about me

I have always loved stories and my curiosity of people and the world led me to leave Sweden in 2003. Ever since then the world became my home.

Having worked as a freelance journalist in the UK since 2006, I then decided to explore the world of teaching creative writing. I am now a qualified creative writing teacher and tutor and have deeply embraced these two emerging roles, supporting aspiring writers. Meeting people who are prepared to invest in themselves and their writing has become a passion and a privilege.

I write for a mixture of Swedish magazines and newspapers and occasionally British publications. I have also worked at Sydsvenskan, Smålandsposten, Norra Skåne and Sydöstran and have been published in Dagen, Skånska Dagbladet, Amos, Göteborgsposten, Rädda Livet and I’m a regular columnist for The Swedish Church Magazine in London. My byline then and until a recent name change was Emelie Krugly.

My areas of interest are life stories, existential matters, health, personal development, psychology, alternative medicine, women’s issues and social reportage, travel, culture and Anglo-Swedish news. In my portfolio you will find stories that explore these topics.

During the eight years I was based in London I was fortunate enough to get to know the UK based Scandinavian community through Scan Magazine, a publication that covers news and promotes Scandinavia as a travel destination. For many years I wrote stories about Swedes living in the UK and in particular London, producing regular interviews for cover stories as well as culture related articles, whilst also freelancing for Swedish based publications.

I’m currently based in Deal on the south-east coast of England.

Looking for a freelance journalist or a creative writing teacher or tutor? I’d love to hear your story! Please contact me at info@emeliehdittmer.com