Emily Watkins

Writer and Editor

Mid Level
London, United Kingdom
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About me

I write regular articles and exhibition reviews for arts and culture platform WhyNow, news and lifestyle for Grazia online, and ad-hoc commissions for various publications and organisations. Other ongoing projects include gallery management for Ed Cross Fine Art, artist studio management, editing for publisher CentreCentre and copy/branding work with design agency Naked On The Piano. Artist interviews (video and written) include Martin Parr and other Magnum photographers for Plinth, Polly Apfelbaum for Apollo Magazine, and profiles of Abe Odedina and Christo for Harper’s Bazaar. Other commissions have included exhibition texts for Gallery of Everything, catalogue essays for the Korean Cultural Centre and Yva Jung, as well as numerous features for CCQ Magazine to which I contributed regularly until November 2018.

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  • Arts Writer
  • Commissioning Writing
  • Content Editor
  • Event Organisation
  • Campaign Organisation
  • Social Content Strategy
  • Social Media Digital Strategies
  • Proofreader
  • People Skills
  • Quick Learner



MA (distinction)

University of Sussex

Sep 2014 - Jan 2016
  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • I studied for both my undergraduate BA and my Masters degree at the University of Sussex. I read English Literature and Creative and Critical Writing respectively.



Allon White Memorial Prize

University of Sussex

  • I was awarded the prize in recognition of my having achieved the highest mark for my Masters dissertation within my academic year for the School of English.