Writer & Presenter
If I was to describe myself in three words it would be tall, nosy and cheerful. I'm an Australian freelance journalist, copywriter and presenter with some wide stanced moves on the d-floor and a weakness for a cracking cab sav. I'm based in country NSW with my Welsh sculptor hot husband, Adam, and our baby son, Huckleberry. Yes, that is his name. No, I wasn't high when we called him that.
As a regional writer with a love of country yarns, my pieces have been commissioned by quality print and digital publications looking for authenticity and a distinctive, lyrical voice.
From feature articles and transportive travel experiences to traipsing lifestyle pieces with heart, I write compelling, evocative stories to inspire and provoke thought.
I've worn plenty of hats in my time as a trained journalist, including TV reporting, broadsheet, editorial and digital. I'm also the co-host of Graziher Magazine's podcast, Life on the Land alongside the entirely divine Skye Manson and have the privilege to speak to women from all over Australia.
I also work as a copywriter for small businesses looking for a fresh, sparkling voice. From website copy and blog posts, to media releases and PR, I work both independently and alongside my work wife and country publicist queen, Georgie Robertson from The Regional PR Co. I quickly understand a brief and can weave together a brand's unique story in a way that is both original and accurate.
My travel writing has taken me to some wild and woolly places; from galloping a mustang across the salty plains of Nevada and tripping along a gastronomic tour of Santa Barbara to facing my mortality in the Italian Alps.
I also teach yoga and pilates with a focus on mind-body awareness and connection to breath.
Emily Herbert (BA Media Communication & Journalism) has worked in print and broadcast as a reporter and presenter, with experience in live crosses, breaking news, production, voice overs, script writing and story sourcing. She has written a plethora of superbly (her words) crafted articles for a number of glossies, including travel, feature and lifestyle pieces. She writes a tidy press release and has a dynamic and distinctive writing style. She has extensive guest speaking experience and as a Master (Mistress?) of Ceremonies, which she does quite well when she's not tripping over her heels. She is very bad at accents, maths and has a penchant for inviting a lot of people to dinner before forgetting she can't really cook.