Emily Adams Keplinger

Emily Adams Keplinger is a freelance writer and editor based in Memphis, TN. She has worked as a multimedia journalist, serving as a writer and an editor for print and digital publications, as well as social media.


Specializing in “good news” — Emily covers community topics like arts & culture, businesses and corporations, entrepreneurship, health & wellness, home & garden, neighborhood revitalization, nonprofit organizations, sustainability issues, and technology & innovation. She also writes home builders profiles for The Commercial Appeal. Additionally, she enjoys writing profiles about local individuals and businesses that are helping to move Memphis forward.


Emily enjoys taking an active role in the Greater Memphis community. She likes to put a positive spotlight on good people doing good things to make Memphis a better place.


She holds a B.A. from the University of Tennessee - Knoxville and a M.S. from the University of Memphis.


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  • Women of Achievement - 2017

    Women of Achievement - 2017

    • April 10, 2017
    Over 200 guests turned out to support the 33rd annual Women of Achievement (WA) awards ceremony which took place March 26 at the University of Memphis Holiday Inn. The program opened with a greeting from Deborah M. Clubb, executive director of the Memphis Area Women’s Council.
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"It is actually hard to put into words the feeling I had meeting and joining with the Memphis 'giving' community at the LPBC Signature Breakfast hosted by Smith & Nephew and in partnership with The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence in August, 2014. To see living embodiments of real and true compassion and caring for others, all gathered in one place gave me some sense of the astounding range, depth and sustained good works the business community in Memphis is doing. It was clear to me
John Hunter, Award-Winning Educator , former guest speaker, and focus of the documentary, "World Peace and Other Fourth-Grade Achievements"
Thank you for taking the time to teach me some new ideas about storytelling in the digital world! I am excited to implement your tips and best practices. Thank you for all you do to support local nonprofits and their good words by providing this valuable training.
Glenda Gurley , Maddox Foundation
"It was very revealing. I had no idea of the broad range of community outreach initiatives involved by the sponsoring members. This is the most positive movement that I have seen in Memphis in a long time and is surely needed. I really enjoyed my visit."
Bill Morris , Former Memphis Mayor
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