Emma helped us at a vital stage of our report. She both edited and sense checked it, making sure that it was coherent and understandable. She also helped with the launch event and offered general project support and guidance. The report and our work to launch it were both greatly strengthened by her input and I would recommend anyone seeking to ensure their policy messages are understandable and attractive to their intended audience work with Emma.
“We commissioned Emma to help us develop joint messaging across the alliance. Emma is incredibly easy to work with, the right balance of collaborative and able to just get on with it. She brings good political knowledge and an understand of the issues charities face. She is not fazed by difficulties and remains level headed. She adapted to our changing feedback and delivered messages and a report that was useful and insightful. We would not hesitate to work with her again. Thanks Emma.”
Emma joined us to deliver an excellent bespoke training programme on influencing and relationship building. Using her previous experience in Westminster and beyond, Emma designed a series of helpful scenarios and exercises to put into practice the numerous influencing techniques we learnt. Each session, over the six month programme, was tailored to the mixture of experience and varying roles within the Campaigns and Policy department. We thoroughly enjoyed our time working with Emma and look forward to putting the training, and our individual personal influencing plans, into practice.
Emma worked for the Fabian Society as interim editorial director during the summer of 2018. She edited a fantastic edition of the Fabian Review, after proposing an important and politically timely theme for the magazine. She used her extensive network to commission a diverse range of senior figures to write for us. She personally authored a good overview piece and interviewed a member of the Shadow Cabinet. Emma got to grips with the workload quickly, adapted flexibly when plans changed, delivered to deadline and got on well with colleagues at the Fabians.
Emma worked with us on two key projects, launching the IPPR Commission on Economic Justice and New Skills At Work. She was central to ensuring that the human side of the economy and work was reflected in our communications both written and visual.
Emma is fun to work with, creative and patient in equal measure. She understands how organisations like ours work and asks all the right questions to ensure she can deliver what is needed.
Emma's work is of the highest standard, but also has that extra flair that helped us stand out.
Emma Burnell exceeded even the very high expectations we had. The publication project she managed for us was very complex. It involved coordinating with 21 different organisations, each with very different management structures, and many which were volunteer run. To deliver the project in the very short timescales available required high levels of organisation, efficiency and diligence but also diplomacy and good people skills. Emma was able to deliver on all fronts.
Emma was approachable and straightforward to work with. She was able to clearly communicate the options available and provided pragmatic solutions to complicated problems.
Emma delivered a publication which did everything we wanted it to do. It was delivered to budget and on time. I would be happy to commission Emma in future.
Emma is a creative writer and thinker who knows how to find fresh angles that bring complex policy issues to life. At NLGN, her editing helped to bring out individual voices without sacrificing a consistent tone across our reports and articles.