Emma Purcell is a freelance disability, lifestyle and music journalist based in Alton, Hampshire, UK. She has published work at Disability Horizons, AccessAble, Access Rating, The Portsmouth News, as well as original content on her blog Rock For Disability. She graduated with a journalism degree from the University for the Creative Arts in 2016.
Emma is a very determined individual, eager to learn and works hard both independently and with other people. She has excellent communication skills and a very good memory, which makes her trustworthy, organised and efficient. She has a creative mind and able to make informed decisions and come up with imaginative ideas. She is patient, have a good sense of humour and can adapt to any situation.
Emma uses her initiative to source topics and contacts. She has confidence talking to people plus has a competent telephone manner. She has excellent time management skills and can work to deadline. In addition, she has expertise in Microsoft Office, Wordpress, social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn & Pinterest), Adobe Creative Suite software (Audition, Photoshop, Premier Pro & In-Design) and iMovie. Furthermore, she has exceptional proofreading and editing abilities.
Emma is passionate about bringing disability into more mainstream media; sharing her personal stories of living with cerebral palsy and a visual impairment, advice pieces to support others with disabilities, creating awareness to non-disabled communities and celebrate disabled people's achievements with news stories and interviews.
Emma is also passionate about music, specifically rock and alternative music. She frequently attends gigs and festivals, writing up reviews and interviews new and upcoming bands and artists.
Emma is keen to expand her portfolio by writing and producing more content within other niches including generic lifestyle, entertainment, technology, health and business.