About Word Squirrel

Emma Firth is an experienced journalist who has spent over two decades in newsrooms as a writer, editor and project manager.

These include eight years at the Daily Telegraph national newspaper in London, where she was first online deputy news editor, responsible for heading a team of reporters covering news from around the globe as well as collating the biggest and most important stories on the front page of the website, before being promoted to special projects editor.

In this role, she was in charge of the conception, planning and delivery of innovative coverage for major website traffic events such as UK and US elections, as well as royal weddings, and one of her projects received a British Press Awards nomination for digital innovation. Previously, she worked at the BBC as part of the website’s breaking news team, writing and updating news, business and politics articles and incorporating multimedia content such as video and audio, following seven years in local newsrooms in Northamptonshire, Oxford and south London.

Emma now works as a writer and editor for clients spanning start-ups to blue chips and government agencies, helping them tell their stories and celebrate their successes through succinct and compelling text.

Her specialities include technology, where she has particular interests in AI, fintech and personal data, as well as digital distribution and website production.