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Emily Wright

Freelance Journalist & Copywriter

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsJournalist - Writer - Editor


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About me

With 10 years' experience working as a journalist on market-leading youth, health & wellbeing and food magazines and websites, in 2015 I turned my hand to copywriting – helping brands such as Yeo Valley, Riverford and Dorset Cereals communicate effectively with their customers. At the beginning of 2017 – after taking a couple of months out to travel – I went freelance. I now spend my days writing, editing, proofreading, and putting my branding and marketing skills to good use. I'm taking on new clients at the moment so if you think I might be able to help, send me a message or email. I'm a natural storyteller with plenty to share. In various past lives, I wrote the horoscopes for one of the UK's biggest teen magazines, rubbed shoulders with celebrity chefs while researching a live TV food programme, and was once called 'a very enterprising editor'​ by best-selling author Jacqueline Wilson (I was 12).

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  • Writing
  • Editing
  • Sub-editing
  • Proofreading
  • Copywriting
  • Content
  • Journalism
  • Art History
  • Communication
  • CMS Experience

Work history




Mar 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I'm currently a regular freelance writer and sub-editor at Mastered, a startup in east London. Mastered makes online courses run by leading fashion industry professionals that are carefully designed to nuture emerging talent. I wrote and edited learning materials across all six of its 2017 programs – Styling, Hair, Makeup, Accessories, Photography and Art Direction. I'm now working on streamlining the copy for the forthcoming 2018 programs.




Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I'm currently available for freelance feature writing, copywriting, sub-editing and proofreading, both remotely and in-house. Clients include: Mastered, Belvoir Fruit Farms, Fortnum & Mason, Farer Watches, Healthy For Men magazine, HumanKIND, weareone: collective and Yeo Valley.



Big Fish

Aug 2015 - Nov 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I was a creative copywriter at Big Fish, a design consultancy in Chelsea. As lead writer for Yeo Valley, I wrote emailers communicating brand messages to a database of over 800K consumers. I also updated web copy, wrote engaging words to go on-pack across the product range, and put together press and trade ads for print and online. When I wasn't working on Yeo, I wrote copy for other brands including Riverford, Dorset Cereals, Biscuiteers, Belvoir Fruit Farms and Tyrrells crisps, as well as helping develop tone of voice for new brands and product launches.




Jun 2013 - Jul 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I was a sub-editor across Sainsbury's magazine and I also contributed travel features and hotel reviews to the magazine.


Senior Sub-editor

The River Group

Feb 2010 - Jul 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I sub-edited Healthy magazine – the customer magazine for Holland & Barrett stores – and its little brother publication, Healthy For Men.




Jul 2007 - Feb 2010
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I sub-edited the UK's number one teen magazine (at the time), Sugar, and its accompanying LadMag supplement. I also contributed stories to and wrote the monthly horoscopes in the magazine.




Dec 2006 - Jul 2007
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I began my career as a sub-editor on the lifestyle title, At Home.



MA History of Art with Photography

Birkbeck, University of London

Aug 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • I'm currently studying part-time in the evenings for my Master's degree.


Graduate Certificate in History of Art and Architecture, Merit

Birkbeck, University of London

Aug 2015 - Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom


Graduate Certificate in Periodical Journalism

London College of Communication

Aug 2006 - Dec 2006
  • London, United Kingdom


BA (Hons) Media Studies, 2.1

University of Portsmouth

Aug 2003 - Jun 2006
  • Portsmouth, United Kingdom