Interested in becoming a travel writer, or just looking to take your writing/blogging skills to the next level?
Find out how to make travel pay. From finding story ideas and constructing the perfect pitch, to approaching editors, writing a saleable article and getting your trip financed.
A one-on-one one–hour tutorial in London or via
Skype consult costs £120.
"Emma's support and advice has been invaluable to me as a freelance writer trying to make my way in the industry, especially as someone doing it from scratch. I've always admired Emma's writing and as a mentor she's made me feel supported (and far less isolated) on more than one occasion when I've reached out to her. Emma is generous with everything, from her incredible creative insight to her industry knowledge and even her contact base. During our tutorial, she gave me the best pitch feedback I've ever had, with exactly the right balance of constructive criticism and sympathy towards my story ideas, and she's also just a great person to creatively map out ideas with. I wish I could afford to see her once a week!"
"Even as an experienced travel writer, I wanted to sense-check my approach to pitching, PR’s and the changes afoot in the industry. Emma’s tutorial proved a much-needed MOT for its detailed deconstruction of pitches and her insight on what editors want and how to make that work with subjects I’m keen to write about. Her friendly manner made the session easy-going and productive and I’d certainly recommend it to others."
"I had a very inspiring tutorial with Emma. It was jam-packed and very thorough.
We went through pitches and pieces I had previously written. It gave me a personal and rewarding insight into how to write and edit. Emma is warm, approachable, and it's easy to ask her questions. This was an incredibly motivating tutorial and a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend it to any aspiring travel writer. I would love to do it again!"
* Zara subsequently went on to win The Daily Telegraph 'Just Back' travel-writing competition and be shortlisted for Young Travel Writer of the Year at the 2018 Travel Media Awards
"I had previously attended various writing workshops (good in a generic, introductory way), but still felt there was progress to be made on building a rapport with publications and finessing the creative writing. We're so often blind to the subtleties of our style; an objective eye was exactly what was required. Freelancing is all about self-motivation, so enthusiasm was key for me, which made Emma the obvious choice."
"Emma is the ideal guide to navigating the murky waters of travel writing – and the scary triumvirate of PRs, pitching and planning trips. I already had experience in the industry, but lacked the know-how (or nerve) to feel confident approaching bigger magazines and newspapers. In her supremely approachable way, Emma helped to demystify some of the things I’d wondered about, while generously sharing her professional nous."
"Emma's help was invaluable. We broke down an article I'd pitched recently and the exercise was extremely insightful. As well as larger themes, we examined slight nuances that I'd never have considered on my own. A game changer! I left the sessions feeling inspired, driven and better equipped to approach the industry. The tutorial improved not only this particular article, but also my writing more generally. I'd do it again in a heartbeat!"
"A one-on-one tutorial with Emma offers invaluable tips and insights into the travel writing industry that you just don’t get at introductory writing workshops. I found it extremely beneficial to receive an honest, objective critique of my travel writing so far with suggestions on how I can hone my writing skills. The session gave me a much-needed boost of confidence and was hugely inspiring."
Federica Squadrilli Carr
"In 2020 I attended a travel writing masterclass where Emma was a speaker and panellist, and remember I was immediately impressed by her positive attitude and expertise. Fast forward a year, I decided to book a one-to-one tutorial with her to discuss my pitches and published work in depth. The insights she provided were invaluable and her knowledge and attention to detail has given me a lot of food for thought to better pitch my ideas as well as how to structure my articles. I couldn't recommend these sessions more; in fact, I am already planning a follow up".