Emma Bamford

Emma Bamford - Ghostwriter

Norwich, UK

Ghostwriter specialising in memoir – two of my own memoirs are published by Bloomsbury. I've been an editor and journalist for 19 years

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Overview

I'm a ghostwriter, author, editor and journalist specialising in memoir. My two travel memoirs about my adventures at sea are published by Bloomsbury (Casting Off – which reached #1 in its category on Amazon on publication day – and Untie the Lines). I've worked as an editor for magazines and newspapers including The Independent and the Daily Express and I am currently studying for an MA on the highly-regarded creative writing programme at UEA while querying with my debut novel.
Languages
English (UK)
English (US)
Fiction
Action & Adventure
Historical Fiction
Literary Fiction
Mystery & Crime
Women's Fiction
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Sports & Outdoors
Travel

Work experience

MA in Prose Fiction

UEA
September, 2018 – Present (almost 2 years)

Production editor

BOAT International
November, 2016 – October, 2018 (almost 2 years)

Deputy editor

Sailing Today
November, 2014 – November, 2016 (about 2 years)

Editorial services, workshops and proofreading

Self-employed
September, 2013 – Present (almost 7 years)

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).

News editor

The Independent/i
September, 2008 – August, 2013 (almost 5 years)

News editor/features editor

Daily Express
November, 2004 – August, 2008 (over 3 years)

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Casting Off: How a City Girl Found Happiness on the High Seas

Emma Bamford

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

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

Untie the Lines: Setting Sail and Breaking Free

Emma Bamford

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

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

The Girl Before You

Nicola Rayner

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