Romantic Novelists' Association

Emily Shelton Poole

Midnight Owl Editors

The RNA Industry Awards

Indie Editor of the Year 2022

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Emily Shelton Poole lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her husband, four children, and Lotte, the golden doodle who thinks she’s a person. In addition to her work as an editor, Emily plays viola professionally in most of the symphonies within a reasonable driving distance of her home and is working on a graduate degree in professional writing and rhetoric. Clearly, she doesn’t like sleep enough to say no to anything, but when she has free time, she loves to cook and bake and lives for the time of year when her “food life” can start over again in the spring. She is a slow runner of half-marathons, she has inexplicably well-muscled shoulders, and her house is almost always filled with music, to which she dances poorly but with great enthusiasm. Emily edits contemporary and historic romances and is beloved by her clients for impeccable story sense and kind, honest, and useful feedback.