4H logo

Joyce Huddleston
Technical Writing and Editing

Services Expertise Experience Clients Qualifications
Please note that I am no longer accepting new clients.
The services I offer include:
  • writing for a target audience using the format and housestyle specified by the client
  • on-screen editing of technical documents to produce concise, readable English in a consistent style
  • on-screen copy-editing of scientific journals and reports
  • on-screen editing of all types of written material – books, reports, journal articles, web pages, leaflets and CD-ROMs
  • summarising documents for a technical or non-technical readership
  • preparation of abstracts and selection of index terms from a controlled vocabulary
  • designing simple web pages
My main fields of expertise are:
  • waste management
  • environmental issues
  • renewable energy
  • energy efficiency
  • environmental science
  • biochemistry
  • chemistry
  • biotechnology
  • molecular biology
  • general science/engineering
My scientific and technical background has helped me to:

  • Edit over 500 guidance documents, leaflets and scientific reports for the Environment Agency and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)
  • Contribute to over 350 publications for government-funded programmes (Envirowise, Energy Efficiency Best Practice Programme, Carbon Trust , BIO-WISE and TransportEnergy) under contract to AEA Technology (now part of Ricardo)
  • Undertake other projects for AEA Technology including technical editing of the European Environment Agency's indicator report, Environmental Signals 2000, and drafting project summaries for phase 1 and 2 of a joint UK/Chinese study on the effect of climate change on Chinese agriculture.
  • Update two chapters (Chapter 19 Environment and Chapter 28 Energy and Natural Resources) of the Official Yearbook of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 2005 for the Office for National Statistics
  • Edit the multi-author book, 'Understanding the Environmental Impacts of Offshore Windfarms', for COWRIE (Collaborative Offshore Wind Research Into the Environment) which records the charity's achievements and celebrates its legacy
  • Edit reports and news updates commissioned by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound)
  • Edit research reports and produce case studies commissioned by the retail, construction and plasterboard programmes of the Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP)
  • Edit research reports commissioned by the European Agency for Safety and Health at Work
  • Edit Occasional Papers and Research Findings produced by the charity Thomas Pocklington Trust
  • Edit articles for 'Waste Management World' and 'Cogeneration & On-Site Power Production' - bimonthly magazines produced by PennWell
  • Copy-edit books for the Royal Society of Chemistry
  • Copy-edit books on corporate responsibility and sustainability for Greenleaf Publishing
  • Copy-edit journal articles and books for Oxford University Press
  • Copy-edit articles from journals published by Taylor & Francis and Sage Publishing
  • Write abstracts and select index terms for the Energy Technology Database Exchange, a database covering all aspects of energy from renewables to oil extraction. Between 1987 and 2001, I prepared many abstracts for WasteInfo - a bibliographic database covering all aspects of waste management.
I have a First Class Honours degree in Chemistry from the University of Nottingham, with post-graduate experience in biochemistry gained by working as a research assistant at the Sir William Dunn School of Pathology, University of Oxford (1974-1983). Published papers
I began my career in technical writing and editing in 1987.
Back to top of page Back to home Radley in Oxfordshire About Joyce

Joyce Huddleston Technical Writing and Editing is a trading name of JJA Radley Limited
Registered in England and Wales. Registered company 7604224
Registered address: 4 St James Road, Radley, Abingdon, Oxfordshire OX14 3AQ

© J Huddleston 2018