Who I am, what I do

Judith Coyle Editorial provides tailored copywriting, editing and PR services for businesses and individuals. 

I work with motivated entrepreneurs, small businesses, sole traders or charities to help secure more enquiries, clients and opportunities. 

We work together on either a one-off, occasional or long-term basis. People mainly come to me via personal recommendation. I care about and nurture your hopes and aspirations while offering practical, down-to-earth advice and support.

Most of the work is with the written word but there can be an informal mentoring element. For example, one nascent entrepreneur spotted a gap in the self-publishing market. They had much knowledge on a niche subject, could write but not to publishable standard. That's where I came in, editing articles and writing features. Their writing talent developed and now this person travels the globe with an enviable career.

My background

Maths made me shudder but I had a talent for English language. I won the school prize for English (it was are very competitive institution!). My teachers urged to me to go straight to university but I had set my heart on journalism. On the London College of Printing's Periodical Journalism course I studied everything from report and feature writing to shorthand and press law. Then came my BA (Hons) degree course at Lancaster University in English Literature. 

I had a journalism career in the civil service and later wrote news and feature stories for newspapers and magazines. It became clear that people needed someone who was 'on their team', telling their story, publicising their projects, through great copy and PR skills. These skills and my role evolve as technology changes. I've also been a proofreader for Macmillan. 

The historic city of Lancaster, and now Morecambe, have been my home for over 20 years. I am passionate about Morecambe Bay and the North West.