Harriet is, quite simply, one of the most talented journalists of her generation, combining an acute eye for the modern and the contemporary, with admirable reporting skills, analytical rigour, intellect and wit. I've admired her writings in the Times, Independent and other publications for years. I've also been delighted to commission her when I was editor of DRUGSTORE CULTURE and now at Tortoise Media. 

Harriet delivers prose of the sort that one sees all too rarely these days – polished, meticulously argued and in line with the original commission. I trust her judgment and insights, and invariably find that she has fresh and original perspectives to bring to the table. Any media platform or publisher that employs her will be delighted by her work.

Matthew d'Ancona, editor and partner of Tortoise Media, former editor of The Spectator.

Harriet is diligent, fearless, enthusiastic and sharp. I am always surprised by the breadth of her knowledge and — most importantly — by her willingness to help other journalists.

David Bates, assistant sports editor at The Times

Superior news values and judgement, as well as an eye for design ... a good communicator with an affable personality. Her aptitude and work ethic were second to none and I would have no hesitation in hiring her again.

Ian Ford, production editor at The Guardian

Harriet Marsden ranks as one of the most effective and talented writers I taught on the postgrad course at City University over the past year. Her feature writing was of consistently high quality. I urged her to try and sell some of the pieces she wrote for me.

She delivered some really classy writing. It was a pleasure teaching her. She worked well under pressure and was always a strong team player. She delivers in style and with real flair. 

Paul Majendie, Reuters foreign correspondent

A delight to be around, hard-working, her time-keeping was excellent and she had a professional manner at all times. Harriet performed tasks with diligence and efficiency ... a real asset to the team. 

Kathryn Bromwich, former commissioning editor at the Observer New Review

Consistently reliable, hard-working, extremely enthusiastic, quick to learn new ideas and offered many, many good ideas of her own ... also a very positive and likeable person to have around the office. 

Jeremy Evans, CEO of 'Explaain'

A capable, diligent and helpful member of the team, and always brought a confident energy to the office and anything she was tasked with.

Frank Lawton, editorial staff, The Week magazine

I found her to be energetic, efficient, self-starting and intelligent. Her work was of a high standard and reliable. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Harriet.

Nick Mathiason, The Bureau of Investigative Journalism

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