Delia Lloyd is a London-based communications expert with over 25 years of experience as a writer, editor and coach. She brings together an unusual mix of rigorous, analytic thinking with an authentic, accessible voice. Her particular expertise is in non-fiction and academic writing, as well as blogging, journalism and editing.
Delia holds a PhD. in political science from Stanford University and has taught public policy and international development at MIT and The University of Chicago. During 2001-2, she was a Senior Development Adviser at the United States Treasury Department, where she was a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow. Most recently, Delia was the Head of Policy and Research Insight at BBC Media Action, the BBC’s International development charity, where she was in charge of commissioning, editing and disseminating policy and research outputs.
A seasoned journalist, Delia’s reporting and commentaries have appeared in outlets including The New York Times, The Financial Times, The Washington Post and The BBC World Service. Her popular personal blog, RealDelia, explores the journey of adulthood, and she is a regular contributor to two websites exploring women’s fulfilment as they age: Better After 50 and Sixty and Me.
In addition to her work as a writing coach, Delia has edited numerous policy briefings, research reports and blogs. Her clients span the commercial, non-profit and higher education sectors, and include the BBC, London Business School, The London School of Economics, Oxford University, and the UNDP.
Delia is a wonderful and warm coach – she worked to understand my writing, content and audience, before then creating a personalized programme of practical actions to enable me to move forward with my writing. Providing some brilliant practical exercises that I could apply to my writing going forward. Katie – Social Impact Professional
The editing was really helpful. It was great to have Delia on board. I really liked her changes and kept most of them. Following her work I was inspired to work through to the end myself and make my own edits in her style, which I had struggled to do before, and became much more confident about cutting unnecessary words. Alice Grahame, Author of Walters Way and Segal Close: The Architect Walter Segal and London’s Self-Build Community