Emily Bate – Senior Writer & Workshop Leader

What do you do?

I read things, I write things, I rewrite things. I also plan and deliver workshops for our clients.

Why do you do it?

I love writing. I love getting tangled up in language, and then finding my way out again. I love analysing what makes words work, and I love the feeling when the right sentence makes things make sense.

What do you like to do when you’re not at work?

I can often be found shopping for stationery, or buying the shabbiest-looking books on the second-hand shelf. I’m a foreign language fan. I’m also a novice cook, an amateur calligrapher, and a wannabe hula hooper. Hula hoopist. Hula hooperator.

What’s a truth universally acknowledged?

A restaurant is only ever as good as its complimentary bread.