About Us

Judy Yorke & Adrian Monti

We can teach you to write beautiful copy – or we can write it for you

How can we help you?

We’re a husband-and-wife content writing team who can do very clever things with words. Our background is journalism and we still regularly work for national newspapers and top-selling magazines.

The skills needed to be successful journalists – to be clear, accurate, pithy and downright interesting – work brilliantly in other contexts too. We’ve successfully transferred them to writing for business.

Can we write for you?

Judy Yorke
Judy Yorke


I was editing page 743 (approximately) of a 1000 page document when I had a lightbulb moment. Instead of editing someone else’s words, why not train them to do it themselves instead?

So I qualified to train adults, developed a course, practised it on a group of willing press officers – and The Sentence Works was born.

It was another step in a career which has been all to do with words. I trained as a journalist with a business publishing company before moving into regional press and then on to consumer magazines, notably Woman and Good Housekeeping.

In 2007, I went freelance and have written for everything from the WI magazine to the Daily Mirror, Closer, Fabulous, Prima and Daily Express. I also teach journalism for an on-line course, with students across the globe.

I quickly realised that there were other markets for my skills as well. I started doing corporate editing, working on everything from train franchise bids to brochures, newsletters and web copy.I still work as a journalist, but I spend most of my time training, teaching and editing.

Please get in touch if I can help your business flourish.

Adrian Monti
Adrian Monti


IN the corner of our office sits a large plastic container overflowing with hundreds of newspaper and magazine cuttings.

It does seem a touch ‘old school’ to keep them there, adding new ones to it most weeks, especially when the majority of my work is now online. But it does give me a reassuring reminder of the articles I’ve written over the last 25 years.

Clearly this ever-growing mountain of stories has helped me gain a huge amount of writing experience, developing me into the journalist I am today.

From starting as a cub reporter on my hometown daily paper in Brighton, I’ve gone on to write for just about every national newspaper. In that time I’ve covered the most sensitive of human stories to the downright crazy ones. Tackling the country’s toughest half marathon race on the hottest day of the year instantly springs to mind.

In recent years I’ve become a reliable and adaptable digital content writer who can deliver error-free copy to an exact brief whatever the subject matter.

You’re still likely to see my byline alongside well-researched health stories and informative running-related features, while lively profiles and interviews continue to be my stock-in-trade too.

And as with all of my other articles, they will find themselves in that large plastic container that desperately needs a good sorting out.

Whatever words you need, I can help.


You may recall that you wrote some brilliant copy for a new website we were planning to launch. It has been a long time in the making, but I thought you might want to know that your prose has been a massive influence  in the way that our website has been formed. I’m pleased to say that it finally went live on Thursday.

I just wanted to say a very long overdue and big thank you for the help you gave me. Whenever there is a conversation around development of website content or other marketing materials, your name and skillsets feature prominently.

I sincerely hope that we can find ways in which to work together again.

Jim Mathieson, Director. CloudConnX

Judy is a wonderful copywriter. Writing copy for businesses is not easy but Judy is brilliant at taking what we give her and creating something accurate that speaks to business owners in our voice.

She has written the copy for the last few years Ride the Wave business support programme which helped it to exceed all its targets for engagement. She has for the last few years written our Chamber breakfasts copy which introduces our speakers and which I always look forward to receiving and publishing. Judy is also a pleasure to work with.

Sarah Springford, Director of Brighton & Hove Chamber of Commerce.

A very belated, but huge thank you nonetheless, for last week’s workshop.  It was brilliant and I have already put some key exercises into practice and it has helped so much.  Namely, the cutting down on text for press releases; making introductions more succinct and a ‘less is more’ approach. So thank you very much for a very enlightening and constructive course.  Highly worthwhile.

Sarah Fiedosiuk, Head of Media/PR, Group B Strep Support

Thank you again for providing such an excellent, perfectly pitched course. I really appreciated all the work you’d done to make your examples relevant. We’ve had great feedback from the team and loads of enthusiasm about putting everything they’ve learned into practice.

Miriam Underhill, Children’s Services, East Sussex County Council