About Emily – Brisbane Copywriter & Proofreader

Hi there! As you've already figured out from the business logo, my name's Emily Read, and I'm the Brisbane-based copywriter and proofreader behind Emily Read Copywriter.

My story

I’m Hobart born and bred, but the sunshine state has always held my heart.

My story as a copywriter began in July 2013 in Brisbane. At the time, I was a recent Arts graduate living in a new city, with a rapidly-dwindling bank balance. Not an ideal situation.

Just 8 months later, however, I was a business owner with work booked for weeks in advance. 

The secret to this reversal was surprisingly simple. I got a website, and I filled that website with the right words. These were words that were search engine optimised for Google, but still engaging for human readers. And they were paired with regular blogs that brought a steady stream of new words to the site.

With the right words, it wasn’t long before my website ranked #1 for “Brisbane copywriter”. And once I was Google’s favourite Brisbane copywriter, the enquiries began flooding in. Perhaps you even arrived here via Google yourself?

Working together

As an SEO copywriter and proofreader, I make it my business to know everything about your business (not in a creepy way). Then I use this understanding to craft website content and other marketing materials with those right words we were talking about before – words that sweet-talk Google and convince prospective clients to choose you. 

I specialise in creating website and blog content for services-based businesses (think accountants, music teachers, landscape gardeners, etc.), but I can also help you with eBooks and brochures if that’s your thing. 

In 2019, I married my American husband and moved to northern Virginia, so that's where I'm currently based. But thanks to the internet, the distance  really doesn't matter at all. So long as you're happy communicating via email and video calls (which is how I talked to clients even when I was in Brisbane), I'm the copywriter for you. And we don't even need to worry about GST.

Get in touch

Are you ready to get the right words for your website? Then we need to talk.

Send me a message using the contact form on this page or send me an email. Carrier pigeons and paper planes are also accepted.

Businesses and brands I’ve worked with

  • Poolwerx
  • Queensland Training Awards
  • Mosaic Property Group
  • The Financial Bloke
  • Blue Mountain Co
  • Halo Top
  • NEEK Skin Organics
  • OtherLevels
  • Villanova College
  • Bradnam's Windows & Doors
  • Elite Fitout Solutions
  • Munro Designed Homes


  • BA – majoring in History and German – UTAS
  • BA (First Class Honours) – History – UTAS