John Emerson Award Winning Writer and Editor

John Emerson Award Winning Writer and Editor


I have over 20 years experience as a freelance writer, especially in legal topics from short articles, scholarly chapters to full-length biographies and histories.

But legal is not all. I’ve covered topics in travel, hospitality, law, biographies, films, and Australian and French history. I have published articles, features, opinion columns, book chapters and books.


Award-Winning Writing

  • Web content
  • Content marketing
  • Email newsletters
  • Blogs
  • FAQ’s
  • White papers
  • Case studies
  • Full-length books
  • Short ‘bios’
  • Oral histories
  • Features
  • Travel columns and guides
  • Restaurant reviews
  • Film reviews

Full Service Editing

  • First Draft Structural Edits
  • Second Draft Copy Edits
  • Final Draft Proofreading
  • Scholarly papers and books
  • PhD Theses
  • Literary novels
  • Genre novels
  • ARC and NHMRC application edits

Award-Winning Publishing

  • Manuscript to book launch
  • Typesetting and cover design
  • Amazon and commercial distribution
  • Corporate histories
  • Illustrated art quality books
  • Complete project management
  • Scholarly works


The Crown
Foreword by the Hon. Justice Stephen Gageler AC

Hague’s History of the Law in South Australia
Foreword by Martin Hinton KC

Essays in Advocacy
Foreword by the Hon. Robert French AC

75 titles for the University of Adelaide Press


Dr Emerson wrote an outstanding biography of Bray, explaining his significance for the times in which he lived and worked. It was my privilege to write a Foreword for this biography.

The Hon, Michael D. Kirby AC CMG

Judge, High Court of Australia (1996-2009); Rapporteur, United Nations

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