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“Laura has grasped the complexity of the digital learning sector quickly. She is able to turn technical subjects into high quality blogs, articles and web copy that communicate effectively with our key audiences through engaging, jargon-free writing. She is a flexible and reliable person who is able to respond to the demands of our high-growth company.” - Louise Pasterfield, Managing Director, Sponge UK, March 2017.

"Laura has been providing editorial features and photography for the Plymouth Magazine for nearly three years.  Her outstanding writing and photographic skills have made a significant contribution to the success of the magazine. She is capable of covering a wide variety of subject matters and interpreting briefs accurately as well as meeting tight deadlines." - Chris Girdler, publisher, Plymouth Magazine, Feb 2017.

"A big thank you for all your help with the Funky Llama Festival. The coverage you got was AMAZING!!" - Anne-Marie Clark, head of PR, Theatre Royal Plymouth, June 2015. 

“Laura has been instrumental in our recent media campaigns and has been able to offer help and advice with our marketing.  She has written excellent articles on our behalf that have been taken up by national media, creating great exposure for our association.  She has always been there to help and advise at short notice.  We look forward to working with Laura again in the future.” – Amanda Kincaid, United Chiropractic Association, December 2014. 

"Laura Joint has made such a difference to our whole approach to media. She is such a friendly and approachable person, that our music team are able to open up to her and she gets to the real essence of our story each time!" - Marilyn Tucker, Artistic Director/CEO Wren Music, December 2014. 

"A HUGE thank you for all your work, we're getting a great reaction to the Plymouth Magazine!" - Helen Woolley, Rockpool Trading, following a feature about her business, November 2014. 

"As a feature writer, Laura remembers all the lessons she learned as a journalist – sentence construction, grammar, fact checking and packing a story with information. She writes clearly and well and files on time – all important attributes. But she also brings to any feature her warmth, enthusiasm and passion for her subject whether it’s the folk making music on the moors, the dynasty behind a high street store, people profiles or walking in a nature reserve at night looking for glow worms." - Su Carroll, Features Editor, Western Morning News, August 2013.

 

"Laura writes insightful, imaginative and informative features on a range of subjects for Equipped magazine, as well as being a regular (and readers’ favourite) columnist. She brings bright ideas, thorough research, pitch perfect copy, and deadline discipline to every commission, and can delve in-depth into local and national issues. A true professional with superb contacts and a brilliant find for the magazine!" - Jenny Hjul - Editor, Equipped Magazine, August 2013.

"Laura has an exceptional skill as a writer and is always professional in her approach.  I was struggling to write lively engaging material for my website.  However after a short conversation with me about my requirements, Laura was able to swiftly supply the relevant material. She delivers high quality work to tight deadlines and  is 100% reliable.  I would thoroughly recommend her." - Liz Scott Coaching and Training, July 2013.

 "Laura hit the ground running and made an enormous impression. She demonstrated a real flair for finding stories that people would want to read and skillfully wrote them with energy and enthusiasm, she also had considerable success in placing these stories in the regional media. If you are looking for someone to help you communicate through the media about what you do - whatever that may be - Laura would be a great person to ask to help you." - Executive Director at Exeter Northcott Theatre, Kate Tyrrell, 2013.

"Laura made an immediate and positive impact at the Theatre. She is a talented communications professional with excellent networks, insight and skills. I highly recommend her for these." - Chair of the board at Exeter Northcott, Estelle Thistleton, 2013.

"Laura is very connected with local media, radio, TV and local newspapers. I found her approach very professional and helpful. Coming from a journalist background she brought a wealth of experience and knowledge to my project, which was creating the editorial for the initial press release for the new book I was launching, Secrets of a Financial Adviser. I would recommend Laura to help you with your next marketing activity where you would like to try to get exposure across all areas of the media." - Helen West, independent financial adviser and author, 2013.

"Laura is a first rate journalist who moved seamlessly from print journalism into broadcast media and then the web. Her attention to detail is first rate, and she demonstrated an acute awareness of the needs and interests of her audience/reader. I regarded her as a key member of the team." - John Lilley, then head of BBC South West. 

"Laura was one of the most diligent and capable journalists of a highly talented team on this leading regional newspaper. It was a pleasure to have her on the staff, as she could be relied upon for accuracy and thoroughness, a sympathetic approach, charm and determination to get things done - even when her duties included reporting on the male-dominated world of football." - Colin Davison, then editor of the Western Morning News.

"When I was deputy news editor of the Western Morning News, Laura was an excellent, hard-working news and sports reporter, particularly good at finding interesting and unusual stories. She was passionate about her job and cared a great deal about the newspaper she worked for. I would heartily recommend her to anyone." - Simon Berrill.

"Laura is a first rate journalist and writer who demands high standards of herself. Her excellent writing skills have been honed over many years as a journalist and she has a sharp eye for the story behind the story." - Kevin Heathorn, then editor of BBC Devon Online.

"Let us share with you why Laura has been such a great help to Inspiring Women in Business.We are extremely busy, helping female business owners and entrepreneurs with success, and whilst we write our own material, this often needs perfecting. Laura works tirelessly at perfecting our work, checking, re-checking and suggesting alternative options. She is honest and cares about what she produces. So whether you need help with writing - an autobiography, an eBook, or help with writing your PR, Laura is the girl for you. Her no-nonsense, structured approach ensures that she delivers professionally exactly what you require, on time. We will happily use Laura within our business again."  - Paula George, Inspiring Women In Business, 2012.  

"Laura has been an inspiration in her endeavour to breathe life into my shared social history. From endless informative lists, journals and audio, she has managed to collate huge amounts of family history, from my grandparents through to my grandchildren. I have been thrilled and excited as memories have been captured and portrayed exactly as I remember them, and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of the process. My immediate family are very pleased with the book, and feel it has given them a living account of the family tree to share with their own children and grandchildren. Thank you Laura for a brilliant autobiography. Carol's Walk over 100 years, to me, is priceless." - Carol Counter, who commissioned her life story, 2012. 

"I have had a lovely Christmas...thanks to Brilliant Autobiographies for writing and publishing the life story of my mum and dad. It was one of life's real special Christmas presents for all the family. Laura is a brilliant writer who manages to capture the voice and story of the people she interviews. The book she wrote for me, outlining the life of my mum and dad, has meant their story will now never be forgotten. The family all have a copy and it is one of the most special and unique gifts possible. I can't recommend Laura highly enough." - Liz Scott, who commissioned the life story of her parents, 2011.

"Memories are priceless. For a long time, I have wanted my parents' memories captured and it was always one of those "to do" items. To record memories requires a lot of effort and discipline with questionable results. Laura took responsibility for that effort and discipline with professionalism and passion. It took a couple of months and I always felt part of the building of the biography process. The final product is great and we, as a family, get to benefit from it. As part of this, my father learnt things about his parents that he (and we) wouldn't otherwise have found out. For that, we have Laura to thank." - Anna Evans, who commissioned the life story of her mum and dad, 2012. 

"I commissioned Laura Joint through Brilliant Autobiographies to do a Memory Map for my parents' 50th anniversary, and what it meant to our whole family. All of the family absolutely loved it. They felt it was something unique and special and preserves our family history in an easy to read, engaging and cleverly designed format. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a special gift to commemorate general memories or an occasion like a retirement, anniversary or birthday. As an avid walker I have dozens of route maps, but only this one that plots the course of our family life." - Jo Bishop, who commissioned a Memory Map for her parents as a Christmas present for family members, 2013.