Emma quit her full-time, safety-net salaried job as a magazine editor in February of this year to take a terrifying leap in freelance journalism and actually write about something she was interested in. Bored of 9-5 and doing the same old thing every day, she wanted to live to work, not work to live. It was a risky move, but one that paid off and she now works for a number of national and London-based magazines, writing about food, travel, culture, theatre, women’s health and education. She can usually be found in North London, because it’s way better than ‘sarf’ London, either working from home or pottering about looking for a cafe with wireless (why aren’t there more?). Work distractions include tinkering with her fantasy football team, making banana cake and watching re-runs of The OC.