Julie Penford Freelance Writer


Julie Penfold is a freelance journalist specialising in all aspects of health and wellbeing. Julie was a finalist in the Medical Journalists' Association Awards 2019 and 2017. She was also a finalist in the Guild of Health Writers Writing Awards 2016.

Her editorial work takes on areas such as women's and men's health, lifestyle, fitness, psychology, medical matters, mental health, NHS, healthcare and social care. Julie is a proud member of the National Union of Journalists, Guild of Health Writers and Medical Journalists' Association.

Her features can be found in consumer magazine titles such as Be Healthy, Top Santé, Candis, WW (Weight Watchers), Platinum, Outdoor Fitness, Your Healthy Living, Better Retailing, At Home, Running, Natural Health and Slimming World. Julie also writes for a range of health and social care titles including Guardian Health and Social Care Networks, Primary Health Care, Community Practitioner, CareKnowledge, Emergency Nurse, Frontline, Leadership Issues in Social Care, Medical News Today, Nursing Standard, Learning Disability Today, Mental Health Today, Mental Health Practice and Learning Disability Practice.

In addition, Julie also provides informative articles for a range of healthcare organisations and charities, these include Bupa, NHS Confederation, Alzheimer's Society, Diabetes UK, Migraine Action and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.

Previously, Julie has worked with titles such as Woman's World, Running Fitness, Women's Fitness, Asda, Practice Business, LighterLife, Ethical Living, Expert Beauty, MSN Health, So Feminine Health plus Australian title, Nature & Health. She also provided monthly health and lifestyle content to regional title, North East Life, for several years.

In her spare time, Julie satisfies her ever-curious mind by watching tense dramas, medical/society documentaries and reading psychological/crime thrillers. She also loves to run and swim.

If you are looking for well-researched, sparkling copy, please take a look around and if you want to find out more or chat further, do get in touch.



'I can always count on Julie to produce well-written copy, on time, that needs very little editing - a real joy for an editor! Her enthusiasm for the subject matter shines through in her writing.'

 Liz Parry, Editor, Your Healthy Living


'Well-researched and immaculately written, Julie's work always gets to the heart of the subject. She's a true specialist with unparalleled knowledge of the health and wellbeing sector, and has a gift for translating that into sparky, accessible copy. Julie's also great to work with: efficient, enthusiastic and friendly.'

Sarah Drew Jones, Editor, Woman's World (WI)


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