writing and editing


I've been a freelance writer and editor since 2006, and specialise in design, interiors, architecture and travel. My clients include Homes & Antiques, glossy style magazine Luxure, self-build title Build It and World Health Design, which aims to communicate how architecture and design can improve global health. I'm also a sub editor, with regular clients that include Wallpaper* City Guides, workplace design magazine onoffice and quarterly luxury interiors title ALTO.


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. And as a result of my enthusiasm for cool holiday lets, I opened my own, Bee Cottage, in Rye, East Sussex.


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, consulting and art direction. Get in touch to work with me.




Editorial services

  • Writing

  • Editing

  • Sub-editing

  • Styling and art directing shoots

  • Picture research

  • New launches

Other skills and talents

  • Working in small, multidisciplinary, hands-on teams

  • Independently managing multiple clients and workflows, and demanding workloads

  • Managing staff and budgets

  • Effective communication and negotiation with clients on customer-published magazines

  • Trained in InDesign, Photoshop and magazine law