you can't find what you're looking for, drop me a line in the contact form. I'll get back to you as soon as I can.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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