Translation, writing, proofreading


I worked as an in-house, then freelance, translator between 1998 and 2002, translating legal, commercial, medical and other texts from French and Spanish into English, and have recently reinvigorated this career.


I helped to translate the work of Xosé Luís Méndez Ferrín from Galician into English, as part of a project run by the University of Oxford.


I am also a freelance copywriter, with many years' experience. I write copy on a whole range of subjects including medical, health and wellbeing, beauty, fashion, antiques and collectibles, travel, property, biography, literature and business.


I have previously written on behalf of the National Trust for the Ickworth website, the National Trust East of England members’ newsletter, the Cambridge News and the East Anglian Daily Times.  I have also recently written for The Journal of the Families in British India Society



I blog about history, writing, life and everything in between! Read all about it here.



A collection of my poetry was longlisted for the Cinnamon Press Poetry Award in Autumn 2011.


My poem Skeleton Leaf was highly commended in the Jacqui Bennett Writers Bureau poetry competition in October 2010.


Short stories

My story The Queen of the Woods Was Here was published in 2013 by Springbok Publications in the collection Plight of the Rhino in aid of Save The Rhino.


My short story Lemonade was shortlisted in the Jacqui Bennett Writers Bureau competition in October 2002. I developed the story into a novel…



…which was shortlisted for the Daily Mail First Novel Competition 2007.


Health writing

My most recent role was Communications and Marketing Manager for Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust. My main tasks were to research and write good news stories, devise and execute communications plans for national and internal NHS campaigns, use social media as a strategic tool, and manage and advise on patient information for the trust.


I have also worked for Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, and the former North East Strategic Health Authority, writing engaging copy about complex health issues on a daily basis.



I previously edited the Journal of the Families in British India Society, which provides genealogical resources and describes the backdrop to ancestors' lives in British India.


I also edited and published Vintage Script magazine, the writing magazine for all things vintage, historical and retro.



I am also a competent and meticulous proofreader, and have experience in a wide range of documents and genres.



There's more detail on my career on my LinkedIn profile.













  • Currently studying for the NCTJ Diploma in Journalism

  • MA in Literary Translation

  • 1st Class BA (Hons) in French & Spanish

  • City and Guilds 7307 Stage 1 Further and Adult Education Teacher’s Certificate


"We’ve commissioned Emma to write a number of magazine articles and newsletter features for us.


"Emma’s a dream to work with, her writing style excellent and it’s obvious that she loves writing.


"She always has the reader in mind and it’s great to see her enthusiasm and love of subject matter come across in her work."


Jemma Finch, Marketing Consultant

National Trust in the East of England


"Emma was recruited as a volunteer to write for the Ickworth website, coming on board initially from her experience with our volunteer wildlife team.


"She immediately showed an excellent aptitude for writing engaging, thoughtful, funny and extremely interesting articles, really capturing the spirit and essence of her subject.


"She quickly broadened her writing skills from focussing on wildlife to interviewing team members from Ickworth and bringing to life a variety of people and aspects of our property.


"She has a real flair and skill for writing and drawing us, the reader, into the story and painting the most exquisite picture.


"She is exceptionally talented."


Elizabeth Thomas, Events Co-ordinator
Ickworth, National Trust


"Emma was part of my team when I headed up the communications and public relations directorate at Cambridge University Hospital.


"She skilfully managed media relations and produced the hospital magazine for four years.


"Emma has a great eye for what makes a good news story and has real creative flair.


"She has a good attention to detail and excellent grammar and proofreading skills."


Ruth Murphy
RM Communications