Julia Ruxton

Consultant and Rights Researcher

Julia is a rights and picture researcher with nearly 35 years of experience in the publishing industry starting out working at Decca, EMI and Virgin before moving on to various government departments illustrating a white paper and education packs for Key Stage 3 & 4. Julia has freelanced for major UK and US publishers such as Yale University Press, Harry Abrams Hodder & Stoughton, The National Archives, Pearson Education, and McGraw Hill as well as a handful of French and Italian publishers. Julia has experience in text permissions and has also worked on an exhibition researching both loans and catalogue images.

From 2006-2018, Julia was Picture Manager and Copyright Consultant at Laurence King Publishing (LKP), where she managed a team of freelancers and copyright consultants during a period of expansion and innovative publishing. Julia negotiated LKP’s rights deals and produced rights clearance documentation as well as written guidance and copyright briefings for authors, editors and designers. Julia also provided training and mentoring for freelance researchers.

Julia holds a Diploma in Intellectual Property from the Institute of Art & Law in London.

Julia currently volunteers at St Marylebone Archives, helping to catalogue the collection and researching local history and the Museum of London, assisting with tours and outreach to people living with dementia.