Emmie Harrison-West

Hiya! I’m Emmie, Commissioning Editor and digital features writer for TI Media. I help plan your (hopefully!) favourite glossy magazines Chat, Woman and Woman’s Own. All the stories that you read in these magazines have been hand-picked by me, just for you. I also contribute regular features to Goodtoknow.co.uk.


I live in London with my bearded husband and whatever cat decides to come through my flat’s cat-flap that day. Originally though, I’m a born and bred Geordie. Don’t worry, I’ll try my best to make sure that no Newcastle slang makes its way into my articles…areet, pet?


Outside of work – surprise, surprise - I write! I’m a freelance lifestyle, culture and travel writer for national newspapers and online magazines, including Daily Mail, The Sun, The Mirror, Metro.co.uk, Glamour, Huff Post, Time Out London. I’ve written about everything from weight and mental health, to period sex and being a woman today. One of my career highlights was appearing on Channel 4’s TV show ‘Supershoppers’ to talk about my great love affair with pasta. I’m also writing a book (pray for me!).


Aside from pasta (and *maybe* my husband), writing is my greatest love. My dad often had his name appear in music magazines when I was growing up, and thankfully he kept them all for me. I remember sitting amongst these magazines skyscrapers as a kid, marvelling at the shiny covers, colourful pictures and bold words thinking ‘My name will be in one of these one day’. My dream came true aged 23 when I officially graduated as an accredited journalist, and got my first ever magazine job.


Feel free to follow my ramblings and mishaps on Twitter – and please hit me up if you have any tips on how to write a book successfully without wailing every five minutes that I’ve only written 10 words in three weeks.