About Emma

I signed my first book contract with Zondervan when I was a freshman in college, and became a published author the next year at the ripe old age of seventeen.  I blame my parents, who are both authors, for teaching me to write at a precocious age.

I graduated summa cum laude from Asbury University with degrees in English and history.  I fell in love with editing interning under Bob Hudson, author of the Christian Writer’s Manual; he taught me about the whole book-publishing process, from proposal to print layout, and how to work with authors to improve their writing while preserving their voice.  I worked at a non-profit in Lexington, Kentucky, for seven years until I made the leap to full-time freelance editing.  I have edited books published by Tyndale, HarperOne, Zondervan, InterVarsity Press, and Kohler, as well as several independent and specialty presses.  I have also contributed to David Kinnaman’s You Lost Me (Baker Books), Tyndale’s The Way bible, Devozine, Seedbed, Women in Politics, and Relevant.

I am a devout believer in breakfast for dinner, and my favorite punctuation mark is the semi-colon.