I've got a First Class Honours Degree in Media Production and am a fully qualified NCTJ-trained journalist.
I started out in journalism at the Express & Chronicle Series of newspapers in Huddersfield (part of the Huddersfield Daily Examiner), owned by Trinity Mirror.
I became a senior reporter within just 18 months then left to travel the world before entering the world of freelance journalism.
I now work as chief feature writer on First For Business magazine, based in Sheffield and am also the editor of an exciting new online road safety magazine called One More Second. As well as this I write newsletters, website copy, press releases and corporate documents. I'm also a qualified proofreader and work for a number of national organisations as a proofreader and editor.
Past and current clients include: Regional Magazine Company, Interactive Driving Systems, Yorkshire Forward, Brake (the national road safety charity), Full Media Ltd, South Yorkshire Police Sports & Social Club, the Derbyshire Times newspaper, Interactive Solutions, Capital B Media and many others who I work for as a ghostwriter.
"Superb writing skills - would recommend Julie to anyone looking for research, reporting, press releases and educational content. Has been part of the VRM team writing team for over 5 years."
Ed Dubens, CEO, Interactive Driving Systems
"Julie is a great copy writer, researcher and editor. We used Julie to generate content for a major regional website on International Trade for one of our key clients over a three year period. She never let us down and consistently produced relevant, high quality content of exactly the kind we needed. Julie has also worked with us on other projects and I would be happy to recommend her to anyone."
Dayn Wilkins, Managing Director, Interactive Solutions
"I have utilised Julie's services on numerous occasions and have always found her to be reliable, easy to work with and most importantly her copywriting skills are first-class. I have also outsourced proofreading work to Julie with excellent results."
Nick Jones, Managing Director, Full Media Ltd
"We have employed Julie on projects too numerous to mention for several years now and her written work has never failed to be of the highest order. We continue to be impressed by the high quality of her work, despite the variety of subject matter we throw at her and the challenging timescales within which she is asked to complete."
Andy Cuerden, UK & European MD at Interactive Driving Systems
"Julie quickly grasped the overall aim of the project and delivered her work very timely and accurately. She made the project very easy to manage and contributed to a successful job and happy client."
Ben Saxton, Business Development Manager at Qualsys Ltd
"I have worked with Julie on several occasions when she has written and sub-edited copy for a newsletter that I was designer on. I found her to be very efficient, prompt and professional in her approach - the bonus was that she was a joy to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone."
Karen Falconer, Owner, kfd Creative Solutions