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Judy Darley

Main Details

Full name Judy Darley
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

Creative writing, reviews, travel, culture, art, gastronomy, health and wellbeing

Editorial work Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing
Last updated 18-05-2015 11:48

Biography

My travel writing has appeared in magazines, on websites including Travelbite, Dinky Guides and easyJet Holidays, and in ‘1001 Retreats to Make Before You Die’, published by Penguin. Recent journeys include visits to Slavonia, Iona and Tunisia.

I also work in-house as a freelanceer for Future Publishing, editing the websites for Simply Knitting and The Knitter, as well as acting as production editor for Cross Stitch Collection. The roles involve me writing and commissioning features, managing workflow, dealing with advertisers and managing the publication's Twitter and Facebook activity.

I'm also write fiction and have been published by literary magazines and anthologies including The View From Here, Gemini Magazine, ‘Crab Lines from the Pier’ and ‘The Love of Looking’.

I've been working as a freelance editor and writer since September 2008, through which I've gained experience of producing a broad range of publications for a variety of markets. Clients include MediaClash, Archant and Word Publishing, with customers including Currys, King’s Hall School, and Primark.

For more than two years I ran my own website, EssentialWriters.com, a website for writers and word-lovers. Through working on EssentialWriters.com I've gained a lot of experience of managing online communities and sourcing relevant news for a very specific readership.

Prior to this I spent more than three years at Spanish Homes Magazine, progressing from Staff Writer to Features Editor in that time. I also worked as Online Editor for the company's website.