Writer Case Study: Emily Henley
Emily has been writing for Future Content since June 2014. Although she specialises in food writing, Emily has written articles on everything from tech to work clothing for us. We asked her for a few words about her writing life and her experiences so far.
When I was young, I was always writing plays, stories and poems – some of which I still have in my possession today. The subsequent degree in Linguistics was inevitable, and in my former life – working in an agency-side research and strategy role with financial services clients – the writing continued in the form of conference presentations, white papers and client reports.
Fast forward to my move to Bristol in 2009, and the start of my food blog – Bristol Bites – which led to a change of career and a stint as editor at a local food magazine. After a year, I decided to go it alone as a freelance writer and marketer…and Stuart from Future Content (then AbleGrad) contacted me shortly afterwards.
The plan was never originally to work with Future Content, but to answer some interview questions that would spur their writers on to show that their dreams of a career in writing really could come true. That all changed, however, as I found out more about the company and the people behind it.
One of the most important things when trying to make it as a writer is to have a solid portfolio of varied work in your pocket, and that’s just what Future Content offers. Since I started working with them, I’ve written about all sorts of subjects – with topics including the changing face of frozen food, a profile of local tech business Wriggle, work uniforms throughout history and more – all of which challenge me to write credibly about a variety of subjects, and in a range of different styles.
For me, working with Future Content is great. I can accept as many or as few assignments as I like: and each and every one has realistic deadlines, plenty of information and invaluable support in the form of editor Stuart.
I can work from home for a company that pays a fair price for the content that I produce, and for people who are passionate about the work that they do and the people with whom they work. I have the chance to provide ideas for future pieces for regular clients – and feel like my ideas are listened to. I’m provided with regular feedback on the blog posts, articles and profiles I write, and I’m part of a team of people who truly are excited about great content and the power that it has.
Whether you’re an amateur writer looking to turn your writing skills into a career, or a professional writer looking for additional projects, Future Content is a great place to start.
“I can work from home for a company that pays a fair price for the content that I produce, and for people who are passionate about the work that they do and the people with whom they work.
“Whether you’re an amateur writer looking to turn your writing skills into a career, or a professional writer looking for additional projects, Future Content is a great place to start.”Emily Henley
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