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 general health and wellbeing, lifestyle, fitness, 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 a number of consumer (glossy) magazines such as Be Healthy, Top Santé, Weight Watchers, Outdoor Fitness and Your Healthy Living. Julie also writes for a range of health and social care titles including Raconteur (healthcare supplements published online and in The Times), Guardian Social Care, Primary Health Care, Community Practitioner, CareKnowledge, Leadership Issues in Social Care, Frontline, British Journal of Healthcare Management, Emergency Nurse and Nursing Standard.

Additionally, Julie has written content for a range of healthcare organisations and charities, including the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, Bupa, NHS Confederation, Alzheimer's Society, and Diabetes UK.

Previously, Julie has worked with titles such as Woman's World, Running Fitness, Women's Fitness, Asda, Practice Business and LighterLife. She also provided monthly health and lifestyle content to regional title, North East Life, for several years.

If you are looking for engaging, 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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