Emma Lawson

About me

I offer professional, high-quality copywriting, copyediting and proofreading services and can work with you to ensure that your writing is coherent, consistent and compelling.

After graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Politics and International Relations, I worked in East Africa for several years and have written, proofread and edited copy for organisations ranging from established human rights NGOs to social enterprise start-ups, and have completed accredited training in proofreading and copyediting with the Chartered Institute of Editing and Proofreading.


  • Copywriting
  • Copyediting
  • Proofreading


I have written copy and created content for numerous organisations, including Care UK, Tearfund, Relevant Magazine, and Together Street, as well as proofreading and editing digital content for NGOs and non-profits.

I have proofread text ranging from CVs and web copy to post-graduate dissertations.

I have also proofread and edited both fiction and non-fiction, including:

  • Notes From A Sacred Land: Tales Of Hope From Pakistan, and Land Of Beauty, Land Of Pain: Seeking The Soul Of Pakistan, a collection of essays on life in contemporary Pakistan by travel writer and author Matthew Vaughan.
  • Wish you Were Here: 50 of the World’s Greatest Travel Destinations, by Terry Stevens, published by Graffeg.

In addition to copywriting, copyediting and proofreading, I am a published writer, my most recent piece of short fiction having been published by Ellipsis Zine: https://www.ellipsiszine.com/family-history-by-emma-lawson/

Qualifications and awards

  • BA (Hons) Politics & International Relations, First Class.
  • Proofreading 1, CIEP
  • Proofreading 2 CIEP
  • Copyediting 1, CIEP
  • Copyediting 2, CIEP

Recent clients

  • Graffeg Publishing
  • Vivian Watson, independent author
  • Emily Newlin, King Creative Marketing and Design
  • Tearfund


I used Emma’s services to copy-edit and proofread my first two novels. She worked amazingly efficiently and provided me with the most thorough and helpful feedback, highlighting not only mistakes but also areas that needed further clarification.

Matthew Vaughan, Independent Author

Emma did a great job on a recent publication of ours. She was able to return the work digitally, which made the process efficient and speedy. She made some very useful observations which improved the quality of the publication, and was friendly and helpful throughout our conversations. Many thanks.

Peter Gill, Founder and Managing Director, Graffeg Publishing

Emma’s copywriting is well researched, effective and efficient. She has truly been a lifesaver for my business in increasing our communication with our customers!

Emily Newlin, King Creative Marketing and Design

Emma has proofread work for Hands Around the World which has been completed quickly and efficiently with clear and useful feedback on documents. We are delighted to work with Emma as we have found having a third party proofread documents is incredibly important, and highlights things that we have not picked up on in the office. We will continue to use her services. Many thanks.

Jane Powell, Hands Around The World

Thanks so much for understanding and being flexible. Your comments are so helpful, I’m glad I came to you… I felt like you had my back and that really calmed me down.

Natalie Record, postgraduate student, MSc programme

Emma was recommended to me by a good friend. Although I was fairly confident that I had done a good job on my book… I thought it would be wise to employ some professional help.

Emma was very quick to respond and at my request returned my draft text showing various alterations and recommendations. It was an education to me to realise how easy it is for simple mistakes to get through without a keen eye.

I am so glad that I used Emma’s services and would do so again without hesitation.

Vivian Watson, Independent Author

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Emma Lawson