I became a full-time travel writer in 2011 after leaving my position as Commissioning Editor at award-winning guidebook publishers Bradt Travel Guides.
I spend approximately two-thirds of the year on the road researching stories, and write for high-profile international newspapers, magazines and publishers (both online and print).
I've penned an award-winning guidebook, update guidebooks regularly for all the major UK travel publishers and contribute short stories to travel anthologies. I'm at ease writing first-person narratives, destination features, round-ups, top tens, and restaurant and hotel reviews – and can provide high-quality photographs to accompany all of the above.
I'm particularly interested in the off-the-beaten-track destinations, responsible travel and homestays, and am a Belgium specialist.
I'm known for my colourful, lively writing and am credited with being reliable, flexible and never turning copy in late – indeed, I often submit ahead of deadlines.
You can see examples of my writing here.
"Emma's work was well researched and well written, and she
filed before deadline and was prompt with edits. She was also very helpful in guiding our photographer on both shoots. Emma is a great freelance writer to work with, and I'd work with her again."
– Matt Flemming, Morning Calm (Korean Airlines magazine)
"Emma's stories are always well thought out and engaging. She is a true professional and always a pleasure to work with."
– Matt Phillips, DE sub-Saharan Africa for Lonely Planet and
former editor of Travel Africa magazine
"I worked with Emma for several years at Bradt Travel Guides. She always showed real dedication and passion for travel generally and writing specifically. I would certainly recommend her to anyone seeking good, lively copy or a safe pair of hands for an editing project."
– Adrian Phillips, Publishing Director at Bradt Travel Guides
"Emma is a reliable freelancer who always provides well-written pieces. She is a pleasure to work with and always meets deadlines – usually sending copy in early."
– Maresa Manara, deputy editor bThere (Brussels Airlines magazine)