Emma Ward's Words

Publications and copywriting

Writing for printed publications has become a major part of Emma Ward's Words activities.

Over the past few years, Emma has researched, written and overseen the production of

dozens of hard-copy publications including, but not limited to, magazines, newsletters,

corporate marketing brochures, visitor information leaflets, event guides, organisational branding

guidelines and annual reviews. She has provided copy for product catalogues, technical

papers, exhibition panels and flyers, T&C documents and even worded labels for packets, boxes and jars.


The Navigator


In 2012, Emma became the founding editor of The Navigator - an award-winning magazine aimed at entry-level marine navigational officers and sea-going personnel - on behalf of The Nautical Institute. Autumn 2020 sees a celebratory 'silver' twenty-fifth issue hit the presses, with circulation figures now at a staggering 110,000 copies distributed worldwide. A Greek-language version of the magazine was launched at Posidonia - the world's largest shipping exhibition - in Athens in 2014, and the project won a prestigious SeaTrade Award at London's Guildhall in 2015. In 2018, an accompanying blog was launched to accompany the digital cersion of the magazine, available via The Nautical Institute's website and a sepcially designed app.


Magazines galore


In 2017, Emma accepted the role of editor for a brand new internal magazine about health and safety for an international food manufacturer. She has since overseen the production of several  issues, liaising with designers, contributors and client board members to ensure a quality production each time. Emma has also written articles, provided proofreading services and contributed to the design of three issues of a glossy customer magazine for a Surrey-based estate agency.


Sweet charity


Prior to starting her freelancing career, Emma has edited two high-circulation newsletters for the National Trust.  One was South East News - a quarterly, A3 publication for 30,000+ National Trust members based in the South East of England, which was sent out to accompany the main charity magazine. The other was Polesden Life - a bulletin aimed at visitors to Polesden Lacey: a magnificent Edwardian estate near Dorking, Surrey. Both editing projects involved choosing, researching, writing and proofreading stories, overseeing layout and design, sourcing images and liaising with suppliers.






The written word can be found anywhere and everywhere. No freelance copywriting job is too large, too small or too bizarre for us to consider. We can liaise with your preferred designers and printers and co-ordinate freelance or in-house work schedules to meet your requirements.


Please get in touch with us to discuss your freelance publication or copywriting project.

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