Emma Pearse

Writer, editor, content & brand strategist

Emma is a writer, editor, PR and content specialist living between Australia and NYC. She is a creative consultant on marketing, book and digital media projects. Her passion is for working with independent brands and initiatives with focuses on social justice, the arts, sustainable design and health and wellness.

Emma has published personal essays and written wellness, culture, and travel features for The New York Times, New York magazine, the Guardian, Elle, Vogue, Spirituality & Health... and more. When not collaborating with awesome businesses, she is slowly at work on her second book. For her first book, which is in bookstores worldwide, Emma retraced the true story of an heroic Blue Heeler who, in 2010, survived in the Australian wild for six months after disappearing overboard from her family boat near the Great Barrier Reef. (Sophie: The Incredible True Story of the Castaway Dog even got a write up on Oprah. See "My Book" page.)

I love to help small businesses and social justice initiatives define their online presence — and I'm equally at home with commercial as well as independent projects.

As a journalist, I've written travel articles as well as personal essays and cultural features about health and wellness, film, art, books, women in business,  and mom-n-pop culture.

Here is a selection of projects I had the most fun with.

Content Strategy & Copywriting

Howling Eagle Productions (2017-2018: Please check out this incredible project on the refugee crisis. )

Interiors Inspiration Blog (2017-2018)

Feature Writing

Breathing is the New (Old) Yoga (Vogue.com, August 2016)

The Creole Soul of the New New Orleans (The Guardian, May 2016)

What I Learned at a Psycho-Spiritual Retreat About Forgiveness (Elle, February 2016)

Winemakers Cultivate a 718 Terroir (The New York Times, October 2015)

Cobblestones: Fashionably Frozen in Time (The New York Times, March 2015)

 9 Miles, 5 Days, 1 Broken Ankle in the Australian Desert (Medium, May 2015)

A Mexican Road Trip with a Vintage Travel Guide The Guardian, October 2015)

Dancing with the Fishes at a Restaurant in Queens (The New York Times)

Why Can't Romance Novels Get Any Love? (Smithsonian)

36 Hours in Canberra (The New York Times)

Indie Film Column (Tribeca Film Festival)

Home and a Bay: Beyond Byron (The Guardian, UK)

Cat Power (New York magazine)

NYC Diners—the history, the romance, the decline (Voyeur: Virgin Airlines magazine)

Lena Dunham: Girls Behaving Badly (Sydney Morning Herald)

NYC to Kakadu (Voyeur magazine)

An Adoptee, Exposed (Salon)

Germany's Low Birth Rate (Women's eNews)