writing and editing


I've been a freelance writer and editor since 2006, and specialise in design, interiors, architecture and travel. Current clients include the Daily Telegraph's property supplement, glossy quarterly Luxure, self-build title Build It, Grand Designs magazine, trade design mecca Design Centre Chelsea Harbour and Perspective, the journal of the IIDA. I'm also a sub editor and copy writer, for both printed titles and the web.


My work has also appeared in Stylist, Homes & Antiques, Onoffice, ALTO and World Health Design.


I write a blog, Emily Escaped, which pulls together the UK's best-designed holiday homes – a neat dovetailing of my interests in design, architecure and British travel. As a result of my enthusiasm for cool holiday lets, I now run my own, Bee Cottage, in Rye, East Sussex; the house appeared in an interiors feature in Coast magazine.


In 2010 I was the launch editor for HOMEWORKS magazine, a homes and interiors title distributed free with the Guardian newspaper. I devised all the editorial content as well as taking the lead on the visual side, commissioning and art directing shoots for real homes and in the studio.


Spectacular Homes of London, a coffee-table book I wrote and edited for U.S. publishers Panache, was published in 2009. It features the work of more than 40 interior designers in the capital, many of whom proved to be inspirational interviewees.


Before I became freelance I worked for the National Trust for nine years, first in the press office and then for the Trust's members' magazine, mailed to 1.7 million households.


I welcome commissions for writing, editing and consulting. Get in touch to work with me.




Editorial services

– Writing

– Editing

– Sub-editing

– Copy writing

– Picture research