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Lucy Jolin

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Full name Lucy Jolin
Country United Kingdom
Primary language English
Specialist areas

I specialise in general health, real life health stories, healthy eating, fitness, parenting, birth issues and lifestyle, and work in these areas for both consumer publications such as Take a Break and for clients such as Tesco and Ryvita. I've also written numerous patient and career-focused pieces for the health trade press, such as Practice Nursing and the Journal of Renal Nursing, and have covered more esoteric subjects such as space exploration and the legacy of the miners' strike for CAM, the magazine for Cambridge alumni.

Editorial work News writing, Features writing, Editing, Sub-editing
Last updated 28-09-2011 18:09

Biography

Journalism
I'm a freelance journalist, trainer, author and editor specialising in health, birth issues, parenting, wellbeing and healthy eating and write regularly for Take a Break (the UK’s biggest selling women’s weekly). You'll find my features in the Heartbeat health section. I’ve also contributed to many other national magazines, newspapers and websites including Right Start, The Guardian, Pregnancy, Baby and You, CAM, The New Statesman, Practice Nursing, the British Journal of Cardiac Nursing, the Journal of Renal Nursing, iFly, Men’s Health, Healthy, Natural Health and Beauty, You Are What You Eat, Real World, Young Performer, www.allaboutyou.com and NHS Choices.

Training
I'm a visiting tutor in print journalism at Goldsmiths University, London and have devised and run my own courses and sessions on aspects of real-life journalism and freelancing for CSV (Community Service Volunteers) and Journalist Training. I'm happy to consider requests for any kind of training - for example, I recently ran a workshop for CASE on interview technique for an audience working on university alumni communications.

Writing for business
I believe that effective communication doesn’t have to be limited to the consumer press. My recent projects include writing and editing the Ryvita Eat Well, Live Well newsletter and accompanying web features, writing copy for personal trainer Timothy Marsh's new website, editing the Tesco Healthy Living supplement, editing Tesco's new range of leaflets covering everything from organic eating to exercise and contributing to Telegraph Create's cholesterol information campaign run with Flora Pro-Activ. I'm happy to discuss any projects, big or small.

Books
My first book, Coping with Birth Trauma and Postnatal Depression, was published by Sheldon Press in November 2008. My second, Coping with Drug Problems in the Family, will be published in January 2012.

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