Summerisland is the trading name for Emma Cowan, who has been self employed for over 30 years.

In that time she has written for and edited over 15 different publications spanning b2b and consumer titles in a wide range of sectors, from construction to hospitality, tourism, retail, food and drink, equestrian and child development.

Emma is a self-taught designer and has published two titles of her own, as well as designing a range of publications for clients. As a designer, Emma has worked on publications, corporate materials and packaging and has won a Gold European Design Award for one packaging project.

Emma has concurrently worked in marketing consulting and PR, with clients spanning the public and private sectors and a wide range of businesses, from earthworks to hairdressing and from managed IT services to dentistry and legal services.


With a broad range of transferable skills, Emma has also worked as a confidential PA, event management consultant and ghost writer/editor.

Emma’s (and Summerisland’s) key strength is her ability to use her skills and experience effectively, transferring them appropriately across a diverse range of applications.

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