Emily Loose is an independent book agent, editor and publishing consultant. She has worked as a senior acquisitions editor at three of the big five general trade publishing houses, Crown Publishers of Random House, The Penguin Press of Penguin Books, and Free Press of Simon & Schuster, signing and publishing seventeen New York Times bestsellers in that time, as well as for John Wiley & Sons and the Cambridge University Press. She has specialized in science, history current affairs, popular social science, narrative nonfiction and business. Science books she has edited include Alex Bellos’s Here’s Looking at Euclid, short-listed for the prestigious Samuel Johnson Prize, Nicholas Wade’s Before the Dawn, which won the National Association of Science Writer’s Science in Society award for 2007. She has worked with many academics on award-winning and ground-breaking books, including works by two Noble Prize-winning economists, Douglass North and Elinor Ostrom. She finds great satisfaction in helping researchers write about their work with the clarity and verve that will allow it to reach a wide readership and have optimal impact.