Working freelance, I've run workshops on writing memoir, life writing, and editing for clients including the University of Nottingham, Derbyshire County County, Derby Book Festival and Mantle Arts, helping writers to shape and improve their stories – particularly memoir.
I've also done developmental edits (including an early draft of The Girl Before You) and copy edits on a variety of manuscripts, from memoir to novels (literary fiction, genre fiction, historical fiction) and short stories (humour, literary fiction).
As a journalist for the Independent, Emma Bamford is swept along with the London rat race, lost amongst the egos of Fleet Street. Surrounded by budget cuts and bullies, the thrill of a breaking news story is no longer enough. And at 31, still struggling to get to a fourth date and surrounded by friends settling down to married life and babies, Emma decides to grasp her life by the roots and re... read more
Former stressed-out city girl and journalist Emma is living the dream. She's in Malaysia, living on a yacht with handsome traveller Guy, and together they have plans to explore the world's most remote and exotic places. Alright, so she has to ignore the niggling doubt that things didn't quite work out the last time she went to stay with a stranger on his boat in Asia, but she's quietly confide... read more
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