Lucy Benyon

Lucy Benyon - Editor

Hertfordshire, United Kingdom

I am a copy editor and ghostwriter, working in non-fiction. My specialisms are health, mental health, wellbeing and history.

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Overview

Authors like working with me as I am a ferocious on style and detail but I don't try to change too much. After more than 20 years as a journalist, I know the importance of clarity and accuracy above all else.

Languages
English (UK)
Non-Fiction
Biographies & Memoirs
Health & wellbeing
History
Parenting & Families
Self-help & Self-improvement
Fiction
Historical Fiction
Inspirational

Certifications

  • NCTJ Certificate in Newspaper Journalism

Work experience

Copy Editor & Ghostwriter

Self-employed
January, 2015 – Present (almost 4 years)

Since working as an editor, I have so far completed the following titles:

Hitler's Nordic Ally by Claes Johansen (2016)
The Disappearance of Maria Glenn by Naomi Clifford (2016)
Life in the Georgian Court by Catherine Curzon (2016)
Kings of Georgina Britain by Catherine Curzon (2017)
A Fox Crossed My Path by Monica Suswin (2017)
Echoes of the Merseyside Blitz by Neil Holmes (2017)
Childhood Death in Victorian England by Sarah Seaton (2017)
Superfoods by Julie Neville (2018)
Queens of Georgian England by Catherine Curzon (2018)
Untitled health book (ghostwriting for a leading practitioner)

Freelance journalist

Self-employed
January, 2007 – Present (almost 12 years)

I am a national newspaper and magazine journalist specialising in health and real life. I also carry out regular celebrity interviews. I currently contribute to The Daily Mail, The Daily Express, The Guardian and a variety of weekly magazines.

Commissioning Editor

Daily Express
November, 2004 – February, 2007 (over 2 years)

Working on the women's desk of The Daily Express, I was responsible for commissioning articles from freelance journalists; sourcing exclusives myself and editing contributors' copy.

Portfolio (3 selected works)

Superfoods: How to Make Them Work for You

Julie Neville

Everyone deserves a balanced and organic diet, for good nutrition and the right remedies can really make a difference. Superfoods explores the exceptional results certain foods can have for your general health, from fighting off the signs of aging to preventing cancer.Discover a wide array of fruits, vegetables, grains and more, all with their own bedazzling health benefits - free from chemica... read more

Everyone deserves a balanced and organic diet, for good nutrition and the right remedies can really make a difference. Superfoods explores the exceptional results certain foods can have for your general health, from fighting off the signs of aging to preventing cancer.Discover a wide array of fruits, vegetables, grains and more, all with their own bedazzling health benefits - free from chemica... read more

Life in the Georgian Court

Catherine Curzon

As the glittering Hanoverian court gives birth to the British Georgian era, a golden age of royalty dawns in Europe. Houses rise and fall, births, marriages and scandals change the course of history and in France, Revolution stalks the land. Peep behind the shutters of the opulent court of the doomed Bourbons, the absolutist powerhouse of Romanov Russia and the epoch-defining family whose king... read more

As the glittering Hanoverian court gives birth to the British Georgian era, a golden age of royalty dawns in Europe. Houses rise and fall, births, marriages and scandals change the course of history and in France, Revolution stalks the land. Peep behind the shutters of the opulent court of the doomed Bourbons, the absolutist powerhouse of Romanov Russia and the epoch-defining family whose king... read more

Hitler’s Nordic Ally?: Finland and the Total War 1939 - 1945

Claes Johansen

Finland was the only nation with an elected and democratic government to fight on the German side in WWII. Despite being small, poorly armed and made up of conscripts, the Finnish army was probably the most effective fighting force at the time, managing with practically no outside help to keep the mighty Red Army at bay for more than three months during the Winter War of 1939-40. In 1944, the ... read more

Finland was the only nation with an elected and democratic government to fight on the German side in WWII. Despite being small, poorly armed and made up of conscripts, the Finnish army was probably the most effective fighting force at the time, managing with practically no outside help to keep the mighty Red Army at bay for more than three months during the Winter War of 1939-40. In 1944, the ... read more

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