The things people say...
Declan Fitzsimons, Adjunct Professor of Organisational Behaviour, INSEAD
'I had my first Guardian article published in large part due to the outstanding support that Joy gave me - through her coaching, coaxing, encouragement and inspiration, I am becoming the writer I so want to be. I loved my sessions with Joy - she is fun and easy to work with, offering me insights into the writing process that I use every day. She has a way of stimulating my thinking that really surprised me. She is very supportive and encouraging - she is outstanding. I can't recommend her enough.'
Tom Browne, Editor-in-Chief, Reader's Digest
'I regularly commissioned articles from Joy during my period as editor-in-chief of Reader's Digest magazine, including a number of cover features. She was a pleasure to work with throughout my two-and-a-half-year tenure. She was full of ideas, very easy to deal with, and could always be relied upon to deliver her copy on time and to the brief. I'd highly recommend her as a writer and journalist, and wish her all the best.'
Sarah Wild, Writer, Editor & Content Producer
'I had the good fortune to work alongside Joy on B2B publications. She is a talented and professional journalist, excellent writer and insightful interviewer, with a wealth of experience across a range of sectors and subject areas. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.'
Juliet Ferguson, Senior Broadcast Journalist,
'Joy is a very experienced journalist who has worked in both print and online. She has strong writing and research skills and a sensitive approach to writing about difficult subjects. She works well with a team and goes out of her way to meet deadlines.'
Stephen Harvey, CFO, Acision and Chief Executive, Passion3.co.uk (ex Microsoft UK)
'Joy had the fantastic ability of being able to take the garbled thoughts from my head and turn them into readable understandable thoughts and actions, even strategies. A rare talent indeed and a complete joy to work with.'
Karen Izod, The Tavistock Institute
'Dear Joy, I'm writing to let you know that we have been successful in our attempt to produce an edited collection of consultancy papers, and have secured a publishing contract. This is to thank you so much for the valuable advice that you gave us, and the encouragement to aim for publication. It is obviously a long haul, from the idea to the end result, and your editorial workshop was an excellent 'stake in the ground' in that process.'
Sally Halper, Interim Head of Research Engagement, The British Library
'Joy is talented, versatile and professional. Her writing style and editorial expertise are excellent, and she always delivers on time. She is also very personable. I have recommended her to clients in the past and know how delighted they have been with her work.'
Jean Gray, Editor, Nursing Standard
'I thought [Joy's article] was a very well written piece that tackled the issues in an engaging but measured way. A difficult article to present to a nursing journal, but it was pitched just right for our readers.'
John Rogers, Owner, Aztec Consultancy and Training
'I hired Joy on several occasions as a professional writer when I worked at Barclays. She was great to work with and produced the results that we wanted which included a successful submission for an international training award.'
Andrew Beswick, Creative Director
'I worked with Joy Persaud on a 'live' pitch for a very large client. Joy was a fantastic editor, sorting a myriad of problems and issues out, making editorial work smoothly within the creative and design process. As a team of two, we accomplished a fantastic magazine pitch. I found Joy adaptable, diligent and very personable.'
Liz Ford, Deputy Editor, Guardian
'Joy's worked subbing shifts at EducationGuardian.co.uk a number of times over the past few years and we've always found her conscientious, reliable and enthusiastic. She's also a lovely person to have around.'
Martin Brockett, MD, Cloud Eleven
'Joy helped me to profile my organisation in key industry publications. She was very professional throughout and the resulting article generated excellent feedback.'
Nick Marsh, Business Development Manager,
Redactive Media Group
'Thanks for all your hard work on the supplement. The finished product looks great and I've had very positive feedback from the sponsor.'