emily way

emily way

location-pin Lansing, Michigan

School: Central Michigan University, 2017

Expertise: Product testing

emily way

  • Emily has nearly two years of experience in shopping editor roles at Reader's Digest, Taste of Home, Family Handyman.
  • She holds a BS in Creative Writing from Central Michigan University.
  • Her work was also featured in The Central Review's literary journal, winning best piece in the 2016 edition.
  • Tested over 100 gadgets across food, lifestyle, DIY and sleep categories. Her testing specialty lies in cooking gadgets and appliances.
  • Wrote over 200 sales-focused articles highlighting viral products and tracked prices on top-performing lifestyle products across three brands.
  • Penned the 2022 and 2023 Black Friday sales guides for Reader's Digest, Taste of Home and Family Handyman, amassing page views in the thousands for each.


As shopping editor, Emily has covered everything from Pioneer Woman kitchen launches to finding the best pizza ovens. A high school trip to western Europe sparked her interest in wordly foods. Now, she's always on the hunt for exotic cuisines and regional cooking methods. Additionally, she has written for Family Handyman and Reader's Digest. Previously a sales and deals editor, Emily is passionate about locating the best products at prices that readers can afford. Her expertise lies in product testing and exploring viral products from Tiktok and Instagram. When she’s not searching through flash sales, you can usually find her reading mystery novels or cuddling with cats.


Central Michigan University, bachelor's degree in english language and literature, 2017  

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